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Toruli unusually low, near mouth margin. 2 funicular segments. Forewing
with patches of dark or thickened setae, especially near
parastigma and base of marginal vein (patch of setae sometimes replaced by
strongly darkened spot in venation). Notauli complete; scutellum without submedian or
sublateral grooves. Color yellow or brown, never metallic. Compare with: Hoplocrepis.
1a: Trichospilus ferrierei Boucek female
2a-c: Trichospilus vorax Boucek face (left), T. boops Boucek
face (center), and forewing (right)
parasitoids of Lepidoptera.
Comments: 5 described
species. The similarity to Hoplocrepis may not be due to convergence, and should
be investigated phylogenetically.
Hoplocrepis: 4 funicular segments. Mandibles
incapable of meeting medially. Posterior surface of head sharply margined, with eyes not
separated from postgenal margin.
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Boucek, Z. 1976. The African and Asiatic species of Trichospilus
and Cotterellia (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Bulletin of Entomological
Research. 65(4): 669-681.
Image credits: Boucek (1976).