Anisepyris cirdani 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: 119-120

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Anisepyris cirdani Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris cirdani Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 16JView FIGURE 16; 17L; 18B; 18F)

Description, female. Body length 6.38 mm. Head with dark blue reflection; mesosoma with dark green reflection and metapectal-propodeal disc black; wings subhyaline; metasoma dark castaneous, lightening posterad. Head long. Mandible with five distal teeth, wide, slightly angled, and with two upper teeth wider than others. Median clypeal lobe angulate, short, truncate at apical margin. Frons coriaceous  ; antennal scrobe carinate. Eye small. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli small. Vertex strongly convex. Pronotal disc as long as wide, punctate; transverse pronotal carina complete; posterior margin with 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 fused with first metapostnotal carina; paraspiracular carina present and conspicuous; metapleural carina present and conspicuous; metapectal-propodeal disc with short striae; propodeal declivity strigate. Mesopleuron with anterior fovea closed; mesopleural fovea closed; lower fovea closed; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture opened. Forewing with stigma developed; Rs&M vein distinguished. Mesotibia spinose; claws bifid. Metasomal segments densely setose. Genitalia. T9 with anterior arm long and overlapping 2vf; 1vv slightly longer than genitalia body; 2vv as long as 1vv length, smoothly narrowing apicad; 3vv short; 1vf strongly curved forward; 2vf slender and with dorsal lap strongly swollen posteriorly; 1rv not curved, ventral process large, and posterior process short; 2rv not curved.

Material examined. Holotype, ♀, BRAZIL, Minas Gerais, Mariléia, P[arque] E[stadual] Rio Doce, Área Tereza, 19°37'S 42°34'W, 07–14.vii.2002, arm[adilha] Malaise, JCR Fontenelle col[etor] ( UFES 102862). Paratypes (11). NICARAGUA, Granada, 1 ♀, Volcan Mombacho, Santa Ana 3, 15.vii.1998 —Mal[aise] trap, J.M. Maes col[lector] ( SEAN); BRAZIL, Goiás, 1 ♀, Alto Paraíso, P[ar]q[ue] Nac[ional] Chapada do Veadeiros, 14°00'S 47°41'W, 07–15.ix.2005, arm[adilha] Malaise, Aguiar & eq[uipe] col[etor] ( MZSP); Distrito Federal, 1 ♀, Res[erva] Ecol[ógica] IBGE, Km 0 BR 251, 13–20.iii. [19]81, 3A-59-2 J ( IBGE); 1 ♀, 18–28.ii. [19]81, 3A-94-9 J; Minas Gerais, 1 ♀, Belo Horizonte, UFMG, prefeitura, 25.xi.1996 —arm[adilha] Malaise, J.C.R. Fontenelle col[etor] ( UFMG); 1 ♀, 29.xi.1996; Rio de Janeiro, 1 ♀, Nova Iguaçu, res[erva] Biol[ógica] do Tinguá, 22°34'28"S 43°26'10.7"W, 8–11.iii.2002 —[armadilha] Malaise, STP Amarante & eq[uipe] col[etores] ( UFES 29647); São Paulo, 1 ♀, Descalvado, Faz[enda] Itaúnas, Cerrado, 21°54'S 47°37'W, 20.x.2005, arm[adilha] Malaise, N.W. Perioto & equipe col[etores] ( UFES 79862); 1 ♀, Ibitinga, cultura de seringueira, 08.ii.1989, [armadilha] Möricke ( UFES 10007); Am[érico] Brasiliense, cerradão, Clube Náutico, arm[adilha] Möricke, 25–29.ix.1999, MT Tavares e equipe col[etores] ( UFES 10080); 1 ♀, 26–28.iv.2000 ( UFES 10078).

Distribution. Nicaragua; Brazil: Goiás, Distrito Federal, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. rufosignatus  by having the body with blue metallic reflection; the clypeus short, truncate at apical margin, and with the clypeal carina angled; the eye small; the frontal angle of the ocellar triangle forming a right angle; the pronotal disc without a posterior pronotal sulcus; the posterior mesoscutellar sulcus absent; the metapostnotal-propodeal suture fused with the first metapostnotal carina; and the mesopleuron with the lower fovea closed and not divided, whereas A. rufosignatus  has the body black; the clypeus long, with a median tooth at apical margin, and with the clypeal carina arched; the eye large; the frontal angle of the ocellar triangle obtuse; the pronotal disc with a posterior pronotal sulcus; the posterior mesoscutellar sulcus present; the metapostnotal-propodeal suture convergent to the first pair of metapostnotal carinae; and the mesopleuron with the lower fovea closed and divided.


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Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo


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Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


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