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Body short and stout: 0.9-1.9mm in length. Flagellar formula 1,3,3 in females, 1,4,2 or
(rarely) 1,3,3 in males; scape length subequal distance between lateral ocelli; lateral
ocelli near eye margin; apical pair of funicular segments subquadrate to much
broader than long in females; males with 3 short funicular branches. Notauli
incomplete; mesoscutal midlobe with many irregularly placed setae;
scutellum without submedian or sublateral grooves, distinctly broader than long.
Postmarginal vein not more than 1.7x stigmal vein length. Color dark or
mixed yellow-green. Compare with: Necremnus, Eulophus,
1a: Microlycus pulcherrimus Kerrich
2a-c: Microlycus heterocerus Thomson profile (left), M.
erdoesi Boucek female antenna (center), and male antenna (right)
Biology: 1 species
parasitoid of Perileucoptera coffeella (Guérin-Mén. & Perrottet)
(Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae), leaf-miner of coffee plants.
Comments: 9 described
species; poorly known genus. Apparently close to Necremnus.
Necremnus: Scape length much longer than
distance between lateral ocelli and/or lateral ocelli 2x or more their
own diameter distant from eye margin and/or scutellum as long or longer
than broad. Apical pair of funicular segments usually each longer than broad. Very
difficult to separate in some cases using generic characters, the characters representing
entirely continuous variation and subject to intermediacy in a few cases.
Eulophus: Mandibles not capable of meeting
medially. Basal mesotarsal segment shorter than next segment.
Clypeus bilobed apically. Scutellum usually with many irregularly placed setae in addition
to the 2 pairs normally present. Stigma relatively large. 4 funicular segments.
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Boucek, Z. 1959. A study of central European Eulophidae, 1:
Eulophinae (Hymenoptera). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. 33:
Kerrich, G.J. 1969. Systematic studies on eulophid parasites (Hym.,
Chalcidoidea) mostly of coffee leaf-miners in Africa. Bulletin of Entomological
Research. 59(2): 195-228.
Image credits: 1a: Kerrich (1969). 2a-c: Boucek (1959).