29 December 2017 Revision of Eopelma Gibson (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae: Neanastatinae)
Gary A. P. Gibson
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The species of Eopelma Gibson (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae: Neanastatinae) are revised. Six described species are recognized, Eopelma davidsmithi, n. sp. (♂, Borneo: Sabah), Eopelma gibsoni Fusu and Polaszek (♂, Borneo: Sarawak), Eopelma habrotatos, n. sp. (♀, Malaya), Eopelma mystax Gibson (♀, Philippines), Eopelma viridifrons, n. sp. (♂, Thailand), and Eopelma xuthocephala, n. sp. (♂, Nepal). One other partial, disarticulated male from Indonesia (Sulawesi) that represents another new species is compared to the other species but because of its condition is not described. The genus is redescribed and the described species are keyed and illustrated through macrophotography. Apparent sexual dimorphism in color and setal patterns of the fore wings and in structure and setal patterns of the mesotarsi are also discussed and hypothesized as important in male courtship displays for pre-copulatory species recognition.

Gary A. P. Gibson "Revision of Eopelma Gibson (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae: Neanastatinae)," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(sp1), 741-777, (29 December 2017). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.119.SpecialIssue.741
Published: 29 December 2017
Oriental Region
sex recognition
sexual dimorphism
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