Wilkinsonellus Mason, 1981

Arias-Penna, Diana Carolina, Whitfield, James B., Janzen, Daniel H. & Hallwachs, Winnie, 2013, Three new species in the genus Wilkinsonellus (Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from the Neotropics, and the first host record for the genus, ZooKeys 302, pp. 79-95: 82

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Wilkinsonellus Mason, 1981


Wilkinsonellus Mason, 1981  

Type species:

Apanteles iphitus   , Nixon 1965


Wilkinsonellus   can be differentiated from other Microgastrinae   genera by the combination of the following characters: body coloration largely yellowish (Figs 1A, L; 3A; 4A); propodeum with a median carina, spiracles surrounded by carinae (Figs 1F, 3G, 4H); propleuron with a posterior flange (Figs 1D, 3F, 4B); scutellum sculptured medio-posteriorly and often with subapical carina (Figs 1 M–N, 3G, 4H); lunulae of scutellum wide (Figs 1 E–F, 3G, 4 G–H) ( Long and Achterberg 2011), fore wing with second submarginal cell ( “areolet”) open distally, thus vein r-m absent (Fig. 3J); vein 1-1A strongly curved, laying very close to posterior margin of the fore wing (Fig. 3J) ( Long and Achterberg 2003); tergite I with petiole 4-5 times as long as its apical width, more or less constricted medially and deeply grooved almost to apex (Figs 1H, Q–R; 3H; 4 H–I) ( Zeng et al. 2011); median longitudinal area of metasomal tergite II slightly raised, usually poorly delimited (Figs 1 G–H, Q–R; 3H, L; 4I), tergite II as long as tergite III, both smooth (Figs 2 G–H, Q–R; 3H, L; 4I) ( Whitfield 1997); hind coxa enlarged (Figs 1A, I, L, Q; 3A, H, L,) rarely short except in Wilkinsonellus flavicrus   ( Long and Achterberg 2011); ovipositor sheaths short (Figs 1A, G, J, 4A, J) ( Whitfield 1997).

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