Pseudleptomastix

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1 Fully winged ………………………………………………………………………..……….… 2
1’ Bachypterous …………………………………………………………….………..………. sp. 5

2(1) Tegula darkened at apex ………………………………………………………………… sp. 1
2’ Tegula completely white ……………………………………………………….……….…….. 3

3(2) Scape lightened basally ………………………..……………………………….………. sp. 6
3’ Scape dark basally ……………………………………………………………………………. 4

4(3) Body almost all black; legs generally all yellow except for mid and hind coxae and hind femur ………..…..………..……. squammulata
4’ Body with distinctive lightened areas; legs (except coxae) all yellow ……………….……….…… 5

5(4) Body mostly dark except base of abdomen and metanotum with yellow …..………….. sp. 3
5’Body with more extensive lightened areas ……………………….………….…….………….. 6

6(5) Body mostly black, but mesopleuron light, metanotum with yellow markings; F6 length about 3x width …..…………………….. sp. 2
6’ Body mostly black, but mesopleuron, axillae, metanotum, propodeum and base of abdomen yellow; F6 length about 2x width …. sp. 4

 

Sp. 1 Calaveras, Contra Costa, Lassen, Marin (RLZC); Santa Barbara (UCDC)
Sp. 2 Kern (RLZC)
Sp. 3 Imperial, Santa Barbara (UCD), Los Angeles, Riverside (UCR), Stanislaus (RLZC)
Sp. 4 Imperial (UCD)
Sp. 5 Tuolumne (UCFC)
Sp. 6 Alameda (EMEC)

 

Described Nearctic species and distribution

mexicana Noyes & Schauff, 2003: USA (FL)
squammulata Girault, 1915: CAN (AB); USA (CA, TX)
tertia Kerrich, 1982: USA (FL, VA)

 

Remarks

Noyes (2016) mistakenly listed the year of description of P. squammulata as 1917.

 

References

Girault, A.A. 1915. Some new chalcidoid Hymenoptera from North and South America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 8: 272-278.
Kerrich, G.J. 1982. Further systematic studies on Tetracneminae Encyrtidae (Hym., Chalcidoidea) including a revision of the genus Apoanagyrus Compere. Journal of Natural History 16: 399-430.
Noyes, J.S. 2016. Universal Chalcidoidea Database. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/chalcidoids.
Noyes, J.S. & M.E. Schauff, 2003. New Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera) from papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink) (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Pseudococcidae). Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 105: 180-185.