Apanteles carloszunigai

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector San Cristobal, Potrero Argentina,
520m, 10.89021, -85.38803.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. San Gerardo, Sitio Argentina, 28 Jul-3
Aug/2007. 2. DHJPAR0027484. Description. Female. Body color: body mostly dark except for some sternites
which may be 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, mostly pale but with posterior 0.2 or less dark.
Tegula and humeral complex color: both 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):
2.3–2.4 mm. Fore wing length: 2.7–2.8 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus
diameter: 2.0–2.2. 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: 3.0–3.1. 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 punctured. Number of pits in scutoscutellar sulcus: 5 or 6. 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: 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: 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 medially folded, transparent,
semi–desclerotized area; with 0–3 pleats visible. Ovipositor thickness: anterior
width at most 2.0 × posterior width (beyond ovipositor constriction). Ovipositor
sheaths length/metatibial length: 0.4–0.5. Length of fore wing veins r/2RS: 1.4–
1.6. 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: strongly angulated, sometimes
with a knob.
Male. Unknown.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 3, barcode compliant sequences: 3.
Biology/ecology. Malaise-trapped.
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