Heterospilus sormusi, Chiletto, Bo. & Penteado-Dias, Am., 2016

Chiletto, Bo. & Penteado-Dias, Am., 2016, Fourteen new species of Heterospilus Haliday (Hymenoptera, Braconidae: Doryctinae) from Brazil, Zootaxa 4144 (3), pp. 316-334: 331-332

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Heterospilus sormusi

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Heterospilus sormusi  sp. n.

( Figs 53–57View FIGURES 53 – 57)

Female. Body length: 2,2 mm.

Colour: head light brown to median brown, palpi yellow, scape yellow; flagellum brown, mesosoma and metasoma dark brown; wing veins and stigma median brown; all legs pale yellow with darker yellow femur. Head: vertex, frons and face smooth; malar space greater than ¼ eye height; temple shape narrow, width shorter than ½ eye width; ocell-ocular distance 2.5 times greater than diameter of lateral ocellus. Mesosoma: mesopleuron  granulate, precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than width of mesopleuron  ; mesoscutum lobes granulate and hairy just along notauli; notauli smooth meeting before prescutellar furrow in triangular costate area; prescutellar furrow with one cross carina; scutellum granulate; propodeum with basal median areas distinct and margined, basal median areas granulate, basal median carina present, areolar margin indistinct, areolar sculpture areolate-rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose, mesosternum granulate. Fore wing: vein r shorter than vein 3 RSa, vein 1cu-a beyond vein 1M, stigma wider than length of vein r. Hind wing: vein SC+R absent, length of vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M.

Metasoma: first tergum costate, apical width greater than length; second tergum costate, apical width three times length; third tergum costate with smooth; terga II+III with anterior and posterior transverse grooves present, straight or nearly straight; terga IV –VII smooth; ovipositor equal to 1/2 length of metasoma.

Material examined. Holotype (DCBU-34618); female, Brazil, SP, Gália, Estação Ecológica Caetetus  , semidecidous mesophilic forest, 21.X.2009, Malaise traps; J. Fiorelini col. 

Comments. This species is distinguished by its pale yellow legs with darker yellow femur, the smooth head, mesosoma with granulate sculpturing and the metasoma sculpturing pattern.

Etymology. This species is named in honour of the entomologist Clóvis Sormus de Castro Pinto who works with Doryctinae  .