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Thripobius Ferrière, 1938 comparative info return to: prev home
Head and mesosoma smooth or weakly sculpted. Complete suture present across vertex. frontal grooves extending to top of eye, sometimes ending in vertex suture; malar sulcus split ventrally. Flagellum with 2 funicular segments and 3 claval segments; flagellum with elongate (type 3) peg sensilla. Mesoscutal midlobe with 1 pair of setae. Forewing fringe 0.5x transverse width of wing or less. Petiole much broader than long. Compare with: Ceranisus, Entedonastichus.

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Thripobius semiluteus Boucek

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T. semiluteus vertex


Comments: Shared-derived characters argue for a clade of Thripobius and Entedonastichus. This genus is part of a clade including the above genera and Goetheana, probably related to Closterocerus.

Comparative information:

Ceranisus: frontal grooves meeting eyes at or below level of median ocellus. Malar sulcus not split.

Entedonastichus: Petiole quadrate to longer than broad.

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Schauff, M.E. 1991. The Holarctic genera of Entedoninae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 26.