Apanteles cinthiabarrantesae

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Sendero
Tucan, 410m, 10.90424, -85.2712.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. Costa Rica: Alajuela, ACG, Sector
Rincon Rain Forest, Sendero Tucan, 19.vii.2004, 410m, 10.90424, -85.2712, 04-
Paratypes. 34 ♀, 7 ♂ (BMNH, CNC, INBIO, INHS, NMNH). COSTA RICA,
ACG database codes: See Appendix 2 for detailed label data.
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, pedicel, and flagellum pale. Coxae color (pro-,
meso-, metacoxa): pale, pale, pale. Femora color (pro-, meso-, metafemur): pale, pale,
pale. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia): pale, pale, anteriorly pale/posteriorly dark. Tegula and humeral complex color: both pale. Pterostigma color: dark with pale spot
at base. 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): 2.5–2.6 mm
or 2.7–2.8 mm. Fore wing length: 2.7–2.8 mm or 2.9–3.0 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: 2.3–2.5. Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/width:
1.1–1.3. Length of flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus 14: 2.3–2.5. Tarsal claws: simple.
Metafemur length/width: 2.8–2.9. 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: 9 or 10. 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: 2.6–2.8. Mediotergite
1 shape: more or less parallel–sided. Mediotergite 1 sculpture: mostly smooth. 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: 0.4–0.5. Length of
fore wing veins r/2RS: 1.7–1.9. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M: 0.9–1.0. 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.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 58, barcode compliant sequences: 50.
Biology/ecology. Gregarious (Fig. 270). Host: Crambidae, Ategumia lotanalis.
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