Ceraptroceroideus

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1. Vertex yellow medially; brachypterous forms known …………….…………..…..….. cinctipes
1’ Vertex completely darkened; no brachypterous forms known …………….………………… 2

2(1) Face with complete horizontal yellow stripe just below vertex, occasionally extending under level of eyes …… sp. 1
2’ Face without such a stripe, occasionally with yellow spot proximal and ventral to eye ……………………………………. sp. 2

 

Sp. 1: Alpine, Imperial, Inyo, Lassen, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo.(CSCA, RLZC, UCDC, UCRC).
Sp. 2: Marin, Santa Cruz. (RLZC). This may simply be a color form of sp. 1, localized in a small coastal area of northern California.

 

Described Nearctic species and distribution
cinctipes Girault, 1916: USA (KS)
idahoensis Trjapitzin & Gordh, 1979: USA (ID)

 

References
Girault, A.A. 1916. New Encyrtidae from North America. Psyche 23: 41-50.
Trjapitzin, V.A. & Gordh, G. 1979. Revision of the genus Ceraptroceroideus (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae). Zoologicheskiy Zhurnal 58: 668-673.