Anisepyris belemiri Barbosa & Azevedo, 2018

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 : 19-20

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Anisepyris belemiri Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris belemiri Barbosa & Azevedo   , sp. nov.

( Figs 3G View FIGURE 3 ; 5E; 5K; 5S)

Description, female. Body length 3.84 mm. Head with dark green reflection; mesosoma with dark blue reflection and metapectal-propodeal disc black; wings subhyaline; metasoma dark castaneous, lightening posterad. Head long. Mandible with five distal teeth, narrow and curved, with two lower teeth wider than others. Median clypeal lobe rounded, short, with apical margin truncate. Frons coriaceous   ; antennal scrobe ecarinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli very small. Vertex convex. Pronotal disc longer than wide, strongly coriaceous   ; transverse pronotal carina absent; posterior margin without posterior pronotal sulcus. Notaulus very 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 inconspicuous; metapleural carina present and conspicuous; metapectal-propodeal disc with short striae; propodeal declivity strigate. Mesopleuron with anterior fovea closed; mesopleural fovea opened; lower fovea opened; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture closed. Forewing with stigma developed; Rs&M vein distinguished. Mesotibia not 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, abruptly narrowing apicad; 3vv short; 1vf strongly curved forward; 2vf slender, ventral margin angled, and with dorsal lap swollen posteriorly; 1rv strongly curved forward, ventral process large,, and posterior process long; 2rv strongly curved forward.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, BRAZIL, Minas Gerais, Mariléria, P [arque] E[stadual] Rio Doce, Mata Vinhático , 19°37'S 42°34'W, 16.xii.2000, arm[adilha] Malaise, J.C.R. Fontenelle col[etor] ( UFES 104411 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes (3). BRAZIL, Bahia, 1 ♀, Itacaré, Faz [enda] Miramar , 30.xi.2002, arm[adilha] Malaise (CEPLAC)   ; Espírito Santo, 2 ♀, Alfredo Chaves, Picadão , mata, 714m, 20°27'53"S 40°42'35"W 8–15.x.2007, arm[adilha] Malaise, C.O. Azevedo & eq[uipe] col[etores] ( UFES 09042 View Materials ; 09042). GoogleMaps  

Distribution. Brazil: Bahia, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. bradleyi   by having the head longer than wide; the mandible with the two upper teeth wider and longer than the others; the eye large; the frontal angle of the ocellar triangle acute; the pronotal disc with a posterior pronotal sulcus; and the mesotibia not spinose, whereas A. bradleyi   has the head long; the mandible wide, slightly angled, and step-shaped with five distal teeth,; the eye small; the frontal angle of the ocellae forming a right angle; the pronotal disc without a posterior pronotal sulcus; and the mesotibia spinose.