Apanteles alvarougaldei

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector San Cristobal, Puente Palma,
460m, 10.9163, -85.37869.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector
San Cristobal, Puente Palma, 460m, 23.iv.2006, 10.9163, -85.37869, DHJPAR0011962.
Paratypes. 22 ♀, 9 ♂ (BMNH, CNC, INBIO, INHS, NMNH). COSTA
RICA, ACG database codes: DHJPAR0001584, DHJPAR0002680,
DHJPAR0003037, DHJPAR0011962, 93-SRNP-4213.
Description. Female. Metatibia color (outer face): entirely or mostly (>0.7 metatibia
length) dark brown to black, with yellow to white coloration usually restricted to
anterior 0.2 or less. Fore wing veins color: veins C+Sc+R and R1 with brown coloration
restricted narrowly to borders, interior area of those veins and pterostigma (and sometimes
veins r, 2RS and 2M) transparent or white; other veins mostly transparent. Antenna
length/body length: antenna about as long as body (head to apex of metasoma);
if slightly shorter, at least extending beyond anterior 0.7 metasoma length. Body length
(head to apex of metasoma): 2.3–2.4 mm, 2.5–2.6 mm, rarely 2.1–2.2 mm. Fore
wing length: 2.5–2.6 mm or 2.7–2.8 mm. Metafemur length/width: 2.6–2.7, 2.8–2.9
or 3.0–3.1. Mediotergite 1 length/width at posterior margin: 2.3–2.4. Mediotergite
1 maximum width/width at posterior margin: 1.6–1.7. Ovipositor sheaths length/
metafemur length: 0.9 or 1.0. Ovipositor sheaths length/metatibia length: 0.8 or 0.9.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 8, barcode compliant sequences: 7.
Biology/ecology. Gregarious (Fig. 304). Host: Hesperiidae, Bungalotis quadratum.
Distribution. Costa Rica, ACG.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith