Microplitis ajmerensis Rao & Kurian, 1950

Gupta, Ankita, 2013, Revision of the Indian Microplitis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae), with description of one new species, Zootaxa 3620 (3), pp. 429-452: 435

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Microplitis ajmerensis Rao & Kurian, 1950


II. Microplitis ajmerensis Rao & Kurian, 1950 

Brief diagnosis. Notauli indistinct; propodeum with clear median longitudinal carina surrounded by coarse rugosity. Wings hyaline, pterostigma brown with faint patch basally; metasoma reddish brown; T 1 2 x as long as its widest part, dilated at apex and converging towards tip; faintly darker basally; rest tergites pale reddish brown, extreme apex dark reddish brown; propodeum with distinct median longitudinal carina; femur light reddish brown, tibia brown, dark apically. Ovipositor short and exserted.

Host. Spodoptera exigua (Hubner)  ( Lepidoptera  : Noctuidae  ).

Comments. This species is included in the key based on the original description. The types could not be located hence only the original description was consulted for this study.