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AUSTRALIAN HYMENOPTERA CHALC.DO.DEA^.-Vl. 



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142 ilKUOIBS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

AUSTRALIAN 
HYMENOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA— 1. 

SECOND SUPPLEMENT.' 

By a. a. Girault. 

Magnification as in previous descriptions. 

Family TRICHOGRAJVfflATIDiE. 

CHvETOSTEICHINI. 

Genus NEOBEACHISTA Girault. 
Tliere are two funicle joints, ttie first transverse but -svider than the ring-joints. Tlie 
scape of the male is dilated ventrad, sometimes enormously. 

1. NEOBEACHISTA TRIFASCIATA new species of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Girault. 

Female: — Length, 1.10 mm. 

Like novifasciata Girault but besides the three black stripes across the abdomen, there 
is a spot on each side of meson just caudad of the first stripe and a smaller spot on each side 
of meson farther caudad and more laterad: the second and third cross-stripes are very broad, 
the second not interrupted at tlie meson ; the scutum is icithout the median sulcus which is 
present on the scutellum only; the scape is distinctly more comjiressed. Compared with the 
type of novifasciata. 

Male: — not known. 

Described from one female cajjturcd by sweeping in the jungle, .January 15, 1914 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3419, Queensland Musemn, Brisbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

2. NEOBRACHISTA FASCIATA NIGRIVENTRIS Girault. 
The male of this variety is probably that originally described with fasciata, the abdomen 
black. The scape is distinctly dilated ventrad. luiiformly for its entire length. The male has 
been re-examined. 

3. NEOBRACHISTA FASCIATA Girault. 
The male of this species is probably rejiresented by a specimen caught April 4, 1914 
at Gordonvale, Queensland, by sweeping grass in forest. It agrees in coloration as far as I 
could see and in structure except that the scape is enormously dilated ventrad, very much more 
so than in the male mentioned above, the rectangular, flat scape only somewhat longer than 
wide. Scutellum with a median groove, tlie scutum simple. 

4. NEOBRACHISTA INCJMPERTA new species. 
Neobrachista fasciata Girault, partim. 
Female: — Colored like novifasciata, the abdomen with three distinct black cross-stripes, 
one proxiniad, two distad but the second stripe is complete, not distinctly interrupted at the 



' See Memoirs Queensland Museum, n, pp. 191 to 106. 



ArSTHALIAX HYMEXOrrEltA CUALCIDOIDEA . I.—GIRAULT. 143 

iiiesou. Also the margiual vein is not disliuctly longer tlmu wide, only slightly so. Thorax 
not seen nor hind wings. 

Habitat: C'ooktown, Queensland. .Tmigle. 

Typs: No. HySJ?". Queeiislrind Musmini. HvislninM. one female on a slide in fragments. 

5. NEOBRACHISTA NOVIFASCIATA new species. 
A}itea. Hist suj jdenieiit. |>. 101. Length, 1 nun. Second stripe of abdoiiien a little 
distad of middle, the first a little out from base. Funiele 1 nut ijuite half tlie length of 2 
(in the genotype only a fourth the length). June. Type on a slide. 

Gexus XI::()ilK-\('HISTKLL.\ i.iirault. 

1. NEOBRACHISTELLA MAXIMA Ciirault. 
One female, sweeping grass in forest, Luirdouvale (Cairns), Queensland, April 10, 1914. 
^^ holly blaek, the vertex orange yellow, the thorax scaly reticulate, the so-called third riug- 
joint is twice the size of the others (as regards width) nearly but somewhat longer. Scape 
short. Mandibles tridentate. The median groove of thorax is confirmed. 

CiENts i'KXTK<_i]:iIK[.l,A (iirault. 
1. CENTROBIELLA MAGNA Girault. 

One male, forest, Gordonvale, Queensland. April 12, 1914. The antenna; and legs arc 
dusky blaek; the curved line of cilia back from the stigmal vein includes about si.x setai. Fore 
wings with about seventeen lines of regular discal cilia, the caudal wings with a j'air of 
conspicuous lines cephalad and a very faint line caudad. 

Also one female, the same jjlace, May 4, 1914, by sweejiiug in the forest. It agrees with 
the male. The ovipositor is extruded for half the length of the abdomen. Caudal wings with 
three lines of discal cilia, the third faint. Thorax densely scaly-shagreened. Pedicel and chdj 
dusky black. 

In this geiuis. apparently, the funicle is '_' Jointed as in Xi ohnii'liUU IJc. that is, the first 
joint very short and more or less hidden. 

Gents (JLIGOSITA llaliday. 

1. OLIGOSITA SCURRA new species. 

Female: — Length. 0.7U mm. 

Differs from nmencaiia in having the funicle Joint distinctly longer than wide, the body 
golden yellow, immaculate but the distal two club Joints Idack; the discal cilia visible (low 
jiower) only near apex. Funicle Joint distinctly longer than club 1 which is not much longer 
than wide, the middle club joint nearly twice its (the first's) length, longest of the flagellum, 
the third joint a little shorter than the second. Pedicel a little shorter than the funicle. Fore 
wings a little wider than their longest marginal cilia. Differs fruni adcni in having the funicle 
longer than the proximal club joint, the proximal tarsal Joiuts Iniig and the club blackish on 
more than the distal half. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured by sw.'epiiig in forest. Sejitember Hi, 1913 (\. P. 
Dodd). 

Habilat : Kuranda. Queensland. 

Type: No. Hi/Si-H, Queensland Muscimi. llii^biiue. the al)iive on a slide. 

2. OLIGOSITA AMERICANA AUSTRALIS new variety. 
Oligosita amcricana CJirault, ayiten, I, pp. 76, Sl3. 
Differs from amerieaiia in having the proximal tarsal Juint longer and more slender, the 




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J44 MEMOIi:S (IF THE QVEKXSLAXD MrSEVil. 

pedicel long tiuci slciidci'. distinctly longer than wide and uot cnpshaped and the funicle joint 
somewhat longer. 

Habiidt: Brisbane and lionia, Queensland. 

Type: No. 'R}l342,i, Queensland Mnsenni, one of the Roma females on a slide; the 
second one was typical. 

3. OLIGOSITA INERMICLAVA new species. 

Female: — Length, O.S.^ mm. 

Differs from poinctmi in that there are live cross stripes of dusky on the abdomen, the 
first faint, the antennal chib is without a prominent tenninal spine, the pedicel is elongate, nearly 
twice the length of the funicle joint, the scutum bears a long, spindle-shaped dusky marking 
on each side of meson and the fore wings are hyaline, their marginal cilia somewhat shorter. 
From brcviciUa differs in having the abdoniinal stripes complete, the scutum yellow except for 
the spindle-shaped markings, the funicle joint somewhat longer than wide, not distinctly wider 
than long, the hyaline wings and the more regular alignment of the discal ciliation of the fore 
wing; also the longer ovipositor which is inserted at about middle of abdomen. Sides of thora.K 
black. Caudal wings \ery narrow. Stigmal spot small, distinct. Distal club joint longest, 
distinctly longer than tlie furiicle which is somewhat longer than wide, somewhat longer than 
club 1. Venter of abdomen on each aide of ovipositor to margins, black. .Vutenmc dusky, the 
legs pallid dusky. Compared with ty]ies of poincaixi and brevicilia. 

Described from one female taken in forest, May IS, 191 i. 

Hahilat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: So. Hy3423, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen cm a slide. 

4. OLIGOSITA PULLICORPUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.4.5 nun. 

Exactly similar to imlclira but the whole body dusky black, the h'gs and antenna; dusky 
pallid, the hind femur dusky, the pedicel rather Injig. The discal cilia of the fore wing appear 
to be sparser than in piileliia. only a line or two being made out (high po^^■er). Mandibles 
bideutatc. 

Male: — Xot kno\\n. 

Described from one female captured m forest, .lime 3t). ^^>'i'2. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: No. By 242-1, Queensland !Nruseum, Brisbane, the S|ieeimeu lui a slide. 

5. OLIGOSITA BREVICILIA nev; species. ' 

Female: — Length, 0.70 nun. 

Pale golden yellow and in uiy table ot Australian species running to aurca but the 
!'bdomeu bears four diwky cross-stripes, the fourth cinnplete, the other three represented by 
three pairs of transverse marginal sjiots. A'ertex, sides of propodeuni, scutum except lateral 
margins and the median line distinctly, scutellum except median line distinctly, dusky black. 
Wings uniformly, distinctly yet lightly dusky. Caudal legs and cephalic femur dusky. Antenna; 
wholly dusky. Longest marginal cilia of fore wing somewhat less than half the greatest width 
of those wings. Further differs from aitrea in having distinctly wider fore wings, in having 
the funicle joint distinctly wider than long, unudi shorter marginal cilia on fore wing and the 
much shorter ovipositor which is inserted at distal fourth. Fore wings with about a dozen 
lines of distinct discal cilia. Differs from puUicorput; in the broader wings, shorter marginal 
cilia, uniformly infuscated fore wing, shorter ovipositor and so forth, and in lacking a terminal 
spine on club (^^■hich is long and distinct in piiHicorpu.i). In aiirea the stripes on abdomen are 
very obscure and ilie club bears no distinct terminal spine. Stigmal spot very small. From 
poincarci differs in coloration, slender nings, smaller substigmal spot, absence of terminal seta 
on club (long and stout in jioinearei), shorter ovijjositor and so on, INLandibles tridentate. 



Jl'STBALIAX HTMKXOrTHnA (11 ALCIDOIDEA. I.—GIBArLT. 145 

Aiitennal olub stout. Pedicel thrice the length of the distinctly -nider than long fnnicle joint. 
Hind wings slender, cnrved, three lines of discal cilia, the caudal one faint. 

Male: — Xot known. 

Described from one female taken in tlie fojest, A]iril l-'i. 1914. 

Habitat: CJordonvale (Cairns). Qneensland. 

Tjiiic: No. Il!iJ4S,i, Qneenshuid Musenni, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

PAROLTGOSITA new snbgenns of (iiranlt and A. P. Dodd. 
Fcmali : — The same as Ol'uiosita but the s(>cond division of the chib is absent, the 
club but 2-jointed. the second .joint twice (he lenglh of the first. 
Male: — Xot known. 
Type: The following species. 

1. PAROLIGOSITA BICLAVATA new species. 
I'emah': — Length, about O.S.j mm. 

Agrees witli tlie description of Oligoxita aiislralifiisifi Girault but the knob of the stigmal 
vi'iu is dusky, the longest marginal fringes of tlie fore wing are somewhat shorter than the 
greatest width of tliose wings ami tlie scutum liears a median sulcus. Funicle joint quadrate, 
iiinil wings missing. 

Described from one fenuile taken fvdui a wiuihiw, l^ebnmry 17, 1913. 

Habitat: Ingham, yueenslainl. 

Ti/pe: yo. Hi/ J4,j-1, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a slide with 
the type Arrtit nnjihafiaiilea colnriprs. 

GexuS UPKXS liiraulf. 

1. UFENS ALBIT!BI.ffl new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.7O nnn. 

Differs from JUnipes in having the discal ciliation of the fore wing denser, only a few 
of the lines standing out distinctly somewhat as in piceipes; and also in having all of the 
femora black. Fore wings with about 25 lines of discal cilia. 

Male: — X'^ot kno\An. 

Described from one female captured Iiy swe.'piug miscellaneous vegetation ahmg the 
b.-iuks of tlie Pioneer River. October l.T, 1911. 

Hahitat: ^Wackay, Queensland. 

Tifjie: Xo. H ii .'/.?6', Queensland ^luseuin. P.risbane. the above specimen on a slide. 

2. UFENS QUADRIFASCIATUS new species. 

Female: — Like flaripcs Girault in wings and color of the legs but at once distinguished 
from it and all other species by the color of the abdomen which is black mth four encircling 
stripes of white distributed over the surface. These white bands appear to be the incisions 
between the segments but they were present when the insect was captured and are not due 
to pressure after mounting. In other species of the genus T could not make them appear after 
application of pressure to the mounts. 

Male: — X'^ot kuov.u. 

Described from one female ca)itured in jungle por'ket, April 2, 1914. 

JJahitat: Gordouvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. If y '3497, Queensland Museum. I'risbane, the specimen on a slide. 

3. UFENS BINOTATUS new species. 
Female: — Like the preceding but besides the verte.\'. the mesoscutum, scutellum ami 
postscutellum are orange yellow, the scutum with a rather large spindle-shaped black inarking 
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U6 Mh.UOU.-S OF THE QIEESSLASV lIVSEVil. 

on each side of the meson eaoh reaching somewhat three fourths the way to apex. Thorax 
cUstinct)y hmgitndinally liueolated. Hind tibite more or less dusky jiist below knees. Marginal 
vein subequal to stigmal. Scape white, antenna black. 

From one female caught on a native grass in forest, April i, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tyjw: No. U)t3ii8. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

A second female taken May 13, same jilace. had the base of abdomen yellow traus\ersely. 

Genus PARrFi::XS Girault. 
The antenna' bear two ring-joints, liemoved from L'feiis. 

1. PARUFENS ARGENTITIBIS; new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.7U umi. 

Jet black, the vertex more or less yellowish, the trochanters, tibi*. knees and tarsi 
silvery white, the wings hyaline. Pedicel nearly twice the length of the funicle joint which is 
cupshaped, its greatest width (apex) a little more than its length; club acuminate-ovate, longer 
than the scape, without a terminal seta, its three joints longer than wide. Pedicel apparently 
with a coarse scaly sculpture. Fore wings moderate in width, with about 1-5 regular lines of 
discal cilia and a curved line from the stigmal vein with about four cilia. Stigmal vein long, 
the marginal longer than it but not much more so. Hind wings short, moderately broad, 
obtusely pointed at apex. Iwaring four lines of disc:il cilia, two cephalad and distinct, two 
caudad and faint ; caudal marginal fringes about as long as the greatest width. Marginal 
i ringes of fore wing very short. 

Differs from the genotype only in having the tibiffi silver^' besides the tarsi, the funicle 
joint cujishaped and apparently in having one more line of discal cilia in the hind wing. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured December '_'-!. I'.iTi in forest. 

Uahitat : Capeville (Peutland). Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Uij3l:29, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide with the 
type of Aprofitocelu.s xallensis (4irault. 

2. PARUFENS ARGENTIPES (iirault. 
.\ male of this species was capliacd .laamuy 4, 19J3 at Capeville (Peutland), Queens- 
l:nid, by sweeping in forest. It differs from the female in bearing a distinctly 2-jointed funicle, 
the antenna; as in the female of Ufeiis Girault. Thus the female Ufeiis is like the male of 
Panifens except that there are two ring-joints in the latter. In the female of ori/entipes, 
the pedicel is coarsely sculptured into scales, while the funicle is much wider than long and 
.■ippareutly solid while in tlie nmle the pedicel seems simple, the funicle plainly 2-joiuted and 
only somewhat wider than long, the division transverse. The male genitalia are extruded 
<listinctly for some length (half that of the abdonu'u) and resemble an ovipositor. Tlie 
mandibles are tridentate in both sexes, the hind wings with three rows of discal cilia, two 
cephalic. The riiic; ii.iiit'. in tin- iikiIm .-in- distinct but tlie second one adheres closely to the 
funicle. 

Genl-8 ABBELLA GirauU. 

1. ABBELLA SEXGUTTATA new species. 

Female: — Very siiiiil;ii- to inira Gir.iult but the two distal spots on the abdomen do not 
form cross-stripes but are widely separated, the second spot widest, all wider than long. The 
substigmal sjiot is very pronounced as in mira and the club is dusky, its first joint black as 
in mira. 

Male: — Xol known. 

From one female taken m forest, .M.-uch ;il, IDU. 



AUSTKALIAX HYlIEyOPTEEA CIIALCIDOIDEA. I.—GIEAULT. U7 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cuirus), QueenslanJ. 

Type: No. Ry2430, Queeusland Museum, Brisbaue, the specimen on a slide. 
The female of subflant recorded elsewhere from Gordouvale, October 29. 1912 (window) 
vas really this species. 

BRACHYGK.\MMAT1';LLA new genus. 

Female: — Allied with and similar to Brachy<ji-uiiiiiia Girault but the antenna) are S-joiuted 
bearing two distinct ring- joints, the club rather long and conic-ovate. Also the scape is short, 
the ovipositor much longer being inserted a little out from base, the antenuaj are inserted a 
little dorsad of the ventral ends of the eyes, the marginal vein though broad or thick is thrice 
longer than wide, the diseal eiliation of the fore wing is extraordinarily dense and tine, hence 
normal, there is a short, stout hairless line on fore wing from (caudo-proximad) the end of 
the minute stigmal vein and the caudal wings bear about seven lines of diseal cilia. The 
marginal cilia of the fore wing are extraordinarily short and minute, barely visible. Thorax 
apparently with a distinct median groove for its entire length. Tibial spurs single, absent on 
cephalic legs. Caudal trochanters with a flattened or cumpiressed dorsal lobe. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type: The following species. 

1. BRACHYGRAMMATELLA NEBULOSA new species. 

Feinali : — Length, 0.70 mm. 

Sooty black, the vertex and scutellum orange yellow, the fore wings ratlier liglitly 
infuscated out to apex of venation, the marginal vein black; infuscation of fore wing deeper 
luider marginal vein and more or less across from apex of venation. Knees, tips of tibia? and 
the tarsi sihery white, ("'olor of scape not seen. Fore wings with a more, or less clear oblique 
(caudo-distad) hairless line from end of venation forming with the true hairless line a short 
inverted Y. Marginal vein hispid. Hairless line of fore wing with about four sliort lines of 
diseal cilia proxiniad of it, as coarse as the rest of the diseal cilia opposite the marginal vein, 
tl;e main ]iart of the diseal eiliation much finer, none of it coarse or long. Hind femur 
ciiinpressed, the tibial spvu's short. Fore wings oblately rounded at ajiex, shaped somewhat 
as in Ufr-iis. Pedicel somewhat longer than wide at ajiex; funicle subqnadrate, somewhat 
shorter than tlie jiedicel. both joints wider than long, the first a little shorter, the suture between 
them oblique; club 1 longer than 2, longer than the pedicel. 2 conical, subequal to the pedicel, 
without a terminal seta. Legs rather short. P'ore wings naked (or nearly) under submarginal 
win. Mandibles with three minute teetli. I'audal marginal cilia of caudal wing distinctly 
shorter than the width of those wings. Club about twice the length of the pedicel. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping grass in forest. April S. lOli. 

Hahital: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS^'Sl, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide with type 
of Lalhromerella imfasriafa Girault and several (ithcr i-lialcids. 

MIRUFENS new genus. 

Frmale: — Like Japania Girault but the ovipositor is inserted some distance out from 
base; wings as in Vfeiis but the stigmal vein is distinctly much longer than the marginal. 
Ceiihalio tibia armed outwardly (dorsad) with six snuili but distinct teeth-like projections 
(placed from base to apex). Scutellum with a narrow but distinct median grooved line, a 
similar line indicated at apex (caudad) of scutum. Mandibles 4-dentate. Caudal fenuir 
somewhat swollen, the caudal tibia> serrulate dorsad. Scape much shorter than the club. 
Jlarginal vein nearly thrice longer than wide. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type: The following species. 



J48 MEMOISS OF THE QUEENSLAND J/rSEPJ/. 

1. MIRUFENS DENTIPES new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.25 mm. Kubust. 

Jet black, the vertex orange j'ellow, also the antenna; e-xeejit the concolorous scape and 
jiedicel. Wings hyaline, the venation vellow, the stigmal vein black. Knees, tips of tibiae and 
the tarsi silvery white. Fnnicle 1 somewhat longer than wide, 2 a little wider than long, 
1 being nearly as long as the pedicel ; club simiewhat longer than the rest of the flagellum. 
Pore wings with about 16 regular lines of discal cilia, the oblique line from the stigmal vein 
long (about nine setat). Hind wings broad, with a pair of distinct lines of discal cilia oephalad 
and a very faint pair of lines caiuiad, the caudal marginal fringes shorter than the greatest 
width of the blade, the cephalic cilia very short and uniform. Sculpture of tliorax very fine, 
nearly glazed. Tarsal joints rather long. Middle tibial spur long and slender. 

Described from one female taken by sweeping grass in forest, April 4, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. llii •MS3, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

rSEITDBKAiniVGBA.MMA new genns. 

Fcnialc: — Like JtiacliygiammalcUa Girault but the club is solid and the thick marginal 
vein is shorter, not cjuito twice longer than wide. Also, there is no hairless line from the 
venation. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type: The following species. 

1. PSEUDBRACHYGRAMMA PERPLEXA n.w species. Genot\n)e. 

Female: — Length, 0,90 mm. 

Agrees in eA'ery detail with Apluliiiodea speeiosk-^ima Girault "ith wiiich it is congeneric 
but differing from the original descri])tion of that species as follows: The cavulal wings are 
dusky at tip and bear four lines of discal cilia, the third line disappearing eaudad ; the comet- 
sliaped cross-stripe on fore wing from apex of the venation is practically all of the infiiscation 
under the venation; the scutellum is contrasting lemon yellow. 

Male: — Not knov.n.. 

Described from one female captured in forest, .\]iril l,i, 1911 (.\. P. Dodd). 

Hahitat: Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. TIy24S3, Queensland Museum, I'.risli.uie. the specimen on a slide with the 
tyyte of Xrnrnsrn wiilfifV'l fata Giraulf. 

2. PSEUDBRACHYGRAMMA SPECIOSISSIMA Girault. 
Aphrl/)wt(h'a spcclosissiiuci CJiraidt, antea. 
Female: — See (iiitea, jip. 105-107. 

3. PSEUDBRACHYGRAMMA DUBIA new species. 

Male: — Like the female .ipeciosissima; the club enlarged and short, the two joints not 
greatly differing in length, the pedicel flattened. The two club joints deeply divided, the distal 
Joint short and conical without a terminal seta, the proximal one somewhat wider than long. 
.\greeing with the description of xpcciosissima but the head all yellow, the abdomen all black,, 
tlie hind wings with .si.c rows of discid cilia, iliddle tibiae with stiff black bristles dorsad. 

A male, December :!, 191,3 by sweeping in forest. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Gairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. TfySIJI, Queensl.-iiid Museum, the male on a slide. 



AVSTIULIAX UYMENOrTKUA VUALCIDOIUEA. l.—GIKAVLT. 149 

APSEUDOUKAJIMA ncn- genus. 

Female: — Differs from Fxciiiloyraiiivm Girmilt in that tlie funiole is ] -jointed and the 
■stigmal vein elongate, nearly as long as the marginal, the latter about half the length of the 
■submarginal. Ovipositor inserted at about the middle of the abdomen. Mandibles tridentate. 
Abdomen no longer than the thorax, obliquely truncate. Hind tibial spur single, short. 

1. APSEUDOGRAMMA POPEI new species. Genotj'pe. 

Female: — Length, U.-jS mm. 

Jet black, the proximal two joints of tlio tarsi, tips of tibife narrowly and the scape 
]jallid. Scutum simple, reticulately scaly. Fore wing dusky from base to distad a little over 
half from apex of stigmal vein to the apex of the blade; venation blackish. Discal cilia of 
fore wing moderately dense, subnormal, a line from ajiex of stigmal vein to apex of wing being 
about the onlj' one complete and regular; about sixteen lines of discal cilia across widest part 
of blade but no oblique line from the stigmal \eiu. Marginal cilia of fore wing short but not 
extremely short. Caudal wings short, nuiderate in width, with three complete lines of discal 
cilia, two aloug cephalic margin, the third caudal. Longest (caudal) marginal cilia of hind 
wing subecjual to those wings' greatest width, distinctly longer than the longest marginal cilia 
of the fore wing. Scape short, sulx'(|ual to cduli. a little longer than the pedicel, funiele and 
ring-joint combiued. Pedicel longer than the funicde which is a little wider tlian long. King- 
joint distinct. Club with long, white streaks, funich' uith a trans\er?e obhque one proximad. 
( lub blunt at apex. 

From one female captureil by sweejiing .secondary forest growth. May iC. 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: 'So. 3y 2J35, Queen.<;land Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide with type 
of OligoaUa iiiermiclava. 

Dedicated to Alexander Po4>e. 

NEOCKNTROBIELLA new genns. 

Female: — iJiffers from CentruiiieUa in bearing two distinct ring and funiele joints and 
the fore wing lacks the oblique line of cilia from the stignuil vein. 
Male: — Not known. 
Type: The following species. 

1. NEOCENTROBIELLA RARA new species. 

I-'cmate: — Lenyth, U.7.'i nmi.. excluding the o\ipiisitor which is e.xtruded for a length 
equal to two thirds that of the abdomen. 

Black; median line of scutum and scutellum and lateral margins of scutum, all narrowly 
golden yellow; head golden yellow; iiccijiut dusky; antenme and legs wholly concolorous; fore 
wings lightly infuscated from base to apex of venation. Antennffi 9-jointed. the funiele 
distinctly 2-jointed, the tirst joint one and a half times longer than wide, the second oval, 
barely longer than wide; two distinct ring-joints; ]iedicel longer than funiele 1, two thirds 
the length of the scape which is much shorter than the long, rather loosely jointed club; club 
2 longest, nearly twice the length of 1. longer than the jiedicel; club 1 a little longer than 
wide: club S a little shorter than club 2. Fore wings with about a dozen lines of discal cilia 
most of them regular and distinct, the longest marginal cilia not quite half the greatest wing- 
width: the discal ciliation is irregular opposite the stigmal vein. Caudal wings slender, acute, 
with two distinct lines of discal cilia, the caudal marginal cilia barely shorter than the longest 
marginal cilia of the fore wing. Tarsi slender. Club without a terminal spine but with 
several short, thick setfe from sides of apex. 

Described from one female taken in forest. May 13, 1914. 

Flahitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. By 34.36. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen ou a slide. 



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Tribe OPHIONEUBIXT. 
The name of tbis tribe lias been changed from Lathromeriui because the oldest iucluded 
gcmis is Opliioneunis Ratzburg. 

Genus APHELIXOinKA Girault. 

1. APHELINOIDEA TINTINNABULUM new species. 

Differs from liowardii and the other Australian si)ecies in having the diseal ciliatiou 
absent just distad of venation somewhat as in plutella but the naked stripe is not so clearly 
delimited as in that species. Legs and antennje pallid, suffused slightly with dusky, the femora 
dusky. Face, sides of thorax, occiput and obscure cross-stripes on abdomen blackish. Dorsum 
of thorax orange yellow. Only one or two cephalic lines of diseal cilia reach the marginal 
vein, the others disappearing about the length of that vein away. Scutellum p.aler. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from two females captured by sweeping forest, .January 6, 191.3. 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type : No. Ey S4S7, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two females on a slide together. 

2. APHELINOIDEA PAINEI Girault. 
One female, Gordonvale. Ajiril S. 1014, sweeping grass in forest. 

3. APHELINOIDEA SPECIOSISSIMA Girault belongs to Pxnidhrachygmmma. 

Genus LATHROMEEELLA Girault. 

A. female captured at Gordonvale, Queensland, January 13, 1913, by sweeping in forest 
bore nuich less black on the pleura of thorax. Tlie species is not uncommon in the type locality. 

1. LATHROMEEELLA FASCIATA Girault. 
Five females, forest, type locality, 2,000 feet. .Tune 3. ^fetathcu'ax and propodeum 
laterad black. The t^^^'o ring-joints are veritied. 

2. LATHROMEEELLA OCCIDENT ALIS new species. 

Female: — Lcngtli, 1 mm. excluding ovipositor which is extruded a little over a fourth 
the length of the abdomen. Differs from the genotype in lacking a terminal spine on club 
and the ovipositor is distinctly extruded. 

Black, the vertex, scutum and scutelUmi deep orange yellow, the scutum on each sids 
of the meson with two conspicuous elongate dusky black markings reaching distad of middle. 
Pore wings lightly dusky from base distad half wa.y to apex of wing from end of venation. 
Pore wings with about 14 lines of diseal cilia in regular lines the marginal cilia not long but 
a little longer than usual. Legs dusky, the tips of tibias and tarsi pallid. Anteunse dusky. 
Ovipositor inserted near base. Fourth did) joint longest, wider than long, the fifth joint 
conical, longer than wide. 

From one female captured by sweeping forest. April Hi, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eahilat: Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. Eyfi-l."S, Queensland Jluseum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide with type of 
Vfens hinotahis. 

3. LATHEOMEEELLA CHINDEEAENSIS new species. 

Female: — Lengtli, 0.7". niiii. Aiilinn.'v Hitii tlic distinct terminal spine. .Xbdonieii 
iiornial. 

.let black, the scutum (excepting for a long wedgeshaped spot on each side of meson 
from cephalic margin), scutelluin, axilUe, meson of projiodeum, abdomen across base dorsad 



ArSTEALIjy hYMliXOrTKHA CII.U.CI HOIDKJ . I.—aiHAriT. 151 

and vertex orange relloiv. Tibisr iliiskv, pallid almig ilistal half. Fiire wings with a 
snbstigmal spot, irregularly infnscated near base. Marginal fringes of fore ^^ing nearly as 
long as the <-andal marginal fringes of hind wing. Otherwise like iinfasciata. 

From one temale taken by sweeping in mangrove, May 14, 1914 (A. P. Bodd). 

lliihital : I'hindera, Tweed River, New >Sonth Wales. 

Tjjpe: Xo. By 1 ISP. Qiuensland ^Inseum. Brisbane, the female on a slide. 

4. LATHROMERELLA LONGICILIATA new species. 

Vvnuih': — Lengtli, 0.7n nun. 

P.right, deep golden yelli)w; head, ceplialir )iart nf tliorax (jaonotiim and a little of 
mesonotum), ]>ri>p(ideum anil distal ttird (if abdunieii dusky or jet blaek ; legs dusky. Fore 
wings distinetly dusky but irregularly ¥0 yet there is a distim-t dusky stripe across from 
the stigmal vein ,Tnd whieh is rather broad; under the snbmarginal vein the blaek is also 
distiuetly dusky, elsewhere f.-iintly so. Margin.al vein a little longer than the snbmarginal. 
• Agrees with the generic diagno^;is except that the fore wings bear rather long marginal cilia 
(somewhat less than a third the greatest wing widfli) and tlie abdomen is shorter, the 
ovipositor inserted at middle (not extruded); fore wings where widest with about a dozen 
lines of diseal cilia which are not dense but in more or less regular lines, each cilium very 
short. Hind wings with at least two complete lines of diseal cilia, both cephalic. Mandibles 
tridentate, the third tooth shorter than the others. Antenna; dusky; fifth club .joint longest, 
subequal to the terminal spine or a little shorter. Vertex transversely lineolated. Marginal 
cilia of hind wing caudad barely longer than the longest marginal cilia of fore wing. 

From one female captured in forest, April 4, 1914. 

Uahitat: Gordonvale (Caiins), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 2440, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

AVhat appears to be the nude of this species lacks the terminal sjiine on the antenna 
and the whole abdomen is dusky black, the meson of propodeum yellow and most of scutum, 
the latter bearing two long, spindle-shaped black markings quite as in Vfcnii hiiwtaliis. Ths 
fore wings are more uniformly infuscated. 

One male cajitured with the female and mounted with the type of Tjfcna hinoiatiix 
Girault. 

5. LATHROMERELLA UNFASCIATA new species. 

Female: — Length, O.liO mm. 
Golden yellow; a wedgeshaped marking on each side of meson of scutum cephalad, 
antenna;, caudal legs except tiliia" ami tarsi, sides of pronotum and propodeum, dusky; a 
rather broad stripe across abiionu ii at distal three fourths and a rather large round spot 
between this and apex on each side of mesou, black. Fore wings with marginal cilia not long, 
the blade lightly infuscated only from stigmal vein ; marginal cilia of fore wing distinctly 
shorter than the caudal cilia of hind wing. 

Male: — Not known. 

From one female captured by sweeping grass in forest, April S, 1914. A second 
specimen .Tune 10, 1914, in the same jilace. A third female, September, Pentland, Queensland. 

BaVilat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 2441, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the tirst specimen on a slide. 

The cross-stripe of abdomen is really very nnnmvly divided along the meson, the 
mesal ends of each side turned caudad. There is also a more obscure stripe across just before 
tip of abdomen. 

Genu.? LATHROMEROIDES Girault. 

1. LATHROMEROIDES LONGICORPUS GiraiUfc. 
One female, Gordonvale (f'ainis), Qneeuslainl, M.nrli :)1, 1914, by sweeping grasses in 
forest. Two females, same place, April 8, 1914. 



jg2 MEMOISS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

2. LATHROMEROIDES FASCIATIVENTRIS new sijecies. 
Aiiti'u, iirst suppleuient. p. ]iHi. Length, l.i'.n iiuu. Maiulibles tridentate. The type was 
caiituveil :it 2,000 feet, June 3 and is on a slide. 

PARUSCAXOTDEA new genus. 

Female: — In my table of genera running to Uscanoiclea tiirault from which it differs in 
liearing a long slender marginal vein, which is as long as the submarginal and about thrice the 
length of the stigmal; the latter is somewhat longer than in U.icanoidea Girault. The fore wing 
is quite naked. The scape is distinctly shorter than the club. Valves of ovipositor slightly, 
distinctly extruded. Hind wing narrow, acute, with very long caudal marginal fringes. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type: The following species. 

1. PARUSCANOIDEA DICKENSI new specie.?. 

Female: — Length. 0.65 unn. 

Black, the head and thorax bright lemon yellow but the cephalic scutum with a short 
longitudinal black marking on eacli side of meson. Trochanters, knees, tarsi and distal three 
fourths of tibisB iiale. antennfe dusky ])allid. The fore wing is lightly infuscated proximad, 
seen more piarticularly in a more or less indefinite stripe across from the stigmal vein and an 
indefinite, suffused patch under the sidmiarginal, the space between the two subhyaline. Hind 
femur compressed. 

Described from one female taken in forest. .January -t, 1912. 

Bahitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ily242S, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide with 
Coccophapiis aurhapiit. 

Dedicated to Charles Dickens. 

GEXU.S TUMIDICLAVA Girault. 

1. TUMIDICLAVA CILIATA Girault. 
On page 97. line -t in the original description of this species (Part I) the peculiar grass 
in which the Cooktown specimens were captured is a common sedge locally called '' nutgrass. " 
On April 4, 1914, I captured a female of this species by sweeping native grasses in the forest ; 
on this specimen I clearly saw the yellow median line on the scutum ivhich makes the species 
agree with the Xorlli .\niericaii genotype. Is this a case of ]iarallel evolution.' 

2. TUMIDICLAVA NIVEIPES new species. 

Female: — Similar to ciiuila but the black on the body is much lighter yet forming the 
same pattern while the legs are yellowish white except hind coxa and femur. Also, the abdomen 
bears a complete line of marginal dots and about four abbreviated cross-stripes centrallv. 
Body scaly. 

Described from one female captured with the ciliala mentioned above. A second female 
same place. Ajiril 10 following and one on April 25, 1914. 

lUihilal: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Grass in forest. 

Type: No. Hy 3443, Queensland ifuseum. Brisbane, the first female on a slide with the 
type of Minifenx elcntipes Girault. 

3. TUMIDICLAVA CANALIS new species. 
M((li : — Length, 0.,S0 nun. 

Golden yellow, the occiput. ;intenna', scutum exce|it median line and lateral margins, 
seven ].airs of round niargin:il spots on abdoineii from base to a|.ex and three or four dots 



AVSTHALIAX BYMESurTKUA CIIAUIIXIIDKA. I.—dllLllLr. l.",3 

iiloiiy iiu'sdii of ubilomeii in u liTie fioiu liase. dusky lihick. Tlius niiieli like the species niicip:^ 
but iMoie volnist, the iiiiteiiiial oliilj J:u'ks the piouiiiieut tenuiiial spine and the mesothorax has 
a complete niediiui "julcus. Tlie legs in\) dusky. 

I'^'oni one male taken by sweepiiiK secuudary fcnost giovvtii, ifay 23, 1911. 

I[ahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No, Uy 2iif, Queensland Jruseuni, Brisbane, tlie male sj)e(imen on a slidi'. 

Tribe TKlL'HUdRAMMATi X f. 
(lEXUS TRICHOGR.^MM.V Westwood. 

1. TRICHOGRAMMA AUSTRALICUM Girault, 

In Java (I'asoeroeo) this species )iaiasitize.^ the e^^ys ut (7///o iiifuscdtdbix. an unknown 
tortricid associated with cane, Giapliolcla xrliislacriina and Dliilrrii x1 riiiUilis. In specimens 
of this species reared from Cliilo my attentiiui was called by 1'. van der Goot to the presence on 
the male and female antenna of the minute bladder-like a|iiienilaiies resembling conidial spores 
(and thought characteristic of TricltOi/rummutoUhii)- In the specimens sent me I observed 
these on the female funicle. Sometimes the female alidomen bears two broad black liands one 
at base, one at tip; it maj- be wholly blackish to jet black, 

I have a female from moth eggs, Chindera, Tweed Ri\er, New South Wales, May 13, 
1914 (A. J', IJodd) and many specimens from a nuiss of noctuid eggs on Melaleuca, forest, 
Gordonvale, June 1, 1914. 

This jiaper taken with I'ait 1 and tlie first sii|iiileiueut n.mpletes our present knowledge 
of the Australian Trichogrammat idie. Students of the grmiii should consult my rather full 
treatment of the world's genera now in i-cnirse of ]iublic;ition in tlie Bulletin of the Wisconsin 
(U.S.A.) Natural History Society. 

Students of this group must always be thorongi! and careful since the minute forms 
contained therein have proved hitrs iioircs to many of the most acute H™ienopterologists and 
in studying them we must be certain to forsake our usual confidence and be content to feel the 
way with Caution and Diffidence as constant comjianions.- 

The following members of the family are common in their several habitats: Neobrachisla 
fasdata; Ufens fiaripes; OUgosita pulchra. OVujosita iniiiiina, OUiinsita sacra; Tumidiclava 
ciliata; Trichoyrumma ausiralii'iun and AhbrUa ioihtltira. 



^ Methods of collecting and de.scribmg members oi this family are given in the second supplement of Part II. 



]54 MKilOIRS OF TIIF. (Jl EESSI.AyV MUSEVM. 

AUSTRALIAN 
HYMENOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA— 11. 

SECOND SUPPLEMENT.! 

By a. a. Girault. 

Family MY3L\RID.E. 
OOCTONINI. 

Genus CAMPTOPTEEA Foerster. 

1. CAMPTOPTERA GBEGI Girault. 
Bv mistake, iii the original description, the name of this species was spelled gregsi. The 
single European sijecies (pajiaveris) is not like the single North American species with which 
this species was compared. But the European species formerl}' identified by me as pepoi'O''-' 
Foerster is a new species Avhich is now named sainlpierrei (Camptoplera jiapaveris Foerster in 
Girault, 1909). The species occurs in England and is much like the Xorth American ptilla of 
(Jirault. The species gregi is cnmuKin in its type locality. 

Gexus OOCTOXUS Haliday. 

1. OOCTONUS FLAVIPES new species of Girault and A. P. Dod-1. 

.1/ft/f: — Length, 1.60 mm. 

Black; legs (including coxa?) bright golden yellow; abdominal petiole goldeu yellow. 

Thora.x normal. ^>cutum shining, finely reticulate, caudad sublongitudinally rugose; 
parajisid'^s shining, with very faint reticulation. .Axillie glabrous; scutellum glabrous at 
immediate base, thence scaly and with half a dozeu longitudinal rugje. Propodeum rugose, 
the meson broadly smooth, bounded at caudal half by two sharp carina?, rather wide apart. 
Antenna) 13-jointed, long and slender, distinctly longer than the body; pedicel small: second 
funiele joint the longest, one half longer than first ; others gradually and slightly shortening, tlie 
tenth subequal to first. Fore wings long, rather broad but of the graceful type; somewhat 
inf uscated ; longest marginal cilia equal to one seventh greatest wing width ; diseal cilia 
present under marginal vein in two long and two shorter rows; diseal cilia not fine, dense, 
arranged in about 30 rows. 

Described from one male caught by sweeping in open forest, 1,300 feet, September 
Ifi, 1913 (A. P. Bodd). 

Habitat: Kiiranda. Queensland. 

Type: Ko. Ey2445, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the male on a slide. 

2. OOCTONUS GIGAS mw species. 
Fciiicli : — Length, 2.10 mm. 

.Jet black, the petiole of abdomen, hind coxie, trochanters, scape and pedicel pale or 
straw yellow, tlie legs reddish brown, 1h<> hind tibiic below knees darker; distal third of blade 

' See Voiumcs T and II, Memoirs Queensland Museum. 



AlSTnALIAX HTMEXUPTKILl CIlALCIJJOlDhA. H.—GIHAVLT. loo 

of hind wing sooty, tlie fore -niiig also sooty at same place, acfeiited proximad (a little ovei 
half way to apex from ei,d of venation) in a large ovate black spot narrowly connected along 
the middle to a smaller ovate sjjot in center of blade farther proximad (jnst distad of eml 
of venation but in midlongitndinal line of blade). Petiole distinctly longer than wide bnf 
not as long as hind coxa;. Marginal vein elongate, nearly as long as the submarginal; marginal 
fringes of fore wing short, at widest part alunit 32 lines of dense discal cilia. Scape slender; 
pedicel shorter than funicle 1 wdiich is suffused with yelhiw ; funicles 2 and .3 subequal, longest, 
thrice longer than wide, the following joints regularly shortening, 8 longer than wide, about 
half the length of 2. Club long. Strigil strong. Hind tibial spur single. Cephalic femur 
fuscous toward base. A groove on scutum at distal third at meson. Xo sclerites between 
scutum and scutellum, the latter very long, rectangular, longer than wide; axillte widely 
separated. Parapsidal furrows conijilete. Thorax polygonally reticulate or scaly. Propodeum 
long, longer than scutum, with two curved median carina- forking from base and a long, oblique 
(nieso-eaudad) one running to meson at ajiex but (n-iginating at a fovea at cephalic margin far 
laterad. Abdominal segments subeqnal, moderate in length. 

Mtilr: — Not known. 

Bescribed from one female ,:aptnred in jungle, September 1.5, 191.3. 

Eabitat: Knranda, Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Hy 3^JG. Queensland ilusenm. Brisbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

3. OOCTONUS PROMETHEUS new species. 

FrDialf: — Length, 2.00 mm. 

Very similar lo ,f;;r/rts but differing in having the femora black, in being a little smaller, 
in lacking a median groove on distal scutum, in lacking the lateral carinfB on the propodeum 
and in having the distal spot <m fore wing deeper black and not quite as large, more clearly 
delimited. Otherwise (excejit in sculpture) identical with fn'na.'^ with which I have compared it. 
Thorax finely polygonally scaly, the propodeum subglabrous. with a distinct median channel 
whose margins are carinated, otherwise plane. Scutellum as long as the long propodeum, 
simple, the postc-utelhun transverse linear. Lateral margin of propodenm carinated and a few 
interlacing carina? caudo-laterad. Axilla^ widely separated. Median channel of propodeum 
narrowing caudad. 

Male: — Xot known. 

Described from one female captured in jungle, February 11, 1014 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Babinda, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy24i7. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide with type 
of Oonatoeenis niuini Giranlt. 

Gexus COSMOCO.MOIDEA Howard. 

There are no Austialian members of this genus, the two sjiecies formerly placed here 
belonging to Gonaloccrvs Xees. The genus belongs to this tribe. 

Tribe GONATOCERIXI. 

EUSTOCHOilORPHA new genus. 

Form slender, graceful, the abdomen long, slender, longer than the head and thorax 
combined, the ovipositor inserted at base, long, exsortcd for some length, the extruded portion 
over a third that of the abdomen ; legs normal, the tarsi .5-jointed. Thorax long, the jiaraiisidal 
furrows complete, the sclerites normal, no phragnm. Antenna) 12-jointed, the club 2-jointed. 
Fore wings somewhat as in Signiphora. tlie marginal fringes moderately short (the longest 
about a fourth the greatest wing width), the discal cili;ition sparse. Hind wings rather short, 
slender. 



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1 EUSTOCHOMORPHA HAECKELI new species. Female. Genotype. 

LenoHi, l.-'i mill, exi-liidiiig the ci\ ijiositor. Uniformly brownish black, the wings 
hyaline the leos, scape and pedicel yellowish, the coxas and hind tibia} and femora more or 
less concolorons; fiinicle joints all distinctly shorter than the pedicel, the first two subequal, 
barely lonf>er than wide, the third plainly longer than them but only slightly longer than any 
of the fuliowing joints of the funicle; club short, wider than the filiform funicle, its distal 
joint plainly longer than the other, somewhat longer than any of the funicle joints. 

Bahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Forest, December 31, 1912. 

Tiipc: Xo. llil --l-'iS. Queensland Museum. Brisbane. On a slide. 

Dediiated to Knist itaeckel. 

Genus GOXATOCERUS Xees. 
Synonyms : Ayonatoccnis Girault ; Gonatoceroides Girault. 

1. GONATOCERUS TOLSTOH Oiranlt. Female. 

Length, 0.80 mm. 

.Jet black and thus in the group of species including nnj- and lomoiiosoM with which 
it is more closely allied. It differs from the latter in the inequality of the funicle joints, the 
first four joints all short l>ut unequal, 1 and 2 equal (1 sometimes longer), globular, small, 
3 and 4 e(|ual (4 a little larger) globular but about twice larger. 4 less than half the length of 5 
which is longest; joint <) distinctly shortest of the distal four funicle joints, while 7 and 8 are 
subequal or nearly to 5. Pedicel as long as distal funicle joint. In lomonosoffi, joint C 
subequal to o. Fore wings slightly broader in this species biit otherwise the two cannot be 
distinguished. 

MabHat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Forest, 1,500 feet, May 29. 

Type: Xo. H ij if 49, Queensland iluseum, Brisbane. On a slide. 

2. GONATOCERUS LOMONOSOFFI Girault. Female. 

Length, 0.70 nun. .Small for the genus. 

.Jet black and tlius distinguished from all sjiecies of the genus in Australia excepting 
ii(i.r from which it differs as follows: Smaller, fore wings distinctly not so slender but 
rather of the broader type (yet not wide, only about fifteen lines of discal cilia), the first 
three funicle joints short and sulieijual. fourth only a little longer than third, the latter not 
longer than second as iu noi, 5 plainly twice the length of 3, not so in nox; discal eiliation of 
fore wings absent under marginal vein and the body sonienhat darker. Wings hyaline. 

Bahitat: Kiu-anda, Queensland. .Jungle, May 18. 

Tjipc: Xo. //(/ .)';.7,'. (Queensland ^luseum. Brisliane. the feumle on a slide. 

3. GONATOCERUS BICOLOR Girault. 
Onlv the female is known. Tliere is now no reason for thinking that a mesopurscutum 
is present. 

4. GONATOCERUS AUSTRALIENSIS Perkins. Male, female. 
' • Ooctonus Ilaliday. 
" .\I;ile anleniuc with 13 joints, the scajie flattened and short, the second joint very 
small and rouiulisli. the following ones subequnlly elongate, flattened and wide, but not so 
wide as long. Antenna? of female 11-jointed; scape very long, set on an elongate pedicel, so 
as to appear obsoletely 2-joiuted, and as long as the three following joints together; club as long 
as the three preceding joints together. Posterior ocelli wide apart, perhaps placed close to the 
eye mar(;ins, the collapse of the head iu dried sijeeijiieus making it impossible to ascertain this 
jioint. S .ucllum larg/ and elongate, longer than tlie incsunotmi) ; the a.silhe eucroaching a little 



An^TSAirtX UYMESOrTEUA (lIMCinOlllKA. H.—CIHACLT. i:,' 

or not at all on the scapula;; ]ivopocleum with two raised lines or longitudinal cariuw. Tarsi 
.")-jointed. Apical cilin of front wings short, many times slimtev than the greatest width of 
the wings. Abdomen pedii'ellate. 

" OodniniH aiistriilicnuis, sp. uov. 

" Black, shining, antenna' of the male black, of the female willi the si'ai)e mostly |)a!i'' 
yoUowish-browii, the second joint also more or less brownish, the following three blackish, the 
sixth also dark but less so than the preceding, seventh, eighth and ninth white, tenth much wider 
than the ninth and black, club black. Legs brownish yellow or testaceous, posterior tibial more 
or less darkened. Abdomen jiedicellate, brownish black or piceous. Length IJ mm. 

" n (tint 111 : Cairns. Qneensland; two examples extracted from eggs of a conspicuous 
Ti ttigonui common in tlie cane fields.'' 

