Ageniaspis

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1 Scape inflated ventrally, length less than 3x width; F1 lighter than F2 ………….……. 2
1’ Scape linear, length about 4x width; F1 concolorous with F2 ……………………..…. 3

2(1) Scape length about 2x width, F1 elongate, club unsegmented* …….…… bicoloripes
2’ Scape length about 3x width, F1 subquadrate, club segmented ….…..…………… sp. 1

3(1) F1 wider than long, F5 & F6 quadrate …………………………………….…… sp. 4
3’ F1 subquadrate, F5 & F6 longer than wide …………………..……………….………. 4

4(3) Funicle segments closely attached to each other, their setae recumbent ……….. sp. 2
4′ Funicle segments well separated, their setae erect …………….………….………. sp. 3

*As illustrated in Gates et al., 2002

 

Sp. 1: Alameda, Contra Costa, Mendocino, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San
Diego, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Siskiyou, Solano, Tehama, Yolo (CAS, EMEC, RLZC, UCD).

Sp. 2: Calaveras, San Francisco (CSCA, EMEC, USNM).

Sp. 3: Humboldt  (CSCA).

Sp. 4 Sonoma (CSCA).

 

Described Nearctic species and distribution

bicoloripes (Girault, 1915): USA (CA, MA. NY, TX); CAN (NS, ON)
citricola Logvinovskaya, 1983: Native to Vietnam, introduced. USA (FL, LA, TX)
fuscicollis (Dalman, 1820): Native to Palaearctic, introduced. USA (WA); CAN (BC, ON)
scutellatus (Miller, 1961): CAN (NS)
testaceipes (Ratzeburg, 1848): USA (CT); CAN (ON)

 

References

Dalman, J.W. 1820. Försök till Uppstallning af Insect-familjen Pteromalini, I synnerhet med afseen de på di I Sverige funne Arter. (Fortsattning) Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar 41: 359.
Gates, M.W., Heraty, J.M., Schauff,. M.E.,  Wagner, D.L., Whitfield, J.B. & Wahl, D.B. 2002. Survey of the parasitic Hymenoptera on leafminers in California. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 11: 213-270.
Girault, A.A.1915. New genera of chalcidoid Hymenoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 165-173.
Logvinovskaya, T.V. 1983. A new species of Ageniaspis Dahlbom, 1857 (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae) from Vietnam.  Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 62: 610-611.
Miller, C.D.F. 1961. A new genus and species of chalcid (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). Canadian Entomologist 93: 494-496.
Ratzeberg, J.T.C. 1848. Die Ichneumonen der Forstinsekten in entomologischer und forstlicher Beziehung. 2: 146-147. Berlin.