Heterospilus intervalesi, 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: 324-325

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Heterospilus intervalesi

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Heterospilus intervalesi  sp. n.

( Figs 31–34View FIGURES 31 – 34)

Female. Body length: 1.3 mm.

Colour: head yellow, palpi yellow, scape yellow; flagellum yellow, mesosoma entirely yellow; metasoma yellow with terga III + IV median brown; wing veins light brown with stigma median brown; all legs pale yellow.

Head: vertex, frons and face smooth; malar space greater than ¼ eye height; temple shape broad, width shorter than ½ eye width; ocell-ocular distance 2.5 times greater than diameter of lateral ocellus.

Mesosoma: mesopleuron  smooth, precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than width of mesopleuron  ; mesoscutum lobes granulate and hairy just along notauli; notauli smooth meeting before prescutellar furrow in triangular unsculptured 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 distinct, areolar area areolate-rugose, lateral areas entirely granulose, mesosternum smooth. Fore wing: vein r shorter than vein 3 RSa, vein 1cu-a intersticial to vein 1M, stigma wider than length of vein r. Hind wing: vein SC+R present, length of vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M.

Metasoma: first tergum smooth, apical width greater than length; second tergum smooth, apical width three times length; third tergum smooth; terga II+III with anterior and posterior transverse grooves absent; terga IV –VII smooth; ovipositor equal to length of terga I+II combined.

Material examined. Holotype (DCBU-34621); female, Brazil, SP, Ribeirão Grande, Parque Estadual Intervales, 24o16’23,6’’S 48o25’21,8’’W, semidecidous mesophilic forest, 23.XI.2009, Malaise traps; N.W. Perioto col.GoogleMaps 

Comments. This species is distinguished by its shorter size, by its coloration, with all body yellow and your size of the mesosoma, smaller than usual as compared with head and metasoma.

Etymology. The name of this species refers to the location in São Paulo state where it was collected.