Dolichogenidea artissima

General description: 

Description in Papp (1978): Propodeum quite strongly rugose all over, first tergite slightly less strongly rugose, second tergite rugulose, third tergite superficially rugulose to uneven (Fig. 44), every tergites together with mesonotum pruinose. Mesonotum with distinct, relatively large, and more or less concentric punctation, interspaces shorter than punctures and with microsculpture (Fig. 3). Metanotum behind angularly produced at middle into propodeum, similar to that of A. imperator Wilkinson, see couplet 28 (29). Body somewhat elongated. Penultimate two joints of antenna 1.6-1.8 times as long as broad. Metacarp somewhat longer than stigma (30 : 35-37, x63), ending rather far before apex of R; vein r1 issuing distally from stigma, latter 2.5 times longer than wide (Fig. 45). Hypopygium truncate far before end of abdomen, uncreased. Ovipositor sheath short, as long as third basitarsus (in lateral view). Legs dark, only tibiae and tarsi more or less yellow to brown. Stigma opaque brown without any basal light spot. Females and males: 2.8-3 mm. Further notes from Papp: A very deceptive species considering its uncreased hypopygium, rugose propodeum and first tergite; this feature may relegate it to the glomeratus-group, however, the habitus of its body, the distinctly short second tergite (tergites 2 : 3 as 10 : 16-18), and the length of ovipositor sheath are strong characters of the laevigatus-group. An extra imagen of mesoscutum in Papp’s paper.

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