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Euplectromorpha Girault, 1913 comparative info return to: prev home
Occipital and postoccipital carinae absent. Pronotal collar carinate; notauli complete; scutellum with nearly parallel sublateral grooves that do not meet posteriorly under normal (up to 50x) magnification. Propodeum with 2 submedian carinae that meet anteriorly form an H-shaped, X-shaped, or inverse U-shaped structure. Petiole much broader than long. Longest metatibial spur reaching halfway point of 2nd metatarsal segment; usually with 2 metatibial spurs, rarely with 1. Compare with: Alveoplectrus.

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1a: Euplectromorpha posterior portion of body

Biology: Parasitoids of Lepidoptera.

Comments: Many described species.

Comparative information:

Alveoplectrus: Pronotal collar not carinate; scutellum with sublateral grooves that meet posteriorly; dorsellum with medial pit (where the longitudinal carina and transverse carina meet), and tiny posterior projection into basal cup of propodeum. Postoccipital carina present; occipital carina present or absent. Basal protarsal segment with strigil; 1 metatibial spur.

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Boucek, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.

Wijesekara, G.A.W. & M.E. Schauff. 1994. Revision of the tribe Euplectrini of Sri Lanka (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Oriental Insects. 28: 1-48.

Wijesekara, G.A.W. & M.E. Schauff. 1997. Two new genera and three new species of Euplectrini (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from the New World. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 99(1): 101-109.

Zhu, C.D. & D.W. Huang. 2001. Revision of Chinese Euplectromorpha Girault (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution. 31: 401-410.

Image credits: 1a: Boucek (1988).