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Hoplocrepis Ashmead, 1890 comparative info return to: prev home
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.

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1a-b: Hoplocrepis face (left), and oblique view of posterior surface of head (right)

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2a: Hoplocrepis forewing


Comments: 4 described species.

Comparative information:

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).