Apanteles carlosguadamuzi

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector San Cristobal, Rio Blanco
Abajo, 500m, 10.90037, -85.37254.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0026391. 2. San Gerardo,
Rio Blanco Abajo, Date: 26 Oct-1 Nov 2007.
Paratypes. 1#F, 3#M (CNC, NMNH). COSTA RICA, ACG database codes:
DHJPAR0025069, DHJPAR0025349, DHJPAR0026047, DHJPAR0026632.
Description. Female. Body color: head dark, mesosoma dark with parts of axillar
complex pale, metasoma with some mediotergites, most laterotergites, sternites, and/
or hypopygium pale. Antenna color: scape and/or pedicel pale, flagellum dark. Coxae
color (pro-, meso-, metacoxa): pale, pale, pale. Femora color (pro-, meso-, metafemur):
pale, pale, mostly pale but posterior 0.2 or less dark. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia):
pale, pale, anteriorly pale/posteriorly dark. Tegula and humeral complex color:
both pale. 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): 3.1–3.2 mm or 3.3–3.4 mm. Fore wing length: 3.3–3.4 mm
or 3.5–3.6 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Interocellar
distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width:
2.6–2.8. Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/width: 1.4–1.6. Length of flagellomerus 2/
length of flagellomerus 14: 2.3–2.5. Tarsal claws: simple. Metafemur length/width:
3.2–3.3. 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: 0.2–0.3. Propodeum areola: completely defined by carinae, including
transverse carina extending to spiracle. Propodeum background sculpture: mostly
sculptured. Mediotergite 1 length/width at posterior margin: 2.9–3.1. Mediotergite 1
shape: more or less parallel–sided. 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: 3.6–3.9. 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: 0.6–0.7. Length of fore wing veins
r/2RS: 2.0–2.2. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M: 1.1–1.3. Length of fore wing veins
2M/(RS+M)b: 0.7–0.8. Pterostigma length/width: 2.6–3.0. 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. As in female, except for darker metasomal terga.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 14, barcode compliant sequences: 14.
Biology/ecology. Solitary (Fig. 269). Host: Choerutidae, ZodiaJanzen02;
Crambidae, Syllepte nitidalisDHJ01, Syllepte Janzen03.
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