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How to Identify Common Insect Associates of the Southern Pine Beetle
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Eurytomidae


Figure 63
Figure 63

 

  • Eurytomidae: Female eurytomids are similar in abdominal shape to the pteromalids, but they are usually black and have a more coarsely punctate thorax. The antennae have dense, light-colored hairs.

 

  • Eurytoma tomici Ashmead (figs. 63, male; 64, female): These are shiny black wasps 3.54.0 mm. They have a squarish pronotum, large pits on the thorax, and a triangular abdomen. The males have asymmetric, elbowed antennae. Female eurytomids are similar in abdominal shape to the pteromalids, but they are usually black and have a more coarsely punctate thorax. The antennae have dense, light-colored hairs.
Figure 64
Figure 64
 
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