Beyarslania

General description: 

Descriptions and comments taken from original description (Mason 1981). Hypopygium short, evenly sclerotized but sharply folded medially. Ovipositor evenly decurved, shorter than hind tibia; sheaths hairy throughout their pigmented part. Tergite I nearly twice as long as wide, basally parallel-sided, broadly rounded on the apical 0.4; surface weakly roughened; a sharp median groove basally. Tergite II broadly subtriangular, medially with a raised, shiny subcircular area, laterally roughened; tergum III about 1.5x as long as II. Propodeum mostly shining, bearing a strong median longitudinal carina, and, at basal third, a transverse carina forking around spiracle; propodeum moderately declivous behind transverse carina. Anterior margin of metanotum close to scutellum, with a broad, setose, sublateral lobe. Lateral lunules of scutellum absent, atea above them almost completely smooth. Upper groove of pronotum stronger than lower; propleuron with a lateral carina and poorly developed lobe at lower end. Tibial spurs long. A small spur at junction of radius and intercubitus; 2nd intercubitus (r-m) missing; distal abscissa of radius (Rs) convex posteriorly on the proximal part. Length of cubitellan cell over twice its height; margin of vannal lobe very slightly convex and weakly hairy.

Type: Apanteles insolens (Wilkinson 1930).

Known from a single, very peculiar species from South Africa. Taxonomically it is isolated as Wilkinson and Nixon both noted, but the sharp basal groove on tergite I may indicate some relationship to Pseudapanteles, according to Mason (1981).

Descriptions and comments taken from original description (Mason 1981). Hypopygium short, evenly sclerotized but sharply folded medially. Ovipositor evenly decurved, shorter than hind tibia; sheaths hairy throughout their pigmented part. Tergite I nearly twice as long as wide, basally parallel-sided, broadly rounded on the apical 0.4; surface weakly roughened; a sharp median groove basally. Tergite II broadly subtriangular, medially with a raised, shiny subcircular area, laterally roughened; tergum III about 1.5x as long as II. Propodeum mostly shining, bearing a strong median longitudinal carina, and, at basal third, a transverse carina forking around spiracle; propodeum moderately declivous behind transverse carina. Anterior margin of metanotum close to scutellum, with a broad, setose, sublateral lobe. Lateral lunules of scutellum absent, atea above them almost completely smooth. Upper groove of pronotum stronger than lower; propleuron with a lateral carina and poorly developed lobe at lower end. Tibial spurs long. A small spur at junction of radius and intercubitus; 2nd intercubitus (r-m) missing; distal abscissa of radius (Rs) convex posteriorly on the proximal part. Length of cubitellan cell over twice its height; margin of vannal lobe very slightly convex and weakly hairy.

Type: Apanteles insolens (Wilkinson 1930).

Known from a single, very peculiar species from South Africa. Taxonomically it is isolated as Wilkinson and Nixon both noted, but the sharp basal groove on tergite I may indicate some relationship to Pseudapanteles, according to Mason (1981).

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith