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lemae Girault

Emersonella lemae Girault, antenna lateral, female.

Emersonella lemae Girault, antenna lateral, male.

Emersonella lemae Girault, mesoscutum and scutellum, female.

Original description

Girault, A.A. 1916. Societas Entomologica, 31:36.




Flagellomeres short in both sexes; vertex smooth and shiny; eyes bare; malar sulcus missing; thoracic dorsum strongly convex; pronotum reduced, not visible in dorsal view, without transverse carina; mesoscutum and scutellum with strong reticulation, scutellum as long as wide; notaular depressions distinct and large posteriorly, with weak to strong reticulation or smooth, and a median carina to separate them; propodeum smooth and shiny, strongly sloping, with two curved carinae from upper corners of petiolar foramen; second gastral tergite not large, tergites 1+2 cover 0.5X the length of gaster, hind margin of first gastral tergite straight; apical ovipositor sheaths as long as wide.


Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Saint Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, USA.


Parasite in eggs of Lema trilineata Oliv. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).


Depository of primary type

Lectotype female in United States National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Washington, D.C., USA.