Apanteles anariasae

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Guanacaste, ACG, Sector Santa Rosa, Bosque San
Emilio, 300m, 10.84389, -85.61384.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0013054. 2. 24 Apr. 2000,
San Emilio Trap.
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): anteriorly dark/
posteriorly pale, dark, dark. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia): pale, pale, anteriorly
pale/posteriorly dark. Tegula and humeral complex color: both dark. Pterostigma color:
mostly pale and/or transparent, with thin dark borders. Fore wing veins color: partially
pigmented (a few veins may be dark but most are pale). Antenna length/body length:
antenna shorter than body (head to apex of metasoma), not extending beyond anterior
0.7 metasoma length. Body in lateral view: not distinctly flattened dorso–ventrally. Body length (head to apex of metasoma): 2.0 mm or less. Fore wing length: 2.0 mm or
less. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Interocellar distance/posterior
ocellus diameter: 1.7–1.9. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width: 2.6–2.8. Antennal
flagellomerus 14 length/width: 1.1–1.3. Length of flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus
14: 2.0–2.2. Tarsal claws: simple. Metafemur length/width: 2.8–2.9. 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: partly sculptured, especially on anterior 0.5.
Mediotergite 1 length/width at posterior margin: 1.1–1.3. Mediotergite 1 shape: slightly
widening from anterior margin to 0.7–0.8 mediotergite length (where maximum width
is reached), then narrowing towards posterior margin. 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: 4.4–4.7. Mediotergite 2 sculpture: with some sculpture, mostly near posterior
margin. 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: 1.0–1.1. Length of
fore wing veins r/2RS: 1.0 or less. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M: 1.4–1.6. Length
of fore wing veins 2M/(RS+M)b: 0.9–1.0. Pterostigma length/width: 2.6–3.0. Point of
insertion of vein r in pterostigma: about 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: 1, barcode compliant sequences: 1.
Biology/ecology. Malaise trapped.
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