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Entedonastichus Girault, 1920 comparative info return to: prev home
Complete suture present across vertex
. Head and mesosoma smooth or weakly sculpted. frontal grooves extending above median ocellus, to top of eye; malar sulcus split ventrally, but often very difficult to see. The only known North American species has brachypterous females; macropterous specimens with forewing fringe setae very long, about 0.5x transverse width of wing. Petiole quadrate to longer than broad, conspicuous. Compare with: Thripobius.

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1a-b: Entedonastichus head and mesosoma (left), and female antenna (right)

Biology: Parasitoids of thrips.

Comments: 6 described species. Synapomorphies (split malar sulcus, frontal groove extending above lateral ocellus) indicate a close relationship with Thripobius.

Comparative information:

Thripobius: Petiole much broader than long.

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Schauff, M.E. 1991. The Holarctic genera of Entedoninae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 26.

Yoshimoto, C. 1981. First record of Thripoctenoides from North America, with description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Canadian Entomologist. 113: 723-725.

Image credits: 1a-b: Yoshimoto (1981).