Heterospilus ayewai, 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: 318-319

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Heterospilus ayewai

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Heterospilus ayewai  sp. n.

( Figs 5–9View FIGURES 5 – 9)

Female. Body length: 1.7 mm.

Colour: head medium brown, palpi yellow, scape yellow; flagellum brown, mesosoma median brown to dark brown; metasoma dark brown with terga II, V –VII lighter brown; wing veins and stigma median brown; all legs pale yellow.

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  smooth, precoxal sulcus smooth, shorter than width of mesopleuron  ; mesoscutum lobes granulate, with circular shape 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 sculpture areolate or granulose, lateral areas rugose posteriorly and granulate anteriorly. 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 present, length of vein M+CU shorter than vein 1M. 

Metasoma: first tergum with length equal to apical width and costate, apical width equal length; second tergum costate, apical width four or more times length; third tergum smooth; terga II+III with anterior and posterior transverse grooves absent; terga IV –VII smooth; ovipositor equal to 3/4 length of metasoma.

Material examined. Holotype (DCBU-34619); female, Brazil, SP, Jundiaí, Res. B. da Serra do Japi  , semidecidous mesophilic forest, 3.X.2009, Malaise traps; A. S. Soares col. 

Comments. This species is distinguished by its temple being narrow with width shorter than ½ eye width, by its mesoscutum circular in shape and its first tergum of metasoma being small and square.

Etymology. The name of this species was composed by random letters.