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Goetheana Girault, 1920 comparative info return to: prev home
Complete suture present across vertex
. Scape strongly swollen in males of G. shakespearei Girault (the only species known from the Nearctic), but not so in other species; flagellum with elongate, asymmetrical but rod-shaped peg sensilla (apparently unique). Forewing very narrow, posterior margin strongly sinuate, fringe setae much longer than transverse wing width. Protibial spur split at base, with branches of equal length, shaped like a tuning fork.

Information on this page corrected by Serguei V. Triapitsyn (June 14, 2002).

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1a-b: Goetheana forewing (left), and G. shakespearei Girault male antenna (right)

Biology: Solitary endoparasitoids of immature thrips.

Comments: 2 described species. Probably included in a monophyletic grouping with Ceranisus, Thripobius, and Entedonastichus, but differing strongly from all, except that some Ceranisus males have an expanded scape.

Comparative information:

Cales: Scape not swollen in males. Mandible with ventral socketed accessory tooth. Flagellum with 2 anelli, 1 funicular segment, and 1 elongate claval segment. Tarsal formula 4-4-4.

Ceranisus: Posterior margin of forewing not sinuate; fringe setae not longer than forewing width.

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Boucek, Z. 1977. Taxonomic studies on some Eulophidae (Hym.) of economic interest mainly from Africa. Entomophaga. 21(4): 401-414.

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

Image credits: Schauff (1991).