Anisepyris estei 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: 27-28

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Anisepyris estei Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris estei Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 4FView FIGURE 4; 5G; 5P; 6B)

Description, male. Body length 3 mm. Head and mesosoma black; wings clear hyaline; metasoma dark castaneous. Head wide. Flagellomeres short, with sparse and short setae. Mandible slender, curved, and with teeth equally wide. Median clypeal lobe angulate, long. Frons coriaceous  . Antennal scrobe ecarinate. Eye small. Frontal angle of ocellae forming right angle; ocelli very small. Vertex strongly convex. Pronotal disc as long as wide, strongly coriaceous  ; transverse pronotal carina absent; without posterior pronotal sulcus. Notaulus very narrow. Mesoscutellar sulcus narrow. Metapectal-propodeal disc short; metapostnotal median carina complete; longitudinal ridges absent; metapostnotal-propodeal suture straight; paraspiracular carina absent; metapleural carina present and conspicuous; metapectal-propodeal disc with short striae; propodeal declivity strigate. 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 not spinose. Claws trifid. Metasomal segments sparsely setose. Genitalia. Basiparamere shorter than paramere; paramere club-shaped., densely setose; basivolsella straight; cuspis with arms long, dorsal arm wide; aedeagus basal portion convex and slender, apical portion as long as basal portion, wide and truncate apically; apodeme slender.

Material examined. Holotype, ♂, U.S.A., Florida, Liberty Co [unty], Apalachicola Nat [ional] Forest , " Post Office Bay ", Malaise trap, 30°03.565'N 84°59.057'W, 20–, Ronquist lab [collectors] ( AMNH)GoogleMaps  . Paratypes (3). U.S.A., Florida, 1 ♂, Leon Co [unty], Apalachicola Nat [ional] Forest, FS 366, long leaf pine savannah, Malaise trap, 21–28.v.2005, D. Murray R. Wetherby [collectors] ( AMNH); 1 ♂, "ant heaven", Malaise trap, 20–, Ronquist lab [collectors]; 1 ♂, FS Rd 366, pine/oak savannah, "ant heaven", Malaise trap, 5–11.vii.2005. 

Distribution. U.S. A: Florida.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. antiguensis  by having the body black; the mandible narrow; the clypeus angulate and long; the eye small; the ocelli small; and the pronotal disc without a transverse pronotal carina, whereas A. antiguensis  has the body with green reflection; the mandible wide, slightly angled, and with the lower tooth longer than others; the clypeus with the median lobe angulate and short; the eye large; the ocelli very small; and the pronotal disc with a transverse pronotal carina.


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