This is the first of a two-part series, which is intended as an introduction to a future revision of the Aleiodes pilosus (Cresson) species-group. Here the type species of Tetrasphaeropyx Ashmead, Aleiodes pilosus (=Tetrasphaeropyx) is redescribed, and 12 new species placed in the Aleiodes pilosus species-group are described. New species herein described are as follows: A. aquaedulcensis, A. areolatus, A. brevicellula, A. carlsbadensis, A. catherinensis, A. citriscutum, A. cochisensis, A. dorsofoveolatus, A. fernaldellavorax, A. flavinotaulus, A. oaxacensis, and A. tulensis. These species, including the type species, are all known A. pilosus-group species with punctate or foveolate metasomal dorsal sculpturing. Host information is included.
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