Apanteles anamarencoae

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Guanacaste, ACG,
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0041897.
Paratypes. 2 ♀ (CNC). COSTA RICA: Guanacaste, ACG database code:
Description. Female. Body color: body mostly dark except for some sternites which
may be pale. Antenna color: scape, pedicel, and flagellum dark. Coxae color (pro-, meso-,
metacoxa): dark, dark, dark. Femora color (pro-, meso-, metafemur): pale, pale, mostly
pale but posterior 0.2 or less dark. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia): pale, pale, mostly
pale but with posterior 0.2 or less dark. Tegula and humeral complex color: both pale.
Pterostigma color: dark with pale spot at base. Fore wing veins color: partially pigmented
(a few veins may be dark but most are pale). 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 in lateral view: not distinctly flattened dorso–ventrally.
Body length (head to apex of metasoma): 3.3–3.4 mm. Fore wing length: 3.5–3.6
mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Interocellar distance/posterior
ocellus diameter: 1.7–1.9. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width: 2.9–3.1. Antennal
flagellomerus 14 length/width: 1.7–1.9. Length of flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus
14: 2.3–2.5. Tarsal claws: simple. Metafemur length/width: 3.0–3.1. Metatibia
inner spur length/metabasitarsus length: 0.4–0.5. Anteromesoscutum: mostly with deep,
dense punctures (separated by less than 2.0 × its maximum diameter). Mesoscutellar disc: mostly smooth. Number of pits in scutoscutellar sulcus: 11 or 12. Maximum height of
mesoscutellum lunules/maximum height of lateral face of mesoscutellum: 0.6–0.7. Propodeum
areola: completely defined by carinae, including transverse carina extending to
spiracle. Propodeum background sculpture: mostly sculptured. Mediotergite 1 length/
width at posterior margin: 1.7–1.9. Mediotergite 1 shape: more or less parallel–sided. Mediotergite
1 sculpture: mostly sculptured, excavated area centrally with transverse striation
inside and/or a polished knob centrally on posterior margin of mediotergite. Mediotergite
2 width at posterior margin/length: 2.8–3.1. Mediotergite 2 sculpture: mostly smooth.
Outer margin of hypopygium: with a wide, medially folded, transparent, semi–desclerotized
area; usually with 4 or more pleats. Ovipositor thickness: about same width throughout
its length. Ovipositor sheaths length/metatibial length: 2.0 or more. Length of fore
wing veins r/2RS: 2.0–2.2. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M: 1.4–1.6. Length of fore
wing veins 2M/(RS+M)b: 0.5–0.6. Pterostigma length/width: 3.1–3.5. Point of insertion
of vein r in pterostigma: clearly beyond half way point length of pterostigma. Angle of vein
r with fore wing anterior margin: more or less perpendicular to fore wing margin. Shape of
junction of veins r and 2RS in fore wing: distinctly but not strongly angled.
Male. Unknown.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 6, barcode compliant sequences: 6.
Biology/ecology. Solitary. Hosts: Elachistidae, elachjanzen01 Janzen120, Antaeotricha
Janzen146, Oecophoridae, Inga biolep146DHJ01.
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