Taxonavigation[edit]. Cocoons of Apanteles sp. next to a perforated Papilio demoleus caterpillar Genus: Apanteles Subgenera: Choeras –. PERFORMANCE OF APANTELES SP. (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) ON TWO AMARANTH LEAF WEBBERS: SPOLADEA RECURVALIS. 37e); tarsal claws with one basal spine-like seta, Apanteles alejandromasisi Fernández-Triana, sp. n. 8(6), T1 mostly white except for small black spot posteriorly.

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Methods In this study, Mesoamerica is defined as the region from and including Mexico through Panama, and all the Caribbean islands, following Gauld All aoanteles, including coxae except for small spot on anterior 0.

Key to species of the glenriverai group 1 Metatibia almost entirely dark brown, with at most anterior 0. Cephise aelius or Phocides spp.

The original description from Ashmead does not match the holotype. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Antenna clearly shorter than body length, usually 0. Ovipositor sheaths usually 0.

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Rodriguez4 M. Ovipositor sheaths usually less than 1. However, pending a comprehensive phylogenetic study of Microgastrinaewe decided that it is best to here describe all those species as belonging to Apanteles.

Apanteles anapiedrae does not resemble typical species of Apanteles because of its propodeal areola and unpleated hypopygium. All species are solitary, with the individual coccon mostly white, but with basal 0.

Because that is beyond the scope of this paper, we describe the species under Apanteles — the best arrangement at the moment. Posterior probabilities over 0. However, consistent differences in morphology, elevational distribution, host records and barcodes support its status as a species on its own.


The dichotomous keys were built to accommodate, as much as possible, what appear to be potential natural groups, based on morphology, biology host dataand DNA barcoding. Apanteles Rodriguez04 Smith et al. We have only seen one specimen lacking legs, antenna and metasoma, which cannot be properly assigned to genus until more material is available. While some of these species groups appear to represent monophyletic or at least morphologically coherent groups, many are poorly defined, and some are just containers for species that do not fit into any other group.

This variation is closely related to ep host species upon which the wasp deposits its egg. Antenna about same length than body; ovipositor sheaths 1. No host is known for this species-group. T1 length at least 3. The group is likely to be artificial, at least apantelles, and it may end being part of a larger group including the current joserasi javierobandoi groups.

This is an unusual pattern among the Mesoamerican species of Apanteles we have examined so far, but might reflect the size of the caterpillar host when parasitized. No molecular data available for this species. HesperiidaePyrginae ].

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Urogaster fuscicornis Cameron, Metacoxa entirely yellow-white or orange, at most with small brown spot on anterior end Figs 72a, c73a, c, f76a ; scutoscutellar sulcus relatively wide, with at most 7 widely impressed pits. Apamteles, this species has an inflexible unfolded hypopygium.

To facilitate dp of the traits and ratios, a detailed apaanteles of every morphological structure and measurement used in this study is provided in Appendix 1including links to the HAO website and references to terms that have been commonly used previously in Microgastrinae taxonomy. Most of the available host records are from miners. Metafemur, metatibia, tegula and humeral complex yellow; pterostigma mostly pale or transparent with thin brown borders Figs 56b60b [Hosts: All groups are new, except for apantteles Apanteles ater and Apanteles diatraeae previously created and used apabteles several authors e.


Antenna same length or longer than body; T1 length usually less than 2. However, given previous changes in the generic status of this species, it should be kept in mind that, if future studies bring it back into Apantelesat that moment a replacement name will be needed to avoid a secondary homonym with Apanteles albinervis Cameron, The differences between vannal lobes of those two genera were illustrated by Whitfield Apanteles albinervican Shenefelt, While a dose of to rads can kill an average human, a dose ofrads was required to kill a braconid of genus Habrobracon in an experiment.

Ovipositor sheaths at most 2.

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In spite of the shortcomings in the species-group system, it remains a useful tool for partitioning the large number of Apanteles species. Austin and Dangerfield Elachistidaefour species of Anadasmus. PyralidaeCrambidaeGelechiidaeNoctuidaeSesiidae.

Metafemur apantwles metatibia yellow to light brown, with posterior 0. Crambidae commonly called Pyralidae in older literatureDiatraea grandiosellaDiatraea impersonatellaDiatraea lineolataDiatraea magnificataDiatraea muellerella apantelew, Diatraea saccharalisDiatraea sp. T2 fully sculptured; T2 width at posterior margin 4. Alex Smith1 Daniel H.

Mesoscutellum with non-polished area of lateral face with striae that continue towards axilla, with no clear or polished area separating both striated surfaces Fig.

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