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Hubbardiella Ashmead, 1904 return to: prev(Eul8) prev(eud1) home
Males with nodose flagellomeres. Mesosoma strongly resembling that of a Eucharitid: pronotum, propodeum, and dorsellum nearly vertical, hidden from dorsal view, scutellum overhanging dorsellum and propodeum; notauli incomplete, present only posteriorly. 2 faint rows of setae radiating from stigma. Propodeum with distinct median carina. Only 7 distinct gastral tergites (epipygium absent) in both sexes--this confirmed by the author (unpublished data) from a specimen collected in Guatemala.

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1a: Hubbardiella head and mesosoma

Biology:

Comments: 1 described species: H. arizonensis Ashmead. Not easily confused with other Nearctic Eulophids. This genus is unique among Euderines in that females have only 7 gastral tergites, lacking an epipygium.

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References

Coote, L.D. 1994. Review of Nearctic genera of Euderinae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), with descriptions of two new species of Allocerastichus Masi, and redescription of Carlyleia marilandica Girault. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 72: 1044-1054.

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: 1a: Schauff, et al. (1997).