Apanteles diegoalpizari

General description: 

Type locality. COSTA RICA, Guanacaste, ACG, Sector Del Oro, Monte Cristo,
525m, 11.01373, -85.42531.
Holotype. ♀ in CNC. Specimen labels: 1. DHJPAR0020597. 2. Voucher:
D.H.Janzen & W.Hallwachs, DB: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu, Area de Conservación
Guanacaste, COSTA RICA, 07-SRNP-24360.
Paratypes. 1 ♀, 2 ♂ (CNC). COSTA RICA, ACG database codes:
DHJPAR0020599, DHJPAR0020601, DHJPAR0039031.
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, 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): 3.7–3.8 mm. Fore wing length:
3.7–3.8 mm. Ocular–ocellar line/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Interocellar
distance/posterior ocellus diameter: 2.0–2.2. Antennal flagellomerus 2 length/width:
2.6–2.8. Tarsal claws: with single basal spine–like seta. 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:
7 or 8. 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: 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:
with some sculpture near lateral margins and/or posterior 0.2–0.4 of mediotergite.
Mediotergite 2 width at posterior margin/length: 3.2–3.5. 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:
anterior width at most 2.0 × posterior width (beyond ovipositor constriction). Ovipositor
sheaths length/metatibial length: 1.0–1.1. Length of fore wing veins r/2RS: 2.3
or more. Length of fore wing veins 2RS/2M: 1.1–1.3. 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: about 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 female, but scape brown.
Molecular data. Sequences in BOLD: 10, barcode compliant sequences: 10.
Biology/ecology. Solitary (Fig. 261). Hosts: Crambidae, Omiodes humeralis,
Omiodes Janzen05.
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