Apanteles bernardoespinozai

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Sendero
Juntas, 400m, 10.90661, -85.28784. Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0002269. 2. COSTA RICA,
Alajuela, ACG, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Sendero Juntas, 25.viii.2005, 10.90661°N,
85.28784°W, 400m, DHJPAR0002269.
Paratypes. 152 ♀, 46 ♂ (BMNH, CNC, INBIO, INHS, NMNH). COSTA
RICA, ACG database codes: See Appendix 2 for detailed label data.
Description. Female. Metatibia color (outer face): with extended pale coloration
(light yellow to orange–yellow), ranging from 0.4 to almost entire metatibia length.
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 or 2.5–2.6 mm. Fore wing length: 2.5–2.6 mm or
2.7–2.8 mm. Metafemur length/width: 3.0–3.1, 3.2–3.3, rarely 3.4–3.5. Mediotergite
1 length/width at posterior margin: 2.3–2.4. Mediotergite 1 maximum width/width
at posterior margin: 1.4–1.5. Ovipositor sheaths length/metafemur length: 0.9 or 1.0.
Ovipositor sheaths length/metatibia length: 0.7 or 0.8.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 59, barcode compliant sequences: 50.
Biology/ecology. Gregarious (Fig. 306). Hosts: Hesperiidae, Astraptes alardus,
Astraptes brevicauda, Astraptes talus, Astraptes tucuti, Narcosius samson, Urbanus belli,
Urbanus dorantes, Urbanus doryssus.
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