epicnemial

epicnemial

[¦ep·ək¦nē·mē·əl]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the anterior portion of the tibia.
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Este autor y Austin & Dangerfield (1992) lo relacionan con Microplitis, pero la presencia de la carena epicnemial permite diferenciarlo.
3); mesopleura lisa, brillante y con escasa pilosidad, carena epicnemial bien marcada; esternaulo amplio y crenulado, llega hasta la parte anterior de la mesopleura; coxa y femur posterior finamente punteados y pilosos; tibia posterior ligeramente aplanada con pubescencia abundante; longitud de la tibia, mas de dos veces la longitud del basitarso; unas tarsales pequenas y simples.
Pronotum long, slightly swollen above upper end of epomia, epomia itself long and very strong, mesoscutum centrally rather finely and sparsely punctate with hairs, laterally weakly punctulate with setae; notauli present but weak and shallow; mesopleuron with sparse fine setiferous punctures; epicnemial carina rather straight, not reaching anterior margin of mesopleuron and exceeding level of lower corner of pronotum; sternal part of mesothorax 1.
Pronotum long, not swollen above epomia, epomia itself strong but short, not reaching upper margin of pronotum; mesoscutum punctulate with setae, laterally with punctures finer and weaker; notauli present, but weak and shallow; mesopleuron mostly punctulate with setae; epicnemial carina rather sinuous, reaching anterior margin of mesopleuron, exceeding level of lower corner of pronotum; sternal part of mesothorax 1.
Esta especie se puede reconocer por los siguientes caracteres: Esculturacion del cuerpo ligeramente punteada; carena epicnemial fuertemente curvada y angulada basalmente (Fig.
Mesopleura amarilla o con una banda marron que se extiende hasta la carena epicnemial (Fig.
7%), glabrous or virtually so basally and mesally and setiferous apicolaterally; epicnemial carina absent; sternaulus present along entire length of mesopleuron, transitioning from crenulate anteriorly to smooth or rugulose posteriorly; posterior mesopleural furrow entirely smooth; mesopleuron (excluding sternaulus and posterior mesopleural furrow) weakly coriaceous or smooth except anterior margin partially or entirely dorsoventrally crenulate to rugulose, setiferous dorsally and ventrally, glabrous laterally and mesally; metapleuron with smooth or virtually smooth flat triangular area anteriorly and rugose to rugulose swelling posteriorly, flat area setose, setae generally oriented posteriorly, swelling setiferous to setose, setae on swelling generally oriented posteroventrally.
Pronotum with dorsal end of epomia raised; mesoscutum strongly punctate (Figure 5); scutellum more or less flat with punctures (Figure 5), mesopleuron with regularly punctate except in the black diagonal stripe; epicnemial carina reaching anterior end of pleuron about half way up pronotum; sternaulus strongly impressed anteriorly; metapleuron regularly punctate over entire surface (Figure 6); submetapleural carina present and moderately elevated (Figure 6).
The species are characterised by the presence of a pocket-like structure on the pronotum, mesopleuron with carina epicnemial vestigial or absent, absence of the vein 3 rs-m in fore wing (Gauld, 1991), colour yellowish brown and large ocelli (Gauld and Dubois, 2006).
Mesoscutum convex, sparsely punctate, without any impressions (Figure 14), scutellum smooth with sparse punctures; mesopleuron smooth with few very fine setiferous punctures dorsally, epicnemial carina complete, curved to meet anterior margin of pleuron just below subalar prominence (Figure 15); metapleuron smooth with a few rugae above and parallel to juxtacoxal carina (Figure 15).
The species of this genus are characterised by the presence of a pocket-like structure on the pronotum, mesopleuron with carina epicnemial vestigial or absent, absence of the vein 3rs-m in forewing (Gauld, 1991), colour yellowish brown and large ocelli (Gauld and Dubois, 2006).