Glyptapanteles tanyadapkeyae Arias-Penna, sp. nov.

Arias-Penna, Diana Carolina, Whitfield, James B., Janzen, Daniel H., Winifred Hallwachs,, Dyer, Lee A., Smith, M. Alex, Hebert, Paul D. N. & Fernandez-Triana, Jose L., 2019, A species-level taxonomic review and host associations of Glyptapanteles (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) with an emphasis on 136 new reared species from Costa Rica and Ecuador, ZooKeys 890, pp. 1-685 : 1

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Glyptapanteles tanyadapkeyae Arias-Penna, sp. nov.


Glyptapanteles tanyadapkeyae Arias-Penna, sp. nov. Fig. 214 View Figure 214


Body length 2.37 mm, antenna length 3.03 mm. fore wing length 2.58 mm.

Type material.

Holotype: COSTA RICA • 1♀; 08-SRNP-31475, DHJPAR0031101; Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Sector Pitilla , Pasmompa ; rain forest; 440 m; 11.01926, -85.40997;; Manuel Ríos leg.; caterpillar collected in fourth instar; cocoons adhered to the larval cuticle and formed on; adult parasitoids emerged on 04.vii.2008; ( CNC) GoogleMaps . Paratypes. • 16 (0 ♀, 4♂), (0 ♀, 12♂); 08-SRNP-31475, DHJPAR0031101; same data as for holotype; ( CNC) GoogleMaps .


Medioposterior band of scutellum only very partially overlapping the medioanterior pit of metanotum ( Fig. 214E, F View Figure 214 ), fore wing with vein 2-1A absent, 2RS vein straight, outer side of junction of r and 2RS veins not forming a stub ( Fig. 214K View Figure 214 ), medioanterior pit of metanotum semicircular without median longitudinal carina ( Fig. 214E, F View Figure 214 ), anteroventral contour of mesopleuron convex ( Fig. 214A, I View Figure 214 ), petiole on T1 distally with lateral margins relatively straight ( Fig. 214G, H View Figure 214 ), propodeum without median longitudinal carina, propodeal spiracle without distal carina ( Fig. 214F View Figure 214 ), nucha surrounded by very short radiating carinae ( Fig. 214F View Figure 214 ), antenna longer than body, and lateral grooves delimiting the median area on T2 distally losing definition ( Fig. 214G, H View Figure 214 ).


( Fig. 214 A–K View Figure 214 ). General body coloration black except yellow scape with inner sides brown; yellow pedicel proximally with a brown ring; labrum, mandible, and glossa yellow; first four-five proximal antennal flagellomeres dorsally lighter (light brown) than ventrally (dark brown), remaining flagellomeres dark brown on both sides; maxillary and labial palps, and tegulae ivory/pale yellow. Eyes and ocelli silver. Fore and middle legs yellow except fore coxae light brown, middle coxae brown, and claws brown; hind legs yellow except coxae completely brown/black, distal 1/3 of femora brown, distal half of tibiae brown, and tarsomeres brown except proximal 1/3 of basitarsus yellow. Petiole on T1 with proximal half light brown, distal half dark brown, contours darkened, and sublateral areas pale yellow-brown; T2 with median and adjacent areas brown, adjacent area wide with smears limits, lateral ends very narrow and pale yellow-brown; T3 and beyond completely brown; distally each tergum with a narrow whitish transparent band. In lateral view, T1-2 completely ivory/pale yellow; T3 ivory/pale yellow, but dorsally with a tiny brown area; T4 and beyond brown. S1-3 yellow, but medially brown; S4 and beyond completely brown.


Head ( Fig. 214 A–D View Figure 214 ). Head rounded with pubescence long and dense. Proximal three antennal flagellomeres longer than wide (0.20:0.05, 0.20:0.05, 0.20:0.05), distal antennal flagellomere longer than penultimate (0.12:0.05, 0.09:0.05), antenna longer than body (3.03, 2.37); antennal scrobes-frons shallow. Face flat or nearly so, with dense fine punctations, interspaces smooth and longitudinal median carina present. Frons smooth. Temple wide, punctate-lacunose and interspaces wavy. Inner margin of eyes diverging slightly at antennal sockets; in lateral view, eye anteriorly convex and posteriorly straight. POL shorter than OOL (0.10, 0.12). Malar suture present. Median area between lateral ocelli slightly depressed. Vertex laterally rounded and dorsally wide.

