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Neopomphale LaSalle & Schauff, 1994 comparative info return to: prev home
Eyes setose. Transverse frontal groove straight, located near median ocellus; scrobal grooves uniting before reaching transverse groove. Malar sulcus complete, not curving posteriad. Vertex with transverse groove between median and lateral ocelli; occiput with longitudinal and transverse grooves. Clypeus defined dorsally by a semicircular sulcus. Flagellum presumably always 6-segmented, including 2 (possibly sometimes 1) tiny anelli, 1 preclaval segment that is longer than broad, as broad as club, and a 3-segmented club that is much longer than the rest of the flagellum; club with apical spicule. Pronotal collar not formed; mesoscutal midlobe with 1 pair of setae; axillae advanced entirely anteriad of scutellar margin, but weakly or not separated from mesoscutum medially, when apparent, the dorsal surface of the axilla is about 2x longer than broad; scutellum transverse, shroter than mesoscutum, with 1 pair of setae. Postmarginal vein shorter than stigmal vein, stigma petioate; submarginal vein with 2 dorsal setae; speculum present. Propodeum extremely short. Petiole transverse. Base of gt1 with transverse membranous region. Compare with: Euderomphale.

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Neopomphale face (left), and female antenna (right)

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Neopomphale mesosomal dorsum (left), and 1st gastral tergite and posterior part of mesosoma(right)

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Neopomphale forewing

Biology: Parasitoids of Aleyrodidae.

Comments: 21 described species.

Comparative information:

Euderomphale: Axillar sulci present dorsally and complete across mesoscutum. Malar sulcus incomplete, directed posteriad.

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Hansson, C. & J. LaSalle. 2002. Revision of the Neotropical species of the tribe Euderomphalini (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Journal of Natural History. 37(6): 697-778.

LaSalle, J. & M.E. Schauff. 1994. Systematics of the tribe Euderomphalini (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): parasitoids of whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Systematic Entomology. 19: 235-258.

Image credits: LaSalle & Schauff (1994).