5. GONATOCERUS CINGULATUS Perkins. Female. 

'•' Yellow; the face, the whole of the tlagellum nf the antennai, two ad.jacent S]u)ts on 
the front of the niesonotnm wliich do not reach back to the middle, one on the anterior angle 
of the scapula', another on each side ad.joiniug the tegula^ and a median one between these, 
tlie ]u'opodeum, the meso- and metaplenra, hind coxte, all tibia^, tarsi above, two bands near 
middle of abdomen ("appearing as one very broad one in contraited s]ieeimens) and sheaths of 
ovipositor dark, black or blarkish fusccnis. Scajie and serond .inint of antenna^ and front and 
middle coxa^ more or less dark on maryins. Front tiliia' witli ilistinct. small, stout spines, 
]ilaced remoteh- and in line. Length 15 mm. 

"Habitat: rii-isbani', (^)ni'enslan.l. ' ' 

6. GONATOCERUS SULCATUS n, w species, 

Male: — Length, Llln nun. 

A'elvety black, the wings transparent, the body marked with intense golden yellow as 
follows: Head (excepting up]ier occi]nit and vertex), j)rothorax. legs except caudal two ]iairs 
of tibia) (caudal tibi» darker than middle, black), sides and venter of cephalic half of 
mesothorax and the scajie. Antenna' dnsk.v yellow, tlie scape verv short (without the bulla 
wider tlian long), the ]iedicel a litth» .shorter than the scape; funicle ] over twice the size of 
the jiedicel, a little longer than wide, 2 a little longer than L '5 .'ind following each a little 
longer than 2, subef|ual ; funicle and club .joints longitudinally striate; joints 9 and ]0 of 
funicle a little the longest, n- arly twice longer than wide and not so thick as 1. Thorax coarsely 
S'-aly, the propodenm witli fine sculjiture, long, with a median carina and carinated lateral 
margin. .'Scutum with a distinct median sulcus. Hind tibial sinir long, slender. Cejihalic tiliiaj 
armed as in sliaVcs/uarri. Caudal wings broad with short caudal marginal cilia. Wings not 
\'isible jilainl.v in balsam mounts but the marginal cilia \'eiy short. 

h'rniali : — Not known. 

Described from one male captured .Vjiril l-">. 1014 in fonst ( .\. I^. Dodd). 

TJahitat : Cloucurry, Queensland. 

Tiipr: No. Hy3I;10. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the sperinien on a slide with type 
of Goiiatiircni.^ {iifrcnsi:^ (iii'ault, 

7. GONATOCERUS NONSULCATUS new species. 

Male: — Length, 1 mm. 

Very similar to the preceding but the scutum simjile. t)ie thoracic sculpture somewhat 
finer, the mesothorax c<.»ncolorous and also the caudal coxa? and fmuora. Ft-re wings subtrnncate 
at a])ex. verv transparent. Pronotum above dark. 

F I male : — Unknown. 

From one male captured at the same place with sulealiis-. 

Habitat: Cloncurrv, Qneensland. 

Tjipe: No. H\iS!5l, (^)ue(>nsland ituseum, Brisbane, the specimen on .'i slide. 



158 ilEMOlBS OF THE (^UEEXSLAXD MCSErU. 

8. GONATOCERUS ANGUSTIVENTRIS new species of GiraiUt and A. P. Dodd. 

Fcimik : — Ijengtli, 1.-jO iniu. 

Black; abdomen a little suffused with brown i knees and tarsi yellow; antennal scape 
suffused nitli yellow. 

With the habitus of ri'naiii Girault and (iroliuxi Girault. Scutum with a median groove; 
scutum aud scutellum with flue, polygonal scaly sculpture. Propodeum with a groove on each 
side of the mesou, the grooves rather widely separated, also with a carina near each lateral 
margin, in the dorsal aspect. Abdomen tapering at its base. Antenn;ie ll-jointed. first funicle 
joint much shorter and narrower than the pedicel; second distinctly longer than first, as long as 
pc-dieel; third distinctly longer than second, three times as long as wide; 4-8 very slightly and 
gradually shortening, the eighth as long as the pedicel; club almost as long as the three 
preceding joints united. Fore wings long, rather broad, but of the graceful type; somewhat 
infuseated; longest marginal cilia equal to one eighth greatest wing width; diseal cilia absent 
beneath the marginal vein, not fine, dense, arranged in about 30 rows. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female ca|)tured by sweeping in open forest. i.:jO0 feet. 8eptenil)er 
]fi. 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kuranda, (Queensland. 

Type: No. Hi/JlJJ. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

9. GONATOCERUS SHAKESPEAREI new species. 

FciiKile: — Lengtii, I.M"i mm., eNcludini; ovipnsitur ivhiih is extruded for a distance equal 
to from a third to half the length of the abdomen. 

Long and slender, the abdomen longer than the rest of the Ijcidy. Golden yellow, the 
wings hyaline; flagellum, dorsal edge of scape, valves of ovipositor, a cuneate marking on each 
side of median line of cephalic half of scutum; a large triangular spot covering most of each 
parapside; center of scutellum at base (in one specimen down whole of meson broadly) : 
meson of proj. odeum livoadly and distal one or two tarsal joints, dusky black. First four 
funicle joints subequal. subglobnlar, that ]!ortion of the funicle slenderer than the following: 
joints .5-8 of funicle subequal. each wider aud over twice the length of any of the joints 1-4, 7 
a little shorter than the otheis. Diseal cilia of fore wing disajipearing some distance out from 
apex of venation, not dersp excejit disto-cephalad yet well distributed over the blade, the fore 
wings moderatel.v broad (about 16 lines of cilia where broadest), oblately rounded at apex; 
marginal cilia of fore wing indistinct, very short, absent around apex. Caudal wings rather 
broad (about five lines of diseal cilia), the caudal marginal cilia about as long (or not quite) 
as the blade is wide. Thorax longitudinally shagreened, no grooves. Abdomen tapering toward 
base. Proximal tarsal joint long and slender (except in cephalic legs). 

Male: — Kot known. 

Described from two females capitured by sweeping in forest, October 10. 19 K'. (G. F. 
Hill). 

Haiilat : Port Darwin, Northern Territory and C'loncurry. Queensland. 

Types: No. JJii 2 !■>'.',. Queensland iluseuui. Brisbane, the specimens on a slide (Port 
Darwin). 

A female of this species was captured at C'loncurry. April 13, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). The 
specimen, evidently a variant, had somewhat different fore wings and slightly longer funicle 
joints but otherwis,' the same. The cephalic tibia' are armed with scattered, distinct, short, 
thorn-like spines. 

10. GONATOCERUS BOSWELLI new species. 

Fcmiilr: — Length, l.n.", nini. 

Golden yellow; two rather broad dusky stripes across dorsum of abdomen, the first a 
little distad of middle. Cejihalic half of scutum, scutellum except the lateral margins, pro- 
podeum exce|iting a narrow yellow line some <listance laterad of meson, tegulas, postscntellum, 



AVSTSALIAX UYMKyOPTKKA CnALrWOIDEA. n.^GIEAULT. ].-,H 

llagelliiiii and hind tibia>. bloi/k. ()rci|iut dusky. Caudal margin of the blat-k of scutum 
proloMfJi'd caudad a little at meson. 'l'i|i of ovipositor valves jet b!ar-k. Wings hyaline. 
Funieles 4 and o longest. 4 narrower than .". cai-li soniewliat longer than wide; joints 2 and ?• 
a little longer than wide, 1 subquadrate. tlie |>.>diiH'l subequal to 5 ; C and 7 subequal, slightly 
shorter than 4 or 5. Club ratliiT huig. Longest marginal cilia of fcu'e wing between a fourth 
and a fifth of the greatest wing Mioth where tliere are about "J.") lines of fine discal ciliation. 
Pore wings of the graceful tyj-e lint r.ot nannw. \'al\es of ovijositor sliglitly extruded. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female taken in jungle. March ll, 1'.I14 (A. 1". Podd). 

TTnbiInt: Cooktown. Queensland. 

Type: No. 11 y :?-!■'' i, Queensland Alusenni, l-lrisbane, tlie specimen on a slide. 

11. GONATOCERUS CIRCUMVAGUS new species. 

Female: — Length. 2.-'^ mm. 

Like iiiirisshiuis but the abdomen and \h,' loud tibiai are black, tlie first funicle .joint 
over twice longer than wide and slenderer, joints 1' and 3 longest, distinctly over twice the 
length of the pedicel. More like ]ioiiiearei but the hind tibiie and the pedicel are black, the 
longitudinal black stripe on the fore wing from immediate apex and is longer, abruptly fading 
but the fainter jiortion continuous, not broken, leaving a faint, proximal spot in the mid- 
longitudinal line. Thorax shining black, with no distinct sculpture, the pronotnm long and 
quadrate and with either a groove or a carina along each side like parapsidal furrows; 
niesoprajseutum absent. Scutellum very long. Hind Tibial s|iurs doulile. Fore wings somewhat 
broader than those in poinearei. 

Described from one female capfuii'il by sweejong in jungle. September 15, l!)Kj 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Tfahifat: Kuranda. Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy'31'>3, Qneenslaml ^Mnscnin. T'.risbane. the aliove specimen on a tag (Avitli 
the type of G. carlylei). 

12. GONATOCERUS HUMBOLDTI (iiiauh. Cleuotype of Agonatocerus. 
ArjonatocrniK hiiinhold/.i (Jirault. 

This species was originally described erroneously, parts of the antenna! having been lost 
while two pieces of them became so disposed in the mount of the single siiecimen as to make 
these organs appear 1.3-jointed. Also, the median sulcus of the scutum is in reality a yellow 
line down the meson; the lateral margins of tlie si'iitmn are also yellow. The species is valid 
liut resembles hini/ilieii.-i and mcfsi'linilofp'. From the former it differs in the cidor of the 
thorax and abdomen, its slemler Iniild and narrow fore wings; and from mi t>:ehiiikoffi in 
having the yellow on the tlmrax. more yellow at base of aliilomen, in the color of the legs 
and the more graceful body and apjiendages. .\lso. the distal half of the sca]ie is colored. 
The four funicle distal joints are each about twice longer than wide. 

Compared with types of all Australian sjiecies. 

13. GONATOCERUS AUSTRALICA Cirault. Cein.typ.' of Oonatoreroid-s Girault. 
Gonatoccmidcs aiistralica Cirault. 

This species ajipears to be valid but should be eom|)ared with the following from which 
it seems to differ as follows: From iioelhei in that the legs are colored and all of thorax, 
being otherwise the same as goethei; from hai-ekili in lacking the swollen hind femora present 
in that species; from liKyiiheih^i in having funicle 4 louger than 6 and not longer than the 
pedicel; from faseialiveiilris in not having pleurum or lateral line of abdomen yellow and there 
is no regular discal ciliation under the marginal \ein but ■nil\ a V shaped Hue; from (hinriiii 
in that the fore wings are as in liueeleli. 

In the species fuseiativeiilrix. tlie so-called yellow stripes across the abdomen are the 
incisions between the segments. 



160 MEilOIKS OF THE QrEJCXSLdXI) MUSEUM. 

14. GONATOCERUS TRICOLOR Girault. 

Antea, first suppleiiieut. p. llo, omit laM senteuce in liue 2-3 as irrelevant. 

What apjicared to be the female was captured May 20, 1914. by sweeping in forest,, 
type locality. Distal half of abdomen and hind tibi» (only) in this specimen dusky black. 
The antenna! are similar to those of hicolor and ti'irolor may be but a variety of hicolor but 
very doubtfully so. 

15. GONATOCERUS GREGI new species. 

Mdh : — Lenfjth, 1.7.'5 uuii. 

.Tet black; first two pairs of knees, tarsi (hind tarsi darker) and cephalic tibia? yellowish. 
Fore wing with two broad cross-stripes of dusky, the first across a little distad of venation 
(longer cephalo-caiulad than proximo-distad). the second at apex, wider than the first, occupying 
about a fonrtli of the wing surface and separated from the first by a space narrower than the 
width of the latter. Thus, very similar to renani except that the cephalic femora are black, the 
first band of the fore wing is very distinctly much less than its own width distad of apex of 
venation and there is no infuscation under the marginal vein. Also, there is no median grooved 
line on the scutum: the proximal margin of second stripe of wing is less convex and the hind 
wings are dusky at tip. ('ejihalic tibia? armed with scattered ])rickle-like setio (renani also). 
Funicle joints nearly twice longer than wide. 1 shorter, all distinctly longer than the pedicel. 
The discal cilia of fore wing nearly reaches venation in this species (some distance distad of 
it in renani). Hind tibial spurs double. 

From one male caught by miscellaneous s\vee|iing. May 11, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Murwillumbah, New South Wales. 

Tjipc: Xo. Hy 34,56. Queensland Museiun. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

16. GONATOCERUS FLOSCULUS new species. 

Female: — Of tlie same build aud so on of .thatespearei but black, the venter of prothorax 
and under sides of mesouotum yellowish, the last two pairs of tibia; and scape dusk.y, the caudal 
femur dark like their tibia?. Knees, femora, tips of tibia? and the tarsi pale yellowish. AntenniB 
about as in the named species but the scape is more compressed, the distal four funicle joints 
somewhat longer, also the club. Fore wings as in slial'espearei but the marginal vein is a little 
longer. The ovijiositor is a little shorter. Scutum with an obscure median sulcus centrall.y. 
Thorax rather coarsely coriaceous, the propodeum smooth, nonearinate. Scutellum simple. 
Otherwise as in slial'e.ipearei. Colored much like nonsulcatus but that species has no obscure 
median groove on scutmn, the jn'opodeum bears a median carina and the fore wings bear 
extremel.v fine discal ciliation which is very faint. Moreover, non.iulcatn.i has a normal abdomen 
(as probably all males of the species with females of the peculiar habitus of this species do). 
In nmisulcatiis, the cephalic tibia is no longer than the combined lengths of the first three joints 
of the tarsus; in this species it is longer than the three joints taken together. In this species 
grooves on each side of the meson of propodeum a.^ in anfinsiir< ntris Girault and Dodd are 
faintl,v indicated. 

From one female cauglit in fcn-est. Tweed River. :\Iay 4. 1914 {.\. P. Dodd). 

Haliitat : Tweed Heads. Xew South Wales. 

Type: Xo. IJy?!.J7, Queensland ^luseum, Brisbane, the s]iecimen on a slide with male 
type of Iweckeli. 

1~. GONATOCERUS COMPTEI Girault. 

Female: — The dislal half of the .■ibdonu-u sometimes jet. th" scutellum with a large 
round black spot at base centrally and the fnniclc joints all a little longer. Base of abdomen 
sometimes not stri]ied. 

A femalc\ forest. May 27, 1914, ty|ie locality. 



AVSm.lLT.IX nYMF.yOPTKh-A CHALVIDOIDEA. II.—GIHAULT. 161 

Tribe ANArillXI. , 

Gexus PAKAXAPHOIDEA nirnult. 
The thorax lionrs a jjlirngiiia. 

1. PARANAPHOIDEA CAUDATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1 mm. 

Very similar to cfircgia Uirault l)Ut tlie foiisjiimunis black line along each side of the 
]iostscutellinn absent, this sclerito wholly j'ellow; the so-called V-shaped yellow marking on 
the scutum (in reality, two acute, long, black wedges from cephalad on a yellow ground and 
extending about to caudal margin) is absent siuee the black areas from cephalic margin on 
each side are rectangular, somewhat longer than wide but extending ouly half way to the 
caudal margin leaving the meson and lateral margins of cephalic half of scutum narrowly 
yellow. The legs are wholly yellow and tlie antenna! excej.t the club. Puuicle 1 is somewhat 
larger. Otherwise identical. 

Male : — Unknown. 

Described from female taken from a window, February ?., 1912, 

Ildbiliil: Cooktown, Queensland. 

Type: No, Hii2J5f>, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the s|ieciinen ou a slide with the 
type of cgrcfiiu. 

2. PARANAPHOIDEA INTERMEDIA new species. 

Ffiiinle: — Length. l.lU mm. 

Exactly similar to earcijiii but distinctly Larger and characterised by having finer discal 
citation ou the fore wing (about 'A'l lines) and the head is all yellow, together with the legs. 
The funicle .ioiuts arc all somewhat longer, the cephalic tibia} bear strigils. In both species, 
(here is a triangular black spot laterad ou postscutelliun. Li all four species of the genus, the 
.axilla? are margined with yidlow caudad and laterad. 

Mcih : — Xot known. 

Froui one fenuile cajitured cpu A|]ril (i. 1014. by sweeping grass in forest. 

Tfdliitnl: Gordonv.ale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: No. Sy24(i0, Queensland Museum, Brisliane, the s|ieciinen ou a slide. 

A male of a species of this genus collected by Mr. A. P. Dodd at CloncuiTy, Queensland, 
April, 1014, resembled closely the genotype. The male antenna' are as in Slelliyniiiin. The 
color jiattern of the thorax appears to be a generic characteristic. 

Genus POLYNEirOIDKA Girault. 
This genus dilfers fundamentally from Slrlli i/iiiinii Enoi-k in lacking the thoracic phragma. 

Gexu.s STETHYNlP^r Enock. 

1. STETHYNIUM CINCTIVENTRIS Oiranlt. 

Female: — Length. O.SO mm. 

With the habitus of Anaphes. P.Iack. the abdomen ^\ilh a broad band of silvery white 
around its base which occupies nearly a third of the surface; legs white or nearly, the antenna- 
black, the first three fnnicle joints cylindrical, the second longest, 1 and S more or less equal, 
a third sliorter than 2; fi snbglobniar. a third shorter than ."i while 4 is a fourth shorter than .5; 
proximal club joint nearly half of the club. Pore wings rather narrow and graceful, with about 
fourteen lines of discal cilia across the widest jiart of the blade, the longest marginal cilia 
about half the greatest width. Hind wings rather narrow and curved, with five lines of fine 
discal cilia toward tip, the third and fourth lines soon disapjiearing. Scutum more or less 
pallid especially at caudal half, the ]iarapsides and scutellum white. Strigil present. Scutellum 
rectangular, the mcsopostscutellum much longer than it and joined onto the phragma (two 



^Q■2 MEilOmS OF THE (jVKHySLAXV MFSEFM. 

pairs of scleritcs between sciitelhmi and iiostscutellum). Fore wings ivitli a more or less 
distinct subfuscons strijie across at aliont the middle. Valves of ovijiositor sliglitly exserted. 
Tibial spurs single. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured Septendier o, U)l.'> by s\ueping in a .iungle iiocket. 

JTahilat: Gordonvale (Cairns), (Queensland. 

I'upe: Ko. Hii24(!1. Queensland ]\[useum, Brisbane, the above specimen ou a slide with 
an Aiiarinis male. 

2. STETHYNIUM FLAVINOTffl new species. 

Female: — Length, U.li.l rjini. 

Black, the wings hyaline, the body marked with golden yellow as follows: Legs, the 
whole of the large, jjeltate scutellum which bears a deep median sulcus, distal fifth of scutum, 
tlie sclerites between scutum and scutellum, center of vertex, caudal half of each jiarapside 
and mucli of the face. Antennae black suffused somewhat with yellow; distal funicle joint 
a little longer than wide, subequal to 1, 2 longest, plainly longer than wide, 3 and 4 subequal, 
slightly shorter tlmn 2: distal club joint longest. Fore wings very broad (about 36 lines of 
very fine discal cilia), their longest marginal fringes not much more than a fifth the greatest 
wing width. Hind wings broad, bearing about six lines of sparse discal cilia, curved, their 
longest marginal fringes distinctly longer than those of the fore wing. Phragma and strigils 
present. 

Male : — Tlio same Imt only the proipleura. niesopleura, ventral checks; the face and the base 
and margins of jiliragnui are yeliow. Thorax very finely scnl[jtured. (-'luti 2-juinted. Marginal 
cilia of fore wing longer. 

Described from one female from flesliy galls on gum, March 20. 3911 and two males 
labelled " o2. From galls." all from the collections of the National JIuseum, Jlelbourne, 
Victoria. 

Hahilal: Melbourne ?. Victoria. 

Tjipe: No. SyiUGJ. Queenslaud Museum. Brisl.iane. the above female {in a slide with 
the types of pcrlatipenne. 

3. STETHYNIUM GLADIUS new species. 

Female: — Length. (i.7o mm., excluding ovipositor which is extrudeil fm' nearly half the 
length of the abdomen and dusky black. 

Pale golden yellow, marked with black as follows: ('ephalic luilf of pronotum except 
lateral margins and meson (two large wedgeslmped spots), cephalic half of each jiarapside, a 
round dot on axilla cephalad, two dots ou abdomen one on each side of meson just before tip, 
two dots on meson of same just out from base in a line longitudinally and a narrow cross-stri]ie 
a little distad of middle accented on each side at lateral margin and obscurely, narrowly divided 
along meson. Scutellum with three grooves, one median. Legs, scape and pedicel yellow, rest 
tif antenna blackish. Funicle 1 shortest, barely longer tlmn wide, 3 longest, somewhat longer 
than wide, the others subequal to each other and to the pedicel. Fore wings sleuder, their 
longest marginal cilia aliout three fourths the greatest wing width and caudo-distad. Usual 
for the genus with the exception of the ovipositor. Pedicel globular. Hind wings linear, 
v,ith two complete lines of discal cilia along each nmrgin. 

From one female caught in forest. June 26, 1914. 

llabital : Gordonvale, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3lG3, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, tlie fenmle on a slide with type 
vinxwelU. 

4, STETHYNIUM MAXWELLI new speries. 

Female: — Length, 1.12 nun. 

.Tet black, the large mesopostscutellmu contrasting golden yellow and with two latei'al 
grooved lines, l^egs jiale yellow, the caudal femur dusky. Fore wings lightly infuscated, 



AVSTIl.lf.IAX HYMEXOrrt-:i:A CIIALCIDOIDICA. II.—GIRAULT. IC,?. 

outliuiug a large distal ovate liyaline area with tlie broailer end at apex of tlie blade and its 
narrower end penetrating eeutrally more than half way fnnn apex to apex of venation. Tip 
of abdomen whitish, the pallid dusky valves of tlie ovipositor extruded a short distance. Thorax 
as iu cinctiveiitris which also appears to have the lateral grooves on postscutelhim; however, 
here, the scutelhnn is longer and widens somewhat eaudad. Scape and pedicel pallid dusky; 
fonicle 3 longest, sidiecpiai to the pedicel, nearly twice longer than wide, -l and 6 shortest, 
subglobular, 2 and .j subequal, somewhat shorter than ,3, 1 a little shorter than 2; club only 
slightly wider than tlie fimicle, its middle .joint shortest, distinctly wider than long. Strigil 
distinct. Ovii^ositor inserted at base of abdomen. Fore wings as in Paranoplioiihu, truncate 
at apex, bearing aliout :!2 lines of fine discal ciliatiou, the marginal cilia very short. Caudal 
wings broad, witli about 7 lines of discal cilia, their caudal marginal cilia ilistiuctly not as 
hmg as the greatest widtli of tlie lilade (wliicli is at distal third) but over twice the length of 
the uniform marginal cilia of the fcn-e wing. Iliud tiliial spur single. Caudal femur with 
numerous very short, stiff seta> dorsad. 

From one female caught in forest, June (3, i;»l-l. 

lluhital : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland, 

Type: Xo. HyJliiJ, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide witli the 
l>receding species. 

Dedicated to Clerk Maxwell. 

5. STETHYNIUM NOTATUM new species. 

Female: — Length, U.:lii iiiui. 

Much like dalloiii but tlie abdomen bears four distinct cross-stripes of lilack, the first 
;it base, the euneate marking on each siile of meson of scutum reaches three fourths the waj- to 
caudal margin (only about half way iu i_hilti»ii) and there is a round black spot just eaudad 
of eacli jiarajiside (liesides the more obscure, cresceutic m.arking farther eaudad and present 
ill iJ(illoiii). .Also the scajie and pedicel are lemon yellow. Structurally differs in that funiele 
2 is somewhat shorter being only a little longer than wide, 3 is quadrate ((! is globular and 
larger than 5 in both species) ; the fore wings are less slender (about IG lines of discal cilia 
^vllere broadest) ; the caudal wings with five or six lines of discal cilia which are uniformly 
distributed distad and tliey are broader than with diiltoiii. Compared with t.vpe of daltoni. 

From four females which emerged May. 1!>14 from gall Xo. 31 (of 11. Hacker). 

Htihitdt: T'.risbaiie, Queeusland. 

Type: Xo. Ihi.'lG.j, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, four females on a slide. 

The species liiroirKicri bears a more or less distinct dusky band across abdomen somewhat 
proxiinad of middle while thilfoiti has a distinct euneate marking on cephalic scutum on each 
side of the meson (cephalic half) and flie cejilialic end of each parapside is dusky. The types 
of cefiulU, cuvicii, hiroirsirri and maiien liave been re-examined. 

6. STETHYNIUM PERLATIPENNE new species. 

Female: — Length. 0.90 mm. 

Marked like flariiiot(C but more robust, both wings very much broader, the fore wing 
bearing about forty-eight lines of discal cilia, the hind wings about eight. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from two females reared with flaehtotar. 

Habitat: Melbourne?, Victoria. 

Tjipcs: Xo. Hj/C'ltitj, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie above specimens on a slide with 
the type female flariiiola-. 

7. STETHYNIUM LATIPENNE C4iraiilt. 
The pronotum. scutum excejiting lateral ami caudal margins and the median line more 
obscurely, the teguhe, the cephalic third of each piarapside and the abdomen are velvetv 



IQi MEMOIRS OF THE QVEENSLAXD MUSEUM. 

black. Differs from flavinoiw aud perlatipranc in bearing distinctly longer marginal cilia on- 
tlie fore wing. 

The males of Slcthynitim may lie distinguished from the males of Poranaplioidea by 
the ebaracteristie shape of the fore Tvings and the arrangement of the longer marginal cilia. 
Otherwise, they are very much alike. 

Gexus AXAniOIDEA Girault. 

1. ANAPHOIDEA GALTONI Girault. 

Male: — Black, the wings hyaline, clouded along jiroximal half, the scape, pedicel and 
legs dusky brown, the anteunfe otherwise black, the funicle joints a little over twice longer 
than wide. Same as the female. 

From one male captured with the female tvpe specimen. _ • 

Gexus AXAPIIES Ilaliday. 4^v. ' H^'-^'-'^^ 

1. ANAPHES MAZZININI new species. (J 

Female: — Length, 0..50 mm. 

In general like the Xorth American gracilis and very similar to the Australian tantii 
from which it differs as follows: The head except vertex and all of thorax except cephalic 
third of scutum are goldeu yellow, the exceptions black or nearly; distal half of abdomen 
black. Club and i audal femur dusky ; rest of legs and antennas pale yellow. The fore wings 
are somewhat broader, their discal ciliation apparently absent but sparse and very faint — a 
long line along cejihalic margin and scattered cilia in the cephalic half of the blade. Thy 
antennsB are similar in structure. Strigil jireseut. The fore wings are a little broader than 
their longest marginal cilia (a little narrower in laniii). 

Bahital : Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. Forest, December 2G, 1912. 

Type: Xo. ByC'^67, Queensland Museum, tlie female on a slide. 

Genus 'PAKANAGEUS Perkins. 

1. PARANAGRUS OPTABILIS Perkins. 

Pasoeroean. .lava. Assori.-ited with tlie eggs of Dieranotropis vastatrtj: Breddi on 
sugar-cane. 

AXAGRCODKA new genus. 

Female: — Like Aiiaeirus Haliday but the seutellum is preceded by a sclerite which is 
nearly as long as itself, both wider than long, the antennas inserted at the elypeus, the scape 
elongate, also funicle 1 and the club, the latter nearly as long as the funicle; no phragma; 
the abdomen depressed ovate, subpetiolate, the second segment occupying over a third of the 
surface, the ovipositor not exserted. Strigils present. Mandibles slender, bidentate. Fore 
wings as in A no plies but their marginal' cilia short. Caudal wings very broad, the blade 
shaped like an ordinary table-knife. Body with rather rottgh sculpture. Caudal tibial spurs . 
double. Tarsi 4-jointed. Male antennae tilitorm, 13-jointed. Black. With the habitus of 
certain scelionids. 

Type: Eustoehus dvliius Girault. 

1. ANAGROIDEA DUBIA (Girault). 

Eiistochus diihius Girault, first sujiplement, pp. 128-129. 

The female is like the male except the 9-jointed antenna? as described in the foregoing. 

Tlie vertex is finely transversely lined, the propodcum rugose. One specimen, Gordonvale 

iClairns). QueenslMnd, U>yo<t .'2.i\n(i t'ect'), .lime, H>1:!. The type is a male, the typo locality 

( iordonvale. 



AUSTlULIAy HY ME SOFT ERA CUALCWOWEA, II.—GIHAVLT. 165 

Tlie gouiis Aiuujroklea is closely allieil with Clcrucliiis Euock but that geuus has the 
soviteUum longer than wide, the male antemnc are apparently 12-jointed, the sculpture is not 
rough, the marginal vein is distinctly shorter, tlie fore wings are narrow and with very long 
marginal cilia and the hind wings are not enlarged. Enjtlimclus Enoek (=: Enasius Enoek) 
is valid on thoracic structure. The phragma is present and the scutelliun is preceded by a 
single rectangular sclerite at the meson and between the axilla;. In Anagnis, the seutellum 
is followed by a jiair of sclerites and the ])hragma is present. 

PAEANTHEMUS new genus. 

Hale: — Characterised by the antenna; which are only 3-jointed, scape, pedicel and a 
long un.jointed club bearing three conspicuous whorls of long stout setas. Phragma present. 
Fore wings as in Anthemus Howard. Mandibles edentate, obliquely truncate at apex, the 
extreme apex acute. Pedicel long, stout but not half the length of the tapering club. 
Scutelhim hemispherical, apparently a solid piece. 

Female: — Not known. 

Type: The following sjiecies. 

1. PAEANTHEMUS SPENCERI new species. 

Male: — Length, VtAZ mm. 

Pale golden yellow and resembling the conmion species of Anagnis in general 
ajipearance; cephalic third or less of scutum dusky blackish on each side of meson there being 
a short euneate area; fore wing lightly infuscated under the marginal vein, margin to margin, 
the longest marginal cilia about three fourths the greatest wing width. Discal cilia of the 
fore wings arranged in about seven lines, distinct, not dense. Hind wings narrow, with a single 
distinct line of discal cilia along the cephalic margin, the caudal marginal cilia much longer 
than the greatest width of the blade. Tarsi not especially long. 

Female : — Not known. 

Described from one male cajjtured in jungle, February 4, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Babinda, Queensland. 

Type: No. lly S46S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to Herbert Spencer. 

Trihe MYMAKINI. 
Genu.s POLYNEJIA Haliday. 

1. POLYNEMA POINCAREI Giraidt. 

The distal baud on fore wing covers the distal fourth of the wing rather than distal 
fifth. 

A female was taken at Cooktown, (Queensland, by sweeping in jungle, March 6, 1914 
(A. P. Dodd). The head is polished. Pronotum as long as the scutum. Thorax smooth, the 
projiodeum noncarinate. Seutellum without a i-ross-line of punctures before apex. Compared 
with type in balsam. 

Male: — Like the female. Antenna' black, tlie pedicel short, yellow, the funicle joints 
3-4 times longer than wide except the last two nliich are shorter, the last only one and a half 
times longer than wide, much shorter tli.-in the cliili joint which is subequal to the penxiltiinate 
funicle joint. Pedicel subglobate. 

Described from a male captuied in a jungle jiocket, April 2, 1914 at Gordonvale 
(Cairns), Queensland. 

A. POLYNEMA POINCAREI NIGRITHORAX new variety. 
Female: — Polished black; juouotum i|uadrate, sujjecpial to scutum; seutellum longer 



16G 31EM0IHS OF THE QUEEySLAND MUSEUM. 

perfectly simple, no cross-Hue of foveoe before tip; propodemn perfectly plane, polished; 
no pubescence. Thorax jet black, also distal one or two funicle joints. Otherwise in color 
like the type forms. Petiole longer than the long hind coxiE. 

Captured September 33, 1913 at Kuranda (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Hii2i69. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above female on a slide. 

2. POLYNEMA FRANKLINI Girault. 

This species also differs fr(.iii miissi mii in haviiio: uo disto-cephalie spot on the fore 
wing. 

3. POLYNEMA SAPPHO C4irault. 
The color of the legs given in the table of species- is correct. 

4. POLYNEMA LODGEI Girault. 

Antra, tirst supplement, p. 123. fourth line from bottom scoiid road .•iccond. 

5. POLYNEMA PRATER Girault. 
Tlie type is a male, the type locality Ingham. Queensland. 

6. POLYNEMA ROMANESI Girault. 
In the table of species (first suiipleuieut, p. 127j. this species should be included within 
the group containing draperi and allies. It ditfers from draperi in its greater size and 
longer antennal joints. Thus, funicle 2 is only about twice the length of the pedicel in male 
draperi, plainly thrice its length in male romanesi. The tarsal joints are much longer. From 
nordani female, romanesi differs in tlie greater slenderness as with draperi and the hind legs 
are wholly orange yellow. The first joint of caudal tarsus is distinctly less than half the 
length of the caudal tibia in nordavi (somewhat less so in draperi) but in romanesi it is 
about half the length of the caudal tibia or a little more. In romanesi, joint 1 of the caudal 
tarsus is distinctly longer than any of the funicle joints while in male draperi it is about 
as long as the longest joints of the fuuicle in that species. In female nordaui the t;vsal 
joint is a Httle slioiter than funicle joint 2. Types of the species named re-examined. 

7. POLYNEMA WALLACEI new species. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm. 

Characterised by bearing on the fore wing longitudinally a large subovate fuscous 
marking which fills over the distal third of the blade and thus running to lodfiei Girault 
from which it differs in that the longitudinal marking in that species is uniform and central, 
columnar; also in lodyei the club is short and stout while in this new species it is long and 
slender; in lodgei, also, the distal funicle joints are shorter. The wings are about the same 
otherwise. Antennas black except the first three joints which together with the first two pairs 
of legs (except coxa) and a ring around first femur at base), the petiole except distal half 
and the hind tarsi, are chrome yellow. Hind legs somewhat darker. Funicle joint 6 over 
twice longer than wide, shortest, somewhat longer than the pedicel. Ovipositor just tipping 
the abdomen. In lodgei the fore wings are a little broader and funicle joint 6 is not twice 
longer than wide but subequal to the pedicel. Differs from grotiusi in being smaller, the 
noncxserted ovipositor, the different color and somewhat longer antennal club. First two or 
three abdominal segments long, the others transverse. Short carinas inclose the propodeal 
spiracle. Cross-groove of scutellum finely ]ninctate. Scutellura, pronotum, scutum, axillse, 
parapsides (except laterad centrally) polished; vertex faintly sculptured; scutellum with 
indication of a median groove at base (a longer tlian w ide fovea) ; abdomen polished. 
I'roiiodeum witli a distinct median carina, which forks at apex; its spiracle minute. 



Al'STEALIAN IIYMEXOPTKH.I VIlALClDOIDIiA. Il.—GIVAVLT. 107 

From two tViiKili>s i;ii)tiir(?i] in jungle, Fel)rnary i, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 
Dedicated to A. K. Wallace. 
HobHiit: Babiuda. Queensland. 

Ti/pr: Xo. Ey JJ70, Queensland Mnsenni, Brislianc, one I'eniale on a slide with a 
female of meiideli. 

8. POLYNEMA ALIGHERINI n. w species. 
Female: — Length, 1 mm. 

In my table of Anstralian species runs to st'eiieeri and allies (auatraliense and 
l-Ku:) bnt dift'ers from all <if them in bearing distinctly shorter marginal fringes on the 
fore wing, the longest of these cilia being not a half of the greatest wing width but between 
a third and a half of that distance. Black, legs aud antenna) pale golden yellow"; club black; 
distal three funicle joints nH)re or less dnsky. Fuuicle 1 subelongate, distinctly longer than 
the pedicel, 2 longest, a third longer than 1, ?> a little shorter than 2; next three funicle 
joints each shortening, each widening distad, (i a little shorter than 1 but longer than the 
pedicel. Ciliation of fore wing not disappearing pro.xiniad. Funicle 2 five times longer than 
wide. Joint 1 of hind tarsus somewhat longer than funicle 2. somewhat less than half the 
length of the hind tarsus. Compared with types of piLr. Jro/icri, :(iiu/iriUi, ronwiusi and 
iionhnii. 

MdJt : — Xot kn(uvn. 

Described from one female captured in jungle. April ll>, HI14. 

Hahilal: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Ti/pt: No. Hy 2:171, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to Dante Alighere. 

9. POLYNEMA THOREAUINI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.50 mm., excluding ovipositor which is extruded for somewhat more 
than a fourth the length of the abdomen. 

In my table ruus to australiense and pax but may be separated at once because of the 
distinctly extruded ovipositor. The wings are more densely ciliated than in aiistraliense and 
the funicle joints are longer. Closest to poj- which has the ovipositor a little extruded but the 
antenna) are all black .and also the legs (tlie tarsi and petiole of abdomen yellow) ; also the 
fore wings are slightly different and the discal ciliation is continued to the venation only by 
a single (sometimes paired) line of cilia. 

Pronotum large, with a. narrow median carina; parapsidal furrows distinct. Scutellum 
with a curved cross-line of pin-punctures, the thorax with rather coarse longitudinal reticulation. 
Segment 3 of abdomen large, occupying nearly a third of the surface, 2 a third shorter than it, 
4 transverse. Propodeum and abdomen practically witliout sculpture, the former without 
cariniB. Compared witli slide type of attfitraUensc and pax. 

From one female ca]:itnred by sweeping forest uplands, ilay 28, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

TlahHat: Maclean, Clarence Biver, New South Wales. 

Tjijie: No. Ily2172. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a slide with type 
of Go)ialnctiiis liumboldti (Girault). 

Dedicated to Heniy I)a\id Thoreau. 

10. POLYNEMA HEGELI new species. 
Male: — Length, 1.80 mm. 

Shining; pronotum longer than the scutum, its lateral margin carinated, W'ith a distinct 
neck. Parapsidal furrows complete. Scutellum plane, flat, the axillse very small, the 



IGS ilEMOlES OF THE QlElw\SLAXD MUSEUM. 

postseutellum barely separated by sutures, very small, transverse; propodeum uot well 
differentiated from the plane scutellum, not much inclined, smooth, uoncarinate, nonsuleate, 
but its lateral margin very distinctly- carinated or rimmed. Propodeal spiracle minute, round, 
cephalad. A long seta from each side of base of abdominal petiole on propodeiun; and a 
somewhat sliorter one on each side of meson of pronotum just before its caudal margin and 
one from each latero-caudal angle. Scutellum and scutum wholly naked. A short seta from 
i-enter of each axilla. Head, thorax, legs, jiedicel and abdominal petiole dark red brown; rest 
black. 

Differs from poiucarei as follows: In the second band of the fore wing which has the 
caudal margin deeply notched the whole forming a V; in poincnrci, the caudal margin is 
straight. The two arms of the V thus formed are unequal, the longer being the cephalic. 
Also, the whole stripe is shorter, plainly shorter than the space between the stripes, not subequal 
to it as in poincarci. Nearly the distal half of the linear hind wings is dnsky in both species. 

Differs from the description of the male of poiucarei in that (the club is somewhat 
shorter than funicle 1) funicles 2-8 are each about seven times longer than wide, 1 about 
fi%-e times longer than wide. The pedicel is somewhat longer than v^'ide. The wing pattern is 
also different. Compared with female type of poincarci. 

Described from one male caught in jungle, August 2, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Sabitat: Harvey's Creek (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: No. Eii3473. Queensland iluseum. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to G. W. F. Hegel. 

In describing forms in this family it is necessary to examine the thoracic structure and 
the sculpture since species may dift'er in this alone. Also, the thorax will have to be used 
largely in the classification of this group and I have already applied it in the case of Anagrus 
and allied genera. Special notice should be taken of those sclerites following the scutum. 

CORRECTION.! 

Page llo. first suppleuieut. volume 11. line ti. pi-r< iiriitiiim read perefirinnm. 

COLLECTION, PRESERVATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MYMARIDAE. 

The fragile and delicate insects of tliis family may be collected by rearing, by sweeping 
and by scanning windows. The last two yield the largest number of specimens and species but 
the first is of imj5ortance because of the additional data obtained. Immediately after collected, 
the specimens should be killed bj' immersion in alcohol and preserved in this medium (about 
fifty per cent, with water) until they are to be studied when after preparing the balsam mount, 
they may be removed by means of a camel's hair brush to a clean slide, fixed in suitable 
positions for studying the thorax and sculpture w-hile still wet and as the uppermost parts dry 
off', placed quickly upon the stage of the microscope and the desired notes made. By adding 
dilute alcohol from time to time at this stage, a more or less leisurely study may be made of 
the entire dorsal surface (the forms without a phragma may be allowed to dry out completely). 
As these procedures are to pi'event shrivelling, after the notes have been made, the specimen 
should be allowed to dry long enough for all of the surface fluid to become evaporated and 
then with the aid of a needle or pin dipped in balsam, rapidly transferred to the prepared 
slide, immersed in the xj-lol-balsam and covered in the usual way. If necessary, clearing may 
be accomplished by heating until the xylol-balsam boils gently. These simple methods are 



Kor a(l<litions see supplement to Part V ami Part XV. 



AUSTSALIAX UrMENOPTEHA ([lALCIDOIDEA . Il.—GIL-AULT. 1G9 

all that I bave found necessary or dcsiralile in studying the JIyniarid:T3. They have been nsed 
with success with the Triehograuiniatidas. Forms of tlie latter should never be allowed to dry 
and color descriptions preferably should be made before mounting in balsam. This applies 
to the delicate phragnia-bearing ilymaridai as well. 

Triuliograniniatida; are collected in the same manner as described for the Jlymaridfe. 
When clearing with heat, it is best in all cases to make the ajiiilication as gentle as suffices; 
with the Triehogramniatidic, it is necessary to remove the head and mount it under a cover 
of its own so that pressure can be applied to the antenna.'. 

The following Mymarida' are common iu tlieir liabitats: Ahtptiis ijlohosicornis, austra- 
lieiisis, Bicopus psyche, Gonatoccrus comptei, G. cingulatiia, Anagrus armatus. Paranagrus 
perforator, Stcthyhiinii hiT'Oirsieri, S. cuvirri, S. vesalii, Cumptoplera grc<jl and Polynema 
.poincarei. " C'onmion ' ' means " frequently met with." 

LITERATURE REFERRED TO. 

1909. Girault. A. A. Annals Ent. Society of America. TI. |ip. 122-20. 



170 2IEM0IHS OF THE QVEENSLAXD MFSEVM. 

AUSTRALIAN 
HYMENOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA— III. 

SECOND SUPPLEMENT. 

By a. A- GiRAULT. 

Fajviily ELASMID.E.' 

The same magnification. See these ileninivs, IT. 

Genus ELASiMUS Westwood. 

All tlio Australian sjuH-ies in this genns seen by me bear two ring .ioints anil a 3-jointcd 
chib, the antennfe lO-jointed. 

1. ELASMUS HISPIDISCUTUM new species. Female. 

Similar to Icurandncnsis except that the conical prolongation of the green of the scutum 
does not reach the scntellnni. Mandibles o-deutate in both species. From caudal aspect, the 
yellow of the vertex invades the metallic upper half of the occiput, appearing like a spot on 
each side. The fore wings are infuscated in both species but no distinct pattern is formed; 
however, the infuscation is longitudinal and under distal half or more of the marginal vein 
in Vitrandaensis (and broader), in this species along distal third or less of the same vein. 
In this species the lateral extremity of the green of scutum is obtuse or flat, in Tciirandaensis 
acute or subacute. Pronotum metallic at cephalic margin in both species. Flagellum brown 
black; fuuicle 1 longest, somewhat over twice longer than wide, twice the length of the 
pedicel; joints 2 and 3 subeijual, somewhat shorter than 1; club 1 much the longest, slightly 
shorter than funicle 3. Scutum hispid. 

Huhiiat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Qiieenslaud. Forest. .Tuly. 

Type: No. By 27 SO, Queensland Museum, Brisbane. Tag and slide. 

2. ELASMUS PUNCTATICAPUT new species. Female. 

Length, 2. .30 mm. Dark a:^neous green, the head tinged with purplish, the postscutellum 
lemon yellow, the legs pale except last two pairs of cox® and middle of intermediate and 
caudal femora broadly which are dark metallic. Abdomen orange yellow, with a rather 
broad metallic green stripe across base, the distal iifth darker metallic (dorsad) and this 
portion immediately preceded by two transverse metallic stripes which are preceded by two 
marginal spots (a total of four spots), the stripes and spots nearly filling the orange 
portion of the abdomen. Fore wings distinctly infuscated but no pattern or distinct stripes, 
the infumation longitudinally under the distal half of the venation. Scutellum finely scaly, 
naked or only with several large setiE, the scutum the same but densely hairy. Head with 
rather dense thimble punctures above (vertex and dorsal face). Antennfe brown, the second 
ring-joint large; funicle joints all much longer than wide, 1 slightly the longest, twice longer 
than wide, distinctly longer than the pedicel. Mandibles 8-dentate. A yellow marking 
ccphalad of the tegula as in divinus. 

Habitat: Gordonv.ale (Cairns), Queensland. .Jungle along forest streamlet. June. 

Type: No. Hy273l, Queensland ituseuni, Brisbane. Tag and slide. 

' For additions, see P.ort XIV. 



AUSTHALUX UYllEXOFTEEA CHALCIDOIDEA. 1 1 1 .—OIIIAVLT. 171 

3. ELASMUS AURATISCUTELLUM new species. Female. 

Length, 2.(30 mm. JJark pni'iilisli yvi'cii. the sciitelliim. ii]('.s()]ilpuruin ami alpdonieii 
except a rather broad stripe across base, a little over distal fifth ami a distiiK-t round spot 
at lateral margin dorsad near middle, deep orange yellow, I'ostscutellmn lemon yellow. 
Legs pale yellow except dorsal aspect of hind coxa; which are, as the abdominal markings, 
eoneolorous with the body. Antennse black, tlie scape orange yelhiw except above, the 
pedicel elongate, nearly as long as the third fnnicle joint which is twice longer than wide 
and somewhat shorter than fnnicle 1; club missing; first ring-Joint very short, the second 
large, approaching to quadrate. Mandibles 7-dentate. Fore wings distinctly embrowned 
l)Ut subhyaline caudo-distad, the distal margin of the brown leaving the end of the venation 
and running oblitjuely proximad to caudal margin. Scutum hisiiid, seutelhun bare but with 
the usual four long seta; disposed at the corners of a square, together with the jiostsi utellum 
aud propodeum shining yet distinctly polygonally reticulated, the areas small, the Hues not 
raised. Propodeum plane, noncarinate. 

Habitat: Gordouvale (Cairns), Queensland. Forest. November 'JS, 191.3. 

Tjipc: Xo. IliiJ7,'3, Queensland Museum, Brisbane. Tag and slide. 

4. ELASMUS DODDI (Jirault. 
A female of this species was captured in the forest, Peccndjer 10, lOlo and May 4, 
1914 at Gordouvale. The mandibles are 0-dentate. Funicle 1 is longest, distinctly longer 
than wide, a little longer than the pedicel. The apical margin of scutellum is also narrondy 
yellow, the pronotum Idack. 

5. ELASMUS QUEENSLANDICUS Girault. 

The mandibles are O-deutate, the fnie winys indv-finitely staiudl. tlie abdomen at apex 
not colored. One female, Gordouvale, edge of jungle, Ajiril, lilKl and one female from 
forest, May 23. 1914. Type re-examined. 

A female captured August 20 in (i|ien jungle liore a distiin-t dot on mcsoplcurnm a 
little al)ove the middle coxa. Type locality. 

6. ELASMUS MUSCOIDES new speci,-s. 

Fciiud':: — Length. 2 mm. 

"N'ery similar to ignoraiUis Girault but there are not two distinct cross-stripes of orange 
across dorsimi of abdomen, the latter wholly black with faiutly indicated (three) narrow orange 
yellow stripes on pro.rinud half. The legs are wholly pale yellow except dorsal edge of hind 
femur. Postscutellum lemon yellow in both species. In this species only the proximal three 
fourths of venter of abdomen is orange yellow. Head i)unctate in Ixith species. Abdomen 
somewhat as in ilii:iiiiis but that species differs in color. Antenna' missing. Mandibles 
7-dentate (in ir/iiorahili.s .about 12-dentate the teeth very fine). Caudal coxa laterad all metallic 
except distal end. Type of ifiiinrobiUs re-examined. 

Described from one female labelled " Brisbane lO.s.li!. 11. llarkcr." 

Salntat : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Fly 27.^3. Queensland Miisrnm, Brisliane. the s|ic<'imen on a tag. 

r. ELASMUS PAPILIO new species. 

