Wilkinsonellus Mason, 1981

Arias-Penna, Diana Carolina, Zhang, Yali & Whitfield, James B., 2014, First record of the genus Wilkinsonellus (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from Fiji with description of three new species, ZooKeys 397, pp. 25-47: 28

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Wilkinsonellus Mason, 1981


Wilkinsonellus Mason, 1981  

Type species.

Apanteles iphitus   , Nixon 1965


Wilkinsonellus   is distinguishable from other Microgastrinae   genera by the following combination of traits: body coloration largely yellowish or brown-yellow (Figs 1 A–F); propleuron with a posterior flange (Figs 1 A–F, 2D, 3G, 4G, 5G); scutellum sculptured medio-posteriorly and often with subapical carina (Figs 3F, 4F, 5F); lunules of scutellum narrow (Figs 3F, 4F, 5F); fore wing with vein r-m absent and vein 1-1A strongly curved (Figs 3I, 4I, 5I), lying very close to posterior margin of the wing ( Long and Achterberg 2003); propodeum with a median carina (Figs 3F, 4F, 5F), spiracles completely or partially surrounded by carinae; tergite I (Figs 3K, 4K, 5K) with petiole 4-5 times as long as its apical width, more or less constricted medially and deeply grooved almost to apex ( Zeng et al. 2011); median longitudinal area of metasomal tergite II slightly raised, usually poorly delimited (Figs 3K, 4K, 5K), tergite II as long as tergite III, both smooth ( Whitfield 1997); hind coxa enlarged (Figs 1 A–F, 3A, 4A, 5A), rarely short except in Wilkinsonellus flavicrus   ( Long and Achterberg 2011); ovipositor sheaths short (Figs 3H, 4H, 5H) ( Whitfield 1997).

Key to species of the genus Wilkinsonellus   Mason, 1981

Modified from Long and Achterberg 2011.