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Girault, 1915 comparative info return to: prev home
[This genus has not been formally synonymized with Euderus, but has recently been
treated as a likely synonym.] Very similar to some species of Euderus, but
distinguishable using a combination of characters. Forewing with indistinct or no
setal tracks radiating from stigma, and: females with both
pedicel and 1st funicular segment 2x longer than broad, apical funicular segments
much shorter than basal ones; males with nodose flagellomeres and 1st
funicular segment with two complete whorls of erect setae; males sometimes with 5
funicular segments. Propodeum with median carina. Apical gastral tergite (epipygium) much
shorter than preceding tergite. Compare with: Euderus, Carlyleia.
1a-b: Parasecodella female, dorsal view (left), and male antenna
Parasecodella female face and antennae
Comments: 4 described
species. I am confident that this genus renders Euderus paraphyletic, but it is
not clear whether it should simply be lumped into that large genus, or if some species of Euderus
should be placed in Parasecodella. Euderus may remain paraphyletic
with respect to most of the other genera in the subfamily if species with nodose
flagellomeres in males are retained. The situation clearly requires further study for its
Euderus: Combination of characters not
entirely present. Especially, in most species forewing with 2-3 rows of setae radiating
from stigmal apex and/or funicular segments not nodose in males and/or
pedicel or 1st funicular segment <2x longer than broad in females.
Carlyleia: Propodeum without median carina.
Apical gastral tergite (epipygium) much longer than preceding tergite in females.
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Boucek, Z. 1963. Studien über europäische Eulophidae, III:
Euderinae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Beiträge zur Entomologie. 13:
Boucek, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A
biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species.
CAB International, Wallingford, UK.
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.
Image credits: 1b: Boucek (1988).