Heterospilus fernandesi, 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: 320-321

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Heterospilus fernandesi

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Heterospilus fernandesi  sp. n.

( Figs 15–18View FIGURES 15 – 18)

Female. Body length: 3.0 mm.

Colour: head entirely black, palpi yellow, flagellum dark brown with five white flagellomeres near to apex, last three flagellomeres dark brown, scape yellow; mesosoma and metasoma all black; wing veins and stigma dark brown; all legs yellow.

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

Mesosoma: mesopleuron  granulose, precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than width of mesopleuron  ; lobes of mesoscutum smooth and hairy just along notauli; notauli weak or absent, meeting prescutellar furrow in triangular costate area; prescutellar furrow with five cross carinae; scutellum smooth; propodeum with basal median areas distinct and margined, basal median areas smooth, basal median carina absent, areolar margin indistinct, areolar area areolate-rugose, lateral areas entirely rugose, mesosternum smooth. Fore wing: vein r shorter than vein 3 RSa, vein 1cu-a interstitial with 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 longitudinally costate, apical width equal to length; tergum II costate, apical width 2.5–3 times length; third tergum costate at base with smooth apex; terga II+III with anterior transverse groove weakly present and sinuose; posterior transverse groove weak; terga IV –VII smooth; ovipositor equal to 3/4 length of metasoma.

Material examined. Holotype (DCBU-31297); female, Brazil, SP, Ribeirão Grande, Parque Estadual Intervales 24º16’23,6’’S 48º25’21,8’’W, semidecidous mesophilic forest, 22.IV.2010, Malaise trap; N.W. Perioto col.GoogleMaps 

Comments. This species is distinguished by the prescutellar furrow with five cross carinae, smooth vertex with granulose face, and the sinuose anterior transverse groove of metasoma.

Etymology. This species is named in honour of Luciana B. R. Fernandes.