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LaSalle & Schauff, 1994 comparative
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Eyes densely setose. Transverse frontal ridge rounded dorsally and only indicated
medially, about 1 ocellar diameter below median ocellus; scrobal depressions not present
as sulci, uniting before reaching transverse ridge. Clypeus delimited by dorsal suture.
Malar sulcus absent. Flagellum with 3 claval segments and 3 preclaval segments; 3rd
flagellomere broader than long in females, similar to 2nd flagellomere; 3rd flagellomere
longer than broad in males, longer than 2nd flagellomere. Mesosoma with raised-reticulate
sculpture; pronotal collar not formed; mesoscutum with many short setae;
notauli only indicated anteriorly; axillae advanced entirely anteriad of scuto-scutellar
margin, dorsal surface about 2x longer than broad; scutellum with many unpaired
dorsal setae, transverse, shorter than mesoscutum; prepectus not fused with
mesopleuron. Postmarginal vein shorter than stigmal vein; stigma petiolate; submarginal
vein with 3 or more setae. Propodeum extremely short; median carina meeting
nuchal carina; paraspiracular groove present but not sharply defined. Gaster unsculpted,
not metallic, with pale markings basally or throughout its length. Mesotibial
spur long and pectinate. Head and mesosoma sometimes with slight metallic luster.
Compare with: Entedononecremnus.
1a-b: Aleuroctonus face (left), and female antenna (right)
2a-b: Aleuroctonus mesosomal dorsum (left), and mesotibial spur
3a: Aleuroctonus forewing
Comments: 4 described
species. Neotropical, Nearctic.
Entedononecremnus: Eyes not setose. Gaster
strongly sclerotized, not tending to collapse, with metallic luster; gt1 smooth and shiny.
Mesotibial spur short, usually not pectinate.
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Hansson, C. & J. LaSalle. 2002. Revision of the Neotropical
species of the tribe Euderomphalini (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Journal of Natural
History. 37(6): 697-778.
LaSalle, J. & M.E. Schauff. 1994. Systematics of the tribe
Euderomphalini (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): parasitoids of whiteflies (Homoptera:
Aleyrodidae). Systematic Entomology. 19: 235-258.
Image credits: 1a-b, 2a-b, 3a: LaSalle & Schauff (1994).