Mesosoma ( Fig. 214A, E, F, I View Figure 214 ). Mesosoma dorsoventrally convex. Distal 1/3 of mesoscutum with lateral margin slightly dented, punctation proximally distinct, but distally with a polished area, interspaces wavy/lacunose. Scutellum triangular, apex sloped and fused with BS, scutellar punctation distinct throughout, in profile scutellum slightly convex, but on same plane as mesoscutum, phragma of the scutellum partially exposed; BS only very partially overlapping the MPM; ATS demilune almost smooth; dorsal ATS groove smooth. Transscutal articulation with small and heterogeneous foveae, area just behind transscutal articulation depressed centrally, smooth and shiny. Metanotum with BM upward; MPM semicircular without median longitudinal carina; AFM without setiferous lobes and not as well delineated as PFM; PFM thick, smooth and with lateral ends rounded; ATM proximally with a groove with some sculpturing and distally smooth. Propodeum without median longitudinal carina, proximal half weakly curved with medium-sized sculpture and distal half relatively polished; distal edge of propodeum with a flange at each side and without stubs; propodeal spiracle without distal carina; nucha surrounded by very short radiating carinae. Pronotum with a distinct dorsal furrow, dorsally with a well-defined smooth band; central area of pronotum smooth, but both dorsal and ventral furrows with short parallel carinae. Propleuron with fine punctations throughout and dorsally without a carina. Metasternum convex. Contour of mesopleuron convex; precoxal groove deep with transverse lineate sculpture; epicnemial ridge convex, teardrop-shaped.

Legs ( Fig. 214A, J View Figure 214 ). Ventral margin of fore telotarsus entire without seta, fore telotarsus almost same width throughout and longer than fourth tarsomere (0.11, 0.06). Hind coxa with punctation only on ventral surface, dorsal outer depression present. Inner spur of hind tibia longer than outer spur (0.24, 0.17), entire surface of hind tibia with dense strong spines clearly differentiated by color and length. Hind telotarsus longer than fourth tarsomere (0.12, 0.10).

Wings ( Fig. 214K View Figure 214 ). Fore wing with r vein curved; 2RS vein straight; r and 2RS veins forming a weak, even curve at their junction and outer side of junction not forming a stub; 2M vein slightly curved/swollen; distally fore wing [where spectral veins are] with microtrichiae more densely concentrated than the rest of the wing; anal cell 1/3 proximally lacking microtrichiae; subbasal cell with a small smooth area; vein 2CUa absent and vein 2CUb spectral, vein 2 cu-a absent; vein 2-1A absent; tubular vein 1 cu-a curved and complete, but junction with 1-1A vein spectral. Hind wing with vannal lobe wide, subdistally and subproximally straightened, and setae absent proximally, but scattered distally.

Metasoma ( Fig. 214A, G, H, J View Figure 214 ). Metasoma laterally compressed. Petiole on T1 distally finely sculptured, but only laterally, virtually parallel-sided over most of length, but narrowing over distal 1/3 (length 0.31, maximum width 0.18, minimum width 0.09), and with scattered pubescence concentrated in the first distal third. Lateral grooves delimiting the median area on T2 distally losing definition (length median area 0.10, length T2 0.13), edges of median area polished and lateral grooves deep, median area broader than long (length 0.10, maximum width 0.20, minimum width 0.07); T2 with scattered pubescence only distally. T3 longer than T2 (0.17, 0.13) and with scattered pubescence throughout.

Cocoons ( Fig. 4J View Figure 4 ). Brown oval cocoons with silk fibers evenly smooth. Cocoons adhered to the larval cuticle.




Tanya Heckmann Dapkey’s interests lie in ecological monitoring and restoration. She works at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, on The Barcode of Life Initiative.


The parasitized caterpillar was collected in Costa Rica, ACG, Sector Pitilla ( Pasmompa ), during June 2008 at 440 m in rain forest.


The lifestyle of this parasitoid species is gregarious.


Pero chapela Poole ( Geometridae : Ennominae) feeding on Anemopaegma orbiculatum ( Bignoniaceae ). Caterpillar was collected in fourth instar.


Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes


Milwaukee Public Museum


Bristol Museum