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Eprhopalotus Girault, 1916 comparative info return to: prev home
Head very large. Transverse frontal groove faint or absent; scrobal depressions meeting below center of face, interscrobal process very short. Flagellar formula 2,4,1. Pronotum not visible dorsally, very short and hardly visible laterally; notauli distinctly complete as deep, narrow grooves throughout their length; scutellum overhanging metanotum and part of propodeum. Postmarginal vein subequal stigmal vein length. Propodeum very short, about 4x broader than long; small median carina present, flanked by channels and submedian carinae. Petiole very short, much broader than long.

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1a-b: Eprhopalotus face (left), and propodeum (right)

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2: Eprhopalotus from dorsal view

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3: Eprhopalotus forewing venation

Biology: Reared from Cynipid leaf gall on oak.

Comments: 2 described species. Affinities unknown.

Comparative information: No other genus of Entedoninae has similar notauli, although the pronotum is hidden in many, such as Euderomphalini, Holcopelte, Omphale, and some species of Chrysocharis. Separation from these genera is obvious, so no further discussion is given.

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

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.