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Key to species of Pseudidarnes

(from Farache & Rasplus 2014)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Agaonidae; Subfamily: Sycophaginae; Genus: Pseudidarnes)

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1 Ovipositor sheaths extremely short, only weakly protruding beyond metasoma apex (A). Pedicel elongated, slightly shorter than the scape (B). Mesosoma entirely brown (A) …P. acaudus Farache & Rasplus

 

- Ovipositor sheaths long, distinctly protruding beyond metasoma apex (a). Pedicel clearly shorter than the scape, at most 0.5 x the scape length (b). Mesosoma colour different, metallic or, when brown, with at least the pronotum yellow in lateral view (a) … 2


 

2 Pronotum yellow, without metallic tinge. Mesoscutum with irregular transverse striae (A). Marginal and postmarginal veins widened (B). Pronotum long, nearly 1.5–2 x as long as high in lateral view (C) … 3

 

- Mesosoma metallic green, including pronotum (Fig. a). Mesoscutum smooth or reticulated. Marginal and postmarginal veins not widened (Fig. b) … 5


 

3 Head and mesosoma excluding pronotum with metallic tinge (A). Propodeum with a well delimitated and carinulated median sulcus, extending to the posterior margin of the sclerite (B). Metascutellum crenulated (C) … P. flavicollis Bouček

 

- Body without metallic tinge (a). Median sulcus of propodeum unconspicuous or absent (b). Metascutellum not crenulated (c) … 4


 

4 Mesosoma brown in dorsal view (A). Metascutellum with faint longitudinal striae (B). Propodeum without median line (C) … P. badiogeminus Farache & Rasplus

 

- Mesosoma yellow in dorsal view (a), brown in males, but at least mesoscutellum yellow (b). Metascutellum and median area of propodeum with irregular transverse rugae (c) …P. astridae Farache & Rasplus


 

5 Mesosoma entirely smooth and shiny (A). First funicular segment 2x as long as wide (B). Distal antennomeres not forming a definite clava (C). Propodeum with a very short median line (A) … P. laevis Farache & Rasplus

 

- Mesosoma sculpture mostly reticulate (a). First funicular segment ca. 1–1.5 x as long as wide (b). Distal antennomeres forming a definite clava (c). Propodeum medially with a deep carinulated sulcus, at least on the anterior half of the sclerite (a) … 6


 

6 Ovipositor sheaths short, about as long as the metasoma (A). Propodeum with a crenulated median sulcus extending to the posterior margin (B)… P. cooki Farache & Rasplus

 

- Ovipositor sheaths longer than metasoma (a). Propodeal median sulcus not reaching the posterior margin (b) … 7


 

7 Petiole transverse in dorsal view (A). Median sulcus of the propodeum broad and extending over the anterior half of the sclerite (B). Postmarginal vein shorter than the stigmal (C) … P. kjellbergi Farache & Rasplus

 

- Petiole longer than wide in dorsal view (a). Median sulcus of the propodeum extending over most of the propodeum length, not reaching the posterior margin (b). Postmarginal vein as long as the stigmal (c) … P. minerva Girault


References

 

Farache, F.H.A. & Rasplus, J.Y. 2014. Revision of the Australasian genus Pseudidarnes Girault, 1927 (Hymenoptera, Agaonidae, Sycophaginae). Zookeys

Credits

Photographs © Fernando Farache (FFCLRP-USP, Ribeirγo Preto).

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2021. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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