Subfamilies of Pteromalidae (especially Australasian species):

 

294a (252a, 259a, 270b, 274a,b; 275a, 276a, 277a, 278a, 279a, 281a, 282a,b). Stigmal vein

arising at almost right angle (Fig.A) and longer than postmarginal vein (dwarfed %%

sometimes with rudimentary wings); body not metallic, usually yellowish or blackish, thorax

along median line almost smooth and bare except for paired setae (rarely more setae

sublaterally), including rare shortwinged forms; oral depression on back of head much

constricted or separated from foramen magnum (= opening on posterior side of head) by

postgenal bridge (as in Fig.B); [tarsi sometimes with 4 segments; antenna sometimes with

one ring segment, number of other segments variable]....................................................

.....................................................................non-Pteromalidae, Agaonidae (Epichrysomallinae)

 

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A B

 

294b. Stigmal vein at acute angle or, if rarely approaching right angle (e.g., some Ormocerinae),

then stigmal vein shorter than postmarginal and thorax dorsally with distinct sculpture and

extensively hairy even in median line; back of head usually broadly open between oral

depression and foramen magnum; mostly quite different from that previously described;

winged or wingless............................................................................................................................ 295