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Head broad, with face strongly narrowed in ventral half. Mandibles
reduced, not capable of meeting medially, without
denticles. Occipital carina (often a sharp ledge) present near occipital foramen,
vertex usually sharply margined as well. 4 funicular segments; male flagellomeres
pedunculate, each funicular segment nodose and slightly asymmetrical, encircled by
whorl(s) of erect setae. Notauli complete. Forewing with distinct tuft of enlarged,
dark setae near parastigma (sometimes replaced by strong dark spot); usually with
fuscate transverse stripe(s). Petiole longer than broad. Color typically semi-transparent
brown to tan or amber. Sulci, carinae, and sutures usually with conspicuously sharp edges.
Compare with: Trichospilus.
1a-b: Hoplocrepis face (left), and oblique view of posterior
surface of head (right)
2a: Hoplocrepis forewing
Comments: 4 described
Trichospilus: Flagellum with 2 funicular
segments. Mandibles capable of meeting medially. Similar in general appearance to Hoplocrepis,
these genera are surprisingly easy to confuse at first glance.
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LaSalle, J. & M.E. Schauff. 1992. Preliminary studies on
Neotropical Eulophidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea): Ashmead, Cameron, Howard, and Walker
species. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 27.
Schauff, M.E., J. LaSalle, & L.D. Coote. 1997. Chapter 10.
Eulophidae. in "Annotated Keys to the Genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea
(Hymenoptera)". G.A.P. Gibson & J.T. Huber, eds. NRC Research Press, Ottawa.
Image credits: Schauff, et al. (1997).