Diaulomorpha

Body of female Diaulomorpha itea, from Bouček (1988).


Belongs within: Eulophinae.

Diaulomorpha is a genus of parasitoid wasps known from Australasia and South America. Known hosts include tenthredinid leaf-miners and small caterpillars (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Antennae inserted slightly above lower ocular line; flagellum filiform, rather broad in both sexes, segments often tending to be laterally compressed, male antenna not branched; funicle 3- or 4-segmented in females, 4-segmented in males; sensilla and hairs rather fine. Thorax rather weakly vaulted; pronotum usually rather short; mesoscutum, scutellum and axillae bearing regular and conspicuous reticulation, finer on scutellum and axillae than on mesoscutum; notauli weak but usually complete notauli; axillae strongly advanced; scutellum with distinct sublateral grooves; scutellum and axillae bearing fine but conspicuous reticulation; propodeum with a strong median carina forming a distinct T-shape with the raised anterior margin of the sclerite, and submedian convexities reachind hind margin of spiracle. Wings always fully developed. Gaster sessile, more or less broadly lanceolate, collapsing dorsally.

<==Diaulomorpha Ashmead 1900 [incl. Alophomorpha Girault 1913, Diaulomyia Girault 1913] B88
    |--*D. australiensis Ashmead 1900 B88
    |--D. aeneiscapus (Girault 1926) [=Diglyphomorphella aeneiscapus] B88
    |--D. arboris (Girault 1924) [=Diaulomyia arboris] B88
    |--D. asperitergum (Girault 1915) [=Alophomorphella asperitergum] B88
    |--D. chinchillae (Girault 1933) [=Diaulomyiia (l. c. for Diaulomyia) chinchillae] B88
    |--D. cicutta (Walker 1839) [=Eulophus cicutta] B88
    |--D. floris (Girault 1922) [=Diaulomyia floris] B88
    |--D. itea (Walker 1839) [=Eulophus itea] B88
    |--D. maculatipennis (Girault 1913) [=*Diaulomyia maculatipennis] B88
    |--D. nigroaenea (Girault 1929) [=Diaulomyiia (l. c. for Diaulomyia) nigroaenea] B88
    |--D. niveipes (Girault 1915) [=Alophomorphella niveipes] B88
    |--D. pulchra (Girault 1913) [=*Alophomorpha pulchra] B88
    `--D. telestas (Walker 1839) [=Eulophus telestas] B88

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[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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