Neotrichoporoides viridimaculatus, photographed by Stephen Thorpe.

Belongs within: Tetrastichinae.

Neotrichoporoides is a genus of wasps found primarily in tropical and subtropical parts of the Old World, with some species found in temperate regions and South America. Larvae are mostly associated with Diptera boring in stiff-stemmed grasses (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Body almost always over 1 mm length, rather parallel-sided. Vertex with line of weak sderolisation connecting front margins of all 3 ocelli and lateral ocellus with eye. Malar sulcus widening into triangular fovea below eye, rarely without fovea (e.g. N. emersoni). Antennae fairly long and slender, with 4 anelli; first funicular segment in female more than twice as long as broad, mostly all 3 segments elongate; in male scape with long ventral plaque either along most of scape or its distal half. Thorax long and dorsally rather horizontal, on mesoscutum and scutellum with elongate engraved reticulation, its meshes not very small. Mid lobe of scutum with 1 to 3 rows of adnotaular setae. Submedian grooves of scutellum distinct, parallel, not wide apart; apical (admarginal) groove expanding laterally but not connected with submedian grooves. Propodeum subhorizontal, with median carina and distinct, raised, wide-meshed reticulation. Forewing with marginal vein longer than costal cell, at least 6 times as long as the short oblique stigmal vein; postmarginal vein always rudimental; submarginal vein with several dorsal bristles. One of cercal bristles distinctly longer than others and kinked.

<==Neotrichoporoides Girault 1913 (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--*N. uniguttatus Girault 1913 [=*Neotrichaporoides uniguttatus; incl. *Tetrastichomorpha flava Girault 1913] B88
    |--N. aeneicorpus (Girault & Dodd in Girault 1915) [=Tetrastichomorpha aeneicorpus] B88
    |--N. aeneus (Girault 1913) [=*Trichaporoidella aenea; incl. T. decora Girault 1913, Neotrichoporoides decorus] B88
    |--‘Aprostoceroloides’ annapolis Girault 1917 G17
    |--N. bicolor (Girault 1913) [=Tetrastichomorpha bicolor] B88
    |--N. dubius (Girault 1913) [=Trichaporoidella dubia] B88
    |--N. elegantus (Girault 1913) [=Trichaporoidella eleganta] B88
    |--N. emersoni (Girault 1915) [=*Epiquadrastichus emersoni] B88
    |--N. flavipronotum Girault 1915 [=Neotrichaporoides flavipronotum] B88
    |--N. frater Girault 1915 [=Neotrichaporoides frater] B88
    |--N. leopardinus [=Ceratoneura leopardina] B88
    |--N. maupassanti (Girault 1915) [=Trichaporoidella maupassanti] B88
    |--N. mediterraneus Graham 1986 B88
    |--N. pallidipes (Girault & Dodd in Girault 1915) [=Epomphaloides pallidipes] B88
    |--N. particolor (Girault 1915) [=Trichaporoidella particolor] B88
    |--N. partiscutellum (Girault 1913) [=Tetrastichomorpha partiscutellum] B88
    |--N. pessulus (Girault 1915) [=Trichaporoidella pessulus] B88
    |--N. proserpinensis (Girault 1913) [=Ootetrastichus proserpinensis] B88
    |--N. purpureithorax (Girault 1915) (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--N. radius (Girault 1915) [=Trichaporoidella radius] B88
    |--N. semiflaviceps (Girault & Dodd in Girault 1915) [=Epomphaloides semiflaviceps] B88
    |--N. speciosus (Girault 1913) [=*Aprostoceroloides speciosus] B88
    |--N. subaeneus (Girault 1913) [=Trichaporoidella subaenea] B88
    `--*Burksia’ viridimaculata B88

Neotrichoporoides Girault 1913 [=Neotrichaporoides Girault 1913; incl. Aprostoceroloides Girault 1913, Burksia Fullaway 1955, Epiquadrastichus Girault 1915, Paraprostocetus Girault 1915, Tetrastichomorpha Girault 1913, Trichaporoidella Girault 1913] B88

Neotrichoporoides purpureithorax (Girault 1915) [=*Paraprostocetus purpureithorax, Aprostocetus purpureithoracis Bouček 1988] 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).

[G17] Girault, A. A. 1917. Chalcidoidea nova Marilandensis. II. Privately published (reprinted Gordh, G., A. S. Menke, E. C. Dahms & J. C. Hall. 1979. The privately printed papers of A. A. Girault. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 28: 114-115).

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