Anisepyris galdori 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: 227

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Anisepyris galdori Barbosa & Azevedo

sp. nov.

Anisepyris galdori Barbosa & Azevedo  , sp. nov.

( Figs 27LView FIGURE 27; 29D; 29G; 29K)

Description, male. Body length 5.08 mm. Head with darkish blue reflection; mesosoma with darkish blue reflection and metapectal-propodeal disc black; wings clear hyaline; metasoma dark castaneous. Head long. Flagellomeres short, with dense and short setae. Mandible wide, angled, and with teeth equally wide. Median clypeal lobe quadrate, long, with apical median tooth. Frons coriaceous  . Antennal scrobe carinate. Eye large. Frontal angle of ocellar triangle acute; ocelli large. Vertex convex. Pronotal disc as long as wide, strongly coriaceous  ; transverse pronotal carina complete; with posterior pronotal sulcus. Notaulus very narrow. Mesoscutellar sulcus narrow. Metapectal-propodeal disc long; metapostnotal median carina complete; longitudinal ridges absent; metapostnotal-propodeal suture fused with first metapostnotal carina; 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 closed; lower fovea opened; posterior fovea absent; mesopleural suture closed. Forewing with stigma developed; Rs&M vein distinguished. Mesotibia not spinose. Claws bifid. Metasomal segments sparsely setose. Genitalia. Basiparamere as long as paramere; paramere slender, rounded, and with ventral and dorsal margin convex, sparsely setose; basivolsella with excavation at inner margin; cuspis with arms long, with basal projection at inner margin, dorsal arm wide; digitus with basal projection overlapping basal portion of aedeagus; aedeagus with basal portion distinct angled and wide, and apical portion as long as basal, swollen, and truncate; apodeme wide.

Material examined. Holotype, ♂, NICARAGUA, Granada, Volcan Mombacho, Santa Ana 1, 11°49'34"N 85°58'03"W, —Mal[aise] trap, J.M. Maes col[ector] ( SEAN). Paratypes (12). U.S.A., Virginia, 1 ♂, Louisa county, –18.viii.1987, Kloke & Smith [collectors] ( MPEG); MEXICO, Chiapas, 1 ♂, Mustlé, near Hnixtla, 440m, ix.1970, M[alaise] T[rap], E.C. Welling [collector] ( CNCI); HONDURAS, Olando, 3 ♂, Pa[r]q[ue] Nac[ionla] La Muralla, 1450m, 15°05'49"N 86°44'17"W, 4–7.vii.2002, FIT, ABT Smith & FCO Campo [collectors] ( CNCI); NICARAGUA, Granada, 2 ♂, Volcan Mombacho, Santa Ana 1, 15.v.1998 —Mal[aise] trap, J.M. Maes col[ector] ( SEAN); 2 ♂, Santa Ana 2, 15.v.1998; 1 ♂,; 1 ♂, Santa Ana 3, 15.v.1998; TRINIDAD, 1 ♂, 5–31.vii.1978, M[alaise] T[rap] ( CNCI).

Distribution. U.S.A.: Virginia; Mexico; Honduras; Nicaragua; Trinidad & Tobago.

Remarks. This new species differs from A. venustus  by having the mandible with the teeth equally wide; the antenna not elongate; the clypeus quadrate, short, and with an apical median tooth; the antennal scrobe carinate; the metapostnotal-propodeal suture fused with the first metapostnotal carina; the paramere almost as long as the basiparamere and evenly wide; the basivolsella with an excavation at the inner margin; the digitus with a basal projection overlapping the basal portion of the aedeagus; and the aedeagus with the basal portion angled and wide, whereas A. venustus  has the mandible with the two upper teeth wider than the others; the antenna elongate; the clypeus angulate, long, and without an apical median tooth; the antennal scrobe carinate, but weak; the metapostnotal-propodeal suture straight; the paramere longer than the basiparamere; the basivolsela with a projection at the basal portion of the inner margin; the digitus without a basal projection; and the aedeagus with the basal portion convex and slender.


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