Anisepyris finwei 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: 224-225

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Anisepyris finwei Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris finwei Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 27IView FIGURE 27; 29D; 29G; 29M)

Description, male. Body length 3.23 mm. Head and mesosoma black; wings clear hyaline; metasoma dark castaneous. Head long. Flagellomeres short, with sparse and short setae. Mandible very narrow, curved, with teeth equally wide. Median clypeal lobe angulate, long; median clypeal carina higher than frons level. Frons coriaceous  .

Antennal scrobe carinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellae forming right angle; ocelli small. Vertex 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 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 bifid. Metasomal segments sparsely setose. Genitalia. Basiparamere as long as paramere; paramere wide, rounded, and with ventral margin convex and dorsal margin straight, sparsely setose; basivolsella with excavation at inner margin and with wide projection; cuspis with arms very short, with basal projection at inner margin, dorsal arm wide; aedeagus with basal portion angled and wide, and apical portion as long as basal, truncate, and swollen; apodeme wide.

Material examined. Holotype, ♂, BRAZIL, Goiás, Alto Paraíso, P[ar]q[ue] Nac[ional] Chapada dos Veadeiros, 14°00'S 47°41'W, 15–25.ix.2005, arm[adilha] Malaise, Aguiar & eq[uipe] col[etores] ( MZSP). Paratypes (7). NICARAGUA, Granada, 1 ♂, Volcan Mombacho, Santa Joaquim 1, 31.iii.1998 —Mal[aise] trap, J.M. Maes col[ector] ( SEAN); BRAZIL, Mato Grosso, 1 ♂, Rondonópolis, 4.ix.1990, M.T. Tavares col[etor] ( UFES 10239); 1 ♂, 17.x.1991, mata ( UFES 10255); Distrito Federal, 1 ♂, Res[erva] Ecol[ógica] IBGE, Km0 BR 251, 30.ix –07.x. [19]82, 3A-116-1J ( IBGE); 1 ♂, 3A-40-7J ( IBGE); Espírito Santo, 1 ♂, Domingos Martins, Pico do Eldourado, 20°22'17"S 40°39'29"W, 03–10.xii.2004, [armadilha] Malaise, Tavares e eq[uipe] col[etores] ( UFES 09844); PARAGUAY, Cazaapá, 1 ♂, Hermosa, López family, San Rafaeal Res[erve], 80m, 26°18'29"S 55°45'3"W, 1–3.xii.2000, FIT, Z.H. Falin [collector] ( CNCI).

Distribution. Nicaragua; Brazil: Goiás, Mato Grosso, Distrito Federal, Espírito Santo; Paraguay.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. venustus  by having the antenna not elongate; the mandible very narrow; the median clypeal carina higher than frons level; the antennal scrobe carinate; the eye large; the ocelli small; the transverse pronotal carina absent; the metasomal segments sparsely setose; the paramere as long as the basiparamere; the basivolsella with an excavation at the inner margin and with a wide projection; the cuspis with the arms short; and the aedeagus with the apical portion truncate and as long as the basal portion, whereas A. venustus  has the antenna elongate; the mandible narrow; the median clypeal carina lower than frons level; the antennal scrobe carinate, but weak; the eye small; the ocelli large; the transverse pronotal carina present; the metasomal segments glabrous; the paramere longer than the basiparamere; the basivolsella with a projection at the basal portion of the inner margin; the cuspis with the arms long; and the aedeagus with the apical portion slender and longer than the basal portion.


Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo


Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo


Reserva Ecol�gica do IBGE


Canadian National Collection Insects