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eul 5 eul 10
eul 14 eul 17
eul 20 eul 24
Lucchese, 1941 comparative info return to: prev(cir 4) prev(eul
Clypeal margin sharply incised. Female with only 2 funicular
segments, males with 3; flagellar segments unbranched in males.
Notauli usually incomplete, but sometimes complete and ending in anterior half of axillae
(seen in extralimital forms--Egyptian specimens), far anteriad of scutellar margin;
scutellum without submedian grooves; metanotum large, strongly sculpted, dorsellum
crenulate/multidentate. Propodeum with strong median carina and plicae. Compare
with: Necremnus, Eulophus.
1a-c: Colpoclypeus face (left), female antenna (center), and propodeum
plus metanotum (right)
of leaf-mining Tortricids.
Comments: This genus
is easily recognized by its sharply notched clypeal margin and the unique dorsellum. It
may be closely related to Eulophus and Necremnus, but no definable
apomorphy for such a grouping is known to me, other than reduction characters. It does not
have the transverse facial groove of the Cirrospilini.
information: Colpoclypeus specimens are normally easily identified if
the clypeal margin is visible. Beginners may have some difficulty determining what
specimens are not Colpoclypeus when they are unable to see the
clypeal margin of smaller Eulophines such as Diglyphus. No comparable genus has a
similar dorsellum or propodeum, although certain Eulophines near Eulophus and Dicladocerus
have a reticulate dorsellum. Colpoclypeus is also much stouter-bodied than
most Cirrospilini, excluding some Diglyphus and Danuviella.
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Askew, R.R. 1968. Hymenoptera 2. Chalcidoidea section (b). Handbooks
for the Identification of British Insects. 8(2)b.
Image credits: 1a-b: Askew (1968).