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Stenomesius Westwood, 1833 return to: prev home
4 funicular segments. Notauli complete; scutellum with complete sublateral grooves meeting posteriorly. Propodeum with 2 submedian carinae connected at middle, forming an H- or X-shaped structure.

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Stenomesius propodeum

Biology: Parasitoids of Lepidoptera.

Comments: 16 described species.

Comparative information: There are no Nearctic Eulophines with similar propodeal features. Some Neotropical Eulophines of unknown placement seem to approach Stenomesius, having a Y-shaped median carina.

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Boucek, Z. 1977. Descriptions of two new species of Neotropical Eulophidae (Hymenoptera) of economic interest, with taxonomic notes on related species and genera. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 67(1): 1-15.

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: Schauff, et al. (1997).