Anisepyris finduilasi 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: 161

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Anisepyris finduilasi Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris finduilasi Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 21DView FIGURE 21; 23C; 23G; 23I)

Description, male. Body length 4.38 mm. Head with darkish blue reflection; mesosoma with darkish blue reflection and metapectal-propodeal disc black; wings sub-hyaline; metasoma dark castaneous. Head wide. Flagellomeres short, with sparse and short setae. Mandible narrow, curved, and with lower tooth longer than others. Median clypeal lobe quadrate, short. Frons coriaceous  . Antennal scrobe ecarinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellae forming right angle; ocelli large. Vertex straight. Pronotal disc as long as wide, sparsely punctate; transverse pronotal carina complete; with posterior pronotal sulcus. Notaulus narrow. Mesoscutellar sulcus narrow. Metapectal-propodeal disc short; 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 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 slender and club-shaped, densely setose; basivolsella with excavation at inner margin and with wide projection; cuspis with arms long, with basal projection at inner margin, dorsal arm slender; aedeagus with basal portion angled and slender, and apical portion as long as basal and slender; apodeme slender.

Material examined. Holotype, ♂, BRAZIL, São Paulo, Santa Lúcia, Eucalipto, 21°41'06”S 48°05'02"W, 06–07.x.2001, arm[adilha] Möricke, S.R. Viel col[etor] ( UFES 80492). Paratypes (12). DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Perdenales, 1 ♂, 26Km N Cabo Rojo, evergreen dry for[est], 730m, 3.xii.1991, L. Masner [collector] ( CNCI); Province Borbon, 1 ♂, San Cristóbal, Cuevas Pomier, trop[ical] decid[uous] for[est], 200m, 13–28.vii.1995, FIT, S. & J. Peck ( CNCI); NICARAGUA, Granada, 1 ♂, Volcan Mombacho, Santa Ana 2, 15.v.1998 —Mal[aise] trap, J.M. Maes col[ector] ( SEAN); COSTA RICA, Caña  , 1 ♂, 4Km Caña  , 10.viii.1987, FIT, H&A. Howden ( CNCI); TRINIDAD, Arima, 1 ♂, 8Km N Arima, Simila Res[erve] Sta[tion], trop[ical] for[est], 260m, 6–, FIT, S. & J. Peck, ( CNCI); 1 ♂, 13km S Arima, 2km N Talparo, Quesnell Farm, rain for[est], 50m, –8.vii.1993, S. & J. Peck ( CNCI); BRAZIL, Pará, 1 ♂, Jurutí, Mauari, 01.xii.2008, arm[adilha] Malaise, O.T. Silveira & equipe col[etores] ( MPEG); Goiás, 1 ♂, Alto Paraíso, P[ar]q[ue] Nac[ional] Chapada dos Veadeiros, 14°00'S 47°41'W, 7–15.ix.2005, arm[adilha] Malaise, Aguiar & eq[uipe] col[etores] ( MZSP); 1 ♂, 7–23.ix.2005; 1 ♂, 16–18.ix.2005, arm[adilha] Möricke; Minas Gerais, 1 ♂, Marliéria, P[arque] E[stadual] Rio Doce, Mata Vinhático, 19°37'S 42°34'W, 12–19.vii.2008, arm[adilha] Malaise, JCR Fontenelle col[etor] ( UFES 104248); PARAGUAY, San Pedro, 1 ♂, Cororo—Rio Ypane, 5–9.xii.1983, Malaise trap, M. Wasbauer coll[ector] ( UCDC).

Distribution. Dominican Republic; Nicaragua; Costa Rica; Trinidad & Tobago; Brazil: Pará, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo; Paraguay.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. venustus  by having the body surface strongly coriaceous  with darkish blue reflection and the metapectal-propodeal disc black; the antennal flagellomeres short; the clypeus quadrate and short; the antennal scrobe ecarinate; the notaulus narrow; the paramere as long as the basiparamere, the basivolsella with an excavation at the inner margin and with a wide projection; the cuspis with short arms; and the aedeagus with the basal portion wide, whereas A. venustus  has the body surface strongly coriaceous  with darkish green reflection and the metapectal-propodeal disc black; the antennal flagellomeres long; the clypeus angulate and long; the antennal scrobe carinate; the notaulus very narrow; the paramere longer than the basiparamere; the basivolsela with a projection at the basal portion of the inner margin; the cuspis with long arms; and the aedeagus with the basal portion slender.


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Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo


R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology