Apanteles calixtomoragai

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Guanacaste, Rincón Rainforest, Camino Río Francia,
410m, 10.90425, -85.28651.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. COSTA RICA: Guanacaste, Area de
Conservación Guanacaste, Rincón Rainforest, Camino Río Francia, 23.viii.2001, Jose
Perez. 2. 01-SRNP-5632, ex Milanion marciana on Annona papilionella .
Paratypes. 8 ♀, 5 ♂ (BMNH, CNC, INBIO, INHS, NMNH). COSTA RICA,
ACG database codes: 00-SRNP-20822, 01-SRNP- 5630, 01-SRNP-5658, 01-SRNP-5661, 01-SRNP-5663, 02-SRNP-7548, 02-SRNP-7624, 03-SRNP-12942.1, 04-
SRNP-809, 05-SRNP-189, 05-SRNP-41778, 06-SRNP-44306, 07-SRNP-40064.
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,
pale. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia): pale, pale, mostly pale but with posterior 0.2
or less dark. Tegula and humeral complex color: tegula pale, humeral complex dark.
Pterostigma color: dark. Fore wing veins color: mostly dark (a few veins may be unpigmented).
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): 4.0 mm or more. Fore wing length: 4.0 mm or more. Ocular–ocellar
line/posterior ocellus diameter: 1.7–1.9. Interocellar distance/posterior ocellus diameter:
1.7–1.9. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width: 2.3–2.5, 2.6–2.8, rarely 2.9–3.1.
Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/width: 2.6–2.9 or 3.0 or more. Length of flagellomerus
2/length of flagellomerus 14: 1.1–1.3, rarely 1.4–1.6. Tarsal claws: pectinate.
Metafemur length/width: 2.8–2.9. Metatibia inner spur length/metabasitarsus length:
0.6–0.7. Anteromesoscutum: mostly with deep, dense punctures (separated by less than
2.0 × its maximum diameter). Mesoscutellar disc: with punctures near margins, central
part mostly smooth. Number of pits in scutoscutellar sulcus: 7 or 8, rarely 9 or 10. 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: mostly sculptured. Mediotergite
1 length/width at posterior margin: 2.0–2.2. Mediotergite 1 shape: more
or less parallel–sided. Mediotergite 1 sculpture: mostly smooth. Mediotergite 2 width
at posterior margin/length: 4.4–4.7. 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: anterior width 3.0–5.0 ×
posterior width (beyond ovipositor constriction). Ovipositor sheaths length/metatibial
length: 0.8–0.9, rarely 1.0–1.1. Length of fore wing veins r/2RS: 1.7–1.9. Length of
fore wing veins 2RS/2M: 1.7–1.8. Length of fore wing veins 2M/(RS+M)b: 0.5–0.6.
Pterostigma length/width: 3.6 or more. 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: clearly outwards, inclined towards fore wing apex. Shape of junction
of veins r and 2RS in fore wing: distinctly but not strongly angled.
Male. Metasomal terga may be darker than in females, otherwise specimens are similar.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 22, barcode compliant sequences: 18.
Biology/ecology. Solitary (Fig. 266). Host: Hesperiidae, Milanion marciana.
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