Anisepyris amlachi Barbosa & Azevedo

Barbosa, Diego N. & Azevedo, Celso O., 2018, Revision of Anisepyris Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), with description of 135 new species, Zootaxa 4416 (1), pp. 1-258: 158

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4416.1.1

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scientific name

Anisepyris amlachi Barbosa & Azevedo
status

sp. nov.

Anisepyris amlachi Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 20NView FIGURE 20; 23B; 23F; 23I)

Description, female. Body length 5.61 mm. Head and mesosoma black; wings clear hyaline; metasoma dark castaneous. Head long. Mandible with five distal teeth, narrow, curved, and step-shaped. Median clypeal lobe rounded, short; median clypeal carina hardly distinct from clypeus. Frons coriaceous  ; with frontal process; antennal scrobe ecarinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli very small. Vertex strongly convex. Pronotal disc as long as wide, sparsely punctate; transverse pronotal carina present, incomplete; posterior margin without posterior pronotal sulcus. Notaulus narrow. Mesoscutellar disc with mesoscutellar sulcus narrow. Metapectal-propodeal disc long; metapostnotal median carina complete; longitudinal ridges present; metapostnotal-propodeal suture straight; paraspiracular carina present and conspicuous; metapleural carina present and conspicuous; metapectal-propodeal disc polished; propodeal declivity polished. Mesopleuron with anterior fovea opened; mesopleural fovea opened; lower fovea opened; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture opened. Forewing with stigma developed; Rs&M vein distinguished. Mesotibia spinose; claws trifid. Metasomal segments sparsely setose. Genitalia. T9 with anterior arm long and overlapping 2vf; 1vv as long as genitalia body; 2vv as long as 1vv length, smoothly narrowing apicad; 3vv short; 1vf strongly curved forward; 2vf slender, angled, and with dorsal lap strongly swollen posteriorly; 1rv strongly curved forward, ventral process large, and posterior process short; 2rv strongly curved forward.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, BRAZIL, Espírito Santo, Vila Valério, Sítio Benincá , 18°58'S 40°27'W, 14–28.ix.2011, [armadilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & eq[uipe] col[etores] ( UFES 130439View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Paratypes (3). BRAZIL, Bahia, 1 ♀, Ubaitaba, Faz [enda] Fortaleza , 14°18'S 39°19'W, 13.xii.2003, arm[adilha] Malaise (CEPLAC)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, Itororó, Faz [enda] Guanabara , 15°03'S 39°06'W, 13.iv.2003, arm[adilha] Malaise (CEPLAC); Espírito Santo, 1 ♀, Pancas, Faz [enda] Juliberto Stur, 19°13'10.5''S 40°46'23.8''W, 24–31.i.2003, Armadilha Malaise, M.T. Tavares, C.O. Azevedo e eq[uipe] col[etores] ( UFES 29906View Materials).GoogleMaps 

Distribution. Brazil: Bahia, Espírito Santo.

Remarks. This species differs from A. cubiceps  by having the mandible with the superior teeth well defined and the lower tooth longer than the other teeth; the clypeus rounded, short, and with the clypeal carina hardly distinct from the clypeus; the frons with a frontal process; the ocellar triangle with the anterior angle acute; the ocelli very small; the vertex strongly convex; the transverse pronotal carina present; the notaulus narrow; the metapostnotum without a longitudinal ridge; and the mesopleural fovea opened, whereas A. cubiceps  has the mandible with the five distal teeth wide and hardly distinct; the clypeus angulate, very short, and with the clypeal carina distinct from the clypeus; the frons without a frontal process; the ocellar triangle with the anterior angle right; the ocelli large; the vertex straight; the transverse pronotal carina absent; the notaulus very narrow; the metapostnotum with a longitudinal ridge; and the mesopleural fovea closed.