Pseudeucoila ( Pseudeucoila ) aequorea Yoshimoto

Carl M. Yoshimoto, 1962, Hymenoptera: Eucoilinae (Cynipoidea), Insects of Micronesia 19 (3), pp. 89-107 : 100-101

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Pseudeucoila ( Pseudeucoila ) aequorea Yoshimoto

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8. Pseudeucoila ( Pseudeucoila) aequorea Yoshimoto , n. sp. (fig. 7).

Female: Brownish yellow; fuscous along dorsal part of thorax, head, apical abdominal segments and antennal segments 3 to 13; legs and antennal segments 1 and 2 testaceous; rim of scutellar cup fuscous.

Front view of head as in figure 7, c; malar space equal to one-third height of eye; hairs on frons evenly spaced, forming a column on each side extending from base of antennal fossa to posterior margin of clypeus; clypeus with two long fine hairs on posterior part of lateral margin and shorter hairs on anterior margin. Surface of mandible with l O l short hairs separated close to base. Antennal club segments striate and elliptic; antennal segment 3 elongate, slightly longer than 4; segments 4 and 7 shorter than 3. Pronotal plate T-shaped, upper part crescent-shaped, 1.8 times as wide as deep with slight emargination on median dorsal margin. Anterior part of pronotum with scattered long hairs. Metapleuron with three long hairs on posterior and dorsal margin, and a single hair separated from others by a carina. Apices of lateral bar acuminate and reaching one-fourth distance of cup. Scutellar disc rugose; scutellar cup elliptical, 2 times as long as broad, surface concave with two minute pits, each with a hair on anterior part of lateral margin, and a deep pit on posterior end. Propodeum with two parallel strongly raised lines; lateral areas of raised lines with dense, long, whitish hairs; woolly hairs beneath. Abdomen 1.3 to l. S times as long as broad. Tergites 3 and 4 visible at apex. Length 1.0-1.15 mm.; forewing 1.1 mm.

Male: Unknown.

Holotype, female (US 66365), Agric. Expt. Sta., Ponape, June-Sept. 1950, Adams; paratypes, female, Agric. Expt. Sta., June-Sept. 1950, Adams; female, Dugoi, Yap I., July-Aug. 1950; female, Tomil Dist., Yap I., July-Aug. 1950, Goss.

Other specimens: Female, Colonia, Ponape, June-Sept. 1950, Adams; female, Ine L, Arno Atoll, Marshall Is., Aug. 5, 1950, La Rivers.

DISTRIBUTION: Caroline Is. (Ponape, Yap); Marshall Is. (Arno).