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Diglyphomorpha Ashmead, 1904 comparative info return to: prev home
4 funicular segments. Notauli complete though sometimes partially obscured by mesoscutal sculpture; scutellum with a sometimes faint median groove; with complete sublateral grooves converging, but not quite meeting, meeting posteriorly, their margins relatively sharp. Propodeum with irregular transverse rugae; plicae and median carina present. Compare with: Miotropis.

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Diglyphomorpha scutellum and propodeum

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Diglyphomorpha vertex and occiput


Comments: 1 described species: D. aurea (Howard). Part of a distinct group of Eulophines with complete notauli and a rugulose propodeum, specimens of this genus have been mischaracterized as having a more regular set of rugae than they really do.

Comparative information:

Miotropis: Certain species, formerly classified in Cirrospiloideus, with faint propodeal rugae, but these have very faint scutellar grooves that are not traceable past the posterior pair of setal sockets without very careful observation through high-resolution microscopes, and never have plicae. Scutellum never with a median longitudinal groove.

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Boucek, Z. 1977. Descriptions of two new species of Neotropical Eulophidae (Hymenoptera) of economic interest, with taxonomic notes on related species and genera. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 67(1): 1-15.

LaSalle, J. & M.E. Schauff. 1992. Preliminary studies on Neotropical Eulophidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea): Ashmead, Cameron, Howard, and Walker species. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 27.

Schauff, M.E. & J. LaSalle. 1993. Nomenclatural notes on genera of North American Eulophidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 95(3): 488-503.

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.