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rotunda (Ashmead)

Emersonella rotunda (Ashmead), antenna lateral, female.

Emersonella rotunda (Ashmead), antenna lateral, male.

Emersonella rotunda (Ashmead), head frontal, female.

Emersonella rotunda (Ashmead), vertex, female.

Emersonella rotunda (Ashmead), thoracic dorsum, female.

Emersonella rotunda (Ashmead), propodeum and petiole, female.

Original description

Ashmead, W.H. 1894. Journal of the Linnean Society (Zoology), 25:174.




Flagellum slender and flagellomeres pedunculate, i.e. with anterior part narrow and elongate; occiput and temples covered with strong setae; malar sulcus missing; face with distinct tentorial pits; pronotal collar carina weak or missing; thoracic dorsum moderately convex to flat; scutellum as long as wide; female with fore coxa dark and metallic, mid and hind coxae pale non-metallic, majority of males with all coxae dark and metallic; propodeum with two large foveae anterolaterally.


Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago.


Parasite in eggs of Agroiconota bivittata Say, A. judaica Fabricius, Charidotella proxima (Boheman), C. sinuata (Champion), C. zona Fabricius, C. sexpunctata Fabricius (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).


Depository of primary type

Lectotype female in Natural History Museum (BMNH), London, England.