Apleurotropis sp., from here.

Belongs within: Entedoninae.

Apleurotropis is a genus of wasps found in Africa and Australasia, parasitising leaf-mining insects of a range of orders (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Shiny, with extensively whitish or pale yellow legs, often including the pyriform and shiny gastral petiole. Occipital margin usually with a blunt dorsal edge, frons in front of median ocellus with a deep broad pit continuing forwards in a shallower longitudinal depression or groove ending at a frontal transverse ridge. Mesoscutum with a shortened median groove, the mid lobe with one pair of setae, the second pair being placed in the triangular nolaular depressions. Sculellum always engraved-reticulate, without grooves, the two setae removed from the hind margin. Propodeum with convex and shiny submedian areas separated by a distinct median carina, this anteriorly usually forked or abruptly ending at a deep pit, and with distinct plicae extendmg posteriorly onto the supracoxal flange where they cross the smooth deep groove which delimits the flange.

<==Apleurotropis Girault 1913 (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--*A. viridis Girault 1913 B88
    |--A. aeneoscutellum (Girault 1915) [=Pleurotropomyia aeneoscutellum] B88
    |--A. albipes (Girault 1913) [=*Apleurotropopseus albipes] B88
    |--A. claviviridis (Girault 1915) [=*Horismenella claviviridis] B88
    |--A. dorothea Girault 1935 B88
    |--A. grotiusi (Girault 1913) [=*Pleurotropomyia grotiusi] B88
    |--A. lacteicoxa (Girault 1915) [=Pleurotropomyia lacteicoxa] B88
    |--A. lalori Girault 1938 [incl. Cotterellia insularis Kerrich 1974, A. insularis] B88
    |--A. lamellata [=Chrysocharis lamellata, Cotterellia lamellata] B88
    |--A. mini (Girault 1937) [=*Propleurotropis mini] B88
    |--A. seditiosa (Girault 1913) [=Pleurotropomyia seditiosus] B88
    |--A. spenceri (Girault 1913) [=Pleurotropomyia spenceri] B88
    |--A. thaelmanni Girault 1934 B88
    |--A. unnotipennis (Girault 1915) [=*Epentedon unnotipennis] B88
    `--A. varicoxa (Girault 1915) [=Horismenella varicoxa] B88

Apleurotropis Girault 1913 [incl. Apleurotropopseus Girault 1913, Epentedon Girault 1915, Horismenella Girault 1915, Pleurotropomyia Girault 1913, Propleurotropis Girault 1937] B88

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

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