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1 F2-F6 transverse; mid femora and tibiae each with 4 pale bands …………… ripariensis
1’ F2-F6 quadrate or longer than wide; legs without pale bands ………….…………. sp. 1


Sp. 1: Kern (RLZC).This is very similar to D. erythrocephala morphologically, but has darker coloration, and may simply represent a color variation.

Described Nearactic species and distribution
erythrocephala Kerrich, 1978: USA (AZ, SD)
ripariensis Kerrich, 1978: USA (AK, CA)

Dicarnosis erythrocephala is similar to sp. 1, but the former has a white club and F5 & F6 are quadrate, while the latter has a dark club and F5 & F6 are longer than wide.

Kerrich, G.J. 1978. A revision of the dinocarsiine Encyrtidae with a study of the genus Pelmatencyrtus De Santis (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 62: 109-159.