Apanteles carlosrodriguezi

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector Pitilla, Sendero Cuestona,
640m, 10.99455, -85.41461.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0035504. 2. COSTA RICA,
Guanacaste, ACG, Sector Pitilla, Sendero Cuestona Site 27.iii.2009, 10.99455°N,
-85.41461°W, 640m, DHJPAR0035504. 3. Voucher: D.H.Janzen & W.Hallwachs,
DB: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu, Area de Conservación Guanacaste, COSTA RICA,
Paratypes. 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (CNC). COSTA RICA, ACG database codes:
DHJPAR0035342, DHJPAR0035500. 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, dark, dark. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia): pale, pale, mostly dark but
anterior 0.2 or less pale. Tegula and humeral complex color: both dark. Pterostigma
color: dark with pale spot at base. Fore wing veins color: partially pigmented (a few
veins may be dark but most are pale). 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): 2.0 mm or less. Fore wing
length: 2.1–2.2 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.6 or more.
Interocellar distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 1.7–1.9. Antennal flagellomerus 2
length/width: 2.9–3.1. Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/width: 1.7–1.9. Length of
flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus 14: 2.0–2.2. Tarsal claws: simple. Metafemur
length/width: 3.2–3.3. Metatibia inner spur length/metabasitarsus length: 0.4–0.5.
Anteromesoscutum: mostly with shallow, 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: 3.2–3.4. Mediotergite 1 shape: mostly parallel–sided for
0.5–0.7 of its length, then narrowing posteriorly so mediotergite anterior width >1.1
× posterior width. 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: mostly smooth. Outer margin of hypopygium: with a medially
folded, transparent, semi–desclerotized area; with 0–3 pleats visible. Ovipositor
thickness: about same width throughout its length (?). Ovipositor sheaths length/
metatibial length: 0.4–0.5. 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: 0.7–0.8.
Pterostigma length/width: 3.1–3.5. 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: evenly curved.
Male. As in female but with slender mediotergite 1 and pterostigma mostly transparent.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 6, barcode compliant sequences: 6.
Biology/ecology. Solitary (Fig. 330). Hosts: Elachistidae, two species of Antaeotricha
and probably two species of Choreutidae (to be confirmed eventually).
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