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 Female (Figs 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13).  Body length. 0.77–0.93 (Holotype 0.90 mm).  Head. (Figs 2, 8) Head 1.3× as broad as high in frontal view, about as broad as mesosoma; frontovertex width 0.4× of head width, 1.2× as long as broad, and 0.8× as broad as scape length; posterior ocelli 1.0× their diameter from eye margin, 3× their diameter from one another, and 0.33× their diameter from occipital margin; mandible with 2 acute teeth and a broad truncate surface below the teeth, antenna as in Fig. 8 with scape 4.8× as long as broad, pedicel 2.2× as long as broad, F1 anneliform, 1.7× as wide as long, F2 1.2× as broad as long, F3 1.6–1.7× as long as broad, club 3.2× as long as broad, 2.7× times as long as F3, and with 6–7 longitudinal sensilla.  Mesosoma. (Figs 4, 6, 13) Mesoscutum and scutellum with fine reticulate sculpture, longest diameter of reticulations approximately twice the diameter of the scutellar sensilla, interior of reticulations with fine, granulate surface (visible only in slide-mounts under high magnification); mid-lobe of mesoscutum with 2 pairs of long setae and about 40 short setae, side lobes each with 2 long and 1 short setae; scutellum with 2 pairs of long setae and two sensilla directly posterior to the anterior pair of setae, scutellar sensilla slightly posterior to middle of scutellum; mesotibial spur 0.8× mesobasitarsus; metatibial spur 0.6× metabasitarsus.  Fore wing. (Fig. 10) 2.3× as long as broad; costal cell with 1 complete row of dorsal setae and 2 rows of ventral setae, the posterior row extending from under the proximal end of the marginal vein almost to stigma, costal cell 1.2× longer than marginal vein; submarginal vein with 5–6 setae; marginal vein with 10 setae along the margin; stigmal vein short with stigma rounded; delta region proximal to linea calva with one complete line of 13–15 setae and 2–6 additional setae in angle with marginal vein, linea calva with no dorsal setae at its posterior edge; wing distal to linea calva with dense, evenly spaced, dorsal setae and much smaller ventral setae.  Hind wing. (Fig. 11)4.3× as long as broad, marginal fringe 0.26× wing width.  Metasoma. (Figs 4, 6, 12) 1.2× as long as mesosoma; ovipositor inserted at middle of metasoma, slightly exerted distally, 1.3× as long as meso- and metatibiae; third valvula one-third length of ovipositor.  Color. (Figs 2, 4, 6) Head and mesosoma dark brown to black; legs with procoxa yellowish white, meso- and metacoxae dark brown to black, femora yellowish white, protibia yellowish white, mesotibia yellowish white with center greyish, metatibia dark grey to black base pale, tarsi pale brown with tips and metabasitarsus greyish brown; metasoma with base (T1 and T2), apex, and venter yellow, remainder brown; antennae yellowish white; compound eyes burgundy, and ocelli red in life, both silver-colored in dried specimens.  Male (Figs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 14). Similar to female except:  Head. (Figs 1, 7) Antenna with scape swollen in middle, 3.4 as long as broad, maximum width 3× distal end width, with 3–5 volcano-shaped secretory pores in line on ventral surface, pedicel 2.1× as long as broad, F1 anneliform, 1.8× as wide as long, F2 1.5× as broad as long, F3 2.0× as long as broad, club 3.9× as long as broad, 2.1× as long as F3, and with 4–6 longitudinal sensilla.  Metasoma. (Figs 3, 5, 14) About the same length as mesosoma, phallobase of genitalia including digiti 4.5× longer than broad, digiti about twice longer than broad and with two apical denticles.  Color. (Figs 1, 3, 5) Legs with procoxa grey, pro- and mesofemora sometimes with darkened centers; metasoma brown with base and apex yellow; scape dark greyish brown with greyish yellow distal tip, pedicel greyish yellow.


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© Keith R. Hopper, James B. Woolley, Kim Hoelmer, Kongming Wu, Ge-Xia Qiao, Seunghwan Lee

Source: Journal of Hymenoptera Research

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