259a (258b). Antennae arise at side and below free margin of clypeus; thorax with some distinct

pits or wrinkles, often also head; scutellum without sublateral lines but often with pitted

frenal line (Fig.A ); fore wing membrane flat, pubescent, without a tuft of scales; frons

with median pitted groove; abdominal petiole longer than wide; body black or slightly

metallic (Figs.B-D) (common in North American collections)............................................

............................................. Pteromalidae (Spalangiinae).... [also see 294 and fly-par.htm ]

 

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259b. Antennae arise slightly above free margin of clypeus; abdominal petiole not visible

(Fig. A) (rare in North American collections).....................................................

.......................................................... Pteromalidae (Ceinae) [also see Asaphinae & Eunotinae].

 

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