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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.
1a-b: Entedonastichus head and mesosoma (left), and female antenna
Comments: 6 described
species. Synapomorphies (split malar sulcus, frontal groove extending above lateral
ocellus) indicate a close relationship with Thripobius.
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).