Apanteles deifiliadavilae

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Estación
Llanura, 135m, 10.93332, -85.25331. Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0035483. 2. Voucher:
D.H.Janzen & W.Hallwachs, DB: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu, Area de Conservación
Guanacaste, COSTA RICA, 09-SRNP-44142.
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, 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 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): 3.5–3.6 mm. Fore wing length:
3.3–3.4 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus diameter: 1.7–1.9. Interocellar
distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 1.4–1.6. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width:
2.3–2.5. Antennal flagellomerus 14 length/width: 1.4–1.6. Length of flagellomerus
2/length of flagellomerus 14: 2.3–2.5. Tarsal claws: with single basal spine–like seta.
Metafemur length/width: 2.8–2.9. 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: 11 or 12. Maximum height of mesoscutellum lunules/
maximum height of lateral face of mesoscutellum: 0.4–0.5. Propodeum areola: completely
defined by carinae, but only partial or absent transverse carina. Propodeum
background sculpture: mostly sculptured. Mediotergite 1 length/width at posterior
margin: 2.6–2.8. 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: 1.6–1.9. 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:
1.6–1.7. Length of fore wing veins r/2RS: 1.7–1.9. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M:
1.4–1.6. Length of fore wing veins 2M/(RS+M)b: 0.5–0.6. 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: more or less
perpendicular to fore wing margin. Shape of junction of veins r and 2RS in fore wing:
distinctly but not strongly angled.
Male. Unknown.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 12, barcode compliant sequences:12.
Biology/ecology. Solitary (Fig. 235). Hosts: Elachistidae, Antaeotricha marmorea,
Antaeotricha radicalis, Antaeotricha spp., Chlamydastis Janzen10, Stenoma spp., feeding
on Melastomataceae. 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