Vemah : — Length. l.'.KI mm. 

Similar to macukitipcniiis but the portion of the face just above antenuffl is also 
yellow (ventral half of face yellow), the scutellum is margined all around with lemon 
yellow while the posterior co.xa is like that of viaculalipeiiins hu/iillatiis. Also the marking 
ou the fore wing involves only the base of the postniarginal vein, is thus farther proximad 



172 MEMOmS OF THE QUEENSLAyD MCSEUil. 

and does not form an oblique stripe Ijut is an indefinite blotch. Funicle 2 longer than 3, 
slightly shorter than 1. Mandibles o-dentate. None of the four marginal dots on abdomen are 
joined transversely, the first a dot, the others wider than long. 'Tegula? yellowish. 

Described from one female captured in forest, August 9, 1913. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Ko. HyS724. Queensland iluseum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

A second female same place a year later; the propleurum was wholly yellow. 

8. ELASMUS TRIFASCIATIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length. 2 mm. 

Very similar to punctaticaput Girault, the head punctate luit the two marginal spots 
on abdomen are absent, the first cross-stripe of the distal two is half or less the length of 
the second (subequal in the other species), the mandibles are 12-dentate. The hind and 
middle femora are black in both species. Funiele 1 somewhat longer than 2 or 3, one and 
a half times longer than wide, much longer than the pedicel, the club joints 1 and 2 quadrate. 
Scape pallid. Fore wings obscurely infuscated distad of venation. Scutum entirely green. 

Described from one female caught January ii, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Bahitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey372.j, Queensland ^luseum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

9. ELASMUS MARGISCUTELLUM Girault. 

One female, forest, Gordonvale, August 13, 1913. 

The tibise are pale yellow; the yellow distal margin of scutellum was interrupted at 
meson in this specimen, distal fourth (or nearly) of abdomen dark metallic green, preceded 
by three pairs of marginal spots. Distal half of cephalic femur pale. Head punctate. 

10. ELASMUS DUBIUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.85 mm. 

Same as cyaneus but dark metallic green, the legs very dark brown, the postseutellum 
lemon yellow; cephalic knees and tibiae pale yellow; mandibles G-dentate. Antennas not 
seen. Scutellum with the usual several bristles. Fore wings lightly dusky throughout. 

From one female caught in forest, January 8, 1914. 

Hahitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: jVo. SySVSd. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

11. ELASMUS PICTURATUS new species. 

Similar to tiiiiguttains Girault but there is a rather broad stripe across the base of 
the abdomen, the metallic coloration on the pronotum continues back to the scutum, the 
propodeum is wholly dark metallic green (not merely broadly down the meson) and most 
of the up])er edge of hind coxa distad similarly colored and with a metallic spot cephalad 
n_ear base (dorsal aspect; only a basal dot present in the other species). The fore wings 
are slightly, suft'usedly infuscated. Both species bear a metallic rather broad cross-stripe 
at upper half of occiput tliis joining centrally the black area on the vertex. AntennsB and 
mandibles similar. Funicle joints decreasing slightly in length distad, 1 being one and a 
half times longer than its width, distinctly longer than the short pedicel. Large metallic 
area of mesopleurum narrowly joined to the tegula (isolated in the other species). Tyj)es 
comjiared. 

From one female caught by sweeping along forest streandet bordered with jungle, 
■May C. 1913. 

JJahitat : Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: No. By27S7, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 



ArSTHALIAX UYilEyorTEUA CH AhCITH)! DKA . Ill.—CIUAVLT. 173 

12. ELASMUS PICTUS new species. 

Female: — Lcugtli, 2 imn. 

Similar to iiigriscuteUiim Giraiilt but tlic lil.n-k spot on vertex is isolated from the 
eves, the oelireous yellow uniform and the tip of the abdomen broadly dark metallic green 
(distal third or not qnite). Otherwise similar. Mandibles .5-dentate. Meson of propodeum, 
the area around the spiracle and center of dorsal edge of hind coxa dark metallic. Occiput 
j-ellow dorso-latcra-d. Cephalic margin of ]ironntum at meson metallic grei?n. 

From one female caught with puinraUis. 

Huhilat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Hii272S, Queensland Museum, Brisljani". tlie specimen on a tag. 

13. ELASMUS HAECKELI new species. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm. 

Lemon yellow, the abdomen orange yello\i', the legs jiale yellow except dorsal edge 
(but not at base) of liind coxa which is metallic green. TTpper half of occiput except extreme 
dorsodateral corner; center of vertex; pronotum except caudo-lateral corner; scutum exce])r. 
two yellow eye-like spots caudo-laterad each just re|pliala(l of the axilla?; each para])side 
excejjt caudad, the caudal yellow portion forming a large suboval yellow spot just latcrad 
of the one on the scutum and narrowly separated from it (tluis four spots in pairs, trans- 
versely, cephalad of scutellum) ; propodeum. a tolerably- broad stripe across base of abdomen, 
extreme tip of abdomen and a narrower stripe just cephalad; and a large, non-isolalcd 
rounded area in center of mesopleurum, metallic dark green tinged with purplish. The yellow 
base of dorsal eilge of hind coxa appears to be a lateral yellow part of fhe propodeum 
from dorsal aspect. Fore wing ^vith a stain under the distal third of marginal vein, the 
area rectangular, not very distinct. Scape yellow, metallic along much of dorsal edge; 
rest of antenna brown; second ring-joint large; funicle joints long, 1 longest, twice longer 
than wide, the other two shortening somewhat in succession, club 1 distinctly longer than club 
2, longer than the pedicel, subequal to funicle ?•. Mandibles 5-dentate. 

From one female caught in forest pocket. Septendier 12, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kurauda, Queensland. 

Tjipe: Xo. H>iC'730, Queensland ^luseum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. rhi' head 
on a slide. 

14. ELASMUS UNGUTTATIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.40 mm. 

Very dark metallic green, the head ijunctate, the postscutellmn Icmou yellow, the legs 
white or nearlv. rhe dorsal edge of hind coxa; concolorous. .Vbdomen orange yellow, with 
a rather broad metallic green stripe across innnediate base and a rounded spot just before 
tip as in unigiiltatd. Wings subhyaline. Tip of abdomen coucolor(nis with rest of abdomen, 
tip of valves of ovipositor black. Scutum hispi<l. Sciitellum fiuely scaly, with only the few 
louo' seta'. Scape pale, rest of antenna! brown; funicle joints 2 and 3 sirbequal, a little 
shorter than 1 which is longer than the pedicel and about one and three fourths times longer 
than wide. Mandibles apparently 4 or ,5-deutate, not very plainly seen. 

From one female caught by sweeping along forest streamlet, .June 14, 1913 (A. P. 
Dodd). 

Halntiit: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queenslaml. 

Type: Xo. Hy 37J0, Queensland Museum, Brisliane, the specimen on a tag. 

15. ELASMUS FLAVINOTUS new species. 
Female: — Length, 2.65 mm. 

E.xactly similar to punelalieitpid Girault but the color is darker; base of cephalic 

coxa metallic, fore wings hyaline, base of abilouu'u somewhat less broadly green, the two- 



174 ilEMOIES OF THE QUEENSLAXD iirSEVil. 

marginal sjjots wider tlian long not romul; also the mandibles are only G-dentate. Differing 
notably in the distinctly shorter funiele joints of -n-hich 1 is somewhat longer than wide, 
suboqual to the ijedieel. longest, 3 being a little longer than wide. Seape white. Both 
species bear a transverse yellow marking just across, and eeiihalad of. the tegula as in i]hi)nts. 

From one female captured in forest, April 3, 1914. 

Huh it at : Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Tupe: Xo. Hy J'7J1, Queensland Museum. Brisl.'une. the specimen on a tag, head on 
ii slide. 

16. ELASMUS STELLATUS Girault. 

Lemon yellow, the abdomen orange yellow; marked with black as in nigriacutdlum 
except that the short lateral extension of tlie central black of vertex does not reach the 
eyes, the scutellum is margined (except at base) with yellow, very narrowly around apex; 
distal half of dorsal edge of hind coxa and a dot at base of dorsal edge bhu'k. Abdomen 
the same but near tip with a small round black spot at meson as in uniguttatus. Occiput 
with a rather narrow black looped stripe across at dorsal third, eye to eye. Extreme cephalic 
ajiex of neck of pronotum black. Tij> of valves of ovijiositor black but not of abdnmen. 

Allied with unigutailus but nuiy be distinguished at once by having the scutellum 
mostly black and the apex of juonotum more narrowly so. The minute black dot on each 
margin of scutum absent, only visible on one side in the type. Funicle> 2 and .'! subequal, 
a little shorter than 1 which is over t^vice longer than wide. 

In the type, the scutum was ochreous and quite as described for nigriscuteUiim. 

A female captured in forest, April 1-, lill4, Gordonvale. Compared with type. 

17. ELASMUS MURWILLUMBAHENSIS new species. 

Female: — Length, Ll mm. 

Dark metallic green, the postscutellum lemon yellow, the legs white except dorsal 
third of candal coxa, the abdomen orange yellow except rather broadly at tip (dorsad and 
\('ntrad), dorsad a cross-stripe preceding the apical metallic coloration; also a rather broad 
metallic green stripe across base of abdomen followed by a triangular marginal spot. Tegulaj 
lemon yellow. The pair of marginal spots on abdomen are closer to the proximal green than 
to the cross-stripe. The distal green dorsad of abdomen occupies about disia! fourth. Caudal 
wings very broad. Fore wings distinctly infuscated indefinitely from the minute stigmal 
vein. Pedicel subequal to fuuicle 3 whicli is shortest, a little longer than wide. 1 longest, one 
and two thirds times longer than wide. Mandibles about 15-dentate. Scape white, dusky 
.■ibove at tip. rest of antenna black. Head punctate. Thorax clothed usually. 

Described from one feuuile cauglit by miscellaneous sweeping. May 11, 1!M4 (A. P. 
l>odd). 

Hdbittit: MurwiUumbah, Mew South \V;ih>s. 

Ti/pe: iSTo. JIi)J7J:, (^lueeusland Muscniui. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

18. ELASMUS CONSUMMATUS new species. 

Female: — Length, l!.-U mm. 

Orange yellow, the following parts very dark metallic green or black: Head, middle 
coxa above at base, neck of pronotum, axilke. a small marginal spot on each side of abdomen 
at base, a larger one at apex of proximal third, not quite distal fourth of abdomen (some- 
what h'ss ventrad). prepectns. mesiqileurnni, proximal, dorsal half of caudal coxa, and 
dorsal edge of caudal fenuir. Mandibles (i-dentate. Fuuicle 1 distinctly longer than the 
pedicel which is r:ither long; sca]ie yellow". Hagellum black; funiele 1 two and a half times 



AUSTH.ILIAX HYMKXOFTKRA CU ALCIUOWKA. III.^GIUArLr. 17o 

longer fhau ^\ide, 2 a little shorter. Heail |iinirt:ite. S''iitelluin nearly naked, si-utum hispid, 
postscutellum lemon yellow. Propodeum lilack. Winys wholly, lightly iut'useated, clear 
distad of postmargiual vein. Hind wings liyaiine. Hind tibia? with the usnal pattern. 

From one female canght by sweeping jungle (?), June ."!, 1914 (A. V. I'odd). 

HaMlat: Grafton, New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hi)27oo, Queensland Museum. lirisliane, the specimen on a tag. 

19. ELASWUS FICTUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 3.7-j mm. 

Like luiigiittaliis but at once differing in lacking the large black spot on mesopleurum, 
tlic black on ]]ropodeuni and the piroximal (dorsal) fourth of caudal coxa is black except 
caudad; from iiivtnnit{ix differs markedly in lacking the basal stripe across dorsal alidomen, 
the black on prouotum and the large area on mesopleurum. Tip of abdomen, axilla), teguUe, 
the round spot on abdomen near tip. ocellar area and a black area on occiput from the 
eyes on each side (not forming a cross-stripe) are bhick or dark metallic green. These are 
all the markings except the caudal coxa as noted. In iiiiitniltaUis the tip of the abdomen 
is not black. Head with scattered rather small punctures. Hiud tibiai with the usual 
j'attern. Wings subhyaline. ycape yellow, llagellum black. Funicle joints subeipml to 
each other and the i)edicel. about a third longer than wule. ilandibles .j-dentate. 8cutellum 
scaly, naked (except for the few large isolated seta;). 

From one female caught sweeping forest uplands. May 3. 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Maclean, Clarence Eiver. \ew South Wales. 

Type: No. By, 2734. Queensland Museum. l!risl)auc. the specimen on a tag with typo 
vinijiittatua. 

20. ELASMUS FLAVIOS new species. 

Female: — Length, l.so mm. 

Similar to ignorahilis but at least two thirds of the caudal co.xa) are metallic (only 
about the dorsal third in that species), the two stripes across the abdomen are not so distinct, 
darker orange and closer together, about across the middle, the metallic coloration of 
dorsum of abdomen lietweeu the stripes does not invade the lateral aspect as distinctly so 
in it/norahili-^; there is a yellow d"t just uu>sail of teyida and the oral area up to antenual 
insertion is lemon yellow. Otherwise colored the same or nearly. Scutelluni finely reticulated. 
Scutum hispid. liea<l punctate as usual. Scape white, dusky dorsad; flagellnm black. Pedicel 
shorter than any I'uuiile juint. Funicle joints suheipi.tl, each somewhat longer than wide, 
1 slightly longer tlian tlie other two; all arc sicuii. .Mandibles 7-dentate. Wings hyaline 
m botli species. Compared with tyjie of iiiiioralnlis. 

From one female caught in forest. May 2, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

llahilut: Tweed Heads (Tweed Kiver). New South Wales. 

Type: No. 7/ // ..•'?.;.<. (Queensland Museum, IJrisluiiie. thesiiocimen on a tag with type 
of ignorahilis. • 

Differs most notably fioni mnseniilcs in having the yellow oral area and the vellow 
dot just mesad of tegula. 

21. ELASMUS FASCIATIPES new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.10 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the abdomen or:inge yellow, a little over distal third of abdomen, 
a broad stripe across base and three cross-stripes between them, eipially distriljuted, \ery 
daj-k metallic. Postscutellum lennju yellow. Coxa? dark nuHallic except distal third of hist 
two pairs. Legs otherwise white except dorsal edge of last two pairs of femora and a 



176 ilEilOms OF THE QVEEXSLASD 2irsEL'M. 

narrow blaok stripe across at distal two thirds of each, that of the liind femur interrupted 
very broadly centrally. Funiele 1 somewhat longer than wide, 3 a little longer than wide, 
longer than the pedicel. Sculpture and clothing as usual. Wings hyaline. Mandibles 7-dentate. 

From one female caught in forest. August 2, 1014 (A. P. IJodd). 

Babitat : Gordonvale, Queensland. 

Tjipc: Xo. Hy S736, Queensland iluseum, Brisbane, the specmien ou a tag. 

22. ELASMUS BIGUTTATUS Giraidt. 

Eaised to specific rank from macitUitipenni^. The scutellum is as in splendidus and 
the hind coxa is metallic only in middle of dorsal edge thinly. In this species and maculati- 
pennis, there is an occipital yellow spot on vertex as in splendidus and the propleurum is 
more or less (sometimes wholly) lemon yellow joined to the 3'ellow spot of pronotum. In 
iiguttatus, there are two marginal dots out from tlie proximal stripe on abdomen. In a variety 
captured in the type locality, December IS, 1912, there was only the first and this very small. 
This variety is united with the type of iiguttatus and is named binotatus new variety. It 
differs also from the typical form in having tlie entire dorsal margin of hind coxa broadly 
metallic green and the vertex wholly concolorous. 

23. ELASMUS PULEXOIDES new species. 

Female: — Exactly similar to (nfuscioliix ulrix but the mandibles G-dentate, the cephalic 
femora black along proximal half and the abdomen has three stripes between the proximal 
and distal metallic portions, the third stripe not as broad as the corresponding one in the 
other species yet broader than the other two. The tirst and second stripes are farther from 
each other than the second and third are from each other; the third is concaved at meson 
of its proximal margin. The metallic distal part is longer here and very faintly divided 
by orange at its proximal fourth forming an indistinct fourth stripe. Fiiuiele joints a little 
longer than the pedicel, each somewhat longer than wide. Wings hyaline in both species 
or practically so. 

From one female caught iu jiuigle. August 20, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale, Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey27S7, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen ou a tag. 

24. ELASMUS DIVINUS Girault. 

In the original description, antea. p. KU, line 10, proximal read di^laJ; line 11, aftar 
and insert proximal half of hind. 

25. ELASMUS ACUMINATUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.60 mm. Abdomen pointed conical, two thirds longer than the thorax 

Very dark metallic green, the abdomen black, metallic blue at base. Legs and scape 
white; proximal (dorsal) fourth of hind coxa, dorsal edge of hind fcuuir and ventral edge 
of same at distal third, black. Abdomen reddish yellow along meson of venter for proximal 
two thirds. Distal edge of mesopostscutellum lemon yellow. Fore wings indefinitely, lightly 
infuscated along apex of venation. rMandibles 6-dentate. Otherwise as in Jividus (in lividus, 
the cephalic coxio are white except at base). Funiele joints long and subequal, about twice 
longer than wide or nearly, each longer than the pedicel. Club joints each a little shorter 
in succession, the first somewhat shorter than any funiele joint. 

From one female caught in jungle, .lune 3. 1514. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Ko. 11 y 3/38, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 



AUSTEALUX HYilKXOPTKHA CIIA LCIDUIDEA, UI.—OlliAULT. 177 

Genus EUKYISCIUA Koebele. 
This genus is accreflited to Eiley by de Dalla Torre (1898) and others with the remark 
that it was not described. Later, Koebele figured the type species (lestophoni) which was 
apparently named by Howard. Hence Euri/iscltia leiitoiihoni Howard a nomen nudum becomes 
Euryischia Jestoplioni Koebele. The genus not becoming valid until its genotype was described 
must be accredited to Koebele (1890). There are two ring-joints in the anteunre. 

1. EURYISCHIA SHAKESPEAREI Giraiolt. 

This species differs from nii'laiiclKilicu Girault in tlie bearing of a longitudinal patch 
of discal cilia under the distal half and Ijase of tlie submargical vein separated from the 
rest of the cilia by an oblique hairless line; m having but three long bristles from the 
break of the same vein (in melanchoHca there are two in a row longitudinally, two on the 
spur of the submarginal vein besides three small setie of which two are on the vein spur, one 
isolated on the blade) ; and in the characteristic infuscation of the fore wing. It is also 
less robust, the pedicel longer. There are two ring-joints. Head sculptured like the thorax. 
Types of both species re-examined. Mr. G. F. Hill has sent me several females from Port 
Darwin, Northern Territory, labelled " No. .30. Oct. 10, 1913 " and one male, five females, 
same data and " No. 24. From same species of coccid as No. 15." The male is like the 
female. 

The species was reared with Aiicristiis fumosipeiuiif: G. and 1). 

2. EURYISCHIA UNFASCIATIPENNIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.3U mm. 

Dark metallic blue, the wings clear but with a distinct sooty cross-stripe nearly as in 
inopinata Masi except that the stripe is broader being from all of the marginal and stigmal 
veins (and slightly distad of the latter, its proximal margin straight but oblique and coter- 
minous with the discal ciliation, the distal margin convex) ; bristles as in inopinata. Thorax 
and abdomen iinely scaly, the abdomen conic-ovate, sonunvhat longer than the rest of the 
body. Scutum with sparse bristles, the scutellum with only about four of them. Propodeum 
sculptured like the rest of the thorax (finely lined). Mandibles bidentate, the second tooth 
truncate. Club whitish; pedicel much longer than any of the funicle joints, twice the length 
of 3 which is quadrate, 1 shortest, a little wider than long, 2 longest, somewhat longer than 
wide, 3 widest, next longest; proximal club joint longest. Second ring-joint partly hidden. 
Antennas inserted just below the ventral ends of the eyes. Head finely reticulated like the 
thorax. Knees, tibiae and proximal three tarsal joints white. Hind tibial spur single; hind 
coxa long and conical, not flat and circular as in sunineri. nigra and melancliolica. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in forest, December 10, 1913. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 27-10, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
and hind leg on a slide. 

3. EURYISCHIA UNMACULATA new species. Female. 

Length, 1.40 mm. Like aninacidalipcnnis Girault but the round fuscous spot against 
the stigmal vein is somewhat larger, the fore wings are narrower, the first fimicle joint is 
a little longer than wide and the mandibles are bidentate, the second tooth truncate, not 
with three distinct teeth as in the other species. The coxio in both species are as in Elasmus. 
Head finely circularly striate. Wing bristles as in inopinata Masi. Fore wings somewhat 
infuscated distad of venation to apex. Scutum densely hairy, the scutellum nearly naked. 
Distal two funicle joints wider than long. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. f^)rcst. November 1, 1913. 

Type: No. Hy 2741, Queensland Museum, P.risliaiie. Tag and slide. 



178 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MVSECM. 

Genus EUEYISCHOMYIA Girault. 
Like Euryischia but the parapsidal furrows are complete; the hind cox;b are enlarged 
but cylindrical ovate as in some species of Euryischiu. Tarsi 5-jointed. The male is similar 
but with an obtuse abdomen. 

1. EUEYISCHOMYIA WASHINGTON! Girault. Female, male. Genotype. 

Length. 1 mm. Slender, the abdomen conic-ovate. 

Very dark metallic green; legs (except caudal coxae and femora) and tegulie pale 
lemon yellow. Fore wings with a clearly delimited, broad, jet black band across them under 
the marginal and most of postmarginal veins, its distal margin just reaching apex of stigmal 
vein, its proximal margin nearly straight. Wings hyaline. Scutum with hardly more seta) 
than the scutellum which is nearly naked, the sparse setae whitish. Thorax finely scaly. 
Mandibles bidentate, the second tooth broadly truncate. Two ring-joints, the three funicle 
joints subquadrate. Not more than two bristles under submarginal vein. Hind femur 
compressed. The male is similar. Outer angle of second tooth of mandible acute. 

One female was captured by sweeping in forest, Townsville, January 19, 1913. The 
type locality is Pentland (January 8, 1913). 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland) and Townsville, Queensland. Forest. 

Type: Xo. 'H.y2':42, Queensland iliiseum, Brisbane. 

2. EURYISCHOMYIA FLAVITHORAX new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.40 mm. 

Abdomen jet black; thorax deep orange yellow except most of the short black prouotum 
which is lemon yellow at latetral angles and the postscutelluni and propodeum which are 
transverse and lemon yellow, the suture between them black. Head lemon yellow as are also 
the legs and antennis and thoracic pleura. Hind coxae blackish. Thorax finely reticulated. 
"Wings hyaline. Mandibles tridentate, the third tooth really a truncation from the second 
which forms the acute inner angle of the apex. Postmarginal vein somewhat longer than 
Ihe stigmal. Somewhat similar to saintpierrei Girault. Funicle 3 largest, all wider than 
long. Obscure white marginal spots on base of abdomen. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from three females taken by sweeping forest, December 1 and 3. 1913 
(A.A.G.). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Types: No. Hy 2744, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one female on a tag, the head, 
a hind tibia and another female on a slide. 

On March 2, 1914 a female was captured at Cooktown in forest (A. P. Dodd). 

3. EURYISCHOMYIA SAINTPIERREI new species. 

Female: — ^Length, 1.30 mm. 

Running to Anysis Howard in the Eunotiuiie but the antennse clavate and 10-jointed 
with two ring-joints, the club 3-jointed; scutellum flat and hardly differentiated from the 
l>ropodeum, not as long as the scutum whicli bears complete parapsidal furrows. "Wings • 
as in Euryiscliia of the Elasmidaj but the large bristles absent; hind coxae enlarged but 
cylindrical. Second abdominal segment (dorsad) hardly as long as the others, not a fifth 
of the surface, the abdomen short and stout. Hind tibiae with stiff bristles dorsad, the femora 
stout. Wings hyaline. Propodeum apparently without eariuEB. Pedicel subelongate. 

Alidomen black, thorax and head yellowish brown, the propodeum black; legs brownish 
black, the knees, tibiae and tarsi lemon yellow; antenna? brownish yellow, the three funicle 



AVSTSALIAX HniEKOPTEFA CnALCIDOWEA. III.—GIEAULT. 179 

joints much -wider than long, the first shorter aud luirrower but much larger tliau the 
ring-joint, ilandihles tridentate, weak. 

Mii!v : — Unknown. 

From one specimen from the Queenshnid Mnseum, unlabelled. 

Hahitat : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Ti/pc: No. By 27 Jo, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head and hind legs on a slide. 

All yellow species of Elasmtis have the peculiar arrangement of black spines on the caudal 

tibia>; the arrangement does not seem to differ specifically. The variation in the mandibles 

is a good specific character and species may differ only in tliis. Species of Elasmus and 

E'unjischia do not shrivel upon drying but the head (which is punctate in all of my s])ecies 

■ of Elasimis) must be removed and crushed in balsam in order to see the mandibles. 

The following species of the family appear to be common in their respective habitats: 
Elasmus splendidtis, formosus, qucenslandicns and miirijiscutellum ; Euryiscliia shaJcespearei 
and Euryischowiiia icashinijtouL 

ADDITIONAL STATEMENT ON MYMARIDAE. 

The following new species was descrilied just too late to be included within the second 
supplement to this family : 

Gexus PARANAPliOIDEA Girault. 
1. PARANAPHOIDEA NIGRICLAVA new species. 

Fcnudc: — Length, 0.92 nun. (_)viiicisi1(ir only sligiitly extruded. 

.let, the antennffl except the club and the legs, except hind cosffl and femora, pale 
whitish yellow; postscutellum contrasting brilliant golden. Fore wings hyaline but distinctly 
infuscated from base out about to end of marginal vein, the stigmal vein as in Stethynmm. 
Scutum with a distinct median groove, the postscutellum with three, one median. Thorax 
not rudely sculptured, smooth or nearly. Fore wings with about eighteen lines of cilia 
where widest, rather slender, rounded at apex, the discal ciliation disappearing some distance 
distad of venation (over length of marginal vein distad), the longest marginal cilia only a 
third the greatest wing width. Club of antenna contrasting in color with the funicle (much 
more so than with candata). Funicles 1-3 and 5 narrower than the other two, 2 and 3 
■subequal, each a little longer than wide. 1 subquadrate, 5 slightly longer and wider than 2; 
funicle i subequal to 6, longest, somewhat longer than wide, subequal in length to the 
pedicel. Venation dusky black. Club divided about the middle, llind wings with only a 
paired line of discal cilia along each margin, their caudal marginal cilia somewhat longer 
than the greatest width of the blade and a little longer than the longest marginal cilia of 
the fore wing. Club rather large. Hind tibial spur single, not especially long. 

From one female caught in forest. June, 19H (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Burnett Heads, Southern Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS73D, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

In this genus, the axillaj are normal, scutcllum wider than long, shorter than the 
postscutellum. 

These observations should be added: 

Enasius Enoek differs from Erythmelas Enock in having all the funicle joints much 
}onger than wide and the scape longer and more slender. The groups must be considered valid 
until shown to the contrary. They differ in thoracic structures from allied genera, a fact 
overlooked in their original descriptions. 

Of the Australian species of Anaphcn, as a consequence of the recognition of the 
Enockian genera, icalJacei. lapacci and spiiw::ai are Enasivs; Tcantii, maszinii and painei 
are ErytlnmJus. The sole species of Aiiaplus is thus sainlpierrei. 



ISO MEMOIIiS OF THE QUEEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

AUSTRALIAN 
HYMENOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA— IV. 

SUPPLEMENT/ 

By a. a. Girault. 

Macxification as previously. See these Memoirs, II, pp. 140-296. 

Famly EULOPHID.E. 

Subfamily ENTEDONIN^. 

Tribe ENTEDONINI. 

Genus PLEUEOTEOPOPSEUS Girault. 

1. PLEUEOTEOPOPSEUS PUEPUEEUS Girault. 

The propodeal median carina is not veiy strong and has a weak sulcus on each side 
of it. The V-shaped lateral carina is deeply sulcated mesad along its complete mesal arm; 
the apex of the V is at the caudo-lateral angle of propodeum and the lateral arm forms the 
carinated lateral margin of propodeum. The minute spiracle is just a little caudad of 
cephalic margin and at -the mesal edge of the groove; therefore, the latter and the carina 
forming its lateral edge are laterad of the spiracle and thus no true lateral carina are 
present. Axilla; nearly cephalad of seutellum, the parapsidal furrows only two thirds 
complete from cephalad and like sutures. Thorax faintly scaly, the parapsides mostly smooth 
but with long wrinkles caudo-mesad, scaly like the scutum cephalo-laterad. Abdomen 
subsessile. Tips of tibice whitish. Type re-examined. 

Gexus APLEUEOTEOPIS Girault. 

1. APLEUEOTEOPIS VIEIDIS Girault. 

The parapsidal furrows (or more properly caudo-mesal parapsidal impressions) are wid& 
and shallow, abruptly narrowing cephalad, subglabrous. Axillae barely advanced. Propodeum 
nearly smooth. Petiole distinctly longer than wide. Postmarginal vein nearly thrice the length 
of the stigmal. Pronotum glabrous, its cephalic margin with a line of coarse fovese across it, 
its neck shagrecned. Segment 2 of abdomen short. Venation pale brown. From the type. 

XEODEEOSTENUS new genus. 
For diagnosis, see anlcn, ]i. 144. 

1. NEODEEOSTENUS AUSTEALIENSIS new species. Female. Genotj-pe. 

Lengtli, 1.1(1 mm. Aliduinen coppery hhie. Propodeum smoother than rest of the thorax. 
Petiole of abdomen short. Postmarginal vein subequal to stigmal, both short. Club terminating 
in a rather long stout seta; funicle 1 longer than the pedicel, a little shorter than 2 or 3, 
somewhat longer than wide. Flagellum narrowing distad. Mandibles tridentate. Hind wings 
short, pointed where widest with about seven lines of diseal cilia. Spot on fore wing large. 
Propodeiun much wider than long. Middle tibial spur long and slender, the hind one short. 
(For rest of description, see place cited.) 

From a female captured in jungle. May 15, 1913. 

' For additions, see Part XIV. 



AVSTIULIJX HTMENOPTERA CIIALCWOIDEA, IW-^GISAVLT. 181 

Gekus PLEUROTEOPOilYIA Giraiilt. 

1. PLEUROTROPOMYIA LACTEICOXA new species. 

Female: — Length, O.S.j imii. 

Like the genotype but min/li less robust and tlie ]iptiolo and the eoxai are white also. The 
median groove of scutum is shorter, along distal third (along distal half in the genotype). 
The autenuEe in both species are much alike. Mandibles 4-dGiitate. Hind tibial spur a little 
long and stout, as long as the tirst tarsal joint of hind legs which, liuwever, is not especially 
long. Compared with tyjie of protiusi. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured by sweejiing along edge of jungle, .hinc 3, 1913. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 2475. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head and hind tibial on a slide. 

2. PLEUROTROPOMYIA ffiNEOSCUTELLUM new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.75 mm. 

Almost exactly similar to the genotype but more brassy especially the scutellum and 
the segments of the abdomen after the second are longer. 3 and 4 for instance when combined 
as long as 2 (somewhat shorter in grotiusi) ; also in these abdominal segments, the single 
transverse row of pubescence is along the cephalic margin in grotmsi but here it is central or 
across the middle. Both species bear a distinct spiracular sulcus which originates just cephalo- 
laterad of the minute spiracle; the axillae in both and the triangular caudo-mesal corner of 
€ach parapside are glabrous, also tlie postscutellum. The sulcus along meson of scutum in each 
is about half the length of the seutimi from caudad. Segment 7 of abdomen in both nest 
longest after 2 which occupies about a fourth of the surface. Hind tibial sjiur rather long 
and stout. Comjiared with tyiie of genotype. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from two females captured by sweeping in forest, Novendjer 5. 1913. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3-!7G, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one of the above specimens on a 
tag (minus head). 

Genus PLEUKOTEOl'1'UPSIS Girault. 

In antea, p. 1.54, table of genera, line 13, maculipennis should read maeulatipennis. 

In the genotype the pronotum appears double owing to an obtuse cross-ridge a little 
beyond middle; it is glabrous but with a row of long set;c from small setigerous punctures, 
the setae reclined and directed caudad over the scutum; this row of setigerous punctures is 
cephalad of the cross-ridge. The wedge-sliaped caudal part of each parapsidal furrow is 
glabrous. Scutum with a fe^v of the very long seta? and one from about the middle of the 
wedge of the parapsidal furrow. Axill-.n barely advanced, glabrous. Lateral margin of 
scutellum cnrinated, forming a narrow groove just inside of the carina. From the type. 

Genus HOEISMEXOIDES Girault. 

Female: — With the form of the proctotrypoid genus Hadronotus but the abdomen still 
broader. Venation, antenna} and mandibles as in Amestoclia^'is Girault; ring-joints distinct. 
Parajisidal furrows short but distinct, cephalad only; scutum with a complete, conspicuous 
median sulcus. Scutellum simple, its cephalic margin triangularly advanced, the axilte obtuse- 
• eonically advanced into the scutum, wholly cephalad of the scutellum. Pro])odeum very short, 
with a median carina which is paired, apjiarently; lateral carinse apparently present, curved. 



182 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Petiole very short, the abdomeu flat, broadly ovate, the second segment longest, occupying about 
a third of the surface. Hind tibial spur small, single. Pronotum transverse-linear, distinctly 
narrower than the mesonotum. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type: The following species. 

1. HORISMENOIDES SULFUREIVENTRIS Girault. 

Female: — Length, 1 mm. Short and compact. 

Metallic purple, the abdomen and legs lemon or .sulphur yellow, the wings hyaline, the 
head and thorax highly polished like the surface of tar; ocelli in a triangle, the lateral ones 
distinctly over their own diameter from the eyes which are naked. Scutelhim at latero-cephalie 
corner with a series of short, oblique, more or less parallel strife as if the corner was wrinkled ; 
these are just caudad of the axilla). Petiole of abdomen, scape except above, pedicel and second 
(last) funicle joint purplish; rest of antenna pale lemon yellow; funiele 2 slightly longer than 
1. somewhat longer than wide, shorter than tlie pedicel, longer than the first two club joints 
(separately) ; terminal spur of club distinct but not as long as the third (distal) joint, which 
bears it. Antennse inserted below the middle of the face. 

Described from four females cajitured by sweeping in a jungle pocket, November 16, 
1913. 

Hahiiat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Types: No. Sy'24~7. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, three of the above on a tag and 
two heads, two hind tibije on a slide. 

A female at Cooktown, Queensland, jungle, March 3, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

In the original description, anieu, p. 1.33, footnote, line 1, axilla; aclvaneed eephalad of 
scutum should read axillcp advanced u:holUj eeplialad of scutellum. 

Genus AMESTOCIIARIS Girault. 
The species goondiensis is the genotype. 

1. AMESTOCHARIS NYMPHA Girault. 

Aiitea, p. 14S, in the original description, it is stated that funicle 2 is liarely longer 
than 3 and not tapering at apex as much as in concoloripes. Funicles 1 and 2 are meant, 
respectively. 

A. AMESTOCHARIS NYMPHA PERSIMILIS new variety. 

Female: — Length, 1.20 mm. 

Exactly similar to nymplia but the first funicle joint is as in concoloripes, that is, tapers- 
toward ajiex and is plainly longer than the second (the two are subec[ual in vympha), the 
raandibles are somewhat broader. Otherwise, I cannot distinguish between them. Both varieties 
liear broad fore wings. The parapsidal furrows are represented by mere depressions caudad in 
both. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in virgin jungle (or else from a 
window), December 30, 1911. 

Hahitat: Yungaburra, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySiJS, Queensland, Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head and hind legs on a slide. 

Later, two females were found from Proserpine, Queensland, captured by sweeping the- 
dry bed of the Proserpine River, November 3, 1912. The vertex was nearly smooth, the face- 
lined polygonally. 



AVSTEALIAX IIYMEXOPTESA CII ALCIHOIDEA. ir.—GIHAVLT. 1S3 

2. AMESTOCHARIS CARINISCUTUM new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. 

Characterised by bearing on distal part of scutum a distinct median carina, the surround- 
ing surface glabrous and sunk below the level of the rest. Also by having only the tibise and 
tarsi white or yellowish white. Dark metallic green, the abdomen blue, the wings hyaline. 
Scape white; pedicel subequal to funicle 2 which is a little shorter than funicle 1 which is 
cylindrical oval, somewhat longer than wide; club longer than the funicle, its first joint subequal 
to funicle 1, its terminal joint with a long stout terminal spine or projection. Club well 
defined. Hind tibial sjiur long and stout, single. Second segment of abdomen occupying two 
tliirds of the surface. Eyes occupying most of the cheeks, the antenna3 inserted on a level 
with their ventral ends, near the mouth. Mandibles with two acute teeth. A\n-te.x glabrous, 
the face concave. Pronotum glabrous; scutum coarsely polygonally scaly, at distal third or 
more abruptly glabrous and with a median carina; a large isolated seta on each side of this 
carina about the center of the subquadrate glabrous area on each side (the area is between the 
parapsidal furrows, extending to their cephalic euds, the furrows being abbreviated, not half 
(he length of the scutum). Scutellum with long, coarse polygons. Second abdominal segment 
and propodeum glalirous. Regular polygons on scutellum around mesal apex. 

Described from one female caught by swecjiiug a jungle-lined forest streamlet, .luue 14. 
1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 2479, Queensland iluseum, Brisliane, the specimen on a tag, head on a 
slide. 

3. AMESTOCHARIS GOONDIENSIS GiravUt. 

A female at Uordonvale, (^iuecnsl;nid, .\|uil HI. 1!U:; from jungle. The cephalic femur 
is subcoucolorous. 

4. AMESTOCHARIS SULCATUS new species. 

Hind tibial spurs long and stout. Dorsal abdomen distad of segment 2 with very few 
setfe, tliese isolated. 

Similar to iioondicnxis with the type of whirh 1 liave compared it but differing in being 
rosaceous coppery, the abdomen very dark green, the abdominal petiole is distinctly shorter 
and stouter, barely longer than wide (in the genotype a half longer than wide), the elongate 
fovea or median sulcus at base of scutelhim is somewhat longer (four times longer than wide) 
and on the propodeum there is a distinct, short, oblique carina running from the carinated 
caudal margin a short distance laterad of meson running meso-eephalad across the corner and 
turning abruptly niesad to the nearer arm of the median carina.' Cephalic femora all white. 
Axilla? glabrous in both species. Club with a stout curved terminal spine. Pedicel shorter 
Ihan either funicle joint, the latter narrowing cephalad, a lialf longer than wide, suliequal, 
longer than the club joints; the latter each somewhat longer than wide, the club slightly longer 
than the funicle. Petiole shagreened. Meso-caudal end of parapside glabrous. Ceplialic margin 
of pronotum with rather long setse, each widely separated. 

From one female caught in jungle, ilay 4, 1814 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hahitat: Tweed Heads (Tweed Eiver), New South Wales. 

Type: No. By 24S0, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind tibia on a slide. 

Genus ENTEOOXELL.-V Girault. 
1. ENTEDONELLA MAGNIFICA Giraidt and Dodd. 

Length, 3 mm. Brilliant metallic [lurplc; co.xic eoncolorous, antennse (except scape) 
concolorous; rest of legs and antennal scape bright golden yellow. Segment 2 of abdomen 
eoual to a fifth of the surface, the petiole quadrate, the abdomen short and stout. Funicle 1 
distinctly longer than pedicel, nearly twice as long as wide; 2 and 3 subequal, shorter than 1, 



1S4 MEMOIRS OF THE QVEEKSLJXD MUSEUM. 

EC longer than pedicel, club as long as funicle 1; first club joint the longer, as long as last 
fuuicle joint. Hind tibial spur long and stout. Distal club joint with a nipple. First ring- 
joint large. Parapsidal furrows complete. Propodeum glabrous. Sulcus on each side of 
median carina with carinated lateral margins. No lateral carina?. 

Habitat: Croydon, Queensland. November 30, 1908 (S. W. Fulton). No. 20. 

Type: In the National Museum, Melbourne. A female on a tag, the head and hind 
legs on a slide. 

A large sulcus near lateral margin of jiropodeum contains the spiracle. It is incomplete 
and enlarges cephalad. 

Genus PELOROTELOPSELLA Girault. 
This genus is in a wrong place in tlie table of genera previously. See following. 

1. PELOROTELOPSELLA ALBIGENU new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm. 

Very similar to the type species, r/emi Girault, but the thorax is more coarsely jjunetate, 
the abdomen is distinctly longer than its greatest width (barely so in genu), the second segment 
occupying less than a fourth of the surface, its caudal margin somewhat convex (quite straight 
in genu). 

From two females caught liy sweeping in forest, February 19, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy'24S2, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

The lateral sulcus of propodeum in grmi is foveate and originates just mesad of the 
spiracle. 

Genus PSETJDACRIAS Girault. 

1. PSEUDACRIAS QUINQUECARINATUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1..50 nun. 

Meson of propodeum plainly tricarinate. Head and thorax brilliant reddish coppery, 
the abdomen black, its second segment occui)ying half of the surface. Proximal three tarsal 
joints white. Separated from micans and quadricarinatus by bearing one more propodeal 
carina, from clialyhs by having the second abdominal segment distinctly longer and the pedicel 
is not much shorter than funicle 1; from salvus it differs in general coloration, being metallic — 
the pronotum is sculptured in that species and the scaly sculpture of the scutum is polygonal, 
not forming diamonds as in this species. Thus, closest to ceneus but that species has the 
jironotum finely reticulated (smooth here, no sculpture visible at same magnification but the 
face of the pronotum is polygonally scaly, distinctly so) and the fore wings are distinctly 
broader yet broad in this species. In this; new species, the scutellum laterad longitudinally 
striate, smoother along the meson, the stria; not numerous and anastomosing only at long 
intervals. No distinct polygonal sculpture on scutellum. Mandibles bidentate. Abdomen 
polished, the petiole opaque. The second club joint is longer than in wnens, the antennaa 
slightly less stout. Head beneath antenna:! smooth or nearly. Petiole longer than wide. 

From one female caught by sweeping jungle, Kuranda, May 14, 191,3 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hahital: Kuranda and Babinda, Queensland. 

Type: No, UyS483, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, head on a 
slide (Kuranda). 

Several females were reared from cockroach eggcases from jungle, Babinda, Queensland, 
February, 1914, The color of the thorax varies from brilliant rosaceous to rather dark green 
(A. P. Dodd). 



AVSTSALIAX JllM KXOl'TKBA CUALCIDOIDEA. IV.—CIKAULT. 1S5 

2. PSEUDACRIAS CHALYBS Giiauh. 

Aniea. \>. 15il, most uf the ijeneiie diagiiusis i^exceptiuiially) refers to this sjieiiies and 
not to the genotype which was iiu'luded later. 

Pronotuni polished except along cephalic margin; there is a broad smooth path down 
the meson of scutellum Init laterad on this sclerite there are long polygons formed liy 
reticulation. Abdominal j)etiole a little wider than long. 

3. PSEUDACRIAS SALVUS new species. 

Female: — Lengtli, l.D.j mm. 

Black, the wings hyaline, the tips of tlie tibiie and the tarsi white; segment 2 of abdomen 
occupying about half the surface, the abdomen slender, fl.-it. I'ropodeum tricarinate at the 
meson. Pro- and mesonotum polygonally reticulated, the scutellum longitudinally striate. 
Cephalic half of parapsidal furrows olisolete or nearly, eaudad plainly indicated by depressions 
just mesad of each axilla. Joints 2 and 3 of funicle plainly wider than long, the first club 
joint slightly so, funicle 1 globular. Antenn* wholly black. Abdomen dorsad finely reticulated. 
5iandibles with two distinct outer teeth. Si>ur on club prominent. 

Male : — Uuknow n. 

Described from one female captured from the foliage of an imported citron tree in a 
clearing near the jungle, October 29, ]912. 

Habitat: E'abinda, Queensland. 

Type: No. HyJJoS, tjueenshind Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag. 

EXTEDOXOMVIA new geaus. 

Female: — Head normal, tlic vertex broad, tlie antenna:^ 0-jointed with two ring-joints, 
the club solid, the funicle 4-jointed, the joints petiolate. Prouotnm distinct, transverse, the 
parapsidal furrows complete. The scutellum simple, the propodeuni with lateral earinfe and 
two median carina^ which diverge somewhat and which are rather widely separated. Post- 
marginal and stigmal veins vei'v short. Petiole of alidonien distinctly longer than wide, the 
i^ccond abdominal segment occupying abcuit half tlie surface, the otliers short. Hind tibial 
spur single, long and stout. 

Male : — Not known. 

1. ENTEDONOMYIA PLATONI new species. CJenotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.15 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the abdomen blue, tlie wings hyaline; tibia) and tarsi pale yellowish. 
Second abdominal segment and propodeuni glabrous; rest of abdomen scaly, the petiole densely 
so. Thorax coarsely polygonally scaly, a small triangular area at meson of base of scutellum 
glabrous; on each side of this there is an appearance of longitudinal converging striation which 
distad farther gives way to the sealiness. Scutum with long yellowish hairs (six or so). 
Pedicel small, oval, much smaller than any of the funicle joints, of which the first is longest, 
somewhat longer than wide, stout, 4 a little wider than long, somewhat longer than the jieilicel. 

From one female caught by sweeping in jungle. May 20, lOl.'i. 

EaiUat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. T[y31S4. Qnconslaud Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind leg on a slide. 

" A female swee]Hng in forest near Cairns, December 24. 1911 (A.A.G.). Parapsidal 
furrows distinct." (A. P. Dodd.) 



186 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

EPENTEDON new genus. 

Female: — Head a little wider than long, the antenna* inserted below the middle, 10- 
jointed, three ring and funicle .ioints, the distal joint of club terminating in the usual distinct 
spine. Mandibles bidentate. Propodeum distinctly triearinate, the median carina bounded on 
each side by a sulcus whose lateral margin is carinated, forming three converging carinse on 
the propodeum; lateral carina) present. Seutellum simple. Second segment of abdomen occupy- 
ing a third of the surface, the others much shorter. Parapsidal furrows complete, deep and 
distinct, narrowing cephalad. Pronotum transverse. Petiole of abdomen somewhat longer than 
wide. Marginal veiu nearly twice the length of the submarginal, the postmarginal vein 
elongate, over twice the length of the sessile but long-elliptical stignial, about a third the length 
of the long marginal. Hind tibial spur normal. Like FelctrotclopseUa Girault but the post- 
marginal vein elongate, three ring-joints, lateral carina; present. Like Plenrotromiopsis but the 
median carina of propodeum is Ijounded by sulci. 

Male: — Not known. 

1. EPENTEDON UNNOTIPENNIS new species. Genotj'pe. 

Female: — Lengtii, l.TO mm. 

Metallic blue-green, rather dark, the wings hyaline but with a rather large, ovate smoky 
brown spot appended from the knob of the stigmal vein and extending across the wing nearly 
to caudal margin but most distinct as a round spot under the stigma. Legs yellowish brown, 
the coxa; concolorous, the antenna; wholly concolorous; second ring-joint very short, the others 
large; funicle 1 longest, 3 a little larger than the pedicel, oval, shorter than 1. Second tooth 
of mandible truncate mesad. 

From one female reared from fleshy galls on gum, March 20, 1911 (F. P. Spry). 

Habitat: Melbourne, Victoria. 

Type: — In the National Museum, Melbourne, the aliove specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

DEROSTENOIDES new genus. 

Female: — Like Ncoderostemis Girault but the propodeum with a curved lateral carina 
whose mesal side is deeply sulcated. Mandibles strongly bidentate. the inner edge of the inner 
(mesal) tooth with five or six tine teeth like the inner teeth in the mandibles of many Elaehertiui. 
Meson of propodeum polished, convexed. Antenna; with two ring-joints, the club 2-jointed, the' 
antennas 9-jointed, inserted somewhat below the middle of the face. Segment 2 of abdomen 
occupying about a fourth of the surface, longest, the petiole short. Postmarginal and stigmal 
veins short, subequal. Parapsidal furrows complete, extraordinarily thin, the scutum cephalad 
declivous, the pronotum absent (not visible from above but the suture between the pro- and 
mesothorax is on the neck). Hind tiliial s]iur normal. AxillsE advanced barely at all. 

Male: — Not known. 

