Encyrtidae (encyrtus infidus ?)

Encyrtidae (encyrtus infidus ?)

Postby ebbek1 on 30 Jan 2018, 17:27

Maybe Encyrtidae? Body length 3 mm, from south Sweden in august.

Thankful for any heöp to get clooser!

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Re: Encyrtidae ?

Postby chalcidbear on 30 Jan 2018, 18:08

Yes! Definitely Encyrtidae. In fact, it is the type genus for the family: Encyrtus. It MAY be Encyrtus infidus, but I cannot be sure of that.
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Re: Encyrtidae ?

Postby ebbek1 on 30 Jan 2018, 18:10

Many thanks - interesting!

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Re: Encyrtidae ?

Postby ebbek1 on 30 Jan 2018, 18:19

There are only 4 species from this genus reported from Sweden so far (albitarsis, aurantii, infidus and swederi). Is there any key that makes it possible to get to species?

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Re: Encyrtidae (encyrtus infidus ?)

Postby chalcidbear on 31 Jan 2018, 17:21

I have no idea if there is such a key or not. I know that infidus is mostly dark except the light scutellum, which resembles your image. E. aurantii has more orange than your specimen, so it is not that species. I don't know what the other two species look like.
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Re: Encyrtidae (encyrtus infidus ?)

Postby ebbek1 on 31 Jan 2018, 19:46

Ok, thanks! Swederi is also more red on thorax so it should be albitarsis or infidus. Perhaps someone else knows what albitarsis looks like?

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