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Diaulinopsis Crawford, 1912 comparative info return to: prev home
2 funicular segments, 3 claval segments; scape enlarged in males. Face with transverse sulcus at mid-height. Notauli nearly straight, deep and complete, reaching scutellar margin or ending in axillae very near it; each mesoscutal sidelobe with narrow scapular flange that reaches scutellar margin. Postmarginal vein about 2x stigmal vein length. Compare with: Cirrospilus, Diglyphus.

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1a-b: Diaulinopsis male antenna (left), and forewing venation (right)

Biology: Parasitoids of leaf-mining Diptera.

Comments: 4 described species.

Comparative information:

Cirrospilus: Postmarginal vein about 1x stigmal vein length. Scape not swollen in males. Color in most specimens largely yellowish (metallic green in Diaulinopsis).

Diglyphus: Notauli incomplete or ending in anterior half of axillae, far from scutellar margin. Scape rarely swollen in males. Postmarginal vein <2x stigmal vein length in most species.

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Boucek, Z. 1959. A study of central European Eulophidae, II: Diaulinopsis and Cirrospilus (Hymenoptera). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. 33: 171-194.

Gordh, G. & R. Hendrickson. 1979. New species of Diglyphus, a world list of the species, taxonomic notes and a key to New World species of Diglyphus and Diaulinopsis (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 81: 666-684.

Schauff, M.E., J. LaSalle, & L.D. Coote. 1997. Chapter 10. Eulophidae. in "Annotated Keys to the Genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)". G.A.P. Gibson & J.T. Huber, eds. NRC Research Press, Ottawa.

Image credits: 1a: Gordh & Hendrickson (1979). 1b: Schauff, et al. (1997).