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The genus Sphenolepis Nees, 1834 (Hym. Ichn. Aff. Monog., v. 2, p. 265), along with its synonym Peltephorus Erdos, 1961 (Mus. Nat. Hungarici, Ann. Hist. Nat. 53: 483, 489), has been placed as a synonym of Tetrastichus Haliday by Boucek, 1961 (Mus. Nat. Pragae, Acta Ent. 34: 475). Sphenolepis is a wingless, aberrant form. It is, nevertheless, in Boucek's opinion, the same genus as Tetrastichus. Since it has priority over Tetrastichus, Boucek expressed his intention to petition the International Commission to suppress it. However, Sphenolepis and Tetrastichus can, and should, be separated generically.
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- Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. 1979. Prepared cooperatively by specialists on the various groups of Hymenoptera under the direction of Karl V. Krombein and Paul D. Hurd, Jr., Smithsonian Institution, and David R. Smith and B. D. Burks, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Insect Identification and Beneficial Insect Introduction Institute. Science and Education Administration, United States Department of Agriculture.
Tetrastichus: Brief Summary
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Tetrastichus is a genus of hymenopteran insects of the family Eulophidae.
Tetrastichus planipennisi is a parasitoid of the Emerald ash borer, a wood boring insect native to Asia which is an invasive species in North America. T. planipennisi is being evaluated as a biological control agent.
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