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flavimedia (Howard)

Euderomphale flavimedia (Howard), habitus, female.

Euderomphale flavimedia (Howard), antenna lateral, female.

Original description

Howard, L.O. (1881). Report on the parasites of the Coccidae in the collection of this department. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1880, p. 369.


Euderomphale fuscipennis Girault, 1916.


Very similar to flavimedia, the major difference being the strongly enlarged male scape and the strong longitudinal grooves on the outer surface of male scape in sulciscapus (see Fig. ) (flavimedia with male scape similar to female scape, i.e. narrow and without grooves. The females of sulciscapus and flavimedia are more difficult to separate, a tentative difference is the colour of the pedicel, pale in flavimedia and dark in sulciscapus. However, there tends to be some variation in this character in flavimedia, from white to dark brown (see above), hence it has to be used with caution.


Costa Rica, Cuba, USA, the West Indies.


Parasitoid on Aleyrodes spp. (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae).


Depository of primary type

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