283a (256b). Cercus at tip of abdomen; fore and midcoxae separated (midcoxa posterior to

midpoint of mesopleuron); axillae (ax) do not meet medially (if so, at least as long as

wide); marginal vein longer than stigmal or postmarginal (Fig.A)............................................ 284

 

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283b. Cercus anterior to tip of abdomen; fore & mid coxae nearly touching (mid coxa anterior to

middle of mesopleuron) (Fig.A); flagellum with at most 9 segments (occasionally one very

small ring-like segment); axillae transverse (= at right angle with longitudinal axis), often

meeting in midline (Fig.A); marginal vein often shorter than stigmal or postmarginal;

mesoscutum convex and short; prescutal sutures absent or indicated by superficial lines

converging to meet at the pointed front end of scutellum (Figs.B-Z) ..............................

............................................................................................................ Encyrtidae (adults-1) (adults-2)

 

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