Heterospilus periotoi, 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: 329-330

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Heterospilus periotoi

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Heterospilus periotoi  sp. n.

( Figs 45–47View FIGURES 45 – 47)

Female. Body length: 3.1 mm.

Colour: vertex brown with face and outline of the eyes yellow, palpi yellow, scape brown, flagellum brown, mesoscutum dark brown to black; metasoma brown, with terga IV –VII lighter; wing veins including stigma light brown; legs yellow.

Head: vertex, frons smooth, face granulose; malar space greater than ¼ eye height; temple broad, width equal to ½ eye width; ocell-ocular distance 2.5 times the diameter of lateral ocellus; 23 flagellomeres.

Mesosoma: mesopleuron  granulose, precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than width of mesopleuron  ; lobes of mesoscutum granulose and hairy just along notauli; notauli scrobiculate meeting before prescutellar furrow in triangular costate area; prescutellar furrow with one cross carina; scutellum granulose; propodeum with basal median areas distinct and margined, basal median areas granulose, basal median carina present, areolar margin indistinct, areolar area rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose, mesosternum granulose. Fore wing: vein r shorter than vein 3 RSa, vein 1cu-a interstitial with vein 1M, stigma wider to length of vein r. Hind wing: vein SC+R present, length of vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M.

Metasoma: first tergum longitudinally costate, apical width equal to length; second tergum longitudinally costate, apical width four to five times the length; tergum III basally costate with apex smooth; terga II+III with anterior transverse groove present and sinuose, posterior transverse groove absent; terga IV –VII smooth; ovipositor equal to length of metasoma.

Material examined. Holotype ( DCBU 31292View Materials); female, Brazil, SP, Teodoro Sampaio , Parque Estadual Morro do Diabo, 22o27’00”S 52o10’00”W, semidecidous mesophilic forest, 16.XII.2009, Malaise trap; N.W. Perioto colGoogleMaps  . Paratype: 1 female, Brazil, SP, Pontal , Usina Bela Vista, 19.VII.2010, Malaise trap; I.F. Melo and col. 

Comments. This species is distinguished by the head being yellow and brown with smooth vertex and mesoscutum granulose.

Etymology. This species is named in honour of the entomologist Nelson W. Perioto.


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