1. DEROSTENOIDES NEGLECTUS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, U.SO mm. 

Dark metallic green, the wings stained rather deejily, the legs, scape and pedicel reddish 
brown (coxa; metallic), the pedicel suffused with dusky. Tliorax nearly black, with polygonal 
reticulation, the lines not raised, somewhat coarser on the seutellum which has a smooth spot 
centrally at base. Funicle joints more or less globular and subequal, the second a little the 
largest. Inner margin of first tooth of mandible minutely, slightly serrate. Pedicel longer 
tljan funicle 1. 

Described from one female collected by Mr. A. M. Lea. 

Habitat: Cairns District, Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS-lSS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head on a slide. 

The genus is allied with Pelorotelopsella. 



ACSTSALIAX HYMEXOPTESA CllALClDOIUEA. ir.—GIBAVLT. 187 

ZAOiOIOilENTEDOX new genus. 

Female: — In my table of genera runs to Fleiirotfopomyia Girault from •nhii-h it diifers 
in bearing a complete, distinct median sulcus on the scutellum in addition to one along distal 
two thirds of scutum. Also the eyes occupy near the whole side of the head, the antenna; 
inserted far down near the mouth, the scrobes short, forming a triangle but continued to the 
cephalic ocellus in the form of a long sulcus. Eyes hairy, rather coarse, not reaching to l)ase 
of mandible. Postmarginal and stigmal veins unequal, the former longer, subelongate, the 
latter a little longer than usual, the marginal vein very long. Hind tibial spur normal. 
Propodeum with distinct lateral carinin only, these joining along caudal margin, the spiracle 
minute, round. Lateral carina at base (eephalad) forking, a short branch running latero- 
eaudad, mesad of the spiracle and a complete, narrow sulcus just laterad of spiracle. A pair 
of rather widely separated median carina; indicated at apex of propodeum by short spurs from 
the carinated caudal margin. Abdominal petiole slender, longer than the hind cox®. Second 
segment of abdomen short, somewhat longer than the others; scutellum long. Mandibles 
fi-dentate! Axilla; barely advanced. 

Male: — Xot kno\^■n. 

1. ZAOMMOMENTEDON MANDIBULARS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length. 1 mm. 

Metallic blue-green, the wings hyaline, the legs (except hind coxae, other coxas not 
plainly seen) and scape pure white. Pronotuni, propodeum, extreme meso-caudal angles of 
parapside and apex of scutellum glabrous, the pronotum with a line of fovea across cephalic 
edge. Head and rest of thorax polygonally lined, the lines not raised. Hind wings with 
about seven lines of discal cilia where broadest. Funicle joints oval, 1 a little the longest, 
the pedicel still smaller. Terminal seta of club short, distinct. 

From one feinale caught in jungle, .January 18, 1914 (A. P. Uodd). 

Hahitai : Gordouvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tiipe: 'So. Hy JiiSS, Queensland Museum, Brisliaue, tlie specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

NEOPSEUDACRL\S new genus of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Agreeing with Fsendaerias Girault but there are only two ring-joints, the 
hind tibial spur is not srout, the second abdominal segment occupies fully two thirds of the 
surface. Propodeum with a pair of diverging median carinas and true lateral carina;. Antenna;- 
9-jointed, the funicle 3, tlie club 2-jointed. 

ilalc: — Xot known. 

1. NEOPSEUDACRIAS SPLENDIDUS new species of A. P. Dodd. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.75 nnu. 

Dark metallic green, the abdomen darker, the propodeum coppery, the coxa; concolorous; 
rest of legs and anteunal scape intense lemon yellow, lest of antenna" black. Wings hyaline, 
the stigmal and postmarginal veins very short. Thorax finely reticulate, the reticulation in 
raised lines, the center and apex of .scutellum smooth. Propodeum smooth. Petiole short and 
stout, the abdomen .stout, conic-ovate. Pedicel shorter than any of the funicle joints, which 
are much longer than wdde, the first slightly the longest, the first club joint subequal to funicle- 
.'i and longer than 2 which terminates in a short spine. Mandibles bidentate, the teeth acute. 

From one fenuile caught by sweejiing foliage in jungle, May 19, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kiiranda, Queensland. 

Type: Xo. By2iS7. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
and a hind leg on a slide. 



188 MEMOIRS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

OMPHALENTEDON new geuiis. 
Pcmale: — Like Mesiocharis Foerster Ijut Ihe auteiniaj with three ring-joints. 
1. OMPHALENTEDON LONGUS new species. Genotj^je. 

Female: — Length, 1.50 mm. Abdomen conical, somewhat longer than the thorax. 

Dark metallic teenons green, the broad fore wings hyaline, the legs (except cephalic 
■coxffi) and the scape white. Petiole of abdomen brownish, wider than. long. Thorax very 
coarsely polygonally reticulate, the lines raised, finer on cephalic scutum, the pronotum scaly. 
Propodeum glabrous, strongly triearinate. Abdomen glabrous, hairy distad of segment 2 
which occupies somewhat less than a fourth of the surface. Postmarginal and stigmal veins 
short, subequal. Hind tibial spur normal. Parapsidal furrows along caudal half, obtuse. 
AxillfE much advanced but only about half projects cephalad of scutellum. Pronotum trans- 
verse-linear. Marginal vein twice the length of the submarginal. Pedicel subequal to funicle 1 
which is one and a half times longer than wide, slightly longer than 2, 3 still shorter; terminal 
Fpine of club distinct, long. Chib 1 subquadrate. Mandibles acutely bidentate. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured in jungle. May 29, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type : No, Ey 24SS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag ; head and 
I'.ind leg on a slide. 

MESTOCHAROMVIA new genus. 

Genotype, Mestocharis lividiis Girault. Includes Mestocharis veternosus and silv^ensis. 
Each species bears a paired median carina on the propodeum; lividus has a middle short one 
at base, also sUvensis but the short carina is longer and sjjlit. In ixtemosus, the short third 
middle carina is absent, the propodeum at meson witli two separated carinEe. Types re-examined. 

ENTEDONOPSEUS new genus. 

Female: — Agreeing in every particular with Entcilonomyin Girault except that the 
antennsB bear three ring-joints and the tno median carin;f of [iropodeum are close together, 
diverging only at apex. 

1. ENTEDONOPSEUS TRICOLORIPES new species. Genotyi^e. 

Female: — Length, 1.65 mm. 

Agrees with the description of the genotyjie of Entedonomyia except that it is more 
robust, the abdomen distad of segment 2 is coppery, the tibije are metallic blue, orange at 
tip, the tarsi white, their distal joint black. Also the hairs on scutum are black, funicles 2-4 
are quadrate and subequal, each much larger than the pedicel, 1 only slightly longer than wide, 
dub distinctly longer tlian any of the funicle joints. Type antennie of Entedonomyia 
compared. 

From one female taken from foliage of jungle plants. May J?,, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eabitat: Chindera (Tweed Eiver). New South Wales. 

Type: No. Ey S4S9, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
a caudal tibia on a slide. 

PARAHOEISMENUS new genus. 

Female: — Like Eorismentix Walker but the antenns with two ring-joints, the first large, 

distinct, tlie second moderately sliort yet longer than usual. Propodeum with a median carina 

bounded by sulci whose lateral margin is not distinctly carinated. Also in the mesal area a 

oi'.rved carina on each side of the meson but some distance from the median carina vet meeting 



AUSTIIALIAX HTMEXOFTEEA CllAU'lDOIDEA. IV.—GIEAULT. \s» 

the latter at caudal eud, the pair formiug au ol'late splicre i^hose axis is tlie median eariiia; 
this carina originates cejilialad some distance from the median carina and is thin there and 
more or less broken. True lateral carina present but running oppositely, thus caudodaterad ; 
the latter carina is narrowly connected with the curved carina of the mesa! area by a cross- 
carina at about cephalic third. Spiracle minute, round. Seutellum with a foveate median 
groove, terminating at apex as a carina. Parapsidal furrows complete. Pronotum transverse 
linear. Caudal tibial spur single, normal. Postmarginal vein twice the length of the very 
small stigmal. Axillas only very slightly advanced. Abdomen (in death) with its dorsal 
surface applied to the dorsal surface of the thorax. Scutum shorter than the seutellum, 
wider than long. 

1. PARAHORISMENUS SPISSIPUNCTATUS new species. Genotj-pe. 

Female: — Length, 1.70 mm. 

Dark metallic blue, the thorax with a trace of coppery; proximal three tarsal joints 
white; fore wings deeply smoky from base distad nearly to apex of marginal vein, distad 
the infumation suttused, not clearly delimited; hind wings smoky for nearly proximal two 
thirds. Marginal vein about twice the length of the submarginal. Scajie slender, longest; 
pedicel rather long, subequal to funicle .3; funicle 1 longest of the fiagellum, nearly twice 
longer than wide, rather stout, slightly longer than 2; club 1 longer than 2, the latter with a 
distinct terminal spine. Caudal and intermediate tibia with stiff bristles dorsad. Abdomen 
flat, dorsal aspect rounded oval, segment 2 longest, occupying somewhat less than half the 
surface. Abdomen and propodeum glabrous, the liead and thorax umbilicately punctate, the 
parapsides finely shagreened except along all margins. Parapsidal furrows foveate. Petiole 
very short, wider than long, glabrous. Hind coxa glabrous. Mandibles with at least two 
outer acute teeth. Thorax covered with rather thick black-brown pilosity. Punctures on head 
smaller and less dense. 

From one female caught in jungle, ilay 3, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

HabUat: Tweed Heads (Tweed Eiver), New South Wales (.<ft! below). 

Type: No. Hy 3490. Queensland Museum, Brisliane. the specimen on a tag; head and a 
caudal leg on a slide. 

Also one female. Grafton (Clarence River). New South Wales, .Tune 3, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

nOKISJIEXELL.V new genus. 

Female: — In my table of genera runs to Phurotroiiopsens Girault but differs in having 
the postmarginal vein elongate; the lateral carina of jiropodeum is not V-shaped but entire 
and a short curved carina just nresad of spiraide originates laterad of the cephalic end of the 
lateral carina. The median groove of scutum is along distal two thirds or somewhat more. 
Caudal tibial spur long, stout and curved, longer than the first tarsal joint of caudal legs. 
Postmarginal vein over thrice the length of the stigmal, the latter subsessile; marginal vein 
over twice the length of the submarginal. Otherwise the same as originally described for the 
named genus. Segment 2 of abdomen occupying a little less than a fourth of the surface, 
over twice the length of 3; strigils absent. Three ring-joints; really runs to Fleurolropomyia. 

1. HORISMENELLA CLARIVIRIDIS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.90 mm. 

Bright metallic green, the abdomen dark blue except segments 2 and 3; legs, scape and 
abdominal petiole silvery white, the coxa) and petiole suffused with orange. Fore wings with 
an obscure dusky spot in the center of the blade opposite the stigmal vein. Funicle 1 longest, 
2 and 3 each shortening a little, 3 longer than the pedicel, over twice longer than wide, longer 
than club 1 ; club 2 somewhat shorter than tlie pedicel, with a distinct but not very long 



190 MEMOmS OF THE QDEENSLAXD UUSEm. 

terminal spine. Pedicel longer tliau wide. Frons broad, cheeks short, mandibles trideutate. 
Petiole of abdomen nearly as long as the hind coxEe. Segments 2 and 3 of abdomen smooth, 
naked 4 and 5 each with two rows of minute setigerous punctures, 6 and 7 each with about 
live rows of them. Thorax coarsely scaly, axiUaa finely so; caudo-mesal half of parapsides 
sunken (or the representative of the parapsidal furrow) and subglabrous and with a minute 
fovea a little eephalo-laterad of the middle of its mesoeephalic margin; this fovea also some- 
Avhat before the caudal end of the parapsidal furrows and it gives origin to a very long and 
slender yellowish seta. Parapsidal furrows mere sutures, distinct, abbreviated eaudad, curving 
off before pronotum, the latter glabrous and with a row of punctures along its cephalic margin ; 
these punctures give rise to isolated, very long bristles. Propodeum glabrous. Postseutellum 
very much smoother than scutellum. 

From two females caught by sweeping at 1,000 feet, forest. May 17, 1914 (; P. Dodd). 

Eahitat: Upper Tweed Elver, New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy 2491, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one of the specimens on a tag; 
head, fore legs and a hind tibia with type slide of Omphalentcclon lontius Girault. 

2. HORISMENELLA VARICOXA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.68 mm. 

Differs from the genotyjje in having the last two pairs of eoxse concolorous, the hind 
femur a little dusky above at proximal half, the abdominal petiole yellowish brown, the wings 
hyaline, the median groove of scutum somewhat shorter, funiele 3 is only somewhat longer 
than wide, subequal to the pedicel and to 2, somewhat shorter than 1 and the general coloration 
is less bright, darker. Compared with type of genotype.. Scape metallic at tip above. 

From two females caught in forest, June, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Burnett Heads, Southern Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S493, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two females on a tag, two heads 
and a hind tibia on a slide. 

The median carina in this genus is a little divided cephalad. 

In the table of genera, antea, j). 153, it should be noted that Pelorotelopsella should be 
included with 'M.estocliuroicicus, since there are no lateral carina) on the propodeum; lateral 
sulci replace the carinas. Same place, 1.^3, line 6 from bottom carince should read carina. 
lu Horismenus antiopa, the lateral and caudal margins of propodeum are strongly carinate, 
the reticulation of the thorax raised, segment 2 of abdomen glabrous. 

Tribe PEDIOBIINI. 

In the table of genera, antea, p. 156, last line of section I, tiio should read true; last 
line of section III, nigriviridt(s equals nigriviridis Girault. 

B^OENTEDON new genus. 

Female: — Form as in Ilorismenoides Girault. Antennas inserted below the middle of 
the face, 6-jointed with two ring-joints, the club solid, one funiele joint. Parai)sidal furrows 
not indicated. Scutellum simple. Abdomen short and broad, from dorsal aspect rounded, as 
wide as the thorax and somewhat shorter, the thorax convex. Venation as in the Omphalini, 
the stigmal vein very long, the marginal not quite as short as the submarginal. Pronotum not 
visible from above, the propodeum short, broad, aj)parently noncarinate, the spiracle minute. 
Abdomen sessile. Mandibles acute. Hind tibi'iil spur normal. 

Male : — Vnknown. 



AUSTEALIAX ETMENOFTEHA CUALCIDOIDEA, IC—GIEAULT. 191 

1. BiEOENTEDON PECULICORNIS new species. Genotype. 

Fcmtilc: — Length, O.SO mm. 

Dark metallic purple, the wiugs hyaline, the abdomeu pale honey yellow, darker along 
distal halt', there with several faintly indicated still darker and narrow eross-stripes. Distal 
half of tibiaj, tlie antenna), the tarsi and hind legs beyond proximal half of femora white or 
yellowish white. Thorax coarsely polygonally reticulated, the lines not raised. Club eonieally 
produced at ajjex into a spine, conic-ovate, longer than the long pedicel, the funicle joint 
urnshajied, a little longer than wide, distinctly shorter than the pedicel. Scape slender. Eing- 
joiuts large and distinct, purple; pedicel purple at liase. 

Described from one female captured in .lungle, December 31, 1911. 

Habitat : Malanda, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySiSS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. the head on 
a slide with the type appendages of Psciitlaciiiis qiKiilrifdriiuitiis Girault. 

Tribe TETR-VCWIPINT. 

Genus TETR.\(.'.\MPK Foerster. 

1. TETRACAMPE AUSTRALIENSIS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, l.oil mm. 

Dark metallic green, the abdnminal ]ietiole, legs and antennal scape bright golden 
yellow, rest of antennje black. Fore Avings hyaline; discal cilia not arranged in regular lines; 
nuirgiual cilia not long; submarginal vein somewhat broken; marginal vein as long as 
submargiual, twice as long as postmarginal; stigmal vein with a small knob, short, one fifth 
as long as the marginal. Antenna; inserted below jniddle of face; 12-jointed, 1 ring-joint, 
funicle joints and a 3-jointed dub; scn|ie sleiuler; pedicel larger than first funicle joint; 
funicle joints filiform, first a little tlie longest, two thirds longer than wide; club scarcely 
wider than funicle, as long as last two funicle joints united, the joints about subec|ual. 
Posterior tibial with one apical spur; tarsi .5-joiuted. Mesoideura without sutures. Pronotum 
rather large. .'-irutum with distinct [larapsidal furrows. Scutellnin with a rather fiiint 
cross-suture. Pronotum, scutum and scutellum with very fine polygonal scaly sculpture. 
Propodeum rather short, glabrous, with a median carina and several irregular lateral carinse. 
Abdominal petiole as long as the hind coxa'; abdominal segments not excised at meson of 
caudal margin; suture between second and third segments deep; second .segment longest, equal 
to one fifth of surface. JIandibles bidentate. 

From one fenuile caught liy sweeping in forest, -August 7, 1913 (A.A.G.). 

JliihiUil : (iordiinvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Uy249l. Queensland Museuui, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head and 
posterior legs on a slide. 

TETR.ACAMPOIPES new genus of A. P. Pn.ld. 

Female: — Head normal; autennai inserted near the mouth border, 12-jointed with one 
ring-joint and a 3-jointed club; funicle joints wider than long. Pronotum distinctly separated; 
scutum with deep complete parapsidal furrows; scutellum simple; propodeum with a tooth 
laterad at the middle, not short, with a distinct median and fainter lateral carina). AxillEe 
not advanced. Marginal vein as long as the submarginal, many times length of stigmal, tlie 
postmarginal twice as long as the stigmal. the latter of moderate length. Hind tibiaB with 
two apical spurs. Mandibles bidentate. .Vbdomen sessile, gently convex above and beneath, 
second segment occu)iving over half of surface. Resendding tlie Entedonini in many respects." 

Hale: — Not known. 



The number of tarsal joints is not stated, l)ut there are doubtless five. 



]92 MEMOIBS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

1. TETRACAMPOIDES SETOSUS new species of A. P. Dodd. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.75 mm. 

Dark metallic blue, the eosaj and femora coneolorous, the scutellum and base of abdomen 
brighter, the tihiiB and tarsi white, the antenna} wholly black. Thorax with exceedingly fine 
sealv sculpture and long whitish pubescence, the propodeum quite smooth. Abdomen with 
second segment smooth, the rest with sculpture and pubescence like the thorax. Wings hyaline. 
Scape moderately slender, the pedicel not long but as long as first two funicle joints combined; 
flagellum somewhat elavate, the funicle joints fully twice as wide as long; club with a terminal 
nipple, the club joints all much wider than long. 

Described from one female caught in jungle, February 5, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Babinda, Queensland. 

ly-pe: No. HyS4$5, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head on a slide. 

The middle lateral tooth on propodeum is really the acute eaudo-lateral angle of that 
region. — A. A. Girault. 

PLATrTETRACAMPE new genus. 

Male: — Form flattened, the vertex flat, the face much inclined ventro-caudad, the 
antenna; inserted at the mouth border, capitate, 11-joiuted without ring-joints, the club 3-jointed, 
the six funicle joints annular, the distal two stalked. Pronotum ratlier large, the scutum 
wider than long, without a trace of furrows. Marginal vein longer than the sulimarginal but 
not very long, the postmarginal one half the length of stigmal, the latter slender but rather 
short. Mandibles bidentate. Scutellum simple. Tarsi 4-joiiited. Abdomen rounded subquad- 
rate, flat, with a very short petiole, all the segments short, transverse. Spiracle of propodeum 
minute, round. Propodeum with a rather stout transverse carina at cephalic third (in reality 
the caudal margin of the sunken postscutellum which continues laterad across the lateral part 
of the propodeum cephalad of the spiracle), at the meson with two carinsE which are curved 
and wide apart, with a narrow, rather obscure sulcus in the place of the lateral carinse and an 
oblique, complete carina just laterad of the spiracle. Hind femur swollen just before tip. 
Hind tibial spur single. 

Female: — Not known. 

1. PLATYTETRACAMPE FUNICULUS new species. Genotj^pe. 

Male: — Length, 0.90 mm. 

Black, shining; tarsi except first joint of hind tarsus and the funicle silvery white. 
Fore wing yellowish under the marginal vein (margin to margin, the infumation suffused). 
Pedicel over three fourths the length of the funicle, the joints of the latter rapidly widening 
distad, 6 largest. Club a little longer than the pedicel. Scape not enlarged. Distal club joint 
with a short nipple. Whole body scaly reticulate. 

From one male caught by sweeping in jungle, December 2, 191.3 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySi96. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, pair 
of wings, middle legs and a hind leg on a slide. 

Tribe OMPHALINI. 
Genus EITDERUS Walker. 

1. EUDERUS MESTOR (Walker). Female. 

" Sp. 5. Eul. Mestor. Fem. Viridis, antenna; nigra;, abdominis disc^ts cupreus, 
pedes virides, tarsi albidi, alee limpida;. 

" Viridis: oculi et ocelli rufi: antenna; nigno; articuli 1"" et 2"^ virides: abdominis 
discus cupreus: pedes virides; trochanteres picei; genua fulva; tarsi albidi, apice picei; 
protarsi fulvi, apice fusci: ate limpid»; squamula; picete; nervi proalis fusci, metalis fulvi. 
(Corp. long. lin. IJ; alar. lin. IJ.) 

" March; King George's Sound, Au.<trnlia. 



AUSTILILIAX ni'MESOl'TEKA CIIALCIDOIVEA, IV.—GIHAULT. J93 

" Fcm. — Corims lun^'um, angustiini, nitens, soitissime squaiiieum, parce hirtmn: thorax 
t'usiformi.s, parum (■oiivcxiis: prothorax boiip ilt'tfrniiiiatus, transversus, antice angusjtus: 
mesothoraeis scutum lougitudine paullo lutius; para]isi.liniL siitnriR vix eonspieum; seutelluin 
breviovatum: metatliorax sat magnus, transversus, hrvis: ipotiolus brevissimus: abdouu-n 
lougiovatura, la;ve, supra depressum, subtus basi oariuatuiii, apii-e ucuniiiuituui, tlioraci.' paullo 
latius vix longius: pedes siiui)liees, suba?quales. ' ' 

Genus SEPOnES Girault. 
1. SECODES CAPENSIS new species. 
Female: — Lengtli. 0.85 nun., excludiug ovipositor, 

Propodeum longer laterad. Postnuirgiual vein a little longer than tlie stigmal. Funicle 
joints wider than long. Abdoinen ovate, a little longcT tlian the thorax. See antea, p. IGO. 
Taken in forest, December 27, 1912. Anita. ]i. KJO, line 3, tihiie should read torsi 

Gknis ();\rrTT.\L()Ar(iRPnA Girault. 

1. OMPHALOMORPHA FRATER new species. 
Female: — Length, 1,2.") mm. 

Similar to liiUlix liut tlie ovipositor and valves exserted for a third the length of the 
abdomen; the propodeum is as in repereiissii. 
From one female captured in forest, 
Eahitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland, 
Ti/pi': No. UyJj'in, (^ueeusland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag, head on a slide. 

2. OMPHALOMORPHA REPERCUSSA Girault. 

Tlie scutellum (from hitrrad) nverliangs tlic proiiodmim, the latter shortening at the 
meson but the median carina is distinct ami of some length. 

Genus BHICNOPELTELLA Ciirault, 
The abdomen is not dei)ressed. Synonym: Fhiclniiilrd.stichiis Girault. 

1. RHICNOPELTELLA ACUMINATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1 nun. 

Like consohiiniis Girault but slender, the abdomen conic-ovate, longer than the rest of 
the body. Tibia; yellow. Anlennai wholly concolorous, the pedicel as long as the funicle, 
about four times longer than funicle 3; ring-joints e(|nal, each about half the length of funicle 
1 which is about half the length of funicle 2 which is nearly as long as 3. Postmarginal vein 
shorter than the stignuil. Thin! tooth of mandible distinctly shoiter than the other two which 
are subequal. 

From one female captured in forest, February 17, 1913, 

Sahitat: Seymour (Ingham), (Queensland. 

Type: No. lIyJ40S, Queensland Museum. E'risbane, the specimen on a tag; head, hind 
tibia and fore wing on a slide. 

2. RHICNOPELTELLA FLAVIPES Girardt. 
The scape is com-olorons at distal third only, tlie pedicel wholly concolorous; rest of 
antenna more or less yellowish white. Type re-examined. The following new variety was 
reared from galls on Eucalyptus, October, 1913 at Gordonvale, Queensland, 

A. RHICNOPELTELLA FLAVIPES BINOTATA new variety. 
Female: — Like the typical form in all details lint all of the underside of the abdomen 
except at ba.se. the tip aliovo and a spot on each side just before the tip dull golden yellow. 
Types: No. Hy^lOfi, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two females on a tag. 

N 



194 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

3. RHICNOPELTELLA MULTIFASCIATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.35 niiii. 

Dark coppery green, the wings hyaline, the legs jiale golden yellow except the eoxce; 
antennsE concolorous with legs except scape above and the entire pedicel which are metallic 
creen. Thus very much like flavipes hinolata except the darker general color and that the 
entire abdomen is dull golden yellow crossed by five coppery gi-een stripes, the first at base 
and longest (caudo-cephalad), the fifth near apex and more or less interrupted at the meson. 
Prepectus dull yellow. Otherwise the same. Both are very finely densely punctate. Funicleg 
1 and 2 subequal in length, 2 wider, both like ring-joints; funicle 3 distinctly shorter than the 
pedicel, much wider than long, thrice or more longer than 2. 

From one female caught .January 23, 1913 in forest. 

Habitat: Townsville, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S500, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the sjiecimen on a tag, the head on a 
slide. 

4. (ELACHERTETRASTICHUS) RHICNOPELTELLA ffiNEIPES (Girault). 
Compared with type of immaculutiiHiiiiin. 

Differs from the genotyjie in having cephalic tibiae wholly yellowish white, not concolorous 
just below knee for some distance. Club not shoi-tened or enlarged and obliquely truncate as 
in flavipes but as in the genotype, i.e., much longer than wide, distinctly longer than the 
funicle. There are four " ring- joints. ' ' Antennae brown, scape and pedicel black or very 
(lark metallic. Joint 7 of antenna; nearly a half shorter than 8. 

5. (ELACHERTETRASTICHUS) RHICNOPELTELLA HEGELI new name.= 

Ela chert etrastichiis purpureus Girault. 

A distinct species, the four ring-joints of the antenna} abruptly separated from the tuo 
subequal funicle joints. Club as in wiicijirs liut no longer than the funicle. Spot on hind 
tibia very obscure. 

6. RHICNOPELTELLA NUBILIPENNIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.75 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the wings lightly infuscated from bend of submarginal vein distad 
to apex; legs golden yellow except coxa' and the hind femur. Antenna fuscous, the scape 
beneath pale. Club not enlai-ged. conic-ovate, not quite as long as the funicle (including ring- 
joints). Three distinct subequal ring-joints, the fourth joint after pedicel also ring-like but 
distinctly larger than the three preceding, about a third the length of the next joint; last 
two joints of funicle (the two distinct funicle joints) unequal, the first quadrate, a little over 
half the length of the pedicel, the dist.'il a little wider than long, barely shorter than the 
preceding. Pedicel elongate. Abdomen conic-ovate. Postmarginal vein distinct, shorter than 
the stignial which is a little over half tlie length of the marginal. Same as other sjiecies in 
.sculpture and allied with fiUa. 

From mmiy females from the National Museum, Victoria. 

Habitat: Melbourne, Victoria. 

Types: In the National Museum. Melbourne, four females on a card, a head on a slide. 

The dorsal and ventral margins of cephalic fenuir more or less dusky. From galls on 
gum, March. 

' 0. W. F. Hegel. 



ArSTBALIAX HYilEXOPTEIU CnALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GISAVLT. 195 

Genus BRACIIYCHRYSOCHARELLA Givault. 
1. BRACHYCHRYSOCHARELLA BELLA new species. 

Female: — Leugtb, (J. "Jo mm. 

Differs from dubia in liaving the front and middle femora black also and the hind tiljia 
.and middle one, the latter just below the knees only; also, the fore wing is distinctly narrower 
and more densely ciliate discally. From gloha in having the antenna) all pale, the hind tibia; 
eoncolorous and the distinctly narrower fore wing. ^larginal vein much shorter than the 
.submarginal. Mandibles bidentate. Fore wings with about nineteen lines of short discal cilia. 

From one female captured by sweeping in forest, .January 4, ]91,'?. 

Habitat: Cajieville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Types: No. Hy2o03, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two fenuUes on a slide with an 
£uii/i.scliia. 

HExrs EIHCX(irELTOMYIA Girault. 

1. RHICNOPELTOMYIA VOLTAIREI new species. 

Female: — Length, ]..jO mm. 

Intense golden, the fore wings with an obscure blotch from apex of the stigmal vein. 
Caudal margin of pronotum very narrowly across meson and the entire scutum except extreme 
eephalo-lateral corner, dark metallic green, the funicle and club dusky black, the base of 
abdomen above with a rather large, rounded metallic blue spot on each side of meson, both 
connected across meson forming more or less of a cross-stripe; cephalic margin of propodeum 
narrowly metallic green. Abdomen with four (usually visible as three, the distal one fainter), 
narrow, complete, cross-stripes on middle, remote from base or apex, the distal three each 
cr.rved shortly cephalad at meson, 2 and 3 close together, midway between 1 and 4. Tip of 
valves of ovipositor black. Thorax finely scaly, the propodeum very finely so, noncarinate, 
the scutum very coarsely scaly. Marginal fringes of fore wing short ; postmarginal and stigmal 
veins more or less subeqnal. Caudal wings broad, with about ten lines of discal cilia where 
broadest. Scutellum with the usual long seta on each side a little distad of middle. Mandibles 
tridentate. Club well defined, with a distinct terminal spine which is nearly as long as the 
.■joint which bears it; pedicel stout, long, nearly two thirds longer than wide; funicle 2 somewhat 
longer than 1, somewhat shorter than the jiedicel, stout, plainly longer than wide. Flagellum 
tapering. 

From one female captured in forest, .\pril 27, ]914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 250:3, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the si)ecimen on a slide with type 
of ClirysocJiaromyia bicolorithorax. 

A second female same place. May IS, 1914. 

2. RHICNOPELTOMYIA DOugLASSI Girault. 

A female at G'ordonvale, Queensland, .\pril, 1913. The head is yellow below antenna); 
a long narrow- scleritc between the latter and up the face and which is narrowly margined 
with yellow; also a convex suture just beneath vertex on the face, which is also yellow'. The 
third tooth of mandible is not broad, merely shorter. The ventral half of abdomen is more or 
less yellowish and faint cross-stripes are visible abo\e. Postmarginal vein a little longer than 
the stigmal. The tyjie body has been remounted onto the type slide. 

The type has been compared with that of AehrynmhareUa olympus Girault and differs 
from the latter in having the propodeum short and glabrous .at meson and the fore wings are 
smaller. In oJyinims, the propodeum is distinctly, finely reticulated. 



196 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Genus SECODELLA Girault. 

The submarginal vein in this genus is broken (statements to contrary notwithstanding). 
Removed from Elachertini. 

1. SECODELLA DIVERSIPENNIS new species. 

Female: — Lengtli, about ].75 mm. 

Differs from all the species in having the postmarginal vein a little shorter tliau the 
stigmal and the lines of ciliation on the fore wing are less distinct. Dark metallic blue, the 
abdomen dark aeneous green, the abdomen ventrad suffused with brownish. Scape yellowish 
brown, the proximal three tarsal joinfs whitish. Funicle joints all somewhat wider than long, 
the last two a little the longest; pedicel longer than fimicle 1. 

From one female captured by sweeping in forest, February 16, 1912 (A. il. Lea and 
A.A.G.). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 3505, Queensland Jluseuni, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and a 
pair of wings on a slide. 

2. SECODELLA PULCHRA ACUMINATA new variety. 

Female: — Length, 2.75 mm., e.xcluding oviiiositor which is extruded for a tliird the 
length of the abdomen. 

Like jndehra Girault but the abdomen still longer. In both there is a distinct stylus 
from apex of the abdomen which is not quite as long as the extruded portion of the ovipositor. 
In lincata, this stylus is very short and the ovipositor valves are very slightly extruded (same 
in rufiseapus, (liversipennis and cenea). 

From one female captured November 19, 1913 (H. Hacker). 

Habitat : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3506, Queensland Museum, Brisliane, the specimen on a tag. 

3. SECODELLA ffiNEA new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 2.60 mm. 

Like lineata Girault but the first joint of the funicle is longest, one third longer than 
wide, 2-i gradually shortening, 4 plainly wider than long. Abdomen a little longer than the 
head and thorax united. 

From one female caiitnred by sweeping in forest, .Tiily 24, 191.3 (A.A.G.). 

Haliitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS507, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
or. a slide. 

OMPHALOMORPIIELLA new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 
Like OmphalomorpJta but the mandibles bidentate, the fore wings densely and normally 
ciliate, the ring-joints large and distinct, the postmarginal vein very long and slender, some- 
what longer than the marginal, over twice the length of the long stigmal. Pedicel elongate. 
Marginal vein somewhat over half the length of the submarginal which is distinctly broken. 
Propodeum with a ridge-like median carina. Abdomen depressed, from dorsal aspect rounded- 
ovate. The male is the same but the abdomen with straight lateral margins, longer than wide. 

1. OMPHALOMORPHELLA AURIPES Girault. Male, female. Genotype. 

Lriif/th, 2.70 nmi. 

Bright a;neous green, the wings lightly stained throughout, the coxae concolorous, the 
legs rich golden yellow, also the scape except above at tip; rest of antenna black. Pedicel 
nearly as long as the next four joints taken together, about twice the length of either joint 3 
or 4 of funicle which are largest but distinctly wider tlian long; scape slender. Hind femur 



AUSTSALIAN nYMEXOPTEBA CHALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GISAULT. 197 

compressed. Head and thorax very densely, finely polygonally sealy or shagreened, the thorax 
with some scattered thimble piincturcs, A line of fovea; across cephalic edge of iiropodoiini, 
the latter shining but witli faint scale-like sculpture wliich is not quite as distinct as that 
of the abdomen. 

Habitat: Melbourne, Victoria, (lalls on E ileal i/pl iis. Four males, six females, .September 
11.* 

Type: In the National iluscum, ilclbourne, two pairs on a card, a slide with a male 
antenna and female head, wings and hind h'ys. 

2. OMPHALOMORPHELLA BICOLOR now species. 

Female: — Length, O.SO nun. 

A^tennsB inserted a little below the middle of the face, 1] -jointed with two ring-joints, 
the club 3-jointed and with a distinct terminal spine, the flagellum rather strongly elavate, 
the second ring-joint very large, nearly as large as funiide 1 yet distinctly shorter; first ring- 
joint very short. Mandibles with two equal acute teeth, small. Scutellum simple. Propodeum 
with a median carina but no others, short at meson, finely scaly. Thorax polygonally reticulated, 
the lines indented. Marginal vein longer than in the genotype, a little longer than the 
submarginal (not distinctly shorter as in auripes), distinctly longer than the elongate post- 
marginal which is twice the length of the stigmal. Hind tibial spur single, small. 

Black, the wings subhyaline, the abdomen yellowish brown, pale yellow across base and 
with about five obscure dusky cross-stripes. Legs concolorous with abdomen, the co.xfe dark, 
subconcolorous. TibiiB and tarsi pallid, also the scape; rest of antenna black. Fuuicles 1 and 
2 wider than long, small, 2 a little longer; 3 and 4 each abruptly enlarging, 4 large and 
globular, yet a little shorter than the pedicel; 3 distinctly wider than long. Funicle 3 twice 
the size of 1. 

From one female cajjtured in jungle, Kovendier i'j, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hahitat: Harvey's Creek (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. UyC'50S, Queensland iluseum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind tibial on a slide. 

GEXU.S OMPllALOMOMYIA Giraull. 

The genus bears four ring-joints. 

1. OMPHALOMOMYIA LIVIDICAPUT Girault. 

A female, forest, Cordonvale, (,|ueonsland, ^1,'iy S, IfUl. Second ring-joint of the four 
very short, the others ratlier large. Funicle 3 at least half the length of the long pedicel, 
1 somewhat longer than wide. In this second fenuilc the parapsides were not washed with 
jiurple. Propodeum scaly, with a carina just laterad of the spiracle. Wings subhyaline. Ty|ie 
re-examined but not the type antenna!. 

CENfs CllRVS(tCIl.\bIS Foerster. 
1. CHRYSOCHARIS DUMASI new species. 

Female: — Length, about 1.30 mm. 

Very similar to AeJiriisoeJiaroide.-^ sareophaiiiit^ Girault excei)t that the scutellum is 
simjile and the hind femur and proximal half of hind tibia are concolorous with the body, 
the fore femur and tibia slightly washed with dusk}'. The scajie is wholly concolorous and 
as deeply colored as the rest of the antenna. Hind wing short, acutely pointed. Marginal 
frijiges of the fore wing short. Funicle 3 barely longer than the pedicel, a little the shortest, 
1 broad, a little the longest of the funicle; club 2-joiuted. Hind wing where widest (apex of 

' Labels indefinite. The luinibers were B4 and 7. Tlie dates were S.ll and 4.11 wliicli may mean 
November 4 and 9, .September II and April 11 or September and .\pril, 1011. 



198 MEMOIRS OF THE QVEEXSLAKD MUSEUM. 

venation) with about seven lines of disoal cilia, the caudal marginal cilia much longer than the- 
malrginal cilia of the fore wing but much shorter than the greatest width of the hind wing- 
Mandibles bidentate but a third minute tooth is indicated within but is much shorter. Post- 
marginal vein a little shorter than stigmal. One ring-joint. Parapsidal furrows complete. 

From one female captured by sweeping in forest, January 7, 1013. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS509, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to Alexandre Dumas, pere. 

CHRYSOCHARELLA nomen nudum. 
This genus heretofore has been poorly characterised. Its antennae are rather short, 
subeompiressed, clavate, the club casually appearing 4-jointed, since the second funicle joint is 
more or less closely attached to the club. In the genotype, the parapsidal furrows are only 
cephalad, the axilla; advanced but not very much so. The shape of the antennal flagellum is 
the characteristic of the genus. See aiitea, p. 169. Later, I find the group the same as 
Achrysocharella through connecting forms. See AchrysoeliareUa. 

1. CHRYSOCHARELLA PULCHRA new species. Referred to Neochrysocharella Dodd. 

Length, about 1 mm. Abdomen finely scaly like the thorax. Fore wings broad, 
pyriform. Antca, p. 169. The parapsidal furrows are distinct only for a short distance 
cephalad. Type re-examined. 

Described from one female captured July 14, 1912. Type specimen on a tag. the head 
on a slide. 

2. ACHRYSOCHARELLA NIVEffES new species. 

Female: — Length, O.SU mm. 

Dark metallic green, the antennii? and legs silvery white; last club joint dusky; fore 
wing with an obscure stain from the stigmal knob. Cox89 white, the hind one partly metallic 
outwardly. Terminal spur of club distinct; funicle joint 1 shorter than the pedicel; next two 
joints wider than long. Body uniformly seulpitured, scaly. Mandibles bidentate. 

Male : — Unknown. 

Described from two females cajitured in forest, Xoveniber 1, 1913 and from a window, - 
December 25, 1913. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. EySolO, Queensland Museum, B'risljane, the first specimen on a slide. 

3. ACHRYSOCHARELLA ASHMEADI new species. 

Female: — Length. li.T.'i nini. 

Similar in most respects to nireipes, but the mark on the fore wing is more distinct,, 
being a suffused dusky cross-stripe from the stigmal vein and distal part of marginal (in 
niveipcs an obscure patch from the stigmal vein), those wings are distinctly narrower with 
longer marginal fringes (about 14 lines of discal cilia where broadest, the longest marginal 
cilia nearly a third of the greatest width; in niveipes about 19 lines, the longest marginal 
cilia about a fourth the greatest width). The funicle joint 1 is subcpuidrate. Very distinct 
from N eoehrysocharella fanciatipennis which bears a distinct wing marking, the fore wings 
broad, with about 30 lines of discal cilia, the marginal cilia short, not a ninth of the greatest 
wing ^vidtll. Besides, the legs in that species are distinctly colored, also the antennse. The 
hind wings 'n fasriatipeuuis are twi.'e or more the size of those in aslimeacU. Mandibles- 
bidentate. 

From one female captured in forest, January 7, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. UySSll, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 



AVSTSALIAN nYilENOFTliUA CHALCIDOIDEA, ir.—OIBAULT. 199 

4. ACHRYSOCHARELLA ALBIFEMUR new sijecies. 

Fciiirih:: — Leiigtli, 1 mm. 

Dark ixnieous giefii. the wings hyaline, tlie legs and antonnce white except the coxa". 
Funick^ ] I'lipshaped. the i-luli compressed, with a distinct nipple. Difl'ers from iiiveipes Girault 
in having; [he fi:nicle joint 1 cupshaped, longer than wide, not somewhat wider than long 
as in that species; also the hyaline wings which bear little or no diseal eiliation, appearing 
qnite naked. Mandibles bidentate. Marginal fringes normal. 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest, January 4, 1913. 

Jlahitat: C'apeville (I'entland), Queensland. 

Type: No. II y 25] J, Queensland Museuni, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

■- 5. CHRYSOCHARELLA FASCIATIPENNIS Gu-ault is referred to 

1 

Neovlirijsix'liiinUd Dodd. 

Genu.s .A.CI1RVS()CI1.VR0IDES Girault. 
The scutellum in this genus is simple or practically so. 

1. ACHRYSOCHAROIDES SARCOPHAGUS (Girault). 

This species is iiKsoci.-iteil with Axjiinirirxn iUi inAnoiiciixis Girault and Mcf:tor]iiiriiidcus 
c't/ancu.s (Girault) in galls on a fori'st bush. Postmarginal vein a third longer than the stigraal. 
Marginal cilia of fore wing short. Eyes pubescent. Body polygonally reticulated, the vertex 
nearly smooth. Distal club joint with a terminal spine. Propodeum smooth, noncarinate, the 
spiracle small. Length, l.^.l mm. Decend)er. 

" Several specimens rcareil in Februaiy with Asi/inpiCKicHd vchoiiciisis. llyperjiarasite. 
The scape is white. Tlic cunspicuous fovea mentioned as being on the scutellum is an irregular 
circular depression formed of five contiguous punctures. There is a similar depression formed 
by three punctures at distal two thirds of smtnui and directly cephalad of the depression on 
the scutellum and in a line with it." — A. P. Dodd. 

The depjression on scutellum is nearer to the meson than the isolated seta caudad. 

1. ACHRYSOCHAROIDES PULCHELLUS new species. 

Female: — Length, ll.O.j nun. 

Scutellum simple ; stigmal vein as long as the postmarginal. Wings hyaline. Brilliant 
metallic green, the clypeal region, scape, legs, all excejit dorsal part of jiedicel. sides of 
thorax (exeejit centrally) and abdomen, lemou yellow, the alidouien at distal half with more 
or less distinct cross-strijies of metallic green (dorsadj. Thorax polygonally reticulated, the 
lines not raised. Mandibles tridentate, the teeth acute. Funicle and chib black; funicle 1 a 
little the longest of the three, one and two thirds times longer than its width, longer than 
the pedicel. Second club joint terminating in a long spine, the club joints nearly as long as 
those of the funicle. Panipsidal furrows com|ilete. 

Male : — Unknown. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in the forest, July 1, 1913 (A.P.D.). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Gairus), Queensland. 

Type: No. IlySSlS, Queensland Mu.seum, Brisbane, the foregoing female on a tag, 
the head on a slide. 



See a few pages beyond for other species. 



20(1 MF.ilOinS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Genus ACHRYSOCHARIS Girault, 

Ditt'ers from Closterocervs Westwood in having filiform antenn!B; funiele 2-jointecl, club 
3-jointed; wiiigs usually hyaline. Similar to Chrysocharis Foerster but the postmargiuai 
vein slightly shorter than the stigmal and the club is 3-jointed. Third club joint terminating 
in a spine-like seta; pedicel subequal to or longer than the moderately long cylindrical funiele 
joints, the single ring-joint minute. Parapsidal furrows distinct only for cephalic two 
thirds, sometimes complete. Propodeum very short, its spiracle minute, round, the carina? absent. 
Yellow marked with brilliant metallic green or all green. Abdomen long conic-ovate, 
pointed. 

1. ACHRYSOCHARIS MAGNIFICA Girault. Female. Genotv-pe. 

Length, 1.75 mm. 

Pale cadmium yellow marked with deep metallic green as follows: — Head except face 
ventrad of the antennal bulbs; pronotum, all of mesoseutum except latero-caudal halves of each 
parapside, base of abdomen in the dorsal aspect, the propodeum except laterad, a narrow line 
down the median line of the scntelluni for about proximal two thirds and the cephalic third 
of the axilla;. A dark round spot dorsal aspect on each side of the abdomen about the 
middle, the space between them darkened (across the meson). Tip of abdomen dusky. Scape 
pale, the nutenn» yellow. Legs whitish, including the coxas. Body densely polygonally 
reticulated, the mesoseutum more roughly, being almost punctate. A more or less obscure 
bro^Tiish area laterad of the scutelluni, cephalad of propodeal spiracle. Pedicel subequal 
in length to proximal funiele joint, proximal club joint distinctly longer than wide. Tip of 
ovipositor valves black. 

Captured December 3, 1912, Gordonvale, Queensland. 

Type: A female on a tag (minus head). 

Proximal club joint distinctly longer than wide, not as originally stated. For the 
variety varicolor, see later. 

2. ACHRYSOCHARIS PULCHRA Girault. 

Length, 1.90 mm. 

Like the typical species but tlie metallic green on the scutellmn does not form a 
.straight line down the median line but is much broader and ovate in shape, variable in size; 
the metallic green stripe across the base of abdomen is longer and the tip of the abdomen 
dark metallic. Moreover, the pedicel is longer, longer than the proximal funiele joint, the 
proximal club joint shorter but still longer than wide. Same color pattern as magnifica. 
Hind wings with about 10 lines of discal cilia, broad. 

Captured with magnifica. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Types: Two females on tags. 

3. ACHRYSOCHARIS GRANDIS fJirauIt. Female. 

Length, 2 mm. 

Like pulchra but whole thorax metallic green; abdomen only slightly so at extreme tip; 
somewhat distad of middle there is a round dot near each lateral margin. Like the other two 
species. Pore wings very broad, pyriform, the apex subtruncate but not differing from those 
of the others. 

Captured September 3, 1912. 

The metallic green median line of scutellum is as in the genotype and is outlined by 
being shiny and coarsely scaly, the rest of the scutellum opaque and nearly smooth. 

Type: A female on a slide. 



ArSTHALIAX nTilEXOPTEKA CIIALCIDOIDEA. ir.—GIBAVLT. 201 

4. ACHRYSOCHARIS MACULATIPENNIS Oiiault. 
Length, l.L'O mm. 

\Vliolly metallic eroeu ami ]niiii-tati' iiii'linliiii; most of the abdomen; proiiodeum blue; 
legs white, the coxse darker; antenna' dusky yelloxvisli, pedicel over twice tlie length of 
fiinicle 1, which is siibglobate;- wings hyaline but in the fore wing there is a subelliptieal stained 
area from the knob of the stigmal vein. Like the other sjieeies but with no yellow on the body 
and the abdomen shorter, wings less broad, more rounded at apex and moderately coarsely 
ciliated. The stigmal vein is longer. Posterior femur more or less dusky. Second funicle 
joint nearly twice the size of first but shorter than the pedicel which is long and obconic. 

Caiitured September .3, 1913. 

Type: A female with type of yritndis. 

5. ACHRYSOCHARIS BIFASCIATUS Gimult. 
Lengtli. O.iS.j nun. 

Golden yellow; pronotum and cephalic half of scutum, metallic green; pro[)0.k'uni, a 
spot in center of S'utellum, one across apex of each axilla, a smaller, round dot on eacii 
axilla caudad of middle, near the scutellum, dusky, while two adjacent stripes across about 
the middle of the abdomen, black; apex of each parapside metallic green; tips of ovijiositor 
valves black; fore wing with an obscure broad clouded stripe across it from about the 
stigmal vein. First funicle joint subequal to the ]iedicel. funicle 2 longest of the flagellum, 
the tirst club not much shorter than it. 

Captured May 11, 1913. 

Hahitat : Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: A female on a slide. 

6. ACHRYSOCHARIS LEIBNITZI Girault. 

Length, 0.S5 mm. 

Like Closteroccnix sinntpierrci but at once distinguished because the antennas are not 
compressed fusiform, the legs are \\hite except blackish coxio; wings unifasciate. the fascia 
only about half complete (from stigmal knob). Pedicel longer than any of the following 
joints, those of funicle ovate. Antennie black. Mandibles tridentate. 

Type: A female on a slide. 

7. ACHRYSOCHARIS TRIFASCIATA Giraolt. 

One female, Cooktowu. Queensland, forest. Mar.-h 1, 1914 (A. P. Dodd); a female, 
Gordonvale, Queensland, Aju'il 9, 1914. 

8. ACHRYSOCHARIS QUINQUEDENTATA new species. 

FiDiiih': — Length, 0.90 nun. 

Dark metallic bine, the legs (except caudal coxa; and femora), scape and pedicel white, 
rest of antenna; dusky pallid. Thorax scaly reticulate, the propodenm glabrous, noncarinate; 
abdomen with a short, white petiole. Fore wings slender, hyaline, unique in that they 
bear a conspicuous, rather broad black stripe across from about proximal half of marginal 
vein and the marginal cilia are about a third of the greatest wing width. Distal tarsal 
joint subelongate. ilandiblcs with three large, somewhat spreading, outer teeth and two 
minute inner ones. Flagellum tapering, the two funicle joints su!;eq>ial, longest, distinctly 
longer than the stout pedicel; first club joint barely shorter than the preceding joint, 3 
fubequal to the pedicel, with a distinct, rather long terminal spine. Flagellum with scattered 



2U2 UEMOIBS OF THE QCEEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

long hairs from pustules (in a whorl proximad on funiele 1). Caudal wings acuminate, 
with only about four lines of sparse discal cilia, the caudal marginal cilia nearlj' as long 
as those of the fore wing. Parapsidal furrows complete. Funiele 1 somewhat over twice- 
longer than wide. 

From one female captured in jungle, June 3, ]914. 

Habitat: Gordouvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: 'Ho. Ey S511, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

9. ACHRYSOCHARIS CLARISCUTELLUM OCCIDENTALIS new variety. 

Female: — Li.-ngth, 1 mm. 

Similar to the typical form with the type of which I have compared it but smaller,. 
the scutellum less sculptured, the sculpture distinct only around the lateral margins narrowly 
(not broadly distinct there as in the type form), the fore wings bear about six lines less of 
discal cilia and the two funiele joints are shorter, only slightly longer than wide. Otherwise 
the same. In both forms, the scape is white for a little over jjroximal half. 

From one female captured in forest. April 14, lOli (A. P. Dodd). 

Bahitat: Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSlo, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specmien on a slide. 

10. ACHRYSOCHARIS ATRIPES new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.25 mm. 

Very similar to the type specimen of nigripes but differing markedly in the wings 
as follows: The fore wings are slenderer, their discal ciliation less dense (only about 17 lines- 
across the widest part; in mgripes about dou'ole that number), the stigmal vein shorter; 
the hind wings are acutely jiointed, obtusely so in nigripes. The cephalic tibia is yellowish 
at distal half. Marginal vein longer than the submargiual in both species. The antennre 
in atripes are somewhat more compact than in nigripes. Abdomen conic-ovate, longer than, 
the rest of the body. Scape curved, all of antenna coucolorous, the mandibles tridentate. 

Male : — Unknown. 

Described from one female cajitured by sweeping in forest, December 4, 1913, 

Bahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 3459, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

11. ACHRYSOCHARIS VARICOLOR Girault. 
Aehrysoeharis magnifica vuricolor Girault. 

Female: — Length, 1.75 mm. Abdomen pointed conic, longer than the rest of the body. 

Like magnifica Girault but the scutellum and axilla; without metallic green, also the 
propodeum. Extreme tip of abdomen slightly colored and the base of abdomen with a 
narrow cross-stripe of metallic (a half or more shorter than in pulehra for instance, or in 
magnifica). The general coloration is very pale yellow. 

Male : — Unknown. 

Described from four females reared from cccidomyiid g.nlls on Careya atislralis, 
December, 1912 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Qucenslnud. 

Types: No. By 3450, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, three of the foregoing females on. 
!i tag together. 



AVSTFJLIAN nVMENOPTEItA CIJ AJJ'IDOIDEA, ir.—GIEAULT. 203 

12. ACHRYSOCHARIS MAYRI new species. 

Female: — Length. 1.20 mm. 

Like inaiiiiipia Imt smaller and the axillaa and the propodoim (except at immediate 
meson) are yellow; the mesou of sciitelhim is metallic only to middle from base and the tip 
of the abdomen is somewhat more broadly metallic but not as much as with piiJcIint. 
Funicle 2 longer than 1 which is subeqnal to the iJcdicel. Mandibles with a weak third 
tooth. Hind wings with a half dozen lines of discal cilia where widest. Fore wings sub- 
truncate at apex. Scutum roughly scaly. Parapsidal furrows about half complete. Green 
stripe across base of abdomen distinctly ab)>reviated laterad. Two marginal spots of 
abdomen more obscurely joined. 

From one female labelled "10. 111. IS. Sweeping forest. G. F. Hill."' 

Ilahitai : Port Darwin, Northern Territory. 

Type: No. HySfilS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to Gustav Mayr. 

13. ACHRYSOCHARIS NOVIMACULATIPENNIS new species. 

Female: — Length. O.SO mm. 

Exactly similar to moculaiipennis except that the spot on the fore wing extends all 
the way across the blade and all the femora are dusky, also the tibia; .iust below the knee-:. 
The first club joint is a little shorter while the second funicle joint is subquadrate. Mandibles 
tridentate, the third tooth much shorter than the other two. 

From one female cajitured by sweeping edges of jungle, .January 15, 191-1 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ily2517, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie specimen on a slide. 

This species differs from Aehriimii-hiirclUi il.OiUi Giianlt in having the cross-stripe 
of fore wing uniform, not accented under the stigmal vein ai'd the fore wings are narrower. 

14. ACHRYSOCHARIS ZAOMMOMOMORPHA n.-w species. 

Female: — Length, l.SO mm. 

With tht habitus of ZaommoinykVa. D-irk metallic lilue green, tlie abdomen dull 
brown except within broadly across base, tlie wings hyaline, the legs (except coxaj) and 
scape, pallid dusky. Eest of antenna black. Pedicel longer than any of the following 
joints. Funicle 1 shortest of the flagellum (except distal cluli joint), about half the length 
of the pedicel, longer than wide; funicle 2 ami club 1 sulieijual, much longer than wide, 
each a fourth shorter than the jiedicel. Club :! with its body conic-ovate and subecjual in 
length to the terminal spine which is prominent. Scape dusky toward tip. Mandibles 
short, tridentate, the two inner teeth paired, shallowly sejiarated, the outer tooth stouter 
and deeply, broadly separated from the others. Parapsidal furrows complete. Pronotum 
mesad glabrous rather broadly. Scutum coarsely reticulated, the lines raised; scutellum finer, 
mesad with the lines longitudinal, there the polygons elongate. Propodeum subglabrous, with 
a short neck which is brown and several irregular carina! along the meson (a pair of separated 
median carinas and a half carina from cau.linl lalcra.l .)f these, apparently). Apex of scutellum 
mesad smooth. Postiuarginal vein longer lliaii the short stigmal,' the marginal very long, the 
fore wings very broad. Abdomen coiiic-ocate, hniger than the rest of the body, its proximal 
fifth dark metallic green. Axilla- barely ad\anced. Caudo-mesal corner of each parapside 
glabrous broadly. Propodeum with a semi<-iri nlar half lateral carina from caudad and a com 
l)lete sulcus just lat"rad of spiracle. 



204 MEMOinS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Allied with grandis but the abdomen is much darker and differ(?ntly colored, the 
postmarginal vein is longer than the stigmal, the terminal spine of antenna? is longer, the 
fore wings more rounded at apex, the head wholly concolorous. 

From two females captured by sweeping virgin jungle, December 31, 1911. 

Eabitat: Malanda, Queensland. 

Type: Ko. EySolS, Queensland MuSLHun, Brisbane, one of the specimens on a tag, 
the head on a slide. 

15. ACHRYSOCHARIS LONGUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.65 mm. With tlie habitus of Zaomommi/icUn. Characterized by 
having the abdomen conical, somewhat longer than the rest of the body. 

Dark brassy green, the abdomen very dark blue, lighter at base, the wings hyaline ; knees, 
tibiae and tarsi and the terminal spine of club, white. Parapsidal furrows curving off laterad 
before reaching pronotum. Mandibles with three acute teeth. First ring-joint white. Pedicel 
subequal to funicle 1 which is a little longer than 2, the latter oval, a little longer than wide; 
terminal spine of club as long as club 3. Scape wliolly black, also distal tarsal joint. Whole 
body finelv, densely scaly. Propodeum without true carina;, short at the meson. Postmarginal 
vein a little shorter than the stigmal, the marginal very long. Pore wings broad, subtruncate 
nt apex. 

Prom one female caught in a mangrove swamp. May 14, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

llahitat: Chindera (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: Xo. By 3519, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head on a 
slide. 

Genus ACHRYSOCHARELLA Girault. 

The species grouped under the naked name Clirysocharella belong here. 

1. ACHRYSOCHARELLA fflNEA Giravilt. 
Genotype of Neochrysoclia nUa described later. Preoccupied by ClirysochareJhi anca. 
A. cenea is A. (eneUa new name. 

2. ACHRYSOCHARELLA PULCHRELLA new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.1(1 mm. I.ong, the abdomen nearly twice the length of tlie thorax. 
Probably referable to NeochrysochareUa. 

Very similar to Achrysocharis pnlelira Girault but the seutellam is all metallic green 
except the lateral and distal margins and only the caudal third of each parapside is orange 
yellow. Also the dorsal aspect of each axilla is metallic green and the central spot on dorsal 
abdomen forms a second cross-stripe (in pulchra and magnifica the spot is not large and the 
strijie proximad of it more obscure but it seems to be present constantly). Apex of abdomen 
more broadly black or dark metallic (about distal fifth). Propodeum dark metallic green. Legs 
and scape white. A rather broad dark metallic stripe down venter of abdomen on each side of 
median line and there are various metallic markings on thoracic venter. Scutum coarsely scaly, 
scutellum finely, longitudinally lineolated, propodeum smooth, noucarinate, scaly laterad of 
si)iracle. Axilla^ advanced. Parapsidal furrows half complete from eephalo-lateral angle of 
scutum. Jlandibles bidentate. Distal third of scape and flagellum dusky black. Pedicel 
slightly longer than funicle 2 which is longest of the funicle and club, nearing twice longer 
than wide. Club 1 somewhat longer than funicle 1, all club joints longer than wide. Terminal 
S])ine distinct. 

Prom one female caught in forest uplands. May 3, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Tweed Heads (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy SSSO, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head on a slide 
with type Aehrysoeharis quinquedentatini Girault. 



AUSTHALIAX HYMEXOrTEI!A CHALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GISAULT. 205 

3. ACHRYSOCHARELLA MACKAYENSIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.80 mm. 

^neous green, bright, the wiiigs liyaliiie, the legs \vhite except coxa' which are more or 
less metnllic; antenna' dusky yellow, the fiuiicle joints i|ua. Irate, 1 a little longer, the pedicel 
a little longer than funicle 1 ; terminal sjiine of <-liih distinct. Mandibles trideutate. Pedicel 
dusky, the scape white. Closest to olympus but the antennas are lighter in color, the funicle 
joints distinctly shorter, the postmargiual v.in is .'is long as the stigmal (distinctly shorter in 
olympus) and the fore wings are distinctly smaller. Propodeiim without a median carina in 
both si)ecies. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female taken by sweeping lantana and other vegetation in a field 
near town, October 21, 1911. 

Habitat : Mackay, Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey i'SSl . Queensland Museum, Urislinne, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head on a slide. 

4. ACHRYSOCHARELLA QUINQUEFASCIATA new species. 

FemaJe: — Length, 1.10 mm. 

Dark a-neons, the wings hyaline, the legs and abdomen jiale yellow, the latter with about 
five brownish black stripes across between base and ajiex, the latter also dusky. Postmargiual 
vein somewhat longer than the stigmal, long. Thorax finely, polygonally lined. Abdomen 
longer than the rest of the body, conic-ovate. Hind coxa metallic laterad. Mandibles long and 
slender, as in Faromphale flavieorpiis. Marginal vein somewhat longer than the submarginal. 
Fore wing where widest with about 20 lines of discal cilia. Scape and pedicel pale, the latter 
somewhat dusky above; rest of antenna sooty. Funicle 1 largest, longest and widest, distinctly 
longer than the pedicel, about one and a half times longer than wide; pedicel next longest of 
the flagellum, a little wider than funicle 1, a little longer than funicle 2, which is a little longer 
than club 1; the latter a fourth longer than wiile and subequal to club 2; terminal spine 
distinct. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female taken by s\vee|ilng in jungle (."iOO feet), February 5, 1012. 

IJahitat: Normanby (Cooktown), Queensland. 

Type: No. IJir-?-'i,'?. Queensland JIuseum, Brisbane, the fore-described female on a slide. 

5. ACHRYSOCHARELLA AURICORPUS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Fenutli : — Len;;th, O.S.j mm. 

Deeji golden yellow, the wings hyaline {he Jiody unmarked save extreme tip of abdomen 
ana caudal margin of propodeum at meson; legs and venation pal?. Mandibles tridentate. 
Antenna; dusky jtallid, the terminal s]iur distinct, the second funicle joint quadrate, somewhat 
shorter than the first. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in forest, December 10, 1913 (A.A.G.). 

Eabiiat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSSS, Queensland Museum, Brisb.'inc, the above specimen on a slide. 

b. ACHRYSOCHARELLA MULTIDENTATA new species. 

Female: — Length, l.l.j mm. Slender. Characterized by bearing 5-dentate mandibles, 
the three inner teeth small. 

Orange yellow, the vertex and proximal third of abdomen dark metallic blue; rest of 
abdomen except a small whitish area across just before apex, metallic coppery. Legs and 
scape orange yellow; rest of antenna' lilack. Doisal thorax washed with metallic cyaneus^ 



206 MEMOIIiS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

the seutellvim and postseutellum inetaUie evaneiis. Soutum with four long, black bristles, one 
in each corner, the scutelhun with two, one on each side near lateral margin about center from 
base. Thorax coarsely scaly reticulate. Fore wings hyaline but with a distinct, broad, blackish 
■stripe across from a little over distal third of marginal vein and the whole of the proximal 
■side of the stigmal. Propodeuni glabrous, washed with metallic blue, without carina;. Abdomen 
with a short yellow petiole, slender, acute at apex, somewhat longer than the thorax. Post- 
marginal vein slightly shorter than the stigmal. Marginal fringes of fore wing where longest 
a little less than a fourth the greatest wing width. JIarginal vein along cephalic margin 
with long, slender bristles. Cheeks short but distinct. Flagellum tapering, the funiele joints 
stout, somewhat longer than wide, 2 a little longer than 1 ; terminal spine distinct, rather long. 
Pedicel a little shorter than funiele 1. Axilte not advanced. Caudal marginal cilia of hind 
■ifing somewhat shorter than the greatest ■nidth of the blade yet moderate in length. Fore 
wings with about 20, caudal wings with about 6 lines of discal cilia where widest. Club joints 
1 and 2 each twice longer than wide, longest of the flagellum. 

From one female captured by sweeping in jungle. May 30, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. My 2334, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

7. ACHRYSOCHARELLA GLABRISCUTELLUM new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. 

Like Achryxoeliaris clariscutellum occideiitalis but larger and the antennse and wings as 
in the typical form of that variety. Venation yellow; the stigmal vein black and with a 
fuscous dash from its apex. Pedicel very long, as long as the funiele. Agrees in every 
particular with clariscutelhim clariscuteJlum except the sculpture of the scutellum and the 
generic character. Scutum finely punctate. Compared with type of clariscutellum clariscutellum 
whose antenna? bear but one ring-joint. Legs white except coxa;. Probably a variety of 
clariscutellum (if so that species belongs here). 

From one female caught in forest, June, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Burnett Heads, Southern Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3vS5, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

8. ACHRYSOCHARELLA VARICLAVA new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.80 nun. 

Diifering from dubia in the -.'oUowing particulars only: The distal ti\'0 club joints are 
black (the distal joint in djibia), the posterior wings are narrower, with only five lines of 
discal cilia -nhere widest (seven in dubia) and the fore wings are more slender, about 20 lines 
of cilia where widest (about 26 in dubia). .\lso the caudal coxeb are entirely concolorous and 
the caudal femur bears a distinct blackish blotch dorsad at jiroximal third. Compared with 
type of dubia. 

From one female caught in forest. May 12, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat : Chindera, New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy 3.536, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Clirijsoeharella iniea differs from ChrysocJiarella eousobrimis m having the first two vairs 
of tibia? yellowish white, the scape blackish only at tip and othenvise as described. Ccjihalic 
tibia! j-ellow in roiisobrinus, the middle tibial so at distal half. In its original descrijrtion, 
line 4, more yellowish should read less yellowish. The species lenea differs from Achrysocharis 
atripes in that the latter has the scape all concolorous, the antenna; distinctly less compact, 
both funiele joints not wider than long, the first smaller than the second as in (Fiiea; the 
■stigmal vein in atripes is distinctly shorter, subsessile, the postmargiual barely developed; the 



AVSTl^ALIAX HYMEXOPTKILi CliALCIDOIDEA, IV.^GIVAULT. iiOT 

wings in atripcs also Jistiiu-tly ^al■l■^^v^>I■ nud the le^s ilirt'er in i.-(iliir. The species coii.<:ohrin)ix 
differs from atripes mucdi as does (Fiiea. In alripts, the mandibles are bidentate. 

Chrysocharella iiiveipes differs markedly from Achryxocliaris nuiculatiptniiis in the 
compact antennas, funicles 1 and 2 subequal, distinctly wider than long. In C fascial ipennis, 
the first two jiairs of legs are all white or i)ractically so except coxa;. 

AchnjaochareUa diihia has broad fore wings with short marginal fringes (about 30 lines 
of discal cilia), the hind coxa^ are white except at base, the pedicel above dusky. Funicle 1 
quadrate, 2 somewhat longer than wide. Mandibles tridentate. Pedicel longest of the flagellum. 

CHRYSOCHAR()MVI.\ new genus of A. P. Dodd. 
Like Achrysoclidroidcs Girault but the antenna; witli three ring-joints. 
Type: The following species (rlnnf/ata) . 

1. CHRYSOCHAROMYIA ELONGATA new species. 

Fiintili': — Length, 1.7-") mm. Long and slender. 

Brilliant metallic coppery green; abdomen golden yellow, green at its base laterad and 
with five dusky cross-stripes across from basal fifth to two thirds the length, the first and last 
•stripes jiartly obliterated; tip of abdomen black; eyes garnet; legs and antennal scape very 
pale yellow, the pedicel darker, rest of antennae black. Mandibles tridentate, the teeth acute. 
Funicle 1 longer than pedicel, 3 barely two thirds the length of 1; club a little longer than 
funicle 1; first club joint as long as preceding joint, a little longer than the second; tiagellum 
with rather sparse, long thin hairs. Wings hyaline, scarcely reaching apex of abdomen; venation 
yellow, the postmarginal vein somewhat longer than the stigmal. Abdomen conic-ovate, 
elongate, fully twice as long as the thorax. Thorax with fine scaly reticulation, the lines not 
raised, the propodeum smooth, with a short median carina. 

From one female captured by sweeping in forest, .Tanuary 27, 1013. 

Habitat: Magnetic Island (near Townsville), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyJSC'T, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag, the head on a 



slide. 



Later, a female from Brisbane, March 10, 1913 (H. Hacker). 



2. CHRYSOCHAROMYIA MANDIBULARIS new species. 

Female: — Length, l.l.j nun. Slender. 

Dark metallic green, the legs, abdomen and sca[)e jiale yellow, the abdomen washed 
lightly with metallic, which forms about four subdusky cross-stri|ies. The valves of ovipositor 
metallic and tip of abdomen. Antenna; with funicle 1 a little shorter and stouter than 2 which 
is one and two third times longer than its width, much longer than the pedicel which is 
subequal to the slender third club joint whose terminal seta is distinctly shorter than itself; 
club 1 a little longer than 2, subequal to funicle 1 but slenderer, the body of club 3 distinctly 
shorter than club 1. Mandibles 7-dentate, the four inner teeth ccnnblike. Postmarginal vein 
elongate, nearly twice the length of the moderate stigmal, the marginal very long, the sub- 
marginal distinctly broken. Flagellum black. Scutellum except along the meson and caudad, 
the propodeum and the axillae suffused with brown. Parapsidal furrows apparently but half 
compdete from caudad. Sculpture, fine polygons. Propodeum with a faint median carina, 
subglabrons. Fore wings with a more or less rounded stain under stiymal vein and dist.al end 
of marginal. Abdomen with a short jietiole. 

From one female captured in jungle, .January 17, 1014 (.\. P. Dodd). 

Haliitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 35SS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag, head on a 
slide. 



208 MEMOTES OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

3. CHRYSOCHAROMYIA DODDI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.10 mm. 

Dark metallic purple, the wings hyaline, the abdomen, legs and antennae pale honey 
yellow, the abdomen with four pairs of purplish marginal dots, the fifth pair subobsolete, 
the dots from base to distal two thirds. Thorax scaly reticulate, the lines not raised, the 
parapsidal furrows complete, distinct; scutum witli a small fovea at meson of caudal 
:uargin. Postmarginal vein much longer than the stigmal. Abdomen subpetiolate. Mandibles 
distinctly tridentate. Punicle joints all somewhat longer than the pedicel, 2 a little the 
longest, about twice its own width, 1 wider than it; the two club joints a little shorter 
than the funicle joints. Tip of ovipositor black. 

From one female captured in jungle. Named tor A. P. Dodd. 

Habitat: Gordonvalc, Queensland. 

Type: No. FlySoSd, Queensland MuKeum, Brisbane, the female on a slide with type 
of Chrysochurella albifemur Oirault. 

4. CHRYSOCHAROMYIA OYANEICORPUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.58 mm. 

Dark metallic blue with greenish reflections, the fore wings uniformly, moderately 
lightly embrowned from proximal third of marginal vein to apex; legs yellowish brown except 
cephalic coxa, which is concolorous. Scape and pedicel colored like the legs but rest of 
antennas black. Pedicel a little dusky, distinctly much shorter than any of the funicle joints 
which are long, subecjual, eacli about thrice or more longer than wide, longer than the club 
joints; club with a distinct, conspicuous terminal seta; flagellum tapering. Mandibles 
6-dentate, tridentate in the usual way, then witli three comb-like teeth along the mesal 
oblique truncation of the third tooth. Base of abdomen brilliant green. Face gently 
■VvTinkled; vertex polished; thorax scaly reticulated, the scutellum with a more or less 
distinct median sulcus at proximal fourth. Propodeum faintly scaly, abdomen a little more 
plainly so. Parapsidal furrows extremely narrow at cephalic fourth, otherwise normal, 
complete, deep. Abdomen with a transverse petiole which is yellow, the second segment 
occupying only a fifth of the surface. Axilte only slightly advanced. Propodeum bicarinate, 
the median carina absent. Postmarginal vein somewhat longer than the stigmal. the latter 
short. 

From one female caught with dodcli. 

HahUat: Gordonvale, Queensland. 

Type: No. BySoSO, Queensland Museum, Brisliane, the specimen on a tag, tiie head 
on a slide. 

5. CHRYSOCHAROMYIA INffiREA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.10 mm. 

Bright golden yellow, the wings hyaline; funicle 1 dusky, club dusky black. .-Vbdomen 
patterned with black dorsad as follows: Two short dusky transverse dashes across meson 
just out from base, side by side, followed at regular intervals by two narrow complete black 
cross-bands, each with a short transverse dash at meson just eaudad; then at the next interval 
(at about distal two thirds) two short dashes across meson side by side (that is near together, 
cephalo-caudad) ; then a complete cross-stripe without a dash caud.ad of it; this distal stripe 
is at a little over distal three fourths. Tip of valves of ovipositor black. Propodeum with a 
short median carina. Thorax scaly. Postmarginal vein subequal to stigmal, the marginal 
long. Mandibles strongly tridentate. Funicle joints short, 1 subequal to pedicel, a little 
longer than wide, 2 and 3 subquadrate. Club with a short nipple, the first joint longer than 
the second, subquadrate. 

From one female labelled " Forest, 10-1 0-Ki. G. F. Hill." 
. Habitat: Port Darwin, Northern Territory. 

Type: No. HySSSl, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, head on a 
slide. 



AVSTSALIAX llYilKXOPTEEA CHALCIDOIVEA, IV.—GISAULT. 2o9 

6. CHRYSOCHAROMYIA VARINOTATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.60 mm. Allied with inwrca. 

Pale honey or golden yellow, the mesothorax orange yellow, the wings hyaline. Occipital 
margin of vertex, median line of seutellum broadly and elavately (the narrow end caudad), 
apex of abdomen and valves of ovipositor, jironotum except a golden round spot at caudal 
margin at lateral margin, jiarapsidal furrows and cephalic margin of scutum, axilla^ median 
line of scutum narrowly and propodeum except at caudal margin near lateral margin, blue- 
black. Abdomen with live complete cross-stripes of black between base and apex and at the 
interval of a stripe a short transverse dash across meson between stri]}es 3 and 4. Propodeum 
with a short, complete median carina. Mandibles strongly tridentate. Scape pale yellow, 
dusky black above at proximal two thirds and at tip; rest of antenna black. Vertex subdusky. 
Funicle 1 thickened and a little longer than li or .'.. tlie latter nearly twice longer than wide, 
somewhat longer than the jiedicel. Distal club joint shortest of the flagellimi. its terminal 
spine short, stout, distinct. Thorax scaly. Abdomen slender, conic-ovate. 

From one female caught at 1,000 feet, forest, Upper Tweed River, JMay 17, 1914 (A. P. 
Dodd). 

Habitat: Tweed River, New South Wales. 

Type: No. Ey i?ioS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag with type of 
incerea, head on slide with type AchrtjsoehareUa laritiava Girault. 

7. CHRYSOCHAROMYIA BICOLORITHORAX new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.10 mm. 

Agrees with the description of eloitiiata Girault, but tlie face below the antenna and 
sides and venter of thorax also golden yellow, the abdomen is shorter, the postmarginal vein 
shorter, only slightly longer than the stigmal; also funicle 2 is slightly the longest joint of 
the funicle and the tei-minal spine of the club is decidedly longer, distinctly over half the 
length of distal club joint (less than that in elonflata). The mandibles are smaller. Caudal 
wings acute, with about five lines of sparse cilia where broadest. Thorax reticulated, the 
parapsidal furrows complete. Longest marginal fringes of fore wing somewhat less than a 
fourth of the greatest width, a little shorter than the caudal fringes of the hind wing. 
Pedicel subequal to funicle 3, which is distinctly longer than wide and a little shorter than 
either of the first two club joints. Differs from Achrysocharclla quinquefasciala in bearing 
distinctly longer marginal fringes on the fore wing, the mandibles, colour of head and thorax, 
longer terminal spine of club, sliorter funicle 1, and so on. Compared with types of the two 
species mentioned. 

From one female captured by sweeping in forest, Ajiril 24. 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy35:i.-i, Qnceuslaud Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a sUde. 

PSEUDOSECODES new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Agreeing with Secodella Girault but the propodeum has a short median carina 
and the antennas are different. Antennis 11-joiuted, two ring-joints, five distinct funicle 
joints and a 2-jointed club, the apical joint with a terminal spur. Posterior tibiae with one 
spur. 

1. PSEUDOSECODES SPLENDIDUS new species. Genotj^^e. 

Female: — Length, 3.10 mm. 

Dark metallic blue-green, the legs (excei>t the three |iroximaI joints of all the tarsi 
which are pale straw yellow) concolorous; anteuniB concolorous but the scape is reddish. 

Propodeimi short, scaly. Wings hyaline, the discal ciliation arranged as in Secodella. 
Marginal vein nearly as long as the submarginal. stigmal short, postmarginal two and a half 
o 



210 MEMOISS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

times the length of stigmal. Pedicel distinctly shorter than funicle 1, 2 distinctly longer than 
1, 3 subequal to 2, 4 shorter than 3, 5 shorter than 4, subequal to 1 which is about twice as 
long as wide; club somewhat longer than funicle 2, the first club joint as long as funicle 5, 
longer than the second club joint. 

From one female captured by sweeping in jungle, October 19, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eabitat: Harvey's Creek (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S534, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimeu on a tag, the head and 
posterior legs on a sUde. 

NEOCHRYSOCHAKELLA new genus of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Like AchrysochareUa Girault but the parapsidal furrows are incomplete, only 
barely indicated anteriorly (deep, distinct and complete in AchrysochareUa) and tlie propodeiun 
bears a median carina and the axilla are much advanced. 

Type: AchrysochareUa anea Girault. 

1. NEOCHRYSOCHARELLA aiNELLA (Girault). 

" Dark metallic green, eoxsa coucolorous, femora concolorous; tibia) and tarsi bright 
golden yellow, also the anteunal scape; rest of antennfe dusky black. Fore wings broad; 
hyaline, marginal vein longer than the submarginal, stigmal vein short, the postmarginal no 
longer than the stigmal. Club rather loosely jointed, tapering and with a short terminal 
spur. Thorax with scaly reticulation, the reticulation in raised lines, the propodeum nearly 
smooth. Abdomen conic-ovate, somewhat longer and wider than the thorax. Mandibles 
tridentate, the inner tooth truncate. With the habitus of the Pediobiini and the venation of 
the Entedonini. 

" From a female sweeping in jungle, type locality, January l-j, 1914 (A. P. Dodd)." — 
A. P. Dodd. 

ChrysochareJla pulchra and fasciatipennis belong here and probably AchrysochareUa 
pidchrcUa. 

ENCYRTOMPHALE new genus. 

Female: — Form small, like a small mirine encyrtid, the abdomen short, acute. Antennae 
S-jointed with a long cylindrical solid club equal in length to the rest of the flagellum; pedicel 
large, oval, nearly as long as the funicle and much wider; one thick ring-joint which is distinctly 
narrower than the funicle; four funicle joints of which the first two are like large ring-joints 
being much wider than long, the distal over twice their length yet still wider than long. 
Mandibles bidentate. the inner tooth obtuse. Hind tibial S]nirs single. Marginal vein short, 
not twice the length of the stigmal and much shorter than the submarginal, the postmarginal 
absent. Parapsidal furrows complete, the scutellum simple. Marginal fringes of fore wing 
rather longer than usual, the discal cilia normal but scattered and like minute dots. 

1. ENCYRTOMPHALE PARVULICORPUS new species. Genotype. 

Fimulc: — Length, 0.48 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the legs (except hind femur and tibire broadly at middle and hind 
coxa), scape and pedicel pale yellow; rest of antenna black. Wings hyaline. Funicle 1 a 
little shorter than 2. 3 a little shorter than 4. Club without a terminal nipple. 

From one female captured by sweeping in forest, January 4, 1913. 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. HySSSo, Queensland iluseum, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 



AVSTEALIAX EYMENOriEEA CIIALCIDOIVEA, IV.—GIItAVLT. 211 

PAKASECODELLA uen- genus. 

Female: — In my table of genera running to Omphaloinoipha Girault but differing in 
having tlie venation as in tlie Entedonini, that is, the marginal vein long and slender (but here 
no longer than the long submarginal), the postmarginal barely developed, much shorter than 
the stigmal which is very short, subsessile. Fore wings with distinct normal discal ciliation, 
which, however, though rather dense, is minute. Proi)odeum longer, quite as in the Elachertini, 
the median carina distinct, no others. Funicle filiform, the club enlarged, in relation to the 
funicle somewhat as in PoJynenia but not r|uite as enlarged. Otherwise very similar to 
■ Omphalomorpl}a. Abdomen conic ovate liut no longer tlian the rest of the body. Mandibles 
tridentate. Hind tibial spur single. 

1. PARASECODELLA DICKENSI new species. Genotype. 

Ft'inidr: — Lengtli, l.lu nun. 

Deep lilack with a purplisli lustre, the scape except above near tip and first three tarsal 
joints white; also knees and tips of tibia\ Thorax (except propodeuni) finely polygoually 
-scaly; propodeum smooth, no sculpture; wings hyaline. Pedicel somewhat longer than funicle 
1 which is longest, one third longer than wide, funicle i shortest, globular oval, a little longer 
than wide; club with a distinct terminal nipple, the two first joints subquadrate. 

From one female captured in forest, February 16, 1912 (A. M. Lea and A.A.G.). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Hy2SS6, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; hind leg, a 
fore wing and a head on a slide. 

Dedicated to Charles Dickens. 

EPOMPHALE new geuus. 
Female: — Like Achrysochuris Girault but the club is 2-jointed, the antenna) 7-jointed. 
Margiual vein much louger than the submarginal, the postmarginal barely developed. Form 
small. 

1. EPOMPHALE AURIVENTRIS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, iJ.70 nun. 

Metallic purple, the thorax with very fine sculpture somewhat as in the Tetrastichini, 
the legs and abdomen golden yellow, the latter with two distinct cross-stripes of black close 
together at distal third and indications of a third stripe just proximad of the others. Antennre 
pallid, without a distinct terminal seta but with several long but colorless lateral apical setae. 
Pedieal longer than either funicle joint both of which are distinctly longer than mde but not 
long. 2 a little longer than 1; club slender, conic ovate, longer than the funicle, divided near 
middle. Wings hyaline, the fore wing slender (about 1.3 lines of discal cilia where widest), 
its marginal cilia moderately long, the longest about a tliird the greatest wing width or some- 
what less. Hiud wings acuminate, where widest with about three lines of discal cilia, the 
caudal marginal fringes a little longer than the longest marginal cilia of the fore wing. 
Discal cilia of the latter eaudo-proximad bounded by a convex line of cilia. 

From one female captured by sweeping secondary forest growths, January 8, 1914. 

Eahital : Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSJT, Queensland iluseuni. Prisbane, the female on a slide. 

PAEOMPHALE uew genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Like Aehnjxo'eharcUa Girault but the antennal club only 2-jointed, the distal 
joint formed by a constriction which appears to be nonarticulated; it terminates in a nipple. 
Mandibles long, nearly twice louger than wide, with three very distinct, acute teeth. Pedicel 



212 MEMOISS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

stout, subeciual to the two funicle joints whicli are oue and a half times longer than wide but 
shorter than the rather long, proximal joint of the club. Abdomen eonio-ovate. Postmarginal 
vein long and slender, longer than the moderate stigmal. If the constriction of the club is 
nonarticulated, the antennse are 6-jointed. Mandibular teeth spreading. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type: The following species. 

1. PAROMPHALE FLAVICORPUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.8-5 mm. 

Dull honey yellow, the wings hyaline, the abdomen with three distinct cross-stripes of 
black, the first longest. Thorax reticulated, the lines not raised. Antennas w-ith scattered, 
long, fine hairs. Marginal vein longer than the submarginal, the latter distinctly broken. 
Propodeum with a faint median carina, fuscous. Tip of abdomen black. Fore wings with 
about twenty-four lines of diseal cilia where broadest. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping at the base of P^'ramid Mountain, 
forest, February 13, 1912. One antenna bore but a single funicle joint, the club correspondingly 
longer but otherwise as described (A.A.G.). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3460, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

CLOSTEEOMPHALE new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Form slender. Antennaj inserted below the middle of the face, 8-jointed, two 
ring, four funicle joints, the club solid, not enlarged. Mandibles tridentate. Scutellum simple, 
the parapsidal furrows complete. Marginal vein longer than the submarginal, the postmarginal 
and stigmal veins of moderate length, the former longer; marginal vein long; wings infuscated. 
Abdomen conic-ovate, longer than the rest of the body. Propodeum short at meson, with a weak 
carina there, the surface reticulated. Hind tibial spur short, single. 

Type: The following species. 

1. CLOSTEROMPHALE BILINEATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.05 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the abdomen bronze coppery, the liead spotted with coppery and 
the scutum and scutellum with a distinct, rather broad coppery stripe down each side of meson 
(from pronotum to apex of scutellum). Legs and antenna; concolorous but funicle 3, knees, 
a band around tibise just before tip, the tarsi and both ends of the scape, yellowish white. 
Thorax densely scaly. Funicle joints subquadrate; club over half the length of the funicle, 
the pedicel barely longer than the funicle joints taken separately; scape moderately long. 
Fore wing with two conspicuous blotches of sooty, one from apex of stigmal vein, the other 
from near base (proximal end) of the marginal, the distal blotch the larger, rounded, extending 
nearly across the blade, the proximal one more elliptical, also extending nearly across, the 
space between them suffused with sooty except just under the marginal vein. 

Male : — Not known. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in the jungle, December 2, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Hahilal : Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3461, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the foregoing female on a tao-; hind 
legs and head on a slide. 



AUSTSALIAX HYIIEXOPTKHA CRALCIUOIDEA, IT.—GIHAULT. 213 

Gen-US CLOSTEROCEEUS Westwoncl. 

1. CLOSTEROCERUS SAINTPIERREI Giiault. 
Allien, p. 157, line 5 of tlu' ilesi-iijitioii, tiro areas slioulil rond tiro nrtns. 

2. CLOSTEROCERUS ZANGWILLI Girault. 
Anted, p. 158, line 5 of the ilesorijition, murgiii sbonld read apex. 

3. CLOSTEROCERUS WESTWOODI new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the abdomen, head and legs dark blue, the tarsi and first two 
tibim -n-hitish. Parapsidal furrows distinct but cephalad near the pronotum turned off rather 
abruptly laterad not reaching the pronotum. Agrees otherwise with mints but the bands of 
the fore wing are blacker, the ai)ical one covers nearly the whole of the apical edge of the wing 
while the proximal blotch is replaced by a distinct loop or hook-shaped black marking which 
leaves the marginal vein a little distad of its middle, runs a rather short distance disto-caudad 
and then curves rather sharply at right angles to the caudal margin running diffusely along 
this proximad over half way to base. ScutelUun longer and less rounded at apex than as with 
mints. Mandibles tridentate. First two tibial dusky just below knees. 

From one female caught in jungle, May 2, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eahitat: Tweed Heads (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Tijpe: No. Sy 353S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to John Obadiah Westwood. 

4. CLOSTEROCERUS ROSTANDI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.20 mm. 

Bright metallic green, the alidomen except nt base above, legs and the antenna; dark blue, 
the tarsi white. Parapsidal furrows curving oft' before reaching i)ronotum, the thorax densely 
scaly. Postmarginal vein as long as the stigmal. Characterized by the fore wing which is 
without stripes, only with a distinct black substigmal spot which, however, nearly reaches caudal 
margin opposite but fades rapidly from the middle of the wing, the latter broad. Mandibles 
bidcntate. Fnuiele joints subequal, subquadrate, larger than the club joints taken separately. 
Terminal spur of club distinct. Hind wings with about 11 lines of discal cilia where widest. 

From one female caught May 30, 1914, in forest (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Maclean (Clarence River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. JIijJ5:}9, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the sjiecimeu on a slide with slide 
type of Faraliorismeiius spissipiiiictatiis Girault. 

Dedicated to Edmoud Rostand. 

5. CLOSTEROCERUS CURTISI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.25 mm. A most beautiful species. 

Agrees with the description of trestiroodi but the propodeum is also blue. Wings like 
■ihose of irestwoodi but the second band is distinctly caret-shaped, the apex of the caret jointed 
distinctly along center of blade to tlie ujiddle of the apical or third cross-strijie, forming more 
or less distinctly the letter K. Also the first caret-shaped band is exactly similar to that of 



214 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

n-esticoofli but it also is distinctly joined to the middle stripe by a short oblique baud from its- 
apex to the middle of the dorsal arm of that strijie. Hind tibial spurs single in both species.. 

What appeared to be the male was similar. 

Prom one female caught on forest uplands, May 3, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Tweed Heads (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy S540, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide with type 
westtcoodi. 

Respectfully dedicated to George William Curtis. 

OMPHALOMORPHOIDES new genus of A. P. Dodd. 
Like Omphalomorphella but the postmarginal vein not developed. 

1. OMPHALOMORPHOIDES VIOLESCENS new species of A. P. Dodd. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 3.75 mm.. 

Brilliant metallic purple, the coxai concolorous, rest of legs intense lemon yellow;, 
antennm black. 

Antenna) 11-jointed, two ring, four funicle, three cluli joints; pedicel long, fully twice 
as long as greatest width, ring-joints large (forming a transition between ring and funicle 
joints), funicle and club joints transverse, the flagellum clavate. Mandibles bidentate. 
Scutum large, the scutellum also large, both densely reticulately scaly and with a few scattered 
punctures. Scutellum simple. Propodeum short, without carinas, finely scaly. Abdomen 
sessile, short and broad, second segment slightly the longest. Wings long, hyaline. 

Described from two females in the collections of the Macleay Museum and labelled 
' ' Sydney, N.S.W. ' ' 

Habitat: Sydney, New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hymenoptera IOd, Macleay Museum, Sydney University, two females on 
a tag; head and hind legs on a slide. 

One hind tibial sp>ur, deep complete parapsidal furrows, submarginal vein broken, 
marginal shorter than submarginal, stigmal very long, nearly as long as the marginal, post- 
marginal not developed; discal ciliatiou normal. 

Genus ZAOMMOMYIELLA Girault. 

In this genus, the cheeks are very short yet distinct, the eye not quite extending to 
the mandibles. 

1. ZAOMMOMYIELLA OCULATA (Girault). 

One female was captured in jungle at Babinda. Q., Febru.ary 11, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 
The terminal spine of club is as long as joint 3. The abdomen has three dusky cross-stripes 
distad of the broad blue basal liand. The oral area is yellow. Funicle 1 longest of the 
Hagellum, subequal to pedicel. 

2. ZAOMMOMYIELLA ABNORMIS Girault. 

The vertex and sides of thorax are reddish brown. Type re-examined. 

3. ZAOMMOMYIELLA TINTINNABULUM new species. 

Female: — Length, l.SO nun. 

Similar to oculata Girault but on dorsal abdonicn there is one broader metallic blue and' 
three narrower dusky stripes distad of the broad basal stripe (only three narrow dusky stripes 
in oculata) ; the first or metallic of these stripes is deeply excised at meson from cephalic- 



AFSTHALIAX IIYMESOFTESA CEALCIDUIDEA, IT.—GIEAVLT. 21.5. 

edge (nearly divided) and is close to the basal strine. Also, the scape is broader, the pedicel 
subelongate, somewhat longer than funicle 2. Otherwise identical. Types compared. 

From one female caught in jungle, June 25. 1914. 

Habitat: Gordouvale, Queensland. 

Type: No. Sy2541, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag with type 
of persimilis; head on a slide with types of prrsimiJis and sol. 

4. ZAOMMOMYIELLA PERSIMILIS new species. 

Female: — Length, l.su mm. 

Very similar to ocidata but stouter, the axiUfe are metallic blue, there are four dusky 
stripes on abdomen distad of the broad basal stripe, the soutellum is more distinctly punctate 
rather than scaly and its sculpture is denser; the first tooth of mandibles is distinctly larger 
than the inner two, which are paired and equal (in oculata the first two teetli are subequal. the 
third a little stouter, none paired) and the pedicel is subelongate, somewhat longer than 
fuuicle 2, which is next longest of the flagellum. The scape is yellow in both species. Club 
1 longest of the three. Compared with type of oculata. 

Prom one female caught in jungle, May 2, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Tweed Heads (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. By 2543, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
slide. 

5. ZAOMMOMYIELLA SOL new species. 

Female: — Length. 1.30 mm. 

Wliolly grass green, the abdomen coppery except across base, the face rosaceous brassy. 
Legs white except the dark metallic coxae and the black dorsal edges of all femora. Antenna; 
as in persimilis. Fore wing with a distinct fuscous cross-stripe from the small stigmal vein 
and distal fourth of the long marginal, the stripe ratlier broad, slightly curved and at ceplialic 
half accented so as to form a square area more distinct than the caudal part, which is rather 
faint. Oral area orange yellow. Mandibles as in persimilis. Parapsidal furrow's complete, 
rather broad, sliallow, narrowing cephalad. Thorax coarsely densely punctate, tlie punctures 
flattened out on the scutellum. Projiodeum glabrous, noncarinate. Segment 2 of abdomen 
glabrous, 3 mostly so, the rest scaly. Differs froui ahnormis in being wholly metallic (except 
the oral area narrowly), the femora black above, in having a distinctly shorter abdomen, 
smaller infuscated area on the fore wing, and this area forming a more or less distinct 
stripe and the punctures of the scutellum flattened or very shallow. The propodeum has 
several sunken cavities laterad and on each side of meson (but broadly separated) a narrow- 
rather obscure carina from caudad, abbreviated cephalad. 

Described from one female taken by sweeping jungle. M;iy 2. 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Tweed Heads (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy2543, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on 
a slide with type head of Zaommomyiella persimilis. 

PARZAOMMOMYIA new genus. 

Female: — Like Zaommomyiella Girault but the antenna; bear three ring-joints and the 
scutum and scutellum with a complete median sulcus. Tlie abdomen is subelongate, slender, 
distinctly longer than the rest of the body. Marginal vein very long, over twice the length 
of the subniarginal, the postmarginal nearly thrice the length of the rather short stigni.-il. 
Occiput very concave, the face subconvex. Axilla) only advanced a very little, the parapsidal 
furrows complete. Mandibles tridentate, the third tooth truncate. Cheeks very short but 
distinct. Pronotuni not visible from above. 



216 MEMOISS OF THE QVEEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

1. PARZAOMMOMYIA TENUICORPUS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 2.65 inni. 

Brouzy green, the abdomen dark coppery, Ijlue at base, the fore wings sliglitly 
uniformly infuseated throughout, the legs white, the cephalic eoxie dark metallic, the knees 
and tarsi yellowish brown, also most of femora. Scape yellowish brown except at tip dorsad, 
the distal two club joints silvery white, rest of antenna black. Funicle 1 a little longer than 
2, two and a half times longer than wide, over twice the length of the pedicel; joints 1 and 2 
of club and funicle 2 subequal, club 3 much shorter, subequal to the pedicel, with a short 
terminal spine. Club rapidly narrowing distad. Thorax conspicuously scaly reticulate, the 
lines not raised. Propodeum short at meson, with median and lateral eariure, the spiracle small, 
round, the lateral carina with foveee along its mesal side. 

Prom one female caught in jungle, June 2.5, 1914. 

Saiitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 3344, Queensland Museum, the specimen on a tag, the head on a slide 
with type Entedonutnphale margiscutnm Girault. 

ENTEDOXOMPHALE new genus. 
F\'inah': — Form small, slender. Characterised by the antenna? which are 6-jointed with 
one very short ring-joint, the club solid. Postmarginal vein absent or nearly, the stigmal normal. 
Propodeum nonearinate. Parapsidal furrows complete, the thorax otherwise simple. Club 
armed at apex with three or four rather stout spines from the edges. Antennse inserted some- 
what below the middle of the face. Fore wings naked. 

1. ENTEDONOMPHALE MARGISCUTUM new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 0.0.j mm. 

Dark metallic green and finely scaly, the lateral margins of scutum orange yellow; 
scape, all tibia; and tai'si and the ceplialic femur, white; knees white. Antennje black. Scape 
narrowing distinctly distad, the pedicel larger than either funicle joint of which 2 is globular, 
1 slightly longer than wide. Club stout, oval, as long as the funicle. Mandibles absent. 
Fore wings with a substigmal spot (on the stigmal vein and not large) and with a large dusky 
cloud from apex of stigmal vein across to caudal margin and extending suffusedly proximad 
and distad. Marginal vein long, somewhat longer than the submarginal. Marginal cUia of 
fore wing short, the discal cilia absent. A yellow spot on vertex against the eye margin. 

From one female caught by sweeping mangrove and other bushes on the bank of Tweed 
River, May 14, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Chindera, New South Wales. 

Type: No. B.yS545, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

On page 177, antea, line 6, caudad should read cepludad; for line 31, the words eyes 
normal should be substituted. On page 178, line 5, tridentate should read bidentate. 

Subfamily TETRASTICHIN.E. 

Tribe TETRASTICHINI. 

It is quite likely that some of the genera described by me are merely old genera 
correctly described, since I find that Melittobia has three ring-joints and thus formerly has 
always bfien incorrectly diagnosed. In some species of those genera bearing a median 
groove on the scutum, this groove may be partially obliterated, but seems to be always distinctly 
indicated. A study of variation in the group is badly needed. The ring-joints cannot always 
be seen by using the present simple methods and to make their detection easier and quicker 
some method analogous to staining should be devised. The group is a difficult one and presents 
a curious case of parallel evolution. 



ArUTIiALIAX IlYMEyol'TERA CUALCIUOIDEA, IV.—GISAULT. 217 

Gexus TETRASTH'UUS Tlaliaav. 

Several of tlie species Lave been removed to Niomphuluidella and EpUcirastichus 
whieh see. 

1. TETRASTICHUS QUEENSLANDENSIS Girault. 

There is no lateral carina on propodeuni, tlie latter sliurl at meson. A row of punctures 
along lateral margin of scutum. Tyjie re-examined. 

2. TETRASTICHUS ACUTIVENTRIS (Ciirault). 
Asyiiiomosphiinim acniirentris in anlea. 
Very similar to j^oiiicarei but the abdomen distinctly less stylate, the valves of the 
ovipositor extruded for a third of the length of that region. Also, the funicle joints are all 
globular and subequal. slightly longer than wide, subequal to the pedicel. Club with a short 
terminal spine, the third joint not distinctly separated. Anteunie pallid. Mandibles tridentate. 
A female at Uordonvale. Types re-examineil. 

3. TETRASTICHUS SAINTPIERREI GiraiJt. 
"One female, forest, Magnetic Island (Towusville), Queeusland, January 27, 1913 
(A.A.C;.). The specimen agreed with the description of the species but funicle 1 was not 
longer than 2. Compared with tyjie (except antenna of latter). Propodeum extremely short 
at meson. In this second female tlie antenuiv are yellow-brown, the funicle joints subequal, 
each about a h;ilf longer than wide, tlie club almost as long as the two preceding joints united." 
(A. P. Dodd). 

4. TETRASTICHUS UNICOLOR new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.6.5 mm. 

Bright metallic green; tibia; and tarsi pale straw yellow; femora suffused with metallic; 
antenniE black, the scape broAvn. Wings hyaline. Abdomen conic-ovate, a little longer than 
the head and thorax united. Funicle joints about subequal. each no longer than the pedicel 
and not twice as long as vride. Propodeum short; spiracle small, circular; lateral carinse 
absent : median carina broad, fiat and short. 

Described from one female caught by swee[>ing in forest, .lune 25, 1912 (A. A. Girault). 

Habitat: North Queensland ( Gordonvale. near Cairns). 

Ti/pe: No. Hi/C'.JJS. Queensland Museum, Brisbaiu>, the above specimen on a tag, an 
antenna on a slide. 

5. TETRASTICHUS LONGIPENNIS new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, l.l.j mm. 

Yellow-brown, the sides of thorax, ]iarai:sidal furrows and postscutellum a little darker, 
the scutellum dark brown; legs and antennal scape lemon yellow; pedicel and ring-joints 
brown, rest of antenufe black; ab<lomen with five obscure dusky cross-stripes. Median groove 
of scutum complete and distinct. Scutellum rather short. Propodeum with a median carina. 
Abdomen jiointed conic ovate. Wings long and broad, hyaline. Pedicel elongate, as long as 
third funicle joint; funicle joints very long, 1 distiuctly the longest; club not much shorter 
than the funicle, the club joints of equal length; ring-joints not small. 

Prom one female caught by sweeping jungle (SOO feet), September 13, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Ilahitdf : Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Hij35i7, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on 
a slide. 



218 MEMOIBS OF TEE QVEENSLAXD MUSEUM. 

6. TETRASTICHUS BICOLOR new species. 

For description see antea, p. 201. Described from one female from jungle, May 8, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). The type is on a tag, the head on a slide. The scape yellow, also postscutellum. 
No lateral carina on propodeum. Stigmal vein short. Mandibles tridentate, the third tooth 
obliquely truncate. Terminal joint of club with a small terminal nipple. Type re-examined. 

7. TETRASTICHUS NELSONENSIS Girault. 

Antca, p. 200, line 1 under this name fasciatns sliould read novifasciatus. 

8. TETRASTICHUS SEYMOURENSIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.(52 mm. Kobust; of the form of Tetraiticlwdes muUifasciatus 
Girault. 

Orange yellow, the scutellum and margins of scutum lemon yellow ; upper occiput 
centrally, face of pronotum, propodeum, a dot at cephalic apex of parapsides and of axillae 
and four broad stripes across the abdomen, black. First three stripes of abdomen thick 
(appearing composite) each with latero-caudal foot-like projections at margin, tlie first stripe 
with a very narrow stripe joined to it for most all of its cephalic margin but free near the 
lateral margins; stripe 4 small, straight along distal margin, its proximal margin convex. 
A minute transverse dot just before tip, tip of abdomen and tip of ovipositor valves black. 
Wings stained a little with yellowish. Funicle joints thick, 1 and 2 subequal. each about a 
fourth longer than wide, 3 distinctly shorter, a little longer than w-ide, subequal to the pedicel. 
Propodeum very short. Club ending in a small nipple. 

From one female eaptui'ed in forest, February 17, 1913. 

Habitat: Seymour (Ingham), Queensland. 

Type: No. I[y354S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. the head 
on a slide. 

9. TETRASTICHUS BOSWELLI new species. 

Female: — Length, O.SO mm., excluding ovipositor which is exserted for nearly two tliirds 
the length of the abdomen. Slender. 

Agrees with the description of saiiilpierrei but the abdomen, though acutely pointed, is 
not slenderly conical, not distinctly longer than the thorax and the ovipositor is distinctly 
extruded. Also the green of the body is darker and more coppery; the oviijositor is only a 
little extruded in saintpierrei. The propodeum is very short at the meson in both species, 
widening laterad; in saintpierrei there is no lateral carina but a fovea in its stead (this may 
be due to shrivelling). In hosirelli there appear to be no carinaa on the short propodeum. 
Funicle joints 2 and 3 subequal, slightly longer than wide, 1 slightly longer than either. 
Club with a distinct terminal spine. Pedicel subequal to funicle 1. Antenna? pallid dusky. 
Mandibles with the two outer teeth acute, the inner blunt, distinctly wider than the others. 

From one female caught by sweeping forest. January S, 1913. 

Hahilat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type : No. Sy 2549, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag. 

In the table of species, antea, p. 20.5, line 6, face should read occipttt. In the original' 
description of fiavios, the name was misspelt flavio. For other former species, see Neomphaloi- 
clclla and EpitetrasticJius. 



AVSTSALIAX HYMEXOrTEBA CUALCIDOIDEA, IT .—GIBAULT. 219- 

Genus SYNTOJIOSPHYRUM Foerster. 
1. SYNTOMOSPHYRUM FLAVISCUTELLUM Girault. 
This species is a Sefitrichodtn which see. 

Genus MELITTOBIA Westwood. 
1. MELITTOBIA AUSTRALICA tiiiault. 

A widely distributed species iu Eastern Australia. The male antenna; bear four fuuicle 
joints, the fourth joint a little smaller than the tirst; the eyes are absent. The antennai of the 
female bear three short ring-joints. The abdomen is subpetiolate, the petiole distinct in the 
male yet short. Types re-examined. Antea, p. 205, under this heading, line 5, stained should 
read starred. 

The folhjwing additional specimens have been seeu : Many specimens reared from the 
larva) of Sceliphroii lo'tum at Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland, January 20, 1914 and again 
in mid-February. Many females from the collections of the Queensland Museum at Brisbane, 
labelled " Reared from wasji's nest, Brisbane, November 17, 1913. H. Hacker. Xo. 22." 
The femora were darker in these specimens. One male, four females from the collections of 
the National Museum. Melbourne, labelled " Bred out of old pupa case of muddauber wasp. 
20.12.07. Bred from pupa of ? Psendariena. ^ scarce, 200-1. F. P. Spry." The 
locality was near Melbourne, Victoria. Also a female captured by sweeping in forest, 
Gordonvale, April. 1914. 

Genus TETRASTTr'HODES Ashmead. 

1. TETRASTICHODES MORUM Girault. 

Antea, p. 207, line S is meaningless. The species was captured in forest, early .January, 
1913. The species belongs to Sclitrichodcs which see. 

2. TETRASTICHODES AUSTRALICUS Girault. 
A female at Gordonvale, Queensland, forest, April 10, 191!!. AnUa, p. 20S, line 3, omit 
the word ronnd. 

3. TETRASTICHODES (ZAGRAMMOSOMOIDES) MULTIFASCIATUS new name. 

Tvtraslielioilts faf:eiiihis (Girault). 
This species w-as once referred to Telraslichus by mistake and has thus become confused 
with the species fasciatus Ashmead of that genus. Tetrastiehella faseiateJla Girault was 
descrilied as Tetrastichiis faseiains. Accordingly. I proixise the above name for this species. 

4. TETRASTICHODES MARGISCUTELLUM new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.35 nun. 

Like margiseutnm but only tlie inner grooves of scutellum are margined with pale 
yellowish, the head and femora black but the face about the mouth is yellow. Tegula) dark; 
scutum not margined. AxillsB very narrowly so with yellowish (mesad and cephalad). Funicle 
3 is only slightly shorter than the other two while all are much wider than long. Caudal 
margin of scutellum laterad of first groove narrowly yellow. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one fenuile ca;itini'd by swei'piiig in forest, Novemlier 7. 1912. 

Eabitat : Ayr, Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey'^ii^O, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head on a slide. 



220 MEUOIES OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

5. TETRASTICHODES SECUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.20 mm. 

Nearly exactly like Syntomoxphyrclla acomala CUrault aud Dodd but differing in 
coloration as follows: The whole of the propodeum is black and a little distad of middle of 
abdomen there are two cross-stripes of black. The axillae are black for somewhat over cephalic 
half. Funicle, pedicel and mandibles as in the species named. Tegula and vicinity black. 
There may be a minute black dot on the shoulder and the scutum centrally may be more or 
less dusky. There may be a third and fourth stripe on the abdomen, one proximad, the other 
distad of the two lines and both interrupted at meson and a spot at base of scutelkuu. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from four females reared from miscellaneous galls on Eucalyptus, October 9, 
191.1 (E. J. Girault). 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 3J6S, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, one female on a tag, the head on a 
slide. 

6. TETRASTICHODES INTENTATUS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1 mm. Short and robust, the abdomen stout. 

Brown ; the wings hyaline ; the abdomen with three broad black stripes across it, 
equidistant from each end, each stripe distinctly interrupted at the meson; legs and antennse 
yellowish. Funiele joints subequal, each a little longer than wide. Mandibles tridentate. 
Head pale yellowish brown. Propodeum x-ery short. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in forest, mainland, opposite Double 
Island, December 24, 1911 (A. A. Girault). 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (near Cairns). 

Type: No. HyS.'iol. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above sjiecimen on a tag. 

7. TETRASTICHODES AURIFLAVUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.80 mm. Form short and robust, the abdomen rounded. 

Bright greenish or golden yellow, immaculate, but sometimes a subfuseous spot is 
p)-esent on prouotura, just cephalad of each parapsidal furrow and the abdomen has very 
faint indications of deeper yellow cross-stripes. Mandibles tridentate. Pedicel not elongate, 
but distinctly longer than first funiele joint which is somewhat longer than wide, distinctly 
longer than joints 2 and 3 which are subequal and somewhat wider than long. Club without 
a distinct terminal seta. Caudal margin of propodeum narrowly black. Scape somewhat 
compressed. First tarsal joint of hind legs shortest. Ocelli in a very flat triangle. Propodeum 
very short. 

Male: — The same but the abdouieu depressed. 

Described from many sjiecimens of each sex reared from miscellaneous galls on 
Eucalyptus, foresf, October, 1913. 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (Gordonvale. near Cairns). 

Types: No. HyS55S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one male, two females on a tag. 

Ten females taken at random were examined for presence of the median sulcus on 
the scutum and in most cases it was found present, though absent in five females examined 
immediately after being taken from alcohol. However, in the ten dry females, the groove 
was never complete, was often oblique, often accompanied by lateral and unsymmetrioal cracks 
and thus was most probably due to shrivelling. An examination for variation in the absence 
of this groove will have to be made from specimens as they are taken from alcohol. In one 
of these females, a dusky spot was present centrally at base of scutellum. There was no 
variation in the antennaj. 



AUSTFALIAX ErMEXOrTEHA ClIALCIVOIDEA, IV.—GIEAVLT. 221 

8. TETRASTICHODES QUINQNIGRIMACULiE new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.35 mm. 

Honey yellow, the wings hyaline, the leys ami antenna; concolorous. Face of pronotum, 
two round spots in centre of scutinn, one at base of scutelliun centrally, an elliptical 
oval spot filling the cephalic portion of eacli axilla and three narrow cross-stripes 
indicated from each side along proximal lialf of abdomen, black. Meson of abdomen sordid 
just beyond proximal half. Propodeum with a very short complete median carina. Post- 
marginal vein half the length of the stigmal. Mandibles tridentate. Distal club joint short, 
with a small terminal spur; scape compressed; pedicel rather long, distinctly longer than the 
second fuuicle joint which is somewhat longer than wide; funicle joints 1 and 3 subquadrate 
or 3 sometimes wider than long, none very uHi'i|ual. Hind tibial spurs single. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female reared from fleshy galls on gum, March 20, liUl (P. P. 

Spry)- 

Habitat: Melbourne, Victoria. 

Type: No. Eij 2553, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
antenna and mandibles on a slide. 

9. TETRASTICHODES SUSURRUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.10 mm. Short, robust, tlie abdomen globular, the propodeum short. 

Pale golden yellow, the wings hyaline, nuirked with dusky black as follows: — Two pairs 
of transverse marginal dots on abdomen out from base, followed by two complete cross- 
stripes (these thinning at meson), then a third thinner cross-stripe interrupted at the 
meson (at distal three fourths); ]>ropodeum; median line of seutellum not very broadly but 
uniformly; two subcontiguous wedgeshaped spots on cephalic half of scutum (reaching 
from cephalic margin to about middle, narrowly separated along meson), from these meson 
of scutum rather broadly (broader than meson of seutellum) to apex; apex (caudad) of each 
parapside; tegula' and the ax-ilUe except caudo-mesal end. Propodeum yellow at the spiracle 
and laterad of it, apjiarently noncarinate but with a carina laterad of spiracle. Antennae 
dusky; scape short, compressed; pedicel much longer than any funicle joint; funicle joints 
subequal, somewhat wider than long; club wider than the funicle, without a distinct terminal 
spine. Mandibles tridentate. Fore wings broad. 

From one female captured by sweeping forest, April 12, I'Mi. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3554, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
slide. 

CiEr.TS APROSTOCRTr'S a'naH». 

1. APROSTOCETUS KURANDENSIS (Girault). 
This is a species of Keomphaloidelld. 

2. APROSTOCETUS IMPERIALIS c;irault. 

The type is a female on a tag together with a slide. A female, Gordonvale, Queensland, 
forest, December 9, 1913. The club bears a distinct terminal spine. Mandibles bidentatc, 
the second tooth truncate. 

" One female, type locality, forest, Deceml)er 1, 1913 (A..\.G.). The median groove 
of scutum was almost obliterated, visible at distal tliird only." (A. P. Dodd.) 

3. APROSTOCETUS SEXGUTTATUS Girault. 
Antea, p. 213, line 11, Epcntasiiclius flaviila Girault is the species intended; line 8, 
1913 should read 1912. This species belongs to Epeiitastichus which see. 



;222 MEMOniS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

4. APROSTOCETUS OBSCURUS Giiault. 

A female, jungle, Babinda, Queenslaud, February 13, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). Fuuicle 1 is 
only about one and a half times longer than wide. The pronotum is metallic bluish, perhaps. 

5. APROSTOCETUS IMAGO new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.25 mm. Short, stout, the propodeum very short, the abdomen stout. 

Almost exactly the image of Tetrasticltodes secus Girault but stouter, greenish yellow, 
the pronotum broadly along meson is black; also the long scutum bears a distinct sulcus and 
is of the usual sculpture of the tribe (in secus, the scutum is very minutely, densely reticu- 
lately scaly). There is no minute dot just mesad of tegula. Pedicel black above at base, 
subequal to funicle 2 which is longest, somewhat longer than wide; funicles 1 and 3 subequal, 
quadrate. Club with a distinct terminal spine. Outer tooth of mandible distinct, acute, the 
inner two shorter, acute. Compared with type of secus. Abdomen with two distinct stripes 
at middle. 

From one female caught by miscellaneous sweejiing, May 11, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

ScMtal : Murmllumbah, New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy3555, Queenslaud Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
on a slide. 

This species is remarkably like the Tctrastichodes. The third club joint is obliquely 
divided from the others. 

6. APROSTOCETUS PLATONI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.20 mm. 

CTreenish yellow, the w'ings hyaline, the pi-opodeum except caudad on each side of 
meson, ocellar area, most of axillso, four to five spots on each side of abdomen, the space 
between the third and fourth occupied by a broad smoky cross-stripe (at middle of abdomen 
or nearly) and tegula?, dusky black. Propodeum with a short median carina and several 
irregular carinas near the spiracle. Scutellum laterad of second groove, blackish. Funicle 
joints 2 and 3 subequal, a little longer than 1 which is not much longer than wide; pedicel 
as long as funicle 2. Mandibles tridentate, the two outer teeth acute and longer. Distal 
club joint with its separating suture oblique, its terminal spine small but distinct. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from two females reared from a miscellaneous collection of galls from forest 
trees, November S, 1913. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Types : No. Hy :3457, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimens on a slide. 

The species is dedicated to the philosopher Plato. 

7. APROSTOCETUS TARSALIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.22 nnii. 

Dark metallic jiurple, the abdomen honey yellow margined rather narrowly with purple 
from base nearly to apex, dorsad with a mesal purple transverse spot tendiug to be a cross- 
stripe (faintly so from each side of the meson) at middle followed by a round spot on the 
next segment at meson. Coxse and proximal third of femora coneolorous; rest of legs and 
scape colored like the abdomen; pedicel and ring-joint suffused with yellowish. Funicle joints 
elongate, each distinctly much longer than the pedicel, 1 a little the longest, over twice longer 
than wide, not quite as long as the club, the latter with a distinct terminal spine. Pedicel 
only a third longer than wide at apex. Mandibles edentate, obtusely pointed; oral area 
orange yellow. Abdomen at base but very narrowly purple if at all. Propodeum distinctly 



AVSTSALIAX UYMEyoi'TEBA CUALCIDOWEA, IV.—GIBAULT. 223 

iniicarinate (median), the cauJal margin strongly carinate and a neck indicated, from each 
lateral end of which is a short piece of a lateral carina, thus this carina indicated from apex 
(caudad). Stigmal vein long. Allied ivith li'iiiiis. Scape slender. 

" First three tarsal joints very short, the fourth much enlarged, as long as the others, 
with a large swollen empodium, the claws large." (A. P. Dodd.) 

From one female captured by sweeping in jungle. May 5, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Ti/pe: No. II y 25-56, Queensland Museum, Brisliane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
legs on a slide. 

Another female was taken, .January 29, 1911 in same jdace (A. P. Dodd). 

8. APROSTOCETUS PURPUREIVARIUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1 mm. 

Similar to riridiflavus Girault but not only the pedicel at base and the distal club joint 
IS purple black but the entire club is so and each funicle joint is distinctly blotched with purple 
at proximal half. Moreover, the terminal spine of club is longer and funicle 2 is distinctly 
the longest ; funicle 1 subecjual to the pedicel and somewhat shorter than 3. Propodeuni with 
a weak median carina and no others. 

One female captured by sweei>ing in jungle, March 0, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat : Cooktown, Queensland. 

Type: Xo. H)j2557, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag, head on a slide. 

9. APROSTOCETUS TENUIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.90 mm. 

Colored somewhat like nuiri/iventris Girault but the legs and antenna' wholly pale lemon 
yellow, the coxa) blackish at base, the body is shining black, the distal sixth (tip) of abdomen 
and margins all around narrowly, black, the cross-stripes of black commencing just within the 
proximal half and three in number, not especially thin. The funicle is the same but either 
of the distal tw-o joints is longer than the pedicel. Mandibles tridentate. Distal club joint 
dusky. I'ropodeum tricarinate, the median short but complete. 

Described from female cajitured by sweeping in a jungle pocket. .Tune 3, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy355S, Queensland Muscnui. Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag. the 
head on a slide. 

10. APROSTOCETUS FLAVOBASALIS new species. 

Female: — Length. 1.10 mm. 

Coloured much like imperialis but dark a>neous green, the venter of abdomen yellow only 
proximad and the yellow spot above near (not just at) base is of moderate size only; also 
the mandibles are quite diii'erent, bearing 3 distinct, acute teeth (in imperialis, only 2 teeth, 
the first short, obtusely pointed, the second broadly truncate) : the distal funicle joint is longer, 
the pedicel somewhat shorter; funicle and club darker, blackish, the distal club joint whitish, 
Propodeum with a long, distinct median carina. Scape, pedicel and ring-joint lemon yellow 
like the legs. Sculpture of propodeum rougher than rest of thorax, the lateral carina) not very 
distinct. 

From one female caught by sweeping in jungle. May 20, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySS59, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the sjiecimen on a t.ag, the head 
on a slide. 



224 MEMOmS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

11. APROSTOCETUS NECOPINATUS new si^ecies. 

Female: — Length, l.lo nun. 

Dark metallic purple, the wings hyaline, the antennas, legs ami abilunien, lemon yellow, 
the abdomen margined rather broadly along proximal two thirds T>ith metallic purple, purple 
at tij) (not bi-oadly) and midway between end of marginal stripes and ti]i, with a distinct but 
narrow metallic purple cross-stripe. First coxa; concolorous. Pedicel and funieles 2 and 3 
subequal, funicle 1 a little longer than either, one and a half times longer than wide. Mandibles 
somewhat as in hilongifascicitus, with 2 large, acute outer teeth and a minute acute inner one. 
An obscure stripe indicated between the end of the marginal stripes on abdomen. Compared 
with types of iilongifasciatus and ienuis and with those of SrJitrichodcUa meteora and 
S. piirpnreithorax Girault. 

l'''rom one female caught in jungle, January 17, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habiiat: Gordonvalc (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S5G0, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 

12. APROSTOCETUS SALTENSIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.10 mm. 

Dark metallic blue, the wings hyaline, the following parts golden yellow: Head, abdomen, 
antenniB, a little over distal fourth of scutum and lateral margins of same. Legs lemon yellow 
except the concolorous hind coxa. Abdomen from base with three pairs of small blue marginal 
spots (proximal half or somewhat less) followed by several transverse stripes on the distal 
half. Fore wing rather narrow (about 16 lines of cilia where widest), the stigmal vein short. 
Tip of abdomen colored. Funicle joints 2 and 3 subequal, barely shorter than 1 which is 
slightly longer than vside and subequal to the pedicel; club with only a slight terminal spine. 

This species resembles somewhat Ootetrastichus suifasciativentris for which I mistook 
it but besides the obvious generic differences, there is more blue on the scutum, the valves of 
the ovipositor are not plainly extruded, the first funicle joint is short, there are only two 
complete abdominal strijies (as far as I could make out), the wings are shorter and so on. 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest, December 24, 1912. 

Habital : Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Tyjie: No. HyS.'iGI, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 

13. APROSTOCETUS BILONGIFASCIATUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.95 mm. 

Like tenuis b\it metallic purplish black, the abdomen honey yellow margined down each 
side from base for about two thirds the way to tiji, otherwise without markings, the valves 
distinctly extruded, purplish along their distal halves, the propodeum and postseutellura with 
a yellonish tinge; head yellowish brown. Propodeum with a distinct median carina, the lateral 
earinat apparently absent. Mandibles tridentate, the two outer teeth well developed, acute, 
Funicle joints subequal, about two and a fifth times longer than wide, slightly shorter than 
the elongate pedicel. Antennai filiform, the terminal nipple of club inconspicuous. Antenna; 
and legs pale yellow. 

From one female captured by sweeping in forest. January 2, lOl.T (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. SyS562, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. the head 
on a slide. 

Gfa-i-s OOTETKASTTCTIETJ.A Girault. 
1. OOTETRASTICHELLA LONGIVENTRIS Girault. 
A female, jungle, Halifax (Ingham), Queensland, April 6, 1914 (A, P, Dodd). The 
head and thorax are practically dark metallic green, also the abdomen above. The club joints 
are well separated. Type re-examined. 



AUSTBALIAX HYUKNurTEliA CHALCIDOWEA, IV.—CIHAULT. 225 

Genus OOTETRASTICHUS Perkins." 
Ili'ail (ceiihalie asjicct) longer tlian wiili>, tlie yenal suture long, deep. 

1. OOTETRASTICHUS BEATUS Perkins. 
TTnt'ortuiiately, the marginal spots on the abdomen of this species are not definitely 
desi'rilied.' The following apparent new varieties. Atilca, p. 217, line 3, dots should read spots. 

A. OOTETRASTICHUS BEATUS ANCEPS new variety. Female. 

Golden yellow; quite as deseribed for the f.vi)ical form. The five marginal spots on 
abdomen are round, rather large and extend from near base to distal two thirds. Markings 
only slightly metallic. Characterized apparently by the rather large marginal spots on abdomen. 
General color fades after death to pale yellow. 

From one female cajitured by sweeping iji a weedy Chinese garden. November 3, 1912. 

Habitat: Proserpine, Queensland. No tyjie. 

B. OOTETRASTICHUS BEATUS AFFINIS new varhty of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Girault. 

Fi'iiiiilc: — Lengtli, l.Gl) njni. I'ale lemon yellou and agreeing with Perkins's description 
of beatus beatits except that the spots on the lateral margins of abdomen are not spots but 
transverse dashes (except a dot at base: four transverse dashes). 

Described from one female captured by sweeping jungle along a forest streamlet, 
January 3, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns ). Queensland. 

Type: No. 7/j/ .'.ib'.;, (^lueenslaml ^luseuni. lirisbane, the female on a tag, the head on 
a shde. 

2. OOTETRASTICHUS LUSTRIS Giraidt. 
This is the genotype of Proceratoncura in tlie Ceratonourini, described on a later page. 
Antca. p. 218, line 7 of the diagnosis one should read are. 

3. OOTETRASTICHUS CONSIMILIS Girault. 
A female, forest, type locality, April H, 191 i. The pronotum and propodeum have a 
pur]ilish tinge. First three stripes of abdomen more distinct than the fourth, the third strijio 
a little distad of middle. The marginal black of abdomen is more or less broken. Propodeum 
scaly, with a median carina but no trrie lateral ones. 

4. OOTETRASTICHUS SILVENSIS Girault. 
This belongs to Neotetrant ieliodcs which see. 

5. OOTETRASTICHUS GUTTATUS (iirault. 

A female from forest, type locality, August 13 and December 14, 1913. The markings 
are dark metallic green. A dot on pronotum cantlodaterad. Propodeum on each side dusky. 
Fifth marginal spot on abdomen much smaller than the others. Mandibles tridentate. Valves 
of ovipositor shortly extruded. Funicles 2 and 3 subecjual. AxilliB coucolorous (soiled in the 
type). Stigmal vein long; wings slender. The large oval fuscous spot in center of abdomen 
at base absent (in the type due to debris). Allied with fasciativentris. Type re-examined. 



"The species /a.?eM(irpn(/-is is common at Gordonvale. Queen.shuiJ, from wliere it was deseribed from specimens 
captured in December, 1912. The ti/jte is on a tag and slide. 

' " Four or five pairs of m.irginal spots" wh'ch nuiy ni.'^an four or five jiairs (8-10) on each raarciu (16-20) or 
four or five on e.ach side (8-10). I liave taken it to mean four or five alons; each margin, since really paired 
marginal miirl<ings are rare (an e.xample is (irotiusie'ln multiuuttata described in part XIV). Also, the spots nia\' be 
roimd. square, or and so fortli. 
P 



226 MEMOIES OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

6. OOTETRASTICHUS NYMPHA new species. 

For diagnosis see antea, pp. 217-21S. The species is here in the literature for the second 
time only. Immediate base of abdomen edged with metallic green. Flagellum dusky. Funicle 1 
not as long as the club. One fenuile, jungle, May 8, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). The ty[5e is on a slide. 

7. OOTETRASTICHUS GLORIOSUS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm. 

Brilliant metallic purple; all legs intense lemon yellow; antennas brownish yellow. 
Wings hyaline. Propodeum not very short, sculptured like the scutum and seutellum, with a 
median carina; spiracle small, circular, situated further eaudad than is usual, with 
ino cariuse or grooves about it. Abdomen pointed ovate, no longer than the head and thorax 
united. First funicle joint distinctly longer than the pedicel, two and a half times as long as 
wide; second distinctly shorter than first, no longer than pedicel; third a little shorter than 
pedicel; club not much longer than first funicle joint; second club joint slightly longer than 
first. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping iu forest, November 6, 1912 (A. A. 
Girault). 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (Ayr, .50 miles soutli of Townsville). 

Type: No. Hy2564, Queensland Museimi, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head on a slide. 

'■ A female at Gordonvale, Q., forest, January 8, 1914. General color dark ameous; 
median carina of propodeum solid. Stigmal vein short, the marginal long. Club 1 distinct, 
shorter than 2. AntennfB darker than in the type specimen. Type compared." (A.A.G.) 

8. OOTETRASTICHUS BRUNNEIVENTRIS new species of Giraidt and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.60 mm. 

Dark brown; pronotuni, scutum and seutellum dark metallic coppery green; legs, 
including coxai, pale straw yellow; antennse wholly brownish yellow. Wings hyaline. Propo- 
deum not short, sculptured like rest of thorax, with a distinct median carina; lateral 
carina absent. Spiracle situated against cephalic margin of propodeum. Abdomen no 
longer than the head and thorax united. First funicle joint two thirds longer than pedicel, 
fully four times as long as wide ; 2 a little shorter than 1 ; 3 a little shorter than 2, but one 
half longer than pedicel; club much longer than first funicle joint, first club joint shorter 
than third funicle joint; second club joint longer than first, terminating in a spur. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in jungle, December 31, 1911 (A. A. 
Girault). 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (Yungaburra, 2..500 feet, near Cairns). 

Type: No. Hy 3565, Queensland Museum, Hvisbaiic. tlie aljove sjiecimen on a tag, the 
head on a slide. 

9. OOTETRASTICHUS SALTENSIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.50 mm. Valves of ovipositor prominent dislad but not exserted, 
the abdomen long. 

Deep orange yellow and like fasciativenlris Girault but the abdomen with three 
marginal spots the third pair connected transx'ersely by a stri|)e across just distad of 
middle. First marginal spot well out from the base of abdomen. Cephalic half of each 
jiarapside metallic, the markings deep metallic jjurjde. The marking on cephalic scutum 
is shorter and somewhat less cordate and it extends a short distance onto the pronotum. 
rropodeum wholly metallic, witli a distinct median carina and no others. Tip of ovipositor 



AUSTEALIAX UYMEXOFTIiL'J CUALCIUOIDEA, IV.—GISAVLT. 227 

■valves black. A loug cuneate yiew adjoiuini,' the axilla and distinctly caudad of it extending 
-along each side of seutellnm tu tlic hitter's middle is concolorous with the axilla. Funicle 3 
longer than pedicel by a little. 

From one female captured in forest, January 2, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Ti/pe: Xo. By256ti, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag. 

10. OOTETRASTICHUS SUBFASCIATIVENTRIS new species. 
Female: — Leugth, 1.17 mm. 

Very similar to fasciatixentris but the abdomen hears three cross-stripes (and an 
■ obscure fourth at apex) on somewhat over distal third, preceded by three marginal spots, 
the proximal pair at base; also the general coloration is golden yellow and the black valves 
of the ovipositor are distinctly extruded. Mandibles tridentate. 
From one female cajjtured in forest, January 14, 1912. 
Haliitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 
Type: No. Hy3567, Queensland Mnsinim, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 

11. OOTETRASTICHUS SEPTEMGUTTATUS new species. 
Female: — Leugth, 1.2U uni,. 

Pale lemon yellow, the wings hyalnie, the body marked with dark metallic green as 
follows: A suboordate markiug on cej)halie third of scutum, a diamond-shaped spot on 
lateral angle of pronotum, axilla; and a large area just latevo-caudad of it, propodenm 
except along the meson, three wedgeshaped marginal spots on abdomen (increasing in size 
distad, the third at distal two thirds, their acute ajiices pointing mesad), a round spot at 
the meson at distal three fourths and opposite to this at the margin a very minute dot. 
Valves of ovijiositor black. Punicle 1 distinctly much longer than 2 or 3 which are subequal 
and somewhat shorter than the pedicel. Mandibles tridentate. Stignial vein long. Propo- 
denm with a median carina and no others c.xcppting a very narrow carina just laterad of the 
f-piracle. 

From one female captured Viy sweeping forest, March 28. 1914. 

Hahiiot : Gordonvale (I'airus). Queensland. 

Typi : Xo. //)/ 256S, Queenslaml Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

12. OOTETRASTICHUS PULCHRINOTATUS new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.30 nun. 

Bright golden yellow, the wings hyaline, tlie autenna; dusky black. Marked witli 
dark metallic green as follows: A peltate area on face just ventrad of insertion of antenna?, 
ocellar area, pronotum, parapsides, axilte, a snbcordate area on cephalic scutum along about 
cephalic third and not reaching laterad to margins, seutollum between first grooves, distal 
two thirds of si-utellum between first and second grooves, hind coxa and propodenm; 
-abdomen with a spot at center of base, lateral margins from base a short distance, then five 
large marginal spots between end of lateral marginal green and apex, these spots in the 
shajie. of an elbow, parallel witli ami along the margin a short distance then proximad 
turned mesad a short distance, the mesal arm slight on first pair, increasing distad, long 
on fifth pair ;ind ajiproaching each other (as regards the fifth pair), forming an interrupted 
(at meson) cross-stripe. A narrow ero^s-stripe between fifth marginal spot and apex. Valves 
of ovipositor black at tip. Distal two funicle joints nearly equal, a little longer than the 
pedicel, 1 much longer, over twice longer tliaii wide. Third tooth of mandible oblicjuely 
truncate. Propodenm with a median carina and. apparently, a lateral carina directly from 
spiracle. Distal half of mesopleurum metallic green. 

From one female captured by sweeping forest, April, 20, 1914. 

Eahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns). Qiuvnsland. 

Type: Xo. 11 y 5566, Queensl:nid Museum. Brisbane, the female on a slide. 



228 MEMO IBS OF TUB QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

13. OOTETRASTICHUS VIRIDICYANEUS new species. 

Fitiuitc: — Length, 1.1 .3 mm. 

Metallic blue-green, the head sordid yellow, the basal third of abdomen suffused 
v.ith whitish. Wings hyaline. Legs white exccjit hind coxa and bases of others which are 
metallic. AntennsE whitish, suffused with dusky. Pedicel subelongate, dusky at base above, 
subequal to funicle 1 which is distinctly longer than 2; 3 slightly shorter than 2; funicle 1 
shorter than the club, thrice its own width, not excessively long; funicle 2 somewhat less 
than twice longer than wide. Mandibles tridentate. Stigmal vein long. Upper occiput 
metaUie. 

From one female caught by sweeping miscellaneous vegetation, October 5, 1911. 

Mahitai: Eoma, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy So70, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide with type 
appendages of Neomplialoidelln semifavicciis. 

14. OOTETRASTICHUS QUADRIGUTTATIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. 

Dark metallic blue-green, the wings hyaline; abdomen, head and legs golden yeUow 
except hind coxa; abdomen marked Avith dark metallic green as follows: The whole ventral 
aspect, the whole dorsal aspect except proximal fourth and two rather large (wider than long) 
yellow spots longitudinally on each side of the meson in the distal half of proximal half; 
the yellow proximal fourth bears a narrow cross-stripe of greenish about distal three fourths 
and is margined with greenish to the cross-stripe but not broadly. Lateral aspect of abdomen 
golden yellow. A U-shaped green marking over the ocelli. Antennas wholly dusky; funicle 1 
a little shorter than the club, 3 a little shorter than the pedicel, somewhat longer than wide. 
A row of small pusictures along caudal margin of ])ro]iotum. Mandibles tridentate. Pro- 
jileurum just above coxa lemon yellow, also the teguUe. The narrow caudal apex of each 
] arapside lemon yellow. Propodeum with a median carina only, scaly. Type reexamined. 

From one female captured by sweeping forest, April 3. 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S571, Queensland Museum, Bl-isbane, the female on a tag; head on a 



slide. 



A second female was cajitured a few days later in :ibout the same place. 



15. OOTETRASTICHUS PURPUREICORPUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.65 mm. (Jomparod with t.y[ie of gloriosus. 

Wholly dark metallic purple, the legs (including coxse) white, the scape dusky pallid; 
rest of antenna blacTs and like those of sublustris but the funicle joints all longer, 1 being 
as long as the club. Propodeum with a distinct median carina and no others but the lateral 
and caudal margins are carinated (ajiparently the same in sublustris). Abdomen somewhat 
acuminate toward tip. Closely allied with subhi.itris from which it differs in general 
coloration, in having tlie hind coxae colored like the legs and funicle 1 as long as the club. 
In both species, the funicle joints gradually decrea.se in length. Similar in every respect 
to gloriosus but purple and the flagellum is black (not merely dusky), funicle 3 plainly twice 
longer than wide, plainly longer than the pedicel. 

From one female caught in jungle, March 1. 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Typr: No. T[y S'i7S. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on 
a slide. 

In the table of species, aiitea, p. 221, line 10 of the table, funicle S should read chih 2. 



JU:iTl;AL[AX nYMENOFTEllA CHALCIDOIDKA, U.—GIVAULT. 229 

Genus TRICHAl'Ol.'OJDELLA Gii-;uilt. 
.Synonym: Aprostnrcrohidcs Oirault. 

1. TRICHAPOROIDELLA DECORA Gi.uult. 
This spoi-ies Ijclongs to Ncolrichaporoiiles Giiuult \vliifli see. 

2. TRICHAPOROIDELLA DUBIA Gnault. 
The type specimeu was taken November S, I'.Hi. 

3. TRICHAPOROIDELLA SPECIOSUS (Giruult). Genotype of Aprostoceroloid&i'. 
The meJJan groove of sent am is absent. Type re-examined. 

4. TRICHAPOROIDELLA MARGIVENTRIS (Gnault). 

From Aprosloccnjloidtii. Type re-examiued. The marginal stripe o± abdomen is dark 
metallic green. A second female taken in the type locality, November 7, 1913 bore two dots 
in a longitudinal line on meson of abdomen, distinctly distad of the apex of tlie marginal 
stripes. Median carina of pro]iodeiim long and thin. 

5. TRICHAPOROIDELLA PARTICOLOR new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.20 mm. Slender. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the legs white, the hind coxa washed with 
metallic above; ventral half of head, propleura, prepectus, tegula, cephalic margin of meso- 
pleuruni, an ovate s]iot filling center of abdomen at base, meson of abdominal venter and 
.sides of abdomen at proximal third, honey yellow. Propodenm coarsely scaly, with a distinct 
median carina, the sculpture nearly punctate, rougher than the rest of the thorax; caudal 
and lateral margins carinated. Fnnicle joints each shortening; 3 elongate, nearly as long 
as tlie club (three fourths its length), much longer than the pedicel which is somewhat shorter 
ihan joint 3 which is much longer than wide. 

From one female caught November 3, .1912 on banks of tlie river. .Tungle. 

Hiihitut: Proserpine, Queensland. 

Type: No. By 2573. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the antenna 
OH a slide. 

6. TRICHAPOROIDELLA RADIUS new species. 

Female: — The same as ele[;iiiila m stature and so forth but differing in the following 
]iarticulars: The stripe down meson of prouotum is somewhat narrower, the scutum the same 
but the large green marking is obtusely conical there leaving distinctly more than the lateral 
margins yellow (the space between lateral margin of scutum and lateral margin of the green 
marking at cephalic margin is twice broader) ; tlie strijie down meson of soutellum is somewhat 
narrower, the spot on axilte oval and thus smaller while the abdomen though similarly margined 
bears only three comjilete cross-stripes, one distad of ends of marginal stripes with a 
■cephalic projection at meson (and slight ones at each margin), one joining the ends of the 
marginal stripes and one preceding this farther proximad; between this first stripe and base, 
two cross-stripes are slightly indicated by short projections mes.ad from each margin. Lateral 
margin of propodenm margined, the lateral carinas absent, the median distinct. 

In eUfianta. the cephalic half (or nearly) of. each parapside, except along lateral 
margin, is metallic green. In radius, the cephalic third of that sclerite is metallic green; the 
scape excei)t at tip is yellowish; rest of antenna iliisky lilack. 



230 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Fi'oni one female captured by sweeping forest, March 30, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By £574, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a' 
slide. 

A female taken in forest, same locality, February 16, 191 U (A. M. Lea and A.A.G.) 
had no distinct stripes on abdomen but two stripes within the margined jiart were indicated 
from each side; the funicle and club were yellow not blackish. This new variety may take the 
name of pcrfecta. No type. 

Both elegaiUa and radius bear a spot on latero-caudal angle of pronotum just cepiialad 
of the green on the parapside. Tyjies of both species compared. 

7. TRICHAPOROIDELLA MAUPAUSSANTI new .species. 

Female: — Length, 1.40 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the legs, ventral third of head, center of 
propleurum, tegula) and abdomen except at distal third and lateral margins obscurely all 
rouud, dorsad, dull golden yellow; three dusky stripes on abdomen dorsad across the yellow 
proximal portion. Scape yellow except at tip above, the rest of antenna; fuscous. Pedicel 
a little shorter than funicle 3, funicle 1 shorter than the club, nearly thrice longer than wide,- 
longest. Pedicel long. Postscutellum brownish. Propodeum witli median carina and no 
others, scaly. Scutum naked. Color of abdomen darkens rapidly after drying. Surface of 
propodeum not as rough as in suhcEnea whose scutum is also naked. 

From one female caught in forest, .lanuary 23, 1913. 

Hahitat: Townsville, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySS?.'), Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

Dedicated to Guy de Maupaussant. 

8. TRICHAPOROIDELLA PESSULUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.83 mm. 

Very similar to the preceding but all of head except vertex and the sides and venter 
of thorax are golden yellow, the body is stouter and the three cross-stripes on abdomen are 
interrupted at meson, the third longest (cephalo-caudad) ; the lateral margin of abdomen is 
more distinctly margined dorsad. Postscutellum concolorous. 

From one female caught .January 23, 1913 sweeping forest. 

Habitat: Townsville, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S576. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag with type 
of preceding .species. 

Genus TETRASTICHOMOEPHA Girault. 
1. TETRASTICHOMORPHA FLAVA Girault. 

This species differs in colur from Neolricliaporoiilcs uniijaiiaius as described. The 
fore wing is large, the marginal vein long, much longer than the submarginal, the stigmal 
short. A dot at extreme caudo-lateral angle of the pronotum (flara only). There is a median 
carina on the propodeum in both species and no other cavino?; both are large yet slender. 
Types re-examined. 

The species flava measures 2.20 mm. Propodeal spiracle round. Funicle and club 
black; wMngs hyaline; tip of valves of ovipositor black; cliiT) terminating in a nipple. The- 
type female was taken in forest, April ,5, 1913. 



AUSTEALIAX RYMEXorTKHA CHALCIVOWEA, ir.—GIHAULT. 231 

2. TETRASTICHOMORPHA iENEICORPUS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Fcmah : — Length, 1.65 mm. 

Dark spneous green, the wings hyaline, tlie legs white except hind coxae, the scape white 
except at tip; rest of antennfe black. A small triangle of lemon yellow just in front of 
cephalic ocellus. Propodeum with a distinct median carina and no others, the sculpture roughly 
polygonally scaly. Abdomen metallic blue. Median sulcus of scutum incomplete cephalad. 
Abdomen sculptured like the thorax, conic-ovate, a little longer than the rest of the body. 
Second ring-joint short, the pedicel long, a little shorter than the distal club joint which is 
about one and three fourths times longer than broad : first funicle joint subequal to the club, a 
fourth longer than the second, wliich is a little over twice longer than wide. Mandibles 
tridentate, but the third tooth emarginate and oblique at apex. Marginal vein longer than 
the submarginal, long, the stigmal shmt, witli a sliort neck. 

Described from one fenuile caught liy swoeiiiug in the bed of a forest sti-oauilct, 
December 4, 1913 (A. A. Girault). 

Hiihilai: Northern Queensland (Gordouvale, near Cairns). 

TyiH-: No. HyS481, a female on a tag, the head on a slide. 



Gexus SELITRICHOOELLA Girault. 

1. SELITRICHODELLA MIRA Girault. 

The species measures about 1.1.5 mm. and is associated with a gall on the midrib of 
leaves of cockatoo apple. Posterior wings acutely pointed. The type specimens were reared 
December 15, 1912 and are together on a slide. 

A female at Cairns, Queensland, by sweeping in forest, October 25, 1911. The iiioxiraal 
funicle joint is somewhat shorter than each of the other two. The scape is distinctly 
compressed, more so than with mctcora, described next. It is more robust than mctcora. 

2. SELITRICHODELLA METEORA new species. 

Female: — Length, O.Ki mm. 

Like intra but distad the alidomen licars one complete cross-strijie of purple between 
the ends of the cut-oif marginal stripe, a spot of purple dorsad centrally at tip and the 
indications from each side of a second cross-stripe a little proximad of the first. Both 
mandibles bidentate, the inner tooth broadly truncate, the mandibles weak. The two distal 
funicle joints subequal, each a little longer than the first, a little shorter than the pedicel. 
Coxaj concolorous. 

Described from a single female captured from a ivindow, SeptemVier, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns">, Queensland. 

Tifpr: No. Ily^577. Queenslaiul ^ruseum. Lrisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

3. SELITRICHODELLA PURPUREITHORAX new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.10 ram. 

Like meti'ora Girault liut the abdomen more slender, longer than the rest of the body, 
its tip distinctly rather broadly purple and the stripes on the abdomen are reversed and 
more pronounced — thus at the termination of tlie marginal stripe on each side not far from 
the purple of tip there is an indication from each side of a cross-stripe and a complete, 
distinct cross-stripe farther proximad (farther proximad than the indicated cross-stripe in 
rneteora and farther from, ends of the marginal stripes), at about somewhat more than distal 



233 • MEMUIBH OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

third. Also base of abdomen is not narrowly purple; marginal purple of abdomen tends to 
be broader distad, narrowing toward base. Otherwise the same as metcora as far as can 
be told. 

The species vieteora bears a complete median carina on propodeum which is very sho)t 
."it the meson but lateral carinise appear to be absent. Also in this new species, the mandibles 
.-ire tridentate. Propodeiun not clearly seen, short at the meson. 

From one female captured in jungle, "Decemlier 27, ]9]3 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Harvey's Creek (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3578, Queensland JIubeum, Brisliane, the specimen on a slide. 

4. SELITRICHODELLA COMETES mw .species. 

Female: — Length, 1.05 mm. 

Like mira but the center of scape above and funicle 1 are also purple; funieles 2 and 
.3 subequal, 2 longer. Mandibles bidentate, the second tooth emarginate at apex. Propodeum 
with a median carina and a lateral one on each side of the spiracle, close to the latter but 
not true lateral carinas. 

From one female caught on bushes, November 10, lOl.'i (0. F. Hill). 

Habitat: Port Darwin, Northern Territory. 

Type: No. HyS579, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the 'female on a tag; head on a slide. 

5. SELITRICHODELLA SULFUREIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.80 mm. Abdomen no longer than the thorax. 

Brilliant dark metallic purple, the antennoe, legs, and abdomen immaculate, pale sulphur 
yellow, the wings hyaline. Cephalic co-zm mostly concolorous. Funieles 2 and .3 subequal, each 
a little longer than 1, each distinctly longer than wide, the pedicel somewhat shorter. Funicle 3 
distinctly shorter than the club. Mandibles bidentate. Propodeum with several carinas just 
laterad of the spiracle and one on each side of it. 

From one female reared from cecidoymiid galls on Careya atistralis, December, 1912 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Hahitut: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 3580, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

6. SELITRICHODELLA SPISSIGRADA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.20 mm. 

Abdomen longer than rest of body, conic. 

Black, the wings hyaline, tlie scape and legs pale, the bind coxa black; scutum long, 
lateral margins of parajjsides with slight traces of yellow ; antennas dusky ; the pedicel dusky 
above, otherwise subpallid, moderately long, shorter than funicle 1, subequal to funicle 2 which 
is longer than 3, the latter distinctly longer than wide; funicle 1 over twice longer than wide, 
distinctly shorter than the club which bears a short terminal spine. Mandibles tridentate, the 
teeth short and obtuse. Oral area yellowish. Fore wing with about 25 lines of rather fine 
discal cilia where widest, tlie stigmal vein long. Valves of ovipositor projecting a little. 
Mesopostscutellum orange yellow; propodeum very short at meson, without noticeable carinas. 

From one female from the Queensland Museum, through the kindness of Dr. Hamlyn- 
Harris, collected .among undergrowth (mostly Eucalypti), April 16, 1913 (ir. Hacker). 

Habitat : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Ti/pr: No. HySaSl, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, thorax on a tag, head and abdomen 
on a slide. 



AUSTSALIAX HYUENOPTKHA (11 A UI POIDEA, ir.^GHfAVLT. 233 

7. SELITRICHODELLA AURIVENTRIS new species. 
/•'< iiinlr: — Length, l.lil iiuii. 

8nnie as sidfiireirenlris but tlic wliole lipiitl is gnldeu yellow, the abdomen longer than the 
lliorax. the fuuicle joints longer, thus ,". is nearly twice longer than wide (i^lainly not so in the 
other species) and (jn the propodenm the carina along the mesal side of the spiracle is creseentie, 
joining the opposite carina at each end while in the other species it is not regularly curved and 
diverges more or less cephalad, the opposite carina curving correspondingly with it. And tlie 
mandibles are distinctly tridentate. Propodeum with a median carina. 

From one female captured by sweeping along edge of jungle, Jlay, lOl." (A. P. Dodd). 

llahilat : Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. Ny ?.'iS3, Queensland Museum, prisliane, the specimen on a slide. 

Gli.Mus SELTTRICHODES (lirault. 
The seutelhun bears four sulci. 

1. SELITRICHODES FASCIATIVENTRIS Girault. 

Length, 1.20 mm. The two black abdouiiual stripes are somewhat proximad of middle. 
A more or less obscure dusky spot near the tegula. Fuuicle joints subequal, subquadrate; chib 
slightly longer than tlie fuuicle. Tlie types were reared from galls on Eucalyptus and are four 
females on a slide. The scutelluui liears four sulci. Tv|ies re-examined. 

2. SELITRICHODES MORUM (Oirault). 

Removed from Telrnsiichodrs wliicli se<'. Tvjie re-examined. Funicle 2 distinctly shorter 
than ,3; s( igmal vein over lialf tlie length of the maigiiinl. 

3. SELITRICHODES FLAVISCUTELLUM (Oirault). 
Eemoved from Syiitoinospliyruiii. Type reexamined; it consists of the femide taken at 
Ayr, Queensland. The ring-joints have not been verified. 

4. SELITRICHODES DARWINI new species. 

!■': niiilc: — Lenyth, O.SO mm. 

IJlack, the wings hyaline, the head suffused with yellow, the cephalic femora, the 
trochanters, knees, tibia', tarsi and antenmn wliite. Mandibles distinctly tridentate. Scutum 
very long. Pedicel somewhat longer than funicle 1 which is a little longer than wide, much 
larger than either of the other funicle joints whicli are small and narrow, joint 2 a little wider 
than long. H sub<|uadrate, not quite lialf the length of 1 and distinctly narrower; club longer 
lliun the fuiiiffe, witlioTit a distinct tin'miual seta. Scape slightly compressed. Discal cilia of 
fore wing Hue and dense, the blade large, obtusely rounded at ajiex. Tarsal joints short. 

niffers from morum in that the stiguial vein is short (very long in moniin), the body 
nuiie robust and the color different. 

From oue female taken from window of a granary, October 6, 1911, 

llabitdl: Roma, Queensland. 

Type: Ts'o. Tly :'J.'iS.i. Qiieeusland JNliiseuui, liiisliaiie. the female on a slide, 

5. SELITRICHODES ROTUNDIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.,j.j nun. Short, robust, tlie abdomen nearly round. 

Black or brown-black, the head, legs, antenna;, lateral margins of scutum, mesopleura, 
scntellum and (less distinctly) the base of abdomen across from margin to margin, bright lemon 
yellow. Hind coxa blackish, the hind femur a little dusky laterad at middle, the legs pallid. 



234, MEMOIES OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Pedicel distinctly longer than funicle 1 which is subquadrate, longer than 2 which is narrower 
and subquadrate, 3 like 2 but shorter, hence wider than long. Mandibles with three acute teeth. 
Stigmal vein shorter than with viorum which this species resembles in form. 

This species resembles closely flavisaitellum Girault but the fore wings are narrower, the 
base of the abdomen yellowish, the cephalic margin of scutum not yellow, the hind femur not 
dusky along proximal half and the abdomen is rounded, not cylindrical (though obtuse at apex) 
as in flaviscutelliiin. 

Prom one female cajitured iu forest, December 24, 1912. 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. lIyS584, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Genus NEOTETEASTICHODES Girault. 
Aiitea, p. 228, line 2, Girault should read Ashmead; line 3, the word male should precede 
tlie word female. 

1. NEOTETRASTICHODES FLAVUS Girault. 

Lengtli of female, l.MJ nun.; of male. 1.30 mm. The types were captured by sweeping 
grass in forest, April 30, 1912. The types are one pair on a slide. 

2. NEOTETRASTICHODES SILVENSIS (Girault). 

Kemoved from Ootetrasticlius. Type re-examined. The following descriptive notes from 
a second female from the type locality, forest, Aiiril 3, 191-1 are correct: — 

Length, 1.30 mm. 

JEneous green, the wings hyaline, the scape, legs except the concolorous hind coxa and 
somewhat over proximal third of abdomen creamy white; rest of abdomen dark metallic purple. 
Lateral margin of abdomen at base for a short distance metallic purple; proximal margin of 
purple of abdomen (dorsal aspect) rather deeply concaved (so that at the margins, the purple 
proceeds nearer to base than at center). Mandibles tridentate, the third tooth broad, obliquely 
truncate. Funicle 1 shorter than the club, longest, about two and a fourth times longer than its- 
greatest width, 2 somewhat shorter than it, 3 a fourth shorter than 1, slightly longer than the 
pedicel. Cheeks short. Abdomen conic-ovate, somewhat longer than the thorax. Propodeum 
with a distinct median caiiua and what appears to be tw'o lateral carina? running to base of 
caudal coxa from each side of the spiracle and not side by side (probably due to an impression 
due to drying, thus giving the appearance of two carina"). Propodeum finely reticulated; rest 
of thorax with the usual very fine longitudinal sheening of the group. Abdomen jiointed at tip. 
Club with a very short nipple, the three joints not much unequal. Scape normal. 

3. NEOTETRASTICHODES MAXIMUS new species of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Girault. 

Frmalc: — Length. 2.30 iiiiii. 

Very dark metallic blue, the coxat and femora concolorous; rest of legs and antennal 
scape golden yellow, rest of antennaB black. Fore wings hyaline. Stigmal vein with a distinct 
knob, postmarginal vein two thirds length of stigmal. Abdomen short and stout, convex above, 
straight beneath. Scutum and sentellnm naked. Propodeum almost smooth, glabrous, not very 
short, with a median carina. Scape scarcely compressed ; pedicel not elongate, subequal to 
funicle joint 2, 1 a little larger than 2, 3 a little smaller; club not much shorter than the funicle, 
the joints about subequal ; ring-joints large and distinct. 

From one female caught by sweejiing in jungle, August 7, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Jlahitnt: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. EyS.IS.'i. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head on a 
slide. 



AUSTEALIAN HTMENOPTEEA CUALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GISAVLT. 235 

4. NEOTETRASTICHODES ROBUSTUS new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, li.lu mm. Kubusr. 

Dark metallic green, the coxa' concolorous, the rest of legs and antenual seaiie bright 
golden .yellow; pedicel and ring-joints brownish, rest of antenna) blacli. Wings stained 
.velloivish. Thorax with scattered bristles. Propodeum rather short and broad, with a median 
carina. Abdomen conic-ovate, straight above, convex beneath. Scape slender, normal ; pedicel 
elongate; funicle 1 distinctly longer than pedicel, nearl.y four times as long as wide, 2 no longer 
than the pedicel, 3 shorter: clnli no longer than funicle 1, ivith a short terminal nipi)Ie; ring- 
joints not large. 

Prom one female taken from a window, Cooktown, February 3, 1912 (A.A.G.). 

Habitat: Cooktown, Ayr, Ingham and Herberton, Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS5S6, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the Cooktown specimen on a tag, the 
head on a slide. 

Also a female was taken from a window, Ayr, Novendier 7, 1912; one from a window, 
Ingham, February 16, 1913; and another from a window, Herberton, December 2S, 1913 
(A.A.Cx.). 

5. NEOTETRASTICHODES MERIDIALIS new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, l.li.j mm. 

Very similar to robustus Dodd but smaller, the hind cox* golden yellow, tlie flagellum 
wholly yellow-brown; wicgs hyaline; propodeum not sliort; pedicel as long as the elongate first 
funicle joint; club longer than funicle 1. 

From one female from a window of a wonl stcjre, October 3, 1911 (A. A. Girault). 

Habitat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Tiipi : Xo. ny3-JS7, Queensland Museum. P.risli.'mc, the female on a tag; head on a slide. 

6. NEOTETRASTICHODES MERIDIANUS new species. 

Female: — Length. 1.4(1 mm. 

Similar to maximus Dodd and Girault and a-neits Girault differing from tlie former in 
not being very dark, black or nearly, but dark metallic green like wneiif:; also the fore wings 
are smaller, the antennas dusky yellowish not black (except scape) and they are less robust. The 
tibia; are all straw yellow, the femora eoucolorous. Differs from wneiis in having the femora 
concolorous and the pedicel somewliat less elongate. The iironotum is long, the upper thorax 
naked in all three species. 

From two females on a canl labelled '' No. 27. Nat. ^lus.. Victoria. From galls on gum. 

n.9f. " 

Habitat: Melliourue, Victoria. 

Type: No. HySSSS, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the two specimens on a card, a liend 
on a slide. 

7. NEOTETRASTICHODES PERKINSI new species. 

Female: — Length, about l.l.j mm. 

Pale golden yellow-, the wings hyaline, the body marked with small black spots as 
follows: Three marginal spots (wider than long) on piroximal half of abdomen and a minute 
dot caudad of the third; a longer than wide, small spot on pronotum eaudo-laterad, one just 
mesad of tegula and one on lateral propodeum, the three in a line cando-eeplialad but the line 
obliqued a little caudo-mesad. Antennas as in Ootetrastichus beatus Perkins. First and fourth 
ring-joints large, the inner two transverse-linear. Form like Ootetrastielms. Pedicel subequal 
to funicle 3, club 1 longest. Funicle 3 much longer than wide. Mandibles tridentate. Tip of 
valves of ovipositor black. 

From one female taken by sweeping jungle along a forest streamlet, January 3, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3589, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 



236 MEMOIL'S OF THE QUEENSLAND MVSEUM. 

8. NEOTETRASTICHODES ELECTRA new species. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm. 

Black, tlie wings hyaline; ventral half of head, tegute, scape except dorsad at tip, 
j.ostscutellum and abdomen golden yellow, the legs a little embrowned. Caudal coxa black. 
Stigmal vein rather short. Abdomen dorsad black across base narrowly, the black acutely 
produced caudad at meson; the tip black and between tip and base there are five complete 
fross-stripes, the first three connected along meson by a rather broad longitudinal stripe. 
Dorsum of abdomen scaly. A yellow spot at occipital margin of vertex against the eye, 
laterad of lateral ocellus. Thorax rather coarsely scaly, a line of setigerous punctures along 
lateral margin of scutum, the latter otherwise naked. A short sulcus at mesal base of 
scutellum, the second lateral sulcus foveate, the surface like that of the scutum. Propodeum 
scaly, moderate at the meson, without lateral carince but with a median one and a short 
carina directly from the spiracle. The short tliird club joint with a short, distinct spur. 
Funicle 1 somewhat longer than wide, the others each sliortcning. 3 oval, a little shorter 
than the pedicel. Wings broad. 

From one female caught October 11, 1914 (H. Hackeij. 

Hahilat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: iSTo. Sy 3SD0, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; antenna on 
a slide. 

Genus XEOMPHALOIDES Girault. 

This genus is the same as Ootetrasticliella but the scutum ))ears a median groove and 
the club is 3-jointed. 

1. NEOMPHALOIDES STYLATUS new species. 

Female: — Length. 2.20 mm. Abdomen conic-ovate, distad produced into a short 
stylus, the ovipositor extruded a short distance beyond the stylus. Abdomen distinctly much 
longer than the thorax. 

Black, shining, the wings liyaliuc. tlie Si-apc, knees, tibiir and tarsi yellowish Ijrown, 
also the venation. Antenna) long: funicles 1 and 2 subequal, each about two and a third 
tmies longer than wide and distinctly shorter than the long club, 3 a little shorter than 2, 
distinctly longer than the pedicel. First two club joints plainly longer than wide, tlie third 
somewhat shorter, with a distinct terminal nipple. Club as long as the scape. Mandibles 
tridentate, the two inner teeth together. fStignuil vein of moderate length. Second two 
ring-joints very short. Thoracic sulci very distinct. Seutmu with a row of setaj along lateral 
margin, otherwise naked. Propodeum finely wrinkled, tricarinate, rather long, the lateral 
carina forking at apex; an oblique ridge or carina running meso-cephalad from origin of 
the fork of the lateral carina, but not quite complete at either end. Lateral margin of 
jiropodeum carinated. Scutellum with a tinge of metallic green. Abdomen subpetiolate. 

Differs from the genotype in that the stylus of the abdomen is not half as long as in 
that species. The latter is shorter at propodeal meson and has no lateral carina and nearly half 
the body of its abdomen is red. tlie body shiny, the sculpture rather faint. Its other colors 
are also much different. 

From one female caught in jungle, August 20, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensl.-uid. 

Type: No. Hy35f>l, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; liead on a 
slide. 



AVSTBALIAX HYMEKOPTEBA CHAJ.ilDOlDEA, IV.—GISAULT. Zi7 

Genus EPITETRASTIOHUS Girault. 
Thf uame Pentustichoilcs is nalced and witliout standing in nomeuclature. 

1. EPITETRASTICHUS SPECIOSISSIMUS Guault. 

The type specimen was captured in grass iii';ir a canefield, Babinda, October 29, 1911. 
The siith abdominal marginal spot is open laterad, the first at base joined across meson. 
The conical marking of scutum may go only to apex of tliat part. One female, Gordonvale, 
forest, August S. 1914. 

2. EPITETRASTICHUS FLAVIPOSTSCUTELLUM Girault. 

Leiigtb. 1 iiini. Wings liyaliue. 'l'y])e female was captured December 27, 191.3 by 
sweeping in the forest along Cape River; it is on a tag, the head on a slide. 

3. EPITETRASTICHUS XANTHER (Girault). 

A common forest species. Antcu (these memoirs, II), p. 200, line 1 under this species, 
face should read occipul. The species is distinct from nigrivcntris. The thoracic pleura are 
often suifused with dusky, the cross-stripes of alMlomen are regular, often alternately less 
broad or slightly incomplete laterad. Funiele joints subequal to each other and to the pedicel. 
The club bears a short nipple. Propodeum sliort at the meson, there with a median carina. 
A female in the type locality, November S, sweeping edges of a forest streamlet. 

' ' The black stripes across the abdomen are often obscure and suffused. One female, 
Rossville (Cooktown), Queensland, February 23, 1912, sweeping jungle along a roadside 
(A. .4.6.) and another from forest, Mecrawa, Queensland, July 26, 1913 (A.A.G.)'' — A. P. 
Dodd. 

A. EPITETRASTICHUS XANTHER HILLI new variety. 

Like xanthcr but the abdomen lias but tmir i-ross-stripes commencing from proximal 
fourth, at base yellow; the body is smaller ;in(l the postscutellum yellow. Funiele 1 is also 
a little longer than the others, 3 subglobular. .Vnteinnc yellowish, also seutellum. Propodeum 
with a median carina but no true lateral one. 

From one female taken from bushes, October 10, 1913 (G. F. Hill). 

Habitat: Port Darwin, Northern Territory. 

Type: No. By3.59:3, Queensland iluseani, Brisbane, the female on a tag. 

4. EPITETRASTICHUS LONGFELLOWI Girault. 

Synonyms: Eiiontpludoirh s ririilis. Girault; Etiilelrd.slicliiis nympha Girault. 

The median carina of propodeum links only at ajpex and is (juite solid. The abdomen 
has no petiole. Type re-examined. 

The median carina of propodeum in this species and in nympha broadens just before 
distal end into a fork but the latter is solid; the oblong propodeal spiracle is near lateral 
margin, its long axis caudo-cephalad. Both are the same yet the caudal wings in nympha 
are slightly narrower and there is no yellow on the abdomen. The species wneithorax differs 
from both in having the scutum naked and as otherwise indicated. Types re-examined. 

Dark metallic purple; legs bright golden yellow, the cephalic coxs suffused with 
metallic; antennal scape yellow, i)edieel brown, rest black. Wings hyaline. Scutum with 
scattered bristles from setigerous imnctures; median groove of scutum complete, narrow. 
Propodeum moderately short, with fine scaly sculpture; lateral ca-rinio absent; median distinct. 



:238 MEMOIES OF THE QVEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Pedicel slemler; funicle ] little longer than pedicel, fully three times as long as wide; 2 
one half the length of 1, 3 slightly shorter than 2; club somewhat shorter than funicle 1; 
ring-.ioints small about subequal. Notes from the following specimens: 

A female captured from a window at Mirani (Mackay), October, 1911. The abdomen 
in this last specimen was suffused with brown; median groove of scutum complete, very 
narrow; club pale. Compared with type. A female at Ayr, Queensland, forest, November 
•0, 1912. One female, Cooktown, window. February, 1912. 

5. EPITETRASTICHUS VARICOLOR new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.75 mm. 

Golden yellow; occiput, parajisidal furrows, grooves of scutelhmi and propodeum dark 
brownish; abdomen nearly wholly dusky dorsad; legs and antennal seai)e pale yellow, rest 
gC antennae black. Body slender, the abdomen slender, pointed conic-ovate. Median groove 
■ of scutum faint but complete. Propodeum rather short, scaly, with a pair of median carinae. 
Wings hyaline. Flagellum very long and slender, funicle 1 somewhat longest of the funicle, 
twice as long as pedicel, club somewhat longer than any of the funicle joints, the second 
joint a little longer than the first, the third small. 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest, June 13, 1912 (A.A.G.). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3S5o. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head on a 
slide. 

' ' This species is very similar to Aprostocerella helloggi Girault but has only a little 
blackish on cephalic scutum at cephalic margin centrally, the propodeum is wholly black 
(yellow laterad of spiracle in Icelloggi) and somewhat longer at the meson and the pronotum 
is broadly black across the meson nearly to the lateral margins. Only the face of pronotum 
is black in I'elloggi and in this last species the cephalic half of scutum is blackish except along 
jncili;ni line at lateral margins. Tyjies compared." (A. A. Girault.) 

6. EPITETRASTICHUS BICOLOR (Girault). 
Tvtrasticliiix hicolor Girault in aiitea. 
Female: — Length, l.lj.5 nun. 

Black; lower part of face, an area at insertion of wings, postscutellum, basal third 
•or more of abdomen, legs (except base of hind coxa;) and antennal scape golden yellow; pedicel 
dusky, flagellum fuscous; rest of abdomen brownish with darker ci-oss-stripes. Propodeum 
with a median carina. Median groove of scutum not very distinct. Abdomen conic-ovate, 
somewhat wider and longer than thorax. Funicle joints cylindrical ovate. 1 as long as pedicel 
and distinctly longer than wide, 3 a little shorter than 1, the first club joint as long as the 
other two combined. Fore wings broad, hyaline. 

From one female captured by sweeping in strip of jungle, April 16, 1913 (A. P. Dodd), 
"type locality. 

7. EPITETRASTICHUS LONGICLAVUS luw species of A. I'. Uodd. 
Female: — Length, 1.60 mm. 

Agreeing with longfeUoivi Girault but differing as follows: All legs and antennal 
scape and pedicel intense lemon yellow; abdomen almost wholly dark brown, slightly suft'used 
with metallic, funicle 3 only slightly shorter than 1 and a little longer than the pedicel, club 
much longer than funicle 1, the first two dull joints distinctly longer than wide (in longfellowi, 
■the second funicle joint is subequal to the pedicel, 3 distinctly shorter, the original description 



AVSTHALIAN UYMENOPTEEA CHALCIDOIDEA, IT.—GIEAVLI. 239 

lieing erroneous; and sfareoly nioro than halt' as long as 1. the clnb no longer tlian fiiniclf! 
], the first two club joints being wider than long). Propodenm with a weak curved carina 
mesad of the spiracle. Compared with type of lonpfeUoici. 
Hahitiit : Queensland. 

Type: No. JIy25'Jl. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, tlie female on a tag; head on a 
slide. 

« 8. EPITETRASTICHUS FLAVISCAPUS new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.6.5 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the coxa' and femora concolnrous. the tibia:!, tarsi and antennal 
scape, golden yellow, rest of antenni"e black. Wings hyaline. Scutum and scutellum naked. 
Propodenm rather long, coarsely scaly, with distinct median and lateral carina). Abdomen 
ionic-ovate, no longer than the thorax. Pedicel somewhat shorter than the first funicle joint; 
luniele joints subequal, cylindrical ovate, half longer than wide. Club as large as two pre- 
ceding joints united, with a short terminal nipple; last three ring-joints very small. 

From one female captured in jungle, .Tanuary 15, 1914 (X. P. Dodd). 

Bahitiit: Gordouvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Sy:?595, Queensland Museum, Brisliane. the specimen on a fag. tlie head 
on a slide. 

9. EPITETRASTICHUS HETffiRICOS new species. 

Female: — Length. l.SO mm. 

Very similar to siKciosissiinus but diifering in that the large conical marking of the 
scutum is regular (not rather suddenly narrowed at a little over distal half of scutum) and 
extends nearly to apex of scutellum, the prouotum is black except laterad and the caudal margin 
very narrowly (only face of pronotum is black in the other species, not as originally described), 
the hind femur centrally is dark brown, the occiput is all black except ventral border, the 
serobes are black and the hind coxa; exteriorly, the third marginal spot on the abdomen is 
smaller (the first spots joined across meson in both species and situate at base), also each of the 
following spots; and the metapleurum and caudal mesopleurum are black (not so in the other 
species, contrary to former statements). Antenna) dusky black except proximal two thirds of 
scape. The propodenm is a little visible at meson from aboie, bears a very short comjilete 
median carina but no true lateral ones. The cephalic, subquadrate black area on each axilla is 
decidedly longer in this species extending nearly to apex from cephalic margin, longer than wide 
(in the genotype nearly square and extending slightly caudad of middle). Stripe 6 of abdomen 
(just before apex) is merely broadly joined to 5 along the meson. A row of faint punctures 
along lateral margin of scutum in both species. Funicle 3 a little longer than wide. Mandibles 
tridentate. the teeth obtuse. 

From one female caught in forest, .\ugiist 13. 1914. 

Hdhitcl: (iordonvale (('aims). Queensl:ind. 

Type: No. 3yC'.JDG. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag with type of 
spcciosissimus, the head on a slide. The female type of the genotype is on a tag, the head on a 
slide. 

10. EPITETRASTICHUS X-CARINATUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.50 mm. 

Orange yellow, the distal third of scutum (or the ]iart not black), scutellum between the 
lateral grooves, legs and scape pale lemon yellow ; a roinidcd orange yellow area in center of 
scutellum. The following parts black: Head, prothorax, cephalic two thirds of scutum, pro- 
podenm except broadly along the meson and lateral margins of abdomen rather broadly from 
base to distal three fourths; also tip of abdomen ami apex of each parapside. Postscutellum 



O40 MEMOIFS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

lemou yelloAV. Propodeum with an ;X-slmiied iiK'diau carina, the cephalic pair of arms longer 
and curving mesad {i.e. convex, not concave) ; no true lateral carina, the surface scaly. Second 
ring joint very short. Flagellum dusky brownish. Funicle 1 plainly shorter than the club, 
plainly longer than wide, 3 subequal to the pedicel, somewhat longer" than wide. Club witli a 
small terminal nipple. Mandibles trideutate (at least one). Somewhat like Ncomiihaloidella 
salteiisis but the scutellum is not mostly black and so on. 

Prom one female caught at 1,000 feet in jungle, May 27, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Upper Tweed River, New South Wales. 

Type: No. HySS07, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
with slide type of Tetrastichodes susurncs Girault. 

11. EPITETRASTICHUS PILIFORMIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.0.3 mm., extUuliiig u\iiiusiLur which is extruded for two thirds the 
length of the abdomen, the latter conical, a third longer than the rest of the body. Head longer 
than wide, oval. 

Dark metallic green, the knees, tibiie and tarsi pale yellow, the wings hyaline. Pro- 
podeum finely scaly, short at meson, there with a median carina, true lateral carina3 absent but 
a weak carina directly from the spiracle and adjoining a long-oval fovea mesad. Antennae 
slender, filiform, the scape and funicle 1 elongate, the scape the longer of the two; pedicel not 
twice longer than wide at apex, less than half the length of funicle 1 which is subequal to the 
club; funicle 3 over thrice longer than wide, not quite two thirds the length of 1, longer than 
club 1 which is nearly twice longer than wide; club with a minute terminal nipple. Mandibles 
trideutate. Stigmal vein of moderate length. Scutum practically naked. 

Prom one female caught in forest (1,.500 feet), May 17, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Haliitat: Upper Tweed Eiver, New South Wales. 

Type: No. SyS59S, Queensland Museum, E'risbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
slide with slide type of Selitrichmlelln cometes Girault. 

12. EPITETRASTICHUS COBDENI (Girault). 

Tetrastichiis cohdeni Girault. 

Much like bicolor. Propodeum scaly. Ocellar area black ; postscutellum bright lemon 
yellow. Tegulse yellow. Propodeum without true lateral carinas but a convex narrow carina 
just mesad of spiracle, the median carina distinct, its proximal half narrowly prongshaped; a 
line of punctures down lateral margin of scutum, the latter otherwise naked. Tyjie re-examined. 

13. EPITETRASTICHUS DARWINI (Girault). 

Tetrastichus dartcini Girault. 
Median groove of scutum only at cephalic third. The club is long, cylindro-eonie. 
Funicle 3 a little the longest. Face only of pronotum blackish, not the narrow dorsum. Pro- 
podeum with a median carina only, concolorous laterad and caudad of the spiracle. Scutum 
naked or nearly so. Type re-examined. 

14. EPITETRASTICHUS MARGIVENTRIS (Girault). 

Tetrasticlius margittcntris Girault. 

Resembles somewhat NeompliaJoidella irestwoodt which has the abdomen similarly colored 
but the antennae are different. Funicle 1 over four times longer than wide. Scutum naked. 
Type re-examined. It was captured December 1. 1912. 



AVSTHALIJX HyML'X()I'TI-:i;A Cll AIJIDOIDKA, IV .—GIBAVLT. 241 

15. EPITETRASTICHUS SNEITHORAX new sptxit s. 

Ffiiitilf : — Lriit^tli. ].'/>'> mm. 

ljik<' IniHil'i'lldiri liiit the fiimt i-ii.\;i :ilsn iir.-iiii;i- yclluw . together witli tlic tcyiiln. ji.-irt of 
mrxoplciirnm vciitrjui <<( it. )i:iit n1 in('ta|i|i'm\iiii .lIidm' :iml ic plKilail of hind eoxa. .siiles of bns(> 
of abdonuni and vi'iitcr of ;ilpilomcii nlonj; dist:;l li:ilf ; liody otliciwiSLi dark a'noous t;rpoii oxcejit 
si-ajie. tin" ]irdirol .lusky. V'unii-lcs 1 ahil :; inoi'o or li'ss sulici|iial. distiiudly sliortoi- tlian tlic 
cliil). .'! a littlr sliovtcr. loiiyor tliaii tin' iumIi.tI, Scutum Tiakc'cl. 

Di'sriiliod from oiii' female ■■a|ituie<l in ilie jiiiii;le. HeciMiilier 4. 191:^. I .\. P. Doddi. 

Jfdhili'l : ]\iiranda. t^iieeiisland. 

Tiij^i : No. Ifi/'3.'9!>, t^uet'iisiaud Miis.Mnii. lirisliaiie. the al>o\*e F|)eeinien on a tay. the 
head on a slide, 

16. EPITETRASTICHUS POSTSCUTELLATUS new species of Girault ami A. P. Dod,!.- 

Fi'iiinh' : — Length. J.-'<~> mm. 

Black, sntfii.'^ed \^ith hfown. the ]Mistsi'Utelluni lemon yellow, tlie wings hyaline, liie 
alMlomen lirown witli nniny oross-stri]ies of hl.aek, tlie loifs, lower face and antenna^ lemon yellow, 
the hind coxa black. I'rojiodenm with a median carina and im others. Mandibles tridentnte. 
Funiide 1 cylindrical o\al. longest lait not inuch hmgei- than wide. 2 subequal to the pedicel, ?• 
oval, a little longer than wide; clnli with a short terminal spine. Pedicel dnsky aliove. Scntnni 
aTul sciitellnni mit hairy, nearly naked. 

Miih-: — Xot known. 

I'escribed from one female captured by swee|iing forest vegetation, summit of Pyramid 
Mountain (ri.OflO feet). August 17. 191L'. 

Hdhihit: Tilnlgrave Kiver ( (l(u-don\ ale. neai Cairns). Queenslaml. 

Tjipr: Xo. II ti C-aOO. Queensland Mnseniu, I'.risbane. the above specinu'U op. a tag. the 
head on a slide. 

A. EPITETRASTICHUS POSTSCUTELLATUS ATRELLA new variety nf A. P. Doihl. 

FrDKilr: — Length. 1.40 nun. 

Similar to p,:sls,-iil, Ihtl iis ikisIsciiI i Ihil iis (;ivanlt anil Dodd but the thin-ax \\hidly 
unifotanly black. 

Prom one feniah' caphin'd im summit of .M(uint Pyramid. .'i.Onu feet, .\ugnst 17. 1912 
(A.A.G.). 

Tiipc: Xo. //i/'?(;;5?. Queensland Museum. Prishane. the specimen on a tag. 

In both varieties the i-ross-stri|ii s on the abilcDmni .are obscure. 

17. EPITETRASTICHUS 6-GUTTATIVENTRIS new species. 

Ft'iiuih : — Length. 1.30 unu. 

TJlar-k. the legs white except coxa^. proximal two thirds of candal femur, jiroxiinal fourth 
of other femora ami distal two tarsal joints. Sides of abdomen .at base (dorsal half) and three 
elliptical (long axis transverse) sjiots r>n each side of ines(ni dorsad, proximal third from 
base, golden yellow, the spots not prominent, the distal )iair smallest; each S])ot is nearer 
lateral nmrgin than to meson. .\ntenna> wholly Idack; ]iedieel subequal to fnnicle ", funicle 1 
distinctly longer but shorter than the club; funicle .'1 somewhat longer than wide. Club with a 
short bnt distinct teiniinal sjiiue. ioint P, shortest. Projiodenin scaly, moderately short at the 
meson, there with ;i carina, true later.al carina' .absent. Stigmrd vein rather long. Mandibles 
nith two distinct teeth ami a tliiril distim-tlv indic.-ited bnt short and (d>tiise. Second ring-.ioint 
very slnn-t. 

Prom oni' female captured by sweei)iug in forest. May IS. 1914. 

JlahiUif: tJordouvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Tyjic: No. R\i.J602. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the speciuu^n on a tag; head on n 
slide. 

* Probably .a variant of vobdrtii. 

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242 MEMOIBS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

18. EPITETRASTICHUS CRESSONI new species. 

Female: — Lengtb, J.:ju nun. 

Deep orange yellow, the iibdomeii with three dusky erossstripes uithiu proximal half, 
tlie first some little (listaiice out from b:ise. the distal one about across the middle. Funicle and 
club black. Tiji of scape and <lorsal i)edicel dusky. Wings hyaline.. Tip of valves of ovipositor, 
enter of jwonotum (including the neck), teguUf and a minute dot at extreme latero-caudal 
auglo of pronotuni, dnsky lilackish. Jlai:dibli"s tridentate. Pedicel rather long, snbequal to 
funicle 3 which is distinctly longer than \vi<h'. Funicle 1 about one and a half times longer than 
wide, somewhat longer than the pedicel, subequal to 2, shorter than the club whose third joint 
is shortest and with a terniiiuil s]iiiu>. Club 1 a little shorter than funicle 3. Postscutellum 
Ic-mon yellow. Propodeum scaly, uitliout liilcral carina", the median ]ivesent. C()ni]ileto. not long. 

Prom one female captured in forest, ilay 20, 1914. 

Tlaltitat: Gordouvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy :i60J, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the female on a tag; head on a slide. 

Xamed for Kzra 'I'oivnsend Cresson. 

19. EPITETRASTICHUS BURMEISTERI now species. 

Finuilr: — Length. 1 mat. 

Dark metallic ]nnpli'. Ilir wings hyaline, the legs (except ]iroxinuil half of cuxa>), a little 
over ]iroximal half of abrlonii n ami the antenna! golden yellow, the yellow of abdomen dorsaii 
with three purple cross-stripes, the ]u-oximal one f.aiuter. Funicle joints subequal, subglobular, 
a little wider than long, shorter than the jiedicel; club large, ovate, its third joint short, wider 
than long, shorter than the stout terminal sjiine. Third tooth of mandible much shorter, obliquely 
truncate, the outer two rather long, acute. Tegula golden yellow. Prcqiodeum short at the 
meson (I'arina,' not seen). 8tigmal vein short. I'ostericn- wing with six lines of discal cilia where 
widest. Distal three ring- joints very short. 

From oi.e female labelled " I't. Darwin. 1(1 Idl:). Fmest. C. l". Hill." 

IhiJiildl: Port Darwin. Northern Territory. 

Tiijif : No, ilif J(!''f. (^neeuslancl Museum. Brisbane, the sjiei-imen on a tag. the head on 
a slide. 

Detlicated to llerniann bairuieistei'. 

(il-xi-s (,>rAlii;AS-i'|('|I|-s (iirault. 
1. QUADRASTICHUS SANNIO i^irault. 

'tins specii s belongs to tiie genus F<ii(ipn>.-ilijfctiis which see. 

2. QUADRASTICHUS FUSCUS (Oirault). 
Length. (l.Tn mm. .I/Wni. under this sjiecu'S. line 4. riiifi-juiiit.s should be in the singular 
nn!nber. 'I'lie tyjie is on a slide and was collected from a window, March 20. 1913. The original 
description is in error in regnrd to funicle .'! whirl', is also ring-like but larger than 2. 

liK.xrs .\Ki).\IIMi.\l.()llilOLL.\ (iirault. 
1. NEOMPHALOIDELLA KURANDENSIS (Girault). 

From .l/i/o.v/oci /«.s. The tyjies are live females on a card and .-i slide with appendagi's. 
They were reared from br.acouid coccxjus. Head with scattered thimble imiu'tures. In the male, 
the femora are paler, the antennie with four funicle, two club joints. The female measures 
2 mm. 

l'ro|iodeum of moderate length, the lateral carina f(U-ked at apex, the fork solid. The 
juinctures of head .are on the Ncrtex nnd dorsal half of face. At the ventral emi of each 



AUSTHAIJAS HYMKSOrTKliA ill A LCI DU IDEA. ll.—GIEAULT. 243 

<'ye, the face is ueutly intlrxoil, the povtinn \oiitr;ul being ou a Imver level than the dorsal 
part (the latter bearing the imuetiues). The caudal femur is coiieolorous, the others luon; 
or less fuscous. Second two ring-joints \ery tiliort. Segment 2 of abdomen reticulated. 
Face narrows below tlie eyes (cephalic asjiert) somewhat as in Atoposoma liut the vertex 
is not elevated. A uuinlier of females wi'ix' icared .luly j, 1912 from Aixintrlcs cocoons ou 
a blade of grass, forest. (ionli>n\ ale. ijueensiaiid. Types re-examined. 

2. NEOMPHALOIDELLA SULCATA ...•« species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Fcinolr: — Length, 2..j0 mm. 

The same as (Vtiin but tiie femora also concolorous, tlie tibite l>rownish. Pedicel and 
rest of antennae black. Median groove of scutum I'omplete. F'rdpodenm ilistinetly tricarinate. 
the spiracle laterad of the lateral carina. Pedicel of usual length (as in iiii<_u). but the 
ilagellum stouter, the distal funicle joint distinctly shorter than the i)roximaI, about a fourth 
longer than the pedicel; funicle 1 somewhat over twice longer than wide; joint 2 intermediate 
in length. Agreeing otherwise with wmd. M.-mdibles fridentate. Club ])lninly .'J-jointeil, with 
a short, terminal seta, the first joint longest, longer than wide. 

Desi-ribed from one fenmle caught by sweeping gra-s ami foliage on edge of jungle, 
along the Mulgrave Ki\er. ilarch 30, lOPJ (A. A. Girault). 

llaliilal : Xorthern Queensland ((iordouv.ale, near Cairns). 

Type: Xo. TIijJGOJ. (Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head on a slide. 

Later, a female iias fouml from Tliursday lsl:ind, Torres Strait, collei'ieil in forest, 
ilar.'h n. lilts. 

3. NEOMPHALOIDELLA METALLICA icw .species of Girault and A. P. Dudd. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm. 

Color .'IS in Kjiitelriislielms loinifelloin. metallii- green. Wings hyaline. Median groove 
of scutum complete. Scutum and scutellum without bristles. Propodeuni I'ather long, with 
a distinct neck, shining, rugose, cariiuited posteriorly; median and lateral carina) present, 
distinct. Antenna- as in longfeUniei hut tin' first ring-joint is distinctly larger than the other 
two. 

Described from one female caught by sucrping in lu'art of jungle, 1..~)(lil feet, September 
12, 1913 (A, P. Dodd). 

Ihihiliil: Xorthern (Queensland (Kur:imia. near (_'airns).. 

Tfipe: Xo. Ihi^tiOlJ. Queensland Museum. ISrisbaue. the above specimen (Ui a tag. the 
head on a s!i<le. 

'' Tlie propodeuni in this spc-cii-s bears seseral irregular, weak carina', both longi- 
tuilinal anil transverse and laterail of the lateral carina is rugidose; the irregular carina- 
are not nnnierou^, mipst of the space betweiMi medi:iu and lateral carina; polished." (A. A. 
tiirault). 

4. NEOMPHALOIDELLA 10 Guault. 

One feiuale. forest. Mount Pyramid oiijiosite (iordonvale, (Jneensland, 2,.500-;!,0(.>0 feet, 
-lune 2, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

" This specimen difl'ereil from tlie ty|«' in Inning the marginal stripe <if abdomen 
nuich broader; also funicle 3 w:is barely as long as the pedicel. The type antenna has funicle 
■i only a little longer than the pedicel, not much longer as given in the original description." 
(A. P. Dodd). 



244 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

5. NEOMPHALOIDELLA PERPULCHRA hlw species. 

Female: — Length, ].3o mm. 

Dark aeneous greeu, the wings hynluio; the iioad (except occiput medially above), 
pronotum (except at meson), proplenra, tegulae, legs (except proximal third of hind eoxas)- 
and abdomen, intense lemon yellow, also apex of ])cdu-el, the antenna} otherwise dark blackish 
green. Abdomen with three metallic green cross-stripes close together (commencing at 
proximal fourth) and joined more or less along the meson and along each margin, the- 
ihird stripe at meson giving off a sliort mesal longitudinal stripe which proceeds distad to a 
level with two round spots on each side of the meson (at about a]iex of proximal three 
lonrths); a rather broad, dark green stripe across just before tip of abdomen. Propodeuni 
similar in sculpture to rest of thorax, short at the meson; a pair of median carina; diverging 
at once and following the caudal margin; propodeal spiracle in an ovate impression, there 
being no true lateral carinse. Mandibles tridentate, the two outer teeth acute. Pedicel 
longer than any of the funicle joints of which 1 is longest, somewhat longer than wide, 3 
distinctly wider tlian long, 2 somewhat wider than long; club rather stout, without a 
conspicuous terminal nipple, practically with none at all. A line of obscure thimble punc- 
tures along lateral margin of scutiuu and on the scutelUim just outside (laterad) of the 
first groove. 

Described from one femal<> caught by sweeping foliage in forest, ^^»•ember ;;o, lOi:'. 

(A. A. Girault). 

Hahiiiit : Northern Queensland (tiordonvale near Cairns). 

Type: No. Ey360~, Queensland :\luseuni, Brisbane, the above female on a tag, the 
head on a slide. 

6. NEOMPHALOIDELLA PARVULA new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1 mm. 

Very dark metallic green, the coxai and femora coucolorous, rest of legs and aiitennal 
scape golden yellow, rest of auteiuuc dusky black. Fore w-ings broad, hyaline. Abdomen 
short, triangular, the apex of the triangle ventrad. Scutum and seutellum naked; median 
groove of scutum very narrow. Propodeum short and broad, sculptured like the rest of the 
tliorax, with a median carina. Pedicel suliequal to funicle ?> which is not twice as long as 
wide, 2 subequal to 3, 1 somewhat sliorter; cluli nearly as long as the funicle, first two clul) 
joints subecjual; ilagellum with s]iarse long, thin hairs. 

From one female taken in jungle, SOU feet, Septemlier 13. 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eaiitat : Kurauda, Qneeuslaud. 

Type: No. TTySGOS. Queensland ^luseiim. Brisbane, the feni;ile on a tag. the head 
on a slide. 

7. NEOMPHALOIDELLA BRUNNEA new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Frnuilc: — Length, l.(i.5 mm. 

Biscuit brown; the occiput, scutum, center of seutellum and dorsum of alidonu'u 
darker; margins of eyes, legs (except hind coxa') and antennal scape pale lemon j'ellow,. 
rest of antennte yellow-brow'n. Wings hyaline. Abdomen nearly twice as long and somewhat 
wider than the thorax, convex above, straiglit beneath. Scutum and seutellum naked; 
nu'dian groove of scutum complete, distinct. Propodeuni not long, sculptured like the rest 
of the thorax, with a pair of median carin:e. Pedicel no longer than funicle 3, 1 a little the 
longest, not much longer tlian wide, (did) as long ;is t\vo preceding joints united, without a 
terminal spine; first club joint as long as the other tA\o combined. 

From one female cnptur(>d swi'e|iiug ahuig jungle edged forest streamlet, .laiiuarv 3. 
li>^P, (A. P. Dodd). 

Ifahilat : (lordonvale (Cairns). (^ue<'iishuid. 

Typi: No. I{y ?i:ii'>. Queensland Tvluscuni, Brisbane, the specimen on a fag; head on. 
a slide. 



AUSTL'.UJAX lIYMF.\(ll-n-:i:A CIlAI.CinolDEJ. li'.—GlRAVLT. 213 

8. NEOMPHALOIDELLA FLAVICORNIS mw specits of A. P. DoU.I. 

Frniair : — Length. \.o nun. 

l);trk nii'talUc green, the aliiliiinen livdwiiish. the lefjs ;iuii antennal si-a(ie golden yellow. 
•i-est 1)1 .ititeniia' yellow-brown. .Meiliaii yruove uf SL-utuni very narrow, ineoniplete. Scutum 
.■;nil siMitelluin nakeil. Tro|inili'nni liiiely scaly, short at the nn'son, with a median carina. 
.\bd(nnen a little longer than head ami thcrax united. Wings hyaline, ilaudibles tridentate. 
Pedicel and fuuicle Joints subeijual. eai-h two thirds longer than wide; club somewhat wider 
than fuuicle. twice as long as wide, with a short nijijde; first two club joints aliotit eiiual, 
3 smaller; secon<l and tliinl ring jmnts sm.-ill, 

l''i(rni (.ne female captured liy sweeiiiiig |ungli' along roadside. Rossville, February I'ij. 

\:n-j I .\.A.(i.). 

Iliihitiit: EobSviUe (Cooktown), C^ueensland. 

Ti/pc: No. HiiiClO. Queensland Museum. Piisbaiie. the siiecimen on ;l tag; lu'ad on 
a slide. 

9. NEOMPHALOIDELLA QUADRIFASCIATA new species. 

Ft niiilr: — Length. li.^O nun. 

liolderi yellow, the wings liyalini'; ajiex ' of par.ipsides and of .axilla;, propodeum and four 
\ery distinct, lather narrow crossstr-pes on abdomen, jet black, the abdominal stripes distri- 
buted o\ci' most of the doisum. .M.iiidiblcs tridentate. Fuuicle joints not long. Centia- ot 
occijHit black. L.ist two ring-joJiiIs very sliurl. Propodeum \Mtli a median carina, tlie lateral 
carina- most probably absent. 

Fiiim one female rean-d from gall on wattle, .January s. PJ14 i.\. P. l>o'iii). 

lU'bituI : (iordonv.ale (Cairns). (|)ueensland. 

Tyi>f: Mo. IJiiJtil]. Queensland Jluseuni. ISrisliaiie, the female on a tag. 

10. NEOMPHALOIDELLA BOUSSINGAULTI new species. 
FciiKiIv: — Leugth. 1.-3 mm. 

•Similar to qiutdii fascial a but more robust and tla' cephalic imirgin of scutum except 
at eaidi end .-iiid a spot on base of scutellum at meson are also black; abso the apex of e;icli 
liar.apside is nnue broadly black and more than half of each axilla. The black markings 
.are submetallic in both species. The spi.t on the scutellum is longer than wide and does 
not extend to the first groove. Scape dusky :it distal half, pedicel so above at base; rest of 
antenna dusky ; fuuicle joints subquadrate, subequal. each somewhat shorter than the pedicel. 
I'vopoileum with a median carina and no othms. 

From one specimen taken in foresi . l..'nii feet, .lune _. PM:'. i A. P. Doild). 

Hiibital: Mount Pyramid ^l:;lirns), (Queensland. 

Tiipi: Xo. Ilij.'iili. (Queensland .Miisinim. Ji'risbaiie. tin- specimen on a t;ig. 

11. NEOMPHALOIDELLA PALLIDICAPUT new species. 
Fiinalv: — liength. LI', mm. 

Black with a sulnnel.illic luslrc. I he wings hyaline; nj.per occiput dark; legs except 
most of hind co-\a. the head, the abdomen an. I the antenntn, pale lemon yellow. Distal third 
of abdomen metallic gnvu and two lathci broad cross-stripes of same in the intermediate 
tliinl of s.-Mur-. also -I lets distini-t cross stri|ie still lartlicr proximad; prepectus and vicinity 
o1 ^^ing insertion also lemon yello\\. Antenna- sullused with dusky; pedicel suliequal to 
funicle 1 which is distinctly longer th;in wide. sube(|ual to i, 3 somewhat shorter; club with 

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MEMOIUS OF Till-: QfEKSSLAMl M f SF.VM . 



:i teriiiiiiMl sc(:i. MiuuUbl.'S triiK-iitiitc. I'lciiiodtnim ^luat at the niescm. wiilcniiiy l^itcrad. 
\vitli a median carina wliic-h forks at aiiex and runs ah.ng the caudal margin strongly, hiterad 
turning straight ccidialad forming a lateral carina which runs directly into the minute, round 
sj.iracle at ce|ihali<' margin. Prnimdcum ixdygonally lined, the sculjiture different from the 
usual tine longitudinal sheening |peculiar to the subfamily. Scutellnm and ].ostscutelhnn 
lirnwnish, tin- toinier so only around the margins. 

From one female, forest. February K;, 3912 yX. M. Lea and A.A.G.'). 

llaJiitdl : Clordonva'ie (Cairns). Queensland. 

Tiijx : Xo. ByiClS. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the s|iecimen on a tag; liead on a 
slide. 

12. NEOMPHALOIDELLA SEMIFLAVICEPS new species. 

/■•riiKih : — Length, 1.2.3 mm. Slender, llie iibdonuMi conical, hmger than rest of body. 

Dark metallic inir]ile. the wings hyaline, the legs concolorous except knees, tibiic and 
tarsi, \Ahich together with the propleura, head (except occiput) above antenna; (orange yellow ) 
End the pronotnm centrally on each side of meson (the latter broadly concolin-ous) bright 
lemon yellow. The yellow on pronotmn is separated from the yellow of propleura i-ather 
narrowly. AntennEe dusky. Base and sides of abdomen slightly yeHowisli. Funicle joints 
snbequal, each slightly longer than wide, somewhat shorter than the pedicel; club with a 
small terminal seta; funicle 2 nai-rowi'r tlian the others. JIandibles with three distinct teeth 
which are normal. Propodeum very short, apparently without carina*. 

From one female captured in forest. August 2. 19K1 ( .\. P. Dodd). 

Hdliitol : (iordonvale (Cairns), (^neenslanil. 

Tiil'c: Xo. JJy'?61l, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female rni a tag: head on a 



slide. 



A species somewhat like J i»osloc( tus iiumUninx ami pnrjinmix, more like the latter. 



13. NEOMPHALOIDELLA VIRIDISCAPUS new species. 

Fcimilc: — Length. 2 mm. or nearly. Long and slender, the abdinnen longer than the 
rest of the body. 

Bright golden yellow, the wings hyaline, conspicuously marked with bright metallic green 
as follows: A niargiiml strijie on abdomen broken into spots of various sizes from base to distal 
three fourths;'" a long line on abdomen from apex to middle along ventrodateral aspect; median 
line of abdomen (purplish) rather broadly from base to distal three fourths; two narrow cross- 
stripes on ;didonien (excluding one annind base) near base; extreme tip of abdomen; ocellar 
area; center of orci|;ut; si-utelluni ( xci']it laterail of serond. groove; a large peltate area with 
an enuirginate ciui.lal 01:11011; :it little li ss Hum -i-iiha !i<- ii:ilf of s. iifiun :ind not extending 
hiterad to nmrgins, the hitter left rather broadly yellow ; ce]ih:ilic ajiex of each jiarapside rather 
bro;idly and a dot .pist ce|ilial;i(l of it on pronotinn ; ce]ihalic half of each axilla; propodeum 
excejit later;nl of |io.stscutellum (cephalad of sjiiracle) ; niPtaplenrnm. metaventer, caudal 
pcntion of nn>so|ileunnu and niesoventer; sca|ie. pedicel ;ibove at proxiiniil half, funicle joints 
and base of firsi (dull joint. I 'lojiodeuni short at meson, wider laterad. without a lateral carina. 
Funicde joints slout, 1 slightly longer tlnm wide. '.<, slightly wider than hnig. Jifandibles triden- 
(;ite. Pedicel rather long, longer Hum :my of the fnnicle joints. Tip of o\ i|iosit(n' bl:ick. 

From one fenmie i-:i]itnred in forest, .\|iril IS. 19M (A. P. Dodd). 

Htiltildl: ('Inncuri'v. l^neenshmd. 

Till" : Xo. Hii :t>l'>, (^net-iisl;ti;d Museum. Hiisbaue. the s|iecimeii on :i t:ig. 

" On clor.^al n'-i t of C(mr-^e : all descriptions refer to this ;xspect unless particularly mentioned othcrwist-. 



ArsTi;.iLi.L\ !/) M/:\(ii'Ti:ir: ( ii mj iixiiuka. i\ .--<;ii;.\i i.r. i'i7 

14. NEOMPHALOIDELLA NIGRICLAVA i.. w sp.xics. 

F( mall : — Iji'iiuth. l.d,"; tiiiii. 

Dark iiMiri.\is -rcMi tlic untrutv.v Hliilr. H„. ,-l,il, l.lark; knees, riliiie and tarsi wliile, ilie 
wiui^s li\ aline; seeoii.l Hiu riiiy |<Hiifs \erv short: funiele :; a, little shortc i- than tin' (itliprs 
nhii-h are a little slim-ter th.au tlie ]ie,lH-el anil al.(.nt .a fenrtli lonycr than wide; elul) uith a 
small terminal s|.ine. Mandihli^s iridentale, l'i(,|.(Hlenm shnjl at the mesim. with a flat median 
(■:iriim. lateral cariiae and :i (•Hi\e.|, ri,\i\v\ r.arina l,etv\een I he two. Median yroore of scutum 

ecmijilete. Sentnm naked. Vahesel cu ipnsitcr s( u hat extrnded. The iisnal Hne t<'trasti(diine 

seiil|itiire. 

Fntw ene female ea|itnre(l ia finest, .lannary If. |ill.'; l.\. I', Hiiddl. 

lltllnlal : Inulmm, Qneenslarnl. 

Ti/pr: Nil. //(/ /n'/o'. (jlm'ensland ^rnsellln. Hrishane, the s|iei-i)nen mi a ta;;; he.ad iin a 
slide. 

15. NEOMPHALOIDELLA NOMADIS new spe, ns. 

Fiituilr: — Ijeiii^tli. I. I'll nun. 

\'oiy similar to lyindisrapiis Ciranit Init ilitTerine m the following |.arl ii-nhirs : Tli.' 
head is wlmlly yellow eM-e|,t center iif oiripnt olisnirely. the liody is smaller, the alidomen imt 
i»>arl\- fwii-e the length of tlie thor.a.N only a little longer, the axilla;, scutelliiin and |iaraiisides 
are wholly nR'tallii- green. tl;e alidomen lieais five iross-stripes (the' first two narrower) from 
lia.se to a)iex (the first not eonnted as at base); no medi.an eolored line on alnlnmei) ; th.> 
metapleni'inii is yellow only arross from insertirm of fore wine; only the jiedii-el is distinctly 
in-irkeil with metallic green. Otherwise .alioiit the same, f'nnicle joints all a little wider than 
long. .Mesopostscutellnni lemon yellow. 

I'roin two females captured in toiest, .\pril 111. i;>14 (A. 1". l.)odd). 

Iliihihil: ( 'lonciirry, (^)neenslanil. 

Ti/pi : No. Till ?i:i7. (^neenslanil Miisenm. lirisliane. one of the specimens on a tag with 
tyjie of riri/lisrapiifi. 

16. NEOMPHALOIDELLA SALTENSIS ni w species. 

]■'< iitiih : — Length, f..5U mni. 

Or.ange ov reddish yellow, the alidomen and leiis yellowish lirowii, also the scapt; and 
head; u|iper half of occiput, flagellnin. tiji of sca]ie alnwe and meson of pronotum broadly, black, 
the other parts m.arked netirly like sih' iisis except that the aluhnnen is uiargiiu'd with black 
along a little over proximal half only (not to the distal Mack as in tiiUtn.si.s). the distal end of 
each niarginal strijie broken in one or two places so tli.at tlieri? appear to be one or two 
m;irgin:il spots caud.ad. rostscnlellnni li'iiiini yellow. |iiopi,deLim black, orange laterad of the 
siiiracle. Scntellnm l.aterad of first gniiwcs distinctly snifiised with reddish. The abdomen is 
not conical as in sil irt(.\is yet longer than the thor.av. i 'lopodi iiin shoi-t at the meson, with a 
]iair of meiliaii caiina* bnt no otiieis. I'entral friisl iiin shaped bhick marking on scutum at 
cephalic half: ;i black s]iot mi caiido latei a 1 angle of |.rmiiitnm. I'lnb with !i terminal sjiui. 
Fnnicle I snliei|n:il to the club. :i distinctly longer than the rather long pedicel. 2 intermedial <- 
between 1 and ::. the latter twice Imiger th.aii wide. Median gimwe of scutum delicate. Teeth 
of m.andibles not distinctiv separated as ieg:irds the last two. 

From one female cajitnred in forest. .March .".I. llH 1. 

IliihiUit: (!ordon\-:ile (Cairns). (^) iisl.ind. 

Typr: No. HyS6l-S, (.Queensland Mnsinim. Ibisliane. the specimen on a tag; heail on a 
slide. 



24S ilKMOJUS OF Till-: (JI'KFXSL.IX II ill'SFl'M. 

IT. NEOMPHALOIDELLA BREVIS n.w speclos, 

Fi male: — Lcnytli, ((.."i i. 

|i:irk MU't;;llii' nii'i'ii. the wiiiys liyaliiie, the leys. ]iroxini;il tliinl of alxlimiiMi. Iii-ail and 
antciuui- jiak" Iciaoii yc'llin\. Cauilal coxa metallic yreen. Distal t\NO fimicle joints ((iiadrate, 1 
a little loiifjer tliaii wide, a little shorter than the ni'dii-el. Mandibles delicate, tridentate. 
IVdicel above at base and distal (dnb joint dnskv. l'rii|iodi'nni \ ery short, with an olisenre 
median carina, trne lateral carinat absent, the s|>ira(de minute, central. Chili with a sinall ni|>iile. 
•Vbilomen abiiut as loni; ;ts the thorax. 

I'honi one fenia le ca|il ured by suee|iiin; err.ss in t'o)'ist. .\|iiil N. 1914. 

Jltiltihil : (iordonvale ((bairns), Qneenshnnl. 

Ti/lir: Xo. llii IGl'.l. (jneeusland .Mnsenni, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head ou a slide. 

18. NEOMPHALOIDELLA GLUCKI n.w species. 

Ft/nude: — Length. l.l-"i nun. 

Dark metallic iuu|ih' bla.-k. the scape, pedicel. Ie:;s and abdinneri ii.ale lemon yellow, the 
abdomen margined down each side with jmrple from base to distal three fourths and with four 
crossstri|ies commencing at proximal fonrtli. the fourth stripe across between the ends of the 
margimal pnr|ile; just ilistad of ends of marginal purple is a marginal dot. Extreme tip of 
abdomen ]inr]jle, the base yellow. Pedicel a little dusky, rest of auteuua dusky blaek. Fuiiicle 
joints subequal, each a half longer than wide and somewhat longer than the pedicel; second 
two ring-joints very shorl. Club distinctly .jointed, with a short terminal spine, the middle joint 
longest, slightly shorter than fnnicle :;. the proximal joint subequal to piedicel. Mandibles 
tridentate. Propodeiim without true lateral carina^, short at the meson. 

From one female captured by sweeping in forest, second growth. May 22. 1914. 

IhfhUitl : Cordonvale (Cairns), (^ncenslaiiil. 

Type: No. Hii J6.'i'l, (Queensland .Museum. P.iisbaiie. the fi'inale on a tag; head on a slide. 

Dedicated to Clivisto]iher von Oluck. 

19. NEOMPHALOIDELLA SCHILLERI ne^v species. 
Female: — Length. I iniu. 

Similar to Apinxloeehts larAabs Hiranlt but the abdomen is margined all aronini with 
metallic purple and there are no other markings exce]>t a cross-stripe a little before tip; also 
the femora are wholly coiu-ohn-ons and the antenna' all white except the purplish club and base 
of pedicel. The fnnicle joints are all short, snbeijual to the pedicel yet distinctly longer than 
wide. Club with a distinct nijiiile. Twn outer teeth (d' mandible acute, equal. Projiodeuni 
without lati'ral carinie. short at the meson. 

Prom inie female captured Mtirch (i, 1!)14 (.\. P. Dodd). .Jungle. 

Ilabilal : Cooktown. (jueenslaihl. 

Tilin: Xo. Hii~fi:l. (Queensland .Mnsinni. Prisbane. the specimen on a slide \\ith the 
ty)ie of I'tijisen.i midrieolor (iirault. 

Dedii-ated to t hi' | t Frederick Schiller. 

20. NEOMPHALOIDELLA MARGINATUS ((iirault). 

Telrastifhtis iiiartji iiat us (iirault. 

The a|iex (d' abdonii'ii is metallic purple including the tip of the o\ipositor valves. 
.Xnteiiii.i pah' yellow, Piopodemn without lateral carina', .-^cntum naked. Type re-examined. 



AUSTJ.AIJAX jn Mi-:\()i'T/<irt ciiAiA ii)i)II>i:a. n .-cLUAi'i.r. lmd 

21. NKOMPHALOIDELLA OCTOGUTTATA n. u siKci.s. 

F,iiHih:- l.rii:;tli, !.|."i nun, A lulcnnni |.i.inli'il. .■,niu- n\:ili-. Slriidci'. 

lilnck Hitli thr nsinil srn l| jt ni i', llic win^s liynliiic. ilic si-npc, tiliiu-. t;lr^i anil must iif 
liis' Iwii |i:iiis nf liinoi:!. |i:il<- y.'i l..\\ isli. 1 lii' nliiloinini xenlrail tJiiMc'ii yellow cxc-c'iit ulcin^- 
iTH'siHi. aliiAi' l.lnrk \Mtli a ^.ililrn yrlloH s|,(,( at liasi' nMitnilly ; four smallrT S]iots {wider 
tliaii lony ) ini I'ai'h si.lc of nirsmi Mian-o>il\ -,o|iaratoc| liy a tliin liho'k Tiiodian s(ri[pi' liut 
iho lil-sl I'ail' olisi-nri'ly ^o l and a ratlicn' liidad cross stri jio a short distanci' liidorc ti|.. yoldori 
yellow; the four spots nniforndy distidnded ln-t ween the liasal spot aud the distal 
stripe. Kuniidi' joints slender, over Iwice Ioniser than wide, snlieipnal, longer than the |iedii'el. 

Clul) witli ,-1 distnn-t leii al spine. .MandiMes hnlealate. Seroinl two li no - joi iits May short. 

J'ropodeum very slant .at nii son. uid e hiteiad. ninn'ai in.-ite hut l.atiuad with two (d)liqiu", 

-\vedsi'slia|ieil inipiessions iwideiaul rephal.ad) inn row ly si'p.araled. the separatiu^' riilye havin;.; 

the appear.anrc of .a I rue lateral carina: tile l ti'. round spiiarle is in tlie l.atia-.al of these two 

impressions whn-h do not extend .piife lo (a'phain- niaiyin cd' propodenm. 

Kroni .uie teni.ale eanyld iseelh uis s\ieepin;.s. May II. I f i U l.\. \'. Do.ld). 

Ihihil.il: Mnrwdlumliali, .\(W S,.nlli W.airs, 

Tii/ii : .\cp. JliiJi:.'J. (^lueejisl.aud Museiun, 1 Insliaiu'. the sperinien on a tas; head anil 
xdidoiuea on a slide. 

(li--,-rs 'I'KT|;AST|iMIKI.I,.\ dirault." 
1. TETRASTICHELLA PALLIDIVENTRIS new species. 

F' ntiilr : — l.enoth. 0.7."^ mm. Slender. I'ostai.areinal \eiii barely ileveloped. 

I'd.aek. the winys hyaline, the liead, .intenna'. alidomen and let;s ^ ery ]iale yellow, the 
alidomen witii four veiy faint rmss stii|iis of dusky, tia' tirst ami last rather far from their 

'I'speetiM' Is of tile ley Stii^inal \eiii lather loiie. I lie marginal ciila of fore wiug not 

short, dislinrlly sumewliat loiiyei tliaii iisn.al (ahoul one sixlli of greatest wing width). Pro- 
lio.leum Willi :i distiuet median rariiia. no line lateral ea I i lae. sraly ; a loop like cairilia direetly' 
from s|tiraide, l''iiii)rle joints witli sparse, \ery long, line liairs. all long, :i twii'e longer than 

wide, a little siiorti r than the sliort iduli, (di longer than llie pedieel, somewhat shorter than 1 

or '2. rinl, with a long, distinel lermina! spine. .Maiidililes tridentate. .Abdomen longer thati 
the thoi.aN. I'edieel ,a littli' longer than wid.' al apex. Seeond two ring-joints extrenndy short, 
tlie Hrst large, distjuet. 

l-'rom one female eaiiglit in jungle. .Inly II, 11*11. 

lliihiliil: (iordiunale iCairiis), i^lneeiisland. 

Tiipi : -\'o. Ill/ JilJ-!. (^Iiieensland Museum. I'.risbane. tlie speeinieu on a tag; head on a 
slide. 

2. TETRASTICHELLA FASCIATELLA tbr.udt. 

This is the eorreet new name proposed for T'l nisi iriiiis fiisi'uil ii.s (C.irtinll) and not 
:is in (iHit'ii. p. L'.".s. 

3. TETRASTICHELLA FLAVELLA n. w speeies of dirauU and A. r. Iiodd. 

Fciiuilc: — Length. 1.50 aim. 

I'nifonn honey yellow, the legs ami auteiinai , onrolorons ; eyes tiud ortdli garnet. Wings 
hyaline. Propodeum short. Pedn-el disiinnly haiger than funiele 1; fuiiiide Joints snbe(|ual, 
a.!' a little longer than wide; seeond rbib |oint longer than lirsl. Hist ring.Jouit not very small, 
second and third minute. 

Fnun one lemale r.aught on foliage ol Kiiea ly pi us, forest, Oetoluu' 11. HH:: i.\.A.(i.). 

Hahiliil: (lordoinale (Caiiiis). iLineeiislaiid. 

Tiiiir: No. Ilii Jii.'i. (^Ineensiand Mii>eiiin, Prist aiie, tlie speeinii a a tag; head on a 

slide. 

' ' .Sfe .S!tiili>/n<js!'/i!n'''ll(t. 



.'5(1 



MKMOIUS OF Till-: ()1'I-:E\SI..ISI> Ml'^El'M. 



4. TETRASTICHELLA TRICOLOR mw species. 

Fiiiiiili: — Longtli. 1 nitii. 

Dark l.rown, tlip legs ii-xi-eiit iimsi uT liiiid icixa ) anil scape pale yellow; luuer lialf 
(il iaCP and ventral margin of oe.-i|>iit lemon yellow; abilomen golilen yellow, bearing four 
cross-stripes of fuscous beginning a little ilistad of pr;)\-imal third: tlie first three of thesp 
stripes are so close together and m. niiuli dilfn^ed as to form what apjiears to be one broad 
fnscons stripe across the abdomen at aljoni middle; the fourth strijie is midway between 
apex and the third stripe (or distal margin of the broad stripe). Propodeum with a median 
carina and no others, scaly reticiUale. Stigmal vein long, the postmarginal absent. Wings 
liTaline. Second two ring-joints i-xtremely short, hidden between the first and funicle 1. 
Pedicel and funicle joints siileijnal, the funicle joints sulir|nadrate or else slightly longer 
than wide. Mandibles trideutate. 

From rme female reared fnnn }iiiscellaneous galls on Kncalyptus, November, 1912. 

Hcilitnl : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 2653, Queensland Museum, P.risbane. the specimen on a slide. 

OkaUS APK()S'rOrKKRI,LA fiirault. 
1. APROSTOCERELLA KELLOGGI Girault. 

Length. 1.3.5 mm. Fnnn-ic- 1 slightly shorter than the pedicel, sligiitly longer than 2 
or 'i. Propodeum short, with a nu'dian carina. The type was captured by sweeping along a 
jungle path and consists of a female on a tag and a slide with the head. The abdomen 
appears to have but three cross-strijies. Tyjie re-examined. 

2. APROSTOCERELLA 10 Ginudt. 

A female, type locality', jungle, .lune 29. This s]iecinK-n was metallic juirple. Propodeum 
without lateral carina?, the median cariute cuniplete. Scape more in' less dusky. First ring- 
joint much the longest. 

3. APROSTOCERELLA FLAVA Girault. 

I have vm-ified the median gri.n\ed li t sciiinm for the tyj'e fenmle. 

4. APROSTOCERELLA FULGENS new species. 

FemaU : — Length, l.SO mm. 

Brilliant golden yellow, the broad tore w uigs hyaline; face of pronotnm. ce]ihalic 
margin of propodenm and three cross-stripi s on abdomen jet black ; first cross-stripe of abdomen 
at apex of about proximal third, narrow, widely interrupted at the meson, the second broader, 
complete, the third abbreviated laterad. A minute marginal dot precedes the first cross-stri]*. 
Tip of abdomen and ovipositor conccdorous. Funicle and club dusky black; scape and pedicel 
concolorons. The latter dusky at base above; three distal Ting-joints extremely short, first 
long; pedicel oliconic, subequal to funicle 2 which is longest, 1 shortest, barely longer than 
wide, H intermediate between 1 and 2; club with a -^liort terminal spine which is distinct. 
Mandibles tridentate. Club two thirds or more the length of the funicle. Propodeum dusky 
and short at the meson, with a distinct median c-arina there which forks at apex, the lateral 
carina absent, the spiracle rather large, round-(i\al. 

From one female specimen cajitured in finest, .lanuary 8, ]9f4 (A. P. Dodd). 

Ifiihiliit: Gordonvale (Caiins). Queensland. 

Ti/iic: Xo. Itji?C?i:. (Jneensland .Mnsinim. l!Yislj:ine, the specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 



.11 sm.u.LW ii)\\;i:m)I'Ti:/;a en m.ciihii uka. i\'.~(,ii:avlt. 251 

i:i'\rs KI'dMIMI Al.ol |ii:s Cir.-nilt. 

1. EPOMPHALOIDES FLAVUS Cimuli. 

I-', mill, : — Lcnylh. l.:!."> mm. Kuiii.-li' 1 :i litll.' loii'^iT 1li:iii wi.li-. Mundililcs tri.li-iilnk-. 
Tlu> iliiiiT tci.ifh slii.iT("^t. Tlic tyi"' w.'is r:i|iturr.l ill fiiirst. May :',. liH:; ami Is nii a sliilc. 

2. EPOMPHALOIDES VIRIDIS linault. 
Tliis is fi syniiiiym of K /iil , t nist irli iis l,iu<ii'rllii,n (iiraiill. 

3. EPOMPHALOIDES PULCHER n.w s|>r,i,.s of dnanlt an. I A. r. n,Hl,l. 

FciiHili : — lAMiytli, 1.1)0 niiij. 

Dark metallic green, the cnxa; coin-oluioii.s; rest (it leys lirijjlit yiiliU-ii yellow, the femora 
minewliat browu ; auteimal soajie yellow; peilieel lnownisli; rest of aiiteiiiui! lilack. Pro|inileum 
with a strong median eai-ina. Wings hyaline. Pedicel one half shorter than first fiinicle 
Joint which is elongate; second slightly shorter than first; third a little shorter than second 
bnt distinctly longer than pedicel; cinl) oni' half longer than firsr fiinirle .joint, first cUib joint 
the longest, a little longer tlian seruml. 

From (Hie female caught hy sMie]iiiig in heart of .imigle. S(MI f.-et, Se|ifenil)er i:'.. 191:'. 
(A. r. Doddi. 

llahitiil : Knranda, Queensland. 

'J'lU" : -\o. Ili/.'i:.':. I^lneeiislaml Museum, Urisliane. tiie female on a tag; head on slide. 

'■ A female at Mal;nid,i. l^lueeiisiaiid, \ irgiii jungle, iJecemlier iil. lUll. (.'o]n|.iared 
^^ ifli t}'i>e. .^lender. \'alves of o\'i[)ositui' soniewhal e.Ktruded, the femora more or less colored 
jiriiNimad inwardly, the roxa" yellowish, .\iiteiiua; slender, filiform, the ring-joints distinct. 
Scntuni naked. Lateral carina:- on jirniioileinn absent. F^ire wings broad and somewhat sonUd.'' 
(A. A, Girault.-i 

4. EPOMPHALOIDES PALLIDIPES m-w sp.ens of Ciraidt and A. P. Dodd. 

Fiiiialr: — Length, "J nim. 

Dark metallic green; oral area of face .yellow; anteniial scape yellow, rest of antennse 
blark; legs wholly yellow. Projioilenm ^caly ; n'edian carina of [uniiodeum forking before 
apex. I'eilire! elongate bnt li.arely as long as fiiiiiide :'., 1 a liall' liuigiu- than |iedicel, 2 some\s'liat 
shorter than 1, .3 shorter than l!. Mandibles tridentate. 

From one female langht in forest, .luly 1. lUb". ( .\ , 1'. limhl). 
lliibital: (";ordon\"ale (C'.airnsK (,>iieeusland. 

Ti/i'i : Xii. lfii.'i:.S. (,)ueeiisla]iil Museum. I'.risbani\ the S|iei-imeii on a tag; head on 
a slide. 

5. EPOMPHALOIDES SEMIFLAVICEPS n.w sp,.,.|,.s of (liraull and \. P. Dodd. 

Ftiiiiilc: — Length. I'.lo miu. 

Bright metallic green; legs, aiiteiuial srape. fare ludow Hie .■iiiliMiiue, margins ol' the 
eyes and a square patch near biise of ahdoiiicii dmso uiesad. gohlni yellow; rest of anteinue. 
blaik. Wings hyaline. Propodeum rather long. ()fher\vise as in piilliilipcx. 

Kesiu-ibed from one female caughl by swi'epiiig in forest, August .1, liUS (A. A. Giranlt). 

Jliihiliil: Xorrheru (Queensland i (iordoiiv ale Tiear I'aivnsl. 

Tii/if: ,\o. iliiS'i::'!, (^lueenslamj Museum, llrisbane. .a female on a tag; the head on a 
.slide. 



232 Mi:.\/Oll;s OF THE QVEESSLASD MlSErH. 

6. EPOMPHALOIDES VARIEGATUM ne« species. 

Fcmiilf: — TjeiijJtli, (1.8.1 mni. .Sboi'l. 

Deep golden yellow, tlie wings hyaline; the upiJer part of occiput, obscure, transverse 
stripes across dorsum of abdomen, side and venter of tlie latter at base, side of thorax and 
hind coxa\ black; legs and scape white, the rest of antenna' ]iallid dusky. Mandibles black, 
tridentate. Pedicel much longer than any of the fnniele joints, stout, obcouic; first funiele 
joint longest, slightly longer than wide; second shortest, somewhat wider than long, narrower 
than the others; third subheniispherical. wider than long, longer than second and wider; 
second two ring-joints very shint ; club with :i distinct terminal spine. Fore wings with the 
marginal fringes rather longer than usual, the venation yellow; the discal cilia short and like 
minute points. 

llescribed from one female caught by swe('[iing in forest. l)eceinber 4, 19K1. 

Hahitiit: Northern l^iu'ensland (tiordonvale near Cairns'). 

Ti/pc: S<i. II 1/ ^'i:>'ii, l^iieenshind Museum. El'isbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

Geni'S X1-;()T1;1(1I.\I'()K()11)KS Cirault. 
This gcnu^ is roufirmcfl. 

1. NEOTRICHAPOROIDES UNIGUTTATUS diauh. 
See Tctruislithomorplia Jlara, iiiileti. Fcmnh-: Length, 2.2U mm. The median carina 
of propodeum forks at a|iex. Funiele 1 over four times its own width, somewhat shorter than 
the club. Sculpture n(U-mal. The type was capturi'd in forest. May 3, 191.'; and is on a tag. 
(he head on a sliile. Other females have been caiitiued in the type locality, July 7, 1!)12 and 
April 20. 1914. There are four ring-joints. 

2. NEOTRICHAPOROIDES FLAVIPRONOTUM new species. 

FcDKtle: — Length. Loll mm. 

Agreeing with the description of Triclntporoidella tlctiuiita (lirauit but the whole of 
the dorsal thorax exce[it the jironotum is dark metallic green and only the base of abdomen 
and the lateral margin along nearly ])roximal half are metallic green. Ocellar area green; 
tuiiicle and club black. Second ring-joint extremely short. Propodeum with a strong median 
carina; no true lateral carina-; a yellow area on propodeum just laterad of spiracle. Part 
of vertex caudad of ocelli, distal half of scape above an^l dorsal pedicel metallic green. 

From three females captured in forest. March ?>1 and April 3. 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Tjiiie: No. Hji '(lit, (ijueeiislaml Museum. Brisbane, one of the specimens on a tag. 

Caudal margin "f jironotum at meson green sometimes. Lateral p.-irt of iiropodenni 
n;iirci\vly yellowisli. On .\]nil 9. 1914 two females at Townsville. Queensland i A. P. Dodd). 

3. NEOTRICHAPOROIDES DECORA (Cirault). 
Removed Irom TnchdiiiiioklclUi. Second ring- joint very short. T.y]ie slide re-examined. 
In a second female taken in the type locality. April 13, 1913 (foresf). it was seen that there 
is a carina just laterad of the spiracle on propoileuin but true lateral carina! are absent. 

4. NEOTRICHAPOROIDES FRATER new species. 

Female: — Length. 1.7.") mm. Scutum naked. I'^unnle 3 much longer than wide. 

Exactly similar to Trieliaporoidella parlkohir Girault but stouter and blue (the yellow 
orange) ami of the he;id only the oral area is yellow and the legs are not white but deep 
J. range yellow cxcejit hind coxa' above at proxinuil half. Funiele 1 subeipml to club, 3 to the 



Arsr];ALIAX HYME.WrTKUA (IIAI.CIIX)IDKA. I I'.—CIl.'A LIT. 253 

clougato ppilioel. Scape ye)loiv except at apex above. Eiug-joiiit - extremely short, the other 
liree large. Mamlihles bidentate, tooth 2 broadly truncate. The yellow of abdomen at side 
i.t base is distinct but less than a sixth of its length. The spot above at liase of alidomeii 
also shorter than in the compared species. 

From one female caught in forest, .May 1.1, l;il4 (A. 1'. Dodd). 

Habitat: Chindera (Tweed River). Xmv South Wales. 

Tii/'i : No. li II ,■<:.:._:. (^)uefnslaucl .Museum. KiisIi.mui', the spei-imen on a tag; head on a 
slide. 

I'dUipari'd \iitli type of the T nctui ihiiuhIi .s. 

Gr.\i-s KI'KNT.VSTlt'lll'S (liruuU. 
1. EPENTASTICHUS WALLACEI n. w luim. . 
Aproxtocftiis si.riiiittiiliis Girault, preoccupied. 

Female: — Length, O.SO mm. 

Agrees with the description of Ein >iliisliiliiix lloicllu but only tljc mesou ul propodi'uui 
is dusky, the body is golden yelloiv, the abdomen bears three rcnuidish marginal dots on 
a little over proximal half and is dusky across base narrowly. Also funiclo 1 is shortest, 
quadrate, 2 and 3 somewhat longer than wide, each somewhat shorter than the pcilicel which is 
somewhat shorter than with ftanoi. .\i: oblii|ue dusky stripe alcuig cephalic nutrgin of 
|iropodeum on each side of meson. ( Itlierw isr. like ll<in(s. ('hib with a sluu-t tenniiuil spine. 
Mandibles tridentate. Propodenm with a median carina. Wings broad. Hind wings with 
about five lines of discal cilia where widest. 

From one female capitured in forest. .\]'ril ].j, 1914 (A. 1'. l)r)dd'l. ('loncurry. (ijueeuslaud. 

2. EPENTASTICHUS QUADRIMACULiS n.w siiecu-s. 

Fcmuli : — The same as ii iiUnci but llic uImIouicu I'Cais only t«o of the marginal 
dots, the proximal two, and the body is a third larger. 

From one female captured with the above { ii-iilliirri) , April 1o, 1914. 

Tlnhitat: Cloncurry, Queensland. Forest. 

Tiipr: Xo. Hi/ :?tui'3, (Queensland Aluscum. i^>ristiaue, thi- sp(-iimen on a slide. 

3. EPENTASTICHUS FLAVELLA n.w species. 

See anted (these Memoirs, TI). ]i. L'4:i. F.)ie)\tasiiiliiis tianix ((rirault) which, together 
with Quailrnxtichoden fJaiiis Girault, is a nnnieit mnhim. Additional clniracters are: licngtli. 
I.IS nun. ,\ntenna' inserted a little .above the ventral ends of the I'ves. Mandibles tridentate. 
?>[arginal cilia of fore wings short. Scapie long, compressed. I'lub terminating in a niiijde. 
The tyjie is a ln>ail (jii a slide. Tile type feui.-ile \vas raptured ou forest downs, July 14. 1912. 

, (;f,X7S SVXTOMdSl'H VKKLI.A llirault. 

1 SYNTOMOSPHYRELLA FUSCIPENNIS Girault. 

One fcuiale, type locality, December 4. forest, I 'ouip.'irc.l vi ith ty|ie. The head is nnu'e 
or less brownish and tlie ]iostmarginal vein really ouly a fourth the leugtlL of the stigmal. The 
species resembles SrVil rit'liodella fuseipoiuis. 

This species must stand as it is though it is I'xceedingly similar to Sdilrh-hculflin 
futiriiKiiiii,-. Vet the latter is s;ii,| Ui ha\e a soliij cluli .and a grooM' (Ui tlie seutum. T'.ntli 
species ha\e a short |iropodeum at mesiui which bears a comiilete nu^ilian carina (very short) 
and no others. The wings are identical but distinr-tly broader in the S< lilrieliodelid and the 



254 MEMOmS OF TEK QCKESSLAKl) MUSEUM. 

marginal fringes slioiter. The third fuuicle joint in tlie Syiiluiiiosiiliyyclla is sliortest, somewhat 
wider than long, 1' longest, somewhat longer than wide, nearly as long as the pedicel, 1 a little 
shorter than 2. In the Selitrichodelia, the median groove of sfutum is not deep but delicate. 
In the Syi^tomosiihyrcUa there can be no doubt in regard to at least two club joints while no 
trace of the tliird can lie seen; the club is divided a little proxiinad of middle. 

To further C(ini|plic:ite matters I liave a specimen of a sjiecies agreeing witli the 
SelitrichodcUa except tl):it there are three ring-joints and two distinct club joints. This 
specimen differs from the Syiifomo.spliyrelUi in having tlie antenna* stouter, the mandibles 
distinctly larger and tlie wings broader, besides tlie groove un tlie scutiim. This specimen was 
captured at Tweed Heads. Tweed Biver, X. S. "Wales. :\Iay 14. 1914, in forest (A. P. Dodd). 
The second ring- joint is very short. Tlie cephalic tibia; are all white in all three (not the 
femora as originally stated for the Synlonioxpliyrrlla). 

After some consideration, I concluded the Xew South Wales specinu ii to be the 
Selilriclwdeliti'- w'ith which it agrees in every particular that could be made out. It has a 
short postmarginal vein. Typ»-s re-examined. 

2. SYNTOMOSPHYRELLA QUADRIMACULATA (iirauli. 
Iviiials Si Iilriclioililiii I liinacidcftn (iirault. 'rv]ies compared. 

3. SYNTOMOSPHYRELLA ATRIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Lcnutli. 1 mm. Short, robust. 

Rlack. the wii'gs hyaline; the |irimotiiiii. scutum (exce]it for a large subquadrate 
blackish area at base extending nearly to lateral margins) and the head orange yellow; also 
al)domen slightly around base. Scutellum. legs excejit hind coxa (other coxie blackish at base) 
and hind femur (washed with blackish), antenna' and lateral margins of scutum (more broadly 
cephalad), cimtrastiiig Iiiikhi yellow. Scntnin long; in-opodeum very short. Mandibles 
frjdentate. IVdicel ilist iiutly lungiM' tiian any of the funicle joints, the latter suliipiadrate, 
subei]u:il. Chib witlimit a distinct terniiiial seta. Anteiiii;!- washed with dusky. Stigmal \'ein 
long, the ]iostniaryiiial distinctly but luilv slightly develuped. l'\ire wings broad. 

l'"'rom one Icinali' r;i| tiireil by sweeping jungle, along a forest streainler. .liiiie 14, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

IJahiUit : (iordoiivale (Cairns). Queenslaml. 

Type: No. IlyjU.ii. l,)neenshiiid .Museum. Brisbane, the soerinieii imi a ta^. the hea^l on 
,■1 slide. 

4. SYNTOMOSPHYRELLA ACOMATA u.'W s))ecies of C.rault ami .\. p. Dodd. 

Eiiiiiilr: — I.enytli. I.ID inni. 

iMilden yellow, the wiiii.s hyaline. The ;i|)| emlairi^ cnin-rdoious ; a sj:ot on each side of 
face iif pronotiun. the eeplialo lateral angle of each axilla, meson and caudal margin at meson 
of j;ropoileum (jet i niul Iw.. spots on abdomen somewhat distad of middle, one mi each side 
of meson, bhudiisli. .Middle of cephalic margin on eaeli side of jiropodeum, dusky. Funicle 
joints subeiinal. each somewhat «ider than long and .about half the length of the pedicel. 
Mandibles tridentate. I'ropodeuni short at the meson, .\bdomen short and stout. 

Described from twi. fianales ii-nicl freiii miscellani'ous g.alls on Kiicalyptus. October (i. 
1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

lltihiltit: iiordoiuale i(_'airns). (Queensland. 

Type : N'o. // // .'H^l'i. (Queensland Museum. Brisljane. eiie nf the above specimens on a tag, 
the head on a slide. 



'' SrUtrichodelui /iisaimiii is inuft therefore lie reierrcii to TelrixlidifUii whore the name is preoccupied. The 
new name mtbUi/iriiuisi^ herewith <.m\cii to i1. 



ACSTXALIAX llYMESurriinA CHA/.CIDOIIU:.!. n.—OUlAVLT. 255 

Gexl-.-s SKr.ITRICHoDELIA Cii-ault.'' 
1. SELITRICHODELIA AURIOS (iiiault. 
The type loc'iility is Bi'isbaiie, (^ueeiislaii'I- 

2. SELITRICHODELIA TRIMACULOSA Uiiault. 
A synoiiyiii iit' ^iiHtoniosiiliiiiilhi >]iunl/i macujiitd (iivaiilt. 

3. SELITRICHODELIA QUADRIMACULATA Liirault. 
Antca. ji. 247. line 2 of the desiTiiitioii, triiiuK-iiliitu read triiiuici(h):<ij. 

4. SELITRICHODELIA CULEX n. u species. 

A'r/;ir//r ;- - Leiiytli. 1 iiini. 

DltVeiiiiy frum the ueiiiitN |ir iii lunirii; a jjlazeil si iilptni.' oi iie.irly yla/.i .1. llhiL-k, the 
uiiiys livaiine. thr hi'.j.l. aiiti'iiriir an, I U'ys exeept i-(i\a>. leiMiiii yellow; also iloisiuu of abdomen 
at meson iie.ar apex, innre or less so. .Mandibles tridentate. I'ostseutellum somewhat vellowis'n. 
nearly reaehiiii; the abdomen, tlii' pri>]iodemn veiy sliurt at tlie meson, the median carina 
extremely short, no true lateral enrina' but a short carina li^ailirit; directly from the spiracle, 
curved to caudal margin then reasceiidinfj cephalodater.-ol. l''\iiiicle Joints all distinctly shorter 
than the pedicel, 2 a little the largest, all somewliat wider than long. Club without a terminal 
spine, ovate, somewhat longer than thi' funicle. 

From one female captured in forest, December 24. 1911. 
nubilal : Double Island (mainl.iiid ) near Cairns. (Queensland, 

TiiiK : No. l{yJ<JJ7. Queensl-iml Muscnni. Drisbaiic, the s|iccinien on a tay. the head on a 
slide. 

5. SELITRICHODELIA MESMERI new species. 

I'l'iiiiih : — Length, i mm. .Midmncii conic ovale. Imigcr than the thrjra.x, 

Agi-ei's with the dcscri]iti<jn of i niiniri'losd bnt tiicrc is no dusky sjiot mi the sintelluni 
and the spot at apex of each axilla is a littli> snialler. 'I'Ihtc is a Hiinute black .hit at the 
extreme latem caudal ajiex of the pnnintiun in ;intli s|eciis. .Maiidilihs tridentate, I'ropodeum 
very short. 

From one female captured in forest, .\piil hi, l',i|4 (.\. I', Dodd), 

llrihiltil: (.'loncurry, Queensland. 

Tjipr: .\o. Hi/ i'GJS. f^ueenshnul ,Miiseiiiii, I'.risliane. the s|iecinieii on a slide. 

I '[iiii]ia)-ed with types of I i'iiiiiii'i;lo>a. The piiipndeniii is imt dusky in iiirsiii.ti. 

Iiedicatcd til I'^ranz .Viitiin Mesnier. 

6. SELITRICHODELIA TRANSVERSIFASCIATUS new species. 

/•'i«iii/f.- --Length. ],4.'i mm. 

Like Ti hdsl irliiis lialiday but the iliili is solid and the scape couvexly ccnnpressed 
beneath as in many encyrtine genera but nut ically foliaceouslv dilated but rather bro.olly 
com]iressi>d ; two distinct, rather large ring joints, ,\liiloiiieii conic-ovate. Wings imnn.al. 
Mandibles tridentate, I'rupipileiiui hidden at the meson by the postscutellnni. without lateral 
cavinat, Jledian sulcus of scutum faint. 

Honey yellow, the wings hyaliiu', the \enation dusky, the body marked with black as 
follows: A crescent across the iip|ier occiput but intcrnipled at the meson, a dusky marking 
in front of lateral ocellus, one below insertion ot antenna, a lontjish marking just meso-veutrad 

'' See SirntmwispJnmUtK 



256 ilEM()ll;S OF THE QUKKKSLAMl MUSEfM. 

of ventral end of eye, face of pronotuni; a little longer than wide rectangular spot, obliqued, 
center of each side of scutum; a little longer, nearly quadrate spot at base of scutelluin at 
meson (the tliree forming somewhat the ap]iearance of a death's head), a minute dot on 
]irouotum latero-caudal angle, apex of the axilla' (the latter entirely eephalad of scutellum) 
and six narrow but distinct cross-strijies on abdomen, the first at base, the fifth distinctly 
interrupted at tlie meson, the sixth a little curved, abbreviated laterad a little and some little 
distance from apex. Funiele joints subequal, a little w ider than long, shorter than the pedicel ; 
club ratlier large, short-ovate. Disk of scutum orange yellow. 

From one female caught by sweeping forest uplands. May 29, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Ilahilat: ^laclean, Clarence River, Ncu South Wales. 

Tjiiic: Xo. IIii^'GJG, Queensland iluseum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
Flide with slide type of XcomjilialoidplUi octoguttain Girault. 

Gexus A,SYNTOM0SrHYRUM Girault. 

1. ASYNTOMOSPHYRUM PAX Girault. 

Frmalr: — Length. li.T.^i mm. Tlic type was captured in forest, 1,.500 feet. May .30. 1913 
and is on a slide. 

2. ASYNTOMOSPHYRUM ACUTIVENTRIS Uuault Ixlongs to Trimstkhii.''. 

3. ASYNTOMOSPHYRUM UNFASCIATIVENTRIS npw species. 

Female: — Length, O.SO mm. 

Bright golden or orange yellow, the alxhimen and legs lemon yellow, the ]iropodeum 
dusky and a rather narrow cross-stripe of black on abdomen a little beyond middle; wings 
hyaline. Tip of valves of ovipositor black. Sculpture very fine and usual for the group. 
Propodeum scaly and with a median carina and an irregular pair of lateral ones, the mesal 
one forked. Mandibles tridentate. Hind wings attenuate, narrow. Marginal fringes of fore 
wing somewhat longer thaii usual. Funiele joints 2 and ,3 subequal, each somewhat longer 
than ], subequal to pedicel and cUili 2, the latter longest of the club; terminal spine prominent. 
Funiele 1 somewhat longer than wide. .Antenna! slender, dusky black, the scape and pedicel 
white beneath. Spiracle eephalad and between the pair rif lateral carina?. Fore wings 
moderately slender. 

From one female captured in forest. .January .1. 1914 (A. P. Podd). 

Halitnt: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. JIn'^G.39. Queensland Mus;Mnn, Brisbane, the speiinien on a slide. 

4. ASYNTOMOSPHYRUM MINUTISSIMUM new species. 
FemnJe: — Length. ('..50 nmi. 

Similar to the preceding but smaller and the abdominal stripe is interrujited at the 
meson rather broadly. Also, the antenna> are shorter, the club lacks the distinct terminal 
spine and the funiele joints are all wider than long (instead of all longer than wide) ; moreover, 
funiele 1 is longest. 3 shortest. 2 intermediate, the ])edicel longer than either; club longer than 
the funiele. Also, the antennas are not black Init yellow like the rest of the body. Mandibles 
sni.Mller. 

I'roui OTIC female cajitured by sweejiing forest, .lanuary 4, 191.3. 

lliihitiil : Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: X'o. By 3640, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 



AVSTBALIAX JlYlIliXOFIEHA CII MAIDOIPEA. IV.—GIBAULT. 257 

PABAPKOSTOC'ETUS nen sciras. 
Ijike TrichaporoirJplla Girault but the scutum bears a median sulcus. 

1. PARAPROSTOCETUS PURPUREITHORAX new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Lengtli. 1 uim. 

Dark metallic purple, the wiugs hyaline, the antennas, legs and abdomen rich golden 
yellow, the abdomen with two purple cross-strij.es just betore tip, the second a little broader 
and more distinct, the extreme tip purple and the latiM-;il margin along the short distance 
between tip and the second or distal cross-stripe. Ti]) nf valves of ovipositor purple. Abdomen 
conic-ovate, somewhat longer than the thorax. Fuiii<-le joints subecjual, each a little longer 
than wide, the pedicel about equal to either of them ; second two ring-joints very short. Club 
with a minute nipple at apex. Scape rather short. Mandibles trideutate but the third tooth 
minute. Stignial vein short. Sculpture normal. Proiiodeum very finely scaly, very short at 
the meson, without lateral carinse, the spiracle cephalad and in a short longitudinal depression 
or half channel, the median carina present, very short. Thorax with scattered, inconspicuous 
setaj which are not numerous. 

From one female captured by sweeping bushes on October 10, 191.5 (G. F. Hill). 

Saiitat : Port Darwin, Northern Territory. 

Type: No. IIy2Gll, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

2, PARAPROSTOCETUS SANNIO (Ciratilt). 
From Quadrastichus. Propodeum with a median carina, no others: funicle joints as in 
OotetrasUchus ieatns Perkins. Femora purple along dorsal edge. Marginal stripe of abdomen 
broad. Second two ring-joints very short, usually concealed. Base of abdomen nearly free 
from purple. Type re examiueil. A second female, type haliitat. February 19, 1914." 

nUOTRASTICHUS new genus of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Similar to Telrastichiis Haliday but the antenna; 9 jointed, with four ring- 
joints, two funicle and a solid club. 

1. DUOTRASTICHUS MONTICOLA new species of A. P. Dodd. Cxenotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.75 nun. , 

Head, legs (except dusk^v hind coxa») and basal tliinl of alidoraeu golden yellow. Thorax 
very dark aeneous green, the scutellura chocolate brown, the postscutellum lemon yellow; apical 
two thirds of abdomen dark brown, more or less obscurely, transversely striped with black; 
ocelli in a dark area. Antenna; yellow-brown. With the usual fine tetrastichine sciilpture. 
Median groove of scutum comjilete. Scutmn with a row of shallow punctate depressions just 
within the parapsidal furrows. Abdomen conic-ovate, no longer than rest of body, almost 
straight above, gently convex beneath. Propodeum rather short, scaly, with a median carina. 
Wings hyaline, marginal vein as long as submarginal, stigmal moderately long. Pedicel rather 
long but slightly shorter than either of the funicle joints, of which 2 is somewhat the largest; 
club wider but no longer than preceding joint, with a short terminal nipple. Eyes garnet. 
Mandibles tridentate. 

From one female captured tiy sweeping in forest, sunnnit of Mount Pyramid, 3,000 feet, 
August 17, 1912 (A.A.G.). 

Haiitat: Mount Pyi'amid (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ry S64S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
slide. 



' * A third, July 10. In tliis specimen the mesal two of tlie usual four (grooves on the scutellura were practically 
absent, indicated at apex only. The coxje are purple. 
R 



258 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Genus ELACIIERTETRASTICHUS Girault. 
Removed from the Elacliertini wLere it had been misplaced. Xow a synonym of 
lihienopelteUa in the Ompbalini. 

Genus EULOPHOSCOTOLINX Girault. 
Removed from the Elaehertini. 

Genus CIREOSPILOMYIA Girault. 
Removed from the Elaehertini. The club is 3-jointed. 

Genu.s; WIXNEMAXA Crawford. 

1. WINNEMANA PURPUREA (Girault). 

CirrospiloideUcus purpureus Girault. 

Differs from the genotype in that the postmarginal vein is as long as the stigmal. 

Differs from CirroxpUomyia magniventris Girault in being purple, the legs are paler, the 

propodeal spiracle farther mesad in a longitudinal wide depression while the scutellum has 

weak longitudinal grooves. Type re-examined. 

This species has been reared from Cecidomyiid galls on Melalcnca, type locality, 
.lanuary, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). The club lacks the terminal spine. 

PSEUDOMPHALOIDES new genus. 
Difl'ers from Neomplialoiilella (tirault in tlint the funicle is 4-joiuted, the club 2 jointed. 

1. PSEUDOMPHALOIDES SNELLA new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 2.2.5 mm. 

Dark metallic blue; coxie coucolorous, rest of legs bright golden yellow: scape suffused 
with yellow, rest of antenna) black. Wings hyaline. Median groove of mesoeutum incomplete, 
failing anteriorly. Mesoscutum and scutellum without bristles. Propodeum short, with tine 
polygonal scaly sculpture, median carina distinct, lateral carinas absent. Funicle 1 long, 
distinctly longer than pedicel; 2 and 3 subequal. each a little shorter than 1, much longer 
than pedicel; club long, much longer than funicle 1; tirst ring-joint rather large, other two 
very small. 

Prom one female captured sweejiing in heart of jungle. 800 feet, September 13, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Hahitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS643, Queensland iluseuiii, Brisbane, tlie specimen on a tag, the head 
on a slide. 

EPIQUADRASTICHUS new genus. 

Fi niiilc: — Similar to Quadrasticliodes Girault but the scutum with a median sulcus, the 
ohib solid, the scape normal, also the venation. Ring-joints subequal, large. 

1. EPIQUADRASTICHUS EMERSONI new species.'^ 
Female: — Length, 2. .30 mm. Long, the abdomen conic-ovate, longer than the rest of 

the body. 

Very dark metallic green, the abdomen coppery black, the wings hyaline; legs and scape 

(except the latter dorsad and the caudal two pairs of coxa;) pale yellowish brown. Oral area 



*^ Dedicated to Kalph Waldo Emerson. 



AUSTHALIAN HYMENOPTEEA CHALCJDOIDEA. IV .—GIRAVLT. 259 

latlier broadly golden yellow aiul a