Apanteles dickyui

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Alajuela, ACG, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Estación
Caribe, 415m, 10.90187, -85.27495.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0026091. 2. COSTA RICA,
Alajuela, ACG, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Estación Caribe, 10.viii.2007, 10.90187°N,
85.27495°W, 415m, DHJPAR0026091. 3. Caribe: Est. Caribe, Date: 4-10 Aug 07.
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, dark, dark. Femora color (pro-, meso-, metafemur):
pale, pale, dark. Tibiae color (pro-, meso-, metatibia): pale, pale, anteriorly pale/
posteriorly dark. Tegula and humeral complex color: both pale. Pterostigma color:
mostly pale and/or transparent, with thin dark borders. 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):
2.1–2.2 mm. Fore wing length: 2.3–2.4 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior
ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Interocellar distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 1.1–
1.3. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width: 3.2 or more. Antennal flagellomerus
14 length/width: 1.4–1.6. 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 deep,
dense punctures (separated by less than 2.0 × its maximum diameter). Mesoscutellar
disc: with a few sparse punctures. Number of pits in scutoscutellar sulcus: 9 or
10. Maximum height of mesoscutellum lunules/maximum height of lateral face of
mesoscutellum: 0.6–0.7. 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:
2.3–2.5. 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: 4.0–4.3. Mediotergite
2 sculpture: mostly smooth, with weak sculpture on anterior 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: 1.0–1.1. Length of fore wing
veins r/2RS: 1.4–1.6. 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: 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: 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