Gibson, Gary A. P., 2017, Synonymy of Reikosiella Yoshimoto under Merostenus Walker (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae), with a checklist of world species and a revision of those species with brachypterous females, Zootaxa 4255 (1), pp. 1-65: 22

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Merostenus   ( Merostenus Walker   )

Diagnosis. FEMALE. Mesosoma in lateral and dorsal views with dorsellum appressed over apex of scutellum such that in lateral view apex of scutellum not protuberant; propodeum highly variable, but without transverse carina dividing plical region into anterior and posterior portions; mesotibia with pegs in row apically over base of mesotarsus; acropleuron with posterior margin broadly rounded and evenly curved to anterolateral margin of mesocoxa.