Pseudapanteles oscarariasi

General description: 

Holotype: ♀ in CNC. COSTA RICA, ACG, Alajuela Province, Sector Rincon Rain Forest, Sendero Albergue Crater, 980m, 10.84886, -85.3281, 16.v.2010. ACG database code: DHJPAR0040498.
Diagnosis. It belongs to the gouleti species-group, and can be separated from other species within that group based on pronotal collar yellow-orange, anteromesoscutum entirely orange-yellow, metasomal tergites entirely dark brown to black, and shape of T1.
Description. Female. Body length 2.6–2.7 mm. Fore wing length 2.8–2.9 mm. Mesosoma color: mostly dark brown to black, with pronotum, propleura, anteromesoscutum, spot on mesopleura, and scutellar disc at least partially orange. Metasoma color (dorsally): mostly dark brown to black, except for yellow-orange anterior 0.4–0.6 of mediotergite 1. Coxae color: pale/pale/mostly or completely dark. Pterostigma color: entirely dark. Mediotergite 1 length/width at posterior margin 2.1–2.5 ×. Mediotergite 1 maximum width/width at posterior margin 1.3–1.4 ×. Mediotergite 2 width at posterior margin/length: 2.5–2.6 ×. Mediotergite 2 sculpture: Mostly with longitudinally striate sculpture (sometimes with small, smooth area centrally). Male. Much darker coloration than female, especially on mesosoma and metasoma.


Costa Rica, ACG cloud forest and rain forest.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith