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Alachua Schauff & Boucek, 1987 return to: prev home
Upper face and vertex densely setose
; posterior margin of eye bordered by carinate rim. Face and mesosomal dorsum smooth. Transverse frontal groove \_/ shaped; scrobal grooves reaching transverse groove before meeting. Flagellar formula 1,3,2. Mesoscutal midlobe with 2 pairs of setae; axillar-scutellar border with anterior pit; posterior edge of prepectus partially overlapped by an  extension of mesepisternum set off dorsally by a sulcus; epicnemial carina absent. Postmarginal and stigmal veins subequal in length. Propodeum nearly featureless except for long setae and anterior tooth extending towards metanotum.

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1a-b: Alachua face (left), and profile (right)

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2a-b: Alachua mesosomal dorsum (left), and pleuron (right), with mesepisternal projection indicated

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3a: Alachua propodeum

Biology: Gregarious pupal parasitoid of Camponotus abdominalis (F.) [Formicidae].

Comments: 1 described species: A. floridensis Schauff & Boucek. In a clade with Horismenus and Edovum, but easily distinguished from them by the lack of reticulate sculpturing and paucity of carinae and grooves.

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Schauff, M.E. 1991. The Holarctic genera of Entedoninae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 26.

Schauff, M.E. & Z. Boucek. 1987. Alachua floridensis, a new genus and species of Entedoninae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) parasitic on the Florida carpenter ant, Camponotus abdominalis (Formicidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 89: 660-664.

Image credits: 1a-b, 2a, 3a: Schauff & Boucek (1987). 2b: Schauff (1991).