Apanteles cristianalemani

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector San Cristobal, Bosque Trampa
Malaise, 815 meters, 10.86280, -85.38460. Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0026016. 2. San Gerardo,
MT, San Cristobal, 27 Aug-2 Sep 2007.
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): pale, pale, partially pale/partially dark. Femora color (pro-,
meso-, metafemur): pale, pale, mostly dark but with pale spot antero–ventrally. 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: 2.5–2.6 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus
diameter: 2.3–2.5. Interocellar distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 1.4–1.6. Antennal
flagellomerus 2 length/width: 3.2 or more. Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/
width: 1.7–1.9. Length of flagellomerus 2/length of flagellomerus 14: 2.0–2.2. Tarsal
claws: with single basal spine–like seta. 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 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: 3.5–3.7. Mediotergite
1 shape: clearly narrowing towards posterior margin. 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: 3.6–3.9. Mediotergite 2 sculpture: with some sculpture,
mostly near posterior margin. 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: 0.8–0.9. 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: 1.1–1.3.
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: clearly outwards, inclined towards fore wing apex. Shape of junction of veins
r and 2RS in fore wing: strongly angulated, sometimes with a knob.
Male. Unknown.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 1, barcode compliant sequences: 1.
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