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Key to Oriental genera of Agathidinae

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Braconidae; Subfamily: Agathidinae)

Identification keys


 

1A

Forewing venaton greatly reduced, last abscissa (segment) of RS vein completely absent Aneurobracon Brues 1930


 

1B

Forewing more complete, last abscissa of RS vein present though sometimes weak 2


 

2A

Fore and mid claws cleft 3


 

2B

Fore and mid claws with a basal lobe 12


 

2C

Fore and mid claws simple ... Bassus Fabricius 1804


 

3A

Hind trochantellus with one or two distinct carinae4


 

3B

Hind trochantellus lacking carinae7


 

4A

Foretibial spurs about as long as basitarsus and ending in a long thin style ... Coccygidium Saussure 1892


 

4B

Foretibial spurs less that 3/4 length of fore basitarsus and ending abruptly5


 

5A

Posterolateral margins of frons bordered with carinae 6


 

5B

Posterolateral margins of frons not bordered with carinae ... Amputostypos Sharkey 2009


6A

2nd submarginal cell of forewing triangular or at least anterior side distinctly shorter than posterior side (6a); base of antenna surrounded by pronounced medial, posterolateral, and anterior ridges; deep groove between antennae (6aa) ... Hypsostypos Baltazar 1963


6B

2nd submarginal cell of forewing quadrate, as wide anteriorly as posteriorly (6b); base of antenna surrounded by weak posterolateral, and anterior ridges; lacking deep groove between antennae (6bb) ... Cremnoptoides van Achterberg & Chen 2004


 

7A

Notauli absent ... 8


 

7B

Notauli present but not necessarily complete 9


8A

Lateral carina of frons directed towards lateral ocellus and not fused with medial carina (8a); ovipositor at least as long as metasoma (8aa) ... Biroia Szépligeti 1900


8B

Lateral carina of frons fused with medial carina forming a circular border around antennal base (8b); ovipositor barely exerted (8bb) ... Gyrochus Enderlein 1920


 

9A

Posterolateral margins of frons not bordered with carinae ... Euagathis Szépligeti 1900


 

9B

Posterolateral margins of frons bordered with carinae10


10A

Medial and lateral carinae of frons lamellate (high and thin) (10a); ovipositor barely exerted, much shorter than half length of metasoma (see Fig 8bb)11


10B

Medial and lateral carina of frons in the form of blunt ridges, not lamellate (10b); ovipositor at least as long as the metasoma (see Fig. 8aa) ... Cremnops Förster 1862


 

11A

Lateral carina of frons with posterior ends directed towards median ocellus ...Troticus Brullé 1846


 

11B

Lateral carina of frons with posterior ends directed towards lateral ocelli ... Disophrys Förster


12A

RS+M vein of forewing mostly or entirely absent (12a); notauli present but not necessarily complete (12aa) ... 13


12B

RS+M vein of forewing present and complete (12b); notauli absent (12bb) ... Earinus Wesmael 1837


13A

First median tergite mostly striate (13a) or (rarely) smooth; 2nd submarginal cell of forewing usually present (13aa) ... 14


13B

First median tergite mostly granulate or coriaceous (13b); 2nd submarginal cell of forewing absent (13bb) ... Camptothlipsis Enderlein 1920


14A

Metasomal cavity (MC) situated entirely dorsal to coxal cavities (CC) (14a); a wide, high, straight, transverse carinae (TC) present between metasomal cavity (MC) and coxal cavities (CC) (14a); median tergite 3 usually extensively striate in anterior half or more (14aa), sometimes with other sculpture, rarely smooth ... 15


14B

Metasomal cavity (MC) situated partly between coxal cavities (CC) (14b); wide, high, straight, transverse carinae (TC) between metasomal (MC) and coxal cavities absent, usually curved and relatively shallow if present (14b); median tergite 3 always smooth or rarely coriarious (14bb) ... 16


 

15A

Adventitious vein (2RS) on r-m crossvein of forewing absent or indicated only by slight swelling ... Lytopylus Förster 1862


 

15B

Adventitious vein (2RS) on r-m crossvein of forewing present and distinct ... Braunsia Kriechbaumer 1894


 

16A

Mouthparts long, galea significantly longer than wide; gena usually elongate ... Agathis Latreille 1804


 

16B

Mouthparts short (normal), galea not longer than wide; gena not elongate ... Therophilus Wesmael 1837



Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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