Apanteles arielopezi

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Rinconcito.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0041762. 2. COSTA RICA,
Alajuela, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Rinconcito, 28.ix.2010, DHJPAR0041762. 3.
Voucher: D.H.Janzen & W.Hallwachs, DB: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu, Area de
Conservación Guanacaste, COSTA RICA, 10-SRNP-43550.
Guanacaste, ACG database code: 10-SRNP-43550, 10-SRNP-44058.
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 dark but with pale spot antero–ventrally. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-,
metatibia): pale, pale, anteriorly pale/posteriorly dark. Tegula and humeral complex
color: tegula pale, humeral complex half pale/half dark. Pterostigma color: mostly
dark, with small pale area centrally. Fore wing veins color: mostly dark (a few veins
may be unpigmented). 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): 2.3–2.4 mm. Fore wing length: 2.3–2.4 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/
posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Interocellar distance/posterior ocellus diameter:
1.4–1.6. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width: 1.7–1.9. Antennal flagellomerus 14
length/width: 1.1–1.3. Length of flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus 14: 1.7–1.9.
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: 7 or 8. Maximum height of mesoscutellum
lunules/maximum height of lateral face of mesoscutellum: 0.4–0.5. 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: 2.9–3.1. 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: with some sculpture near lateral margins and/or posterior 0.2–0.4 of mediotergite.
Mediotergite 2 width at posterior margin/length: 4.0–4.3. 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: 0.8–0.9. Length of fore wing veins r/2RS: 1.1–1.3. Length of fore wing
veins 2RS/2M: 1.1–1.3. Length of fore wing veins 2M/(RS+M)b: 0.9–1.0. 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: 4, barcode compliant sequences: 4.
Biology/ecology. Gregarious (Fig. 259). Hosts: Tortricidae, Paramorbia
Brown001DHJ03, Paramorbia Brown001DHJ01.
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