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Notanisomorphella Girault, 1913 comparative
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Basal 3 funicular segments branched in males; males and females with 4 funicular
segments. Notauli incomplete; mesoscutal midlobe evenly setose or with 2 rows of setae;
scutellum without submedian grooves. Postmarginal vein at least 2x stigmal vein length. Propodeum
with complete "step-like" plicae (enclosed median panels of propodeum
elevated above the sunken paraspiracular areas) immediately medial to spiracles; median
panels large, glossy or reticulate; median carina distinct and simple; costula absent.
Compare with: Sympiesis, Pnigalio, Dimmockia.
2a: Notanisomorphella propodeum
of Coleophoridae and other small Lepidoptera, leaf-mining Hispine beetles, also reared
from spider egg-sacs.
described species. Very close to Sympiesis and Dimmockia, but of
distinctive habitus so that it is easily recognizable once reference specimens have been
Sympiesis: Seldom with strong median carina
and plicae, but if so then median panels not raised sharply above areas lateral to the
plicae. There are a few species of Sympiesis with somewhat step-like plicae, but
in those species the propodeum is only slightly (<1.75x) longer than broad, resembling
that of many Hemiptarsenus.
Pnigalio: If propodeal
costula lacking then median panels not raised sharply above areas lateral
Dimmockia: Clypeal margin bilobed.
Dicladocerus: Flagellum with 3 funicular
segments in females, males with 2 antennal branches. Scutellum in most species with
parallel longitudinal grooves.
Boucek, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A
biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species.
CAB International, Wallingford, UK.
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: Boucek (1988). 2a: Schauff, et al. (1997).