Microplitis Foerster , 1862

Zhang, Wangzhen, Song, Dongbao & Chen, Jiahua, 2019, Two new species of the genus Microplitis Foerster, 1862 (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from China, ZooKeys 859, pp. 49-61: 49

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.859.31720

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:98CBB907-5B6C-4C27-AF84-3C6D4018B299

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F2E8BDD5-E3F2-6ABE-841B-CF3773F90383

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scientific name

Microplitis Foerster , 1862
status

 

Microplitis Foerster, 1862 

Microplitis  Förster, 1862: 245 [type species, by original designation, Microgaster sordipes  Nees ab Esenbeck, 1834.] Nixon 1970: 3. Mason 1981: 132. Austin and Dangerfield 1992 [see Shenefelt (1973: 737) for complete bibliography].

Dapsilotoma  Cameron, 1906: 101 [type species, by monotypy, Dapsilotoma testaceipes  Cameron, 1906]. Synonymized by Viereck (1914: 25).

Glabromicroplitis  Papp, 1979: 176 [type species, Glabromicroplitis mahunkai  Papp, 1979]. Synonymized by Austin and Dangerfield (1992).

Diagnosis.

Hypopygium usually small, never bearing longitudinal creases along median line. Ovipositor and sheaths usually projecting only a little beyond apex of hypopygium; sheaths bearing a few setae distally. T1 variable from wide to narrow apically and usually moderately sculptured; T2 rarely weakly sculptured and often with a weakly delimited trapezoidal median area; T3 longer than T2, the transverse groove between them poor; remaining tergites nearly smooth. Propodeum usually convexly rounded and often with a distinct percurrent medial keel, never with an areola, surface almost completely rugose, sometimes reticulo-rugose. Mesoscutum often densely sculptured, sometimes smooth, and with notauli, sometimes strongly defined. Posterior band of scutellum usually smooth but interrupted medially by rugosity. Fore wing usually with a D-shaped areolet, shape variable in some species, subtriangular, rectangular, etc.; 1CU1 much shorter than 2CU1; r short. Hind wing with vannal lobe convex and fringed throughout. Hind coxa small and not longer than T1; hind spurs shorter than half length of basitarsus. Labial palpi 3-jointed, sometimes 4-jointed.

Generally, the genus are clearly distinct from other genera. A detailed description of the genus and references to the revised generic diagnosis and Oriental Microplitis  species can be made using the most recent data ( Mason 1981; Austin and Dangerfield 1993; Ranjith et al. 2015).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Braconidae

Loc

Microplitis Foerster , 1862

Zhang, Wangzhen, Song, Dongbao & Chen, Jiahua 2019
2019
Loc

Glabromicroplitis

Papp 1979
1979
Loc

Glabromicroplitis mahunkai

Papp 1979
1979
Loc

Dapsilotoma

Cameron 1906
1906
Loc

Dapsilotoma testaceipes

Cameron 1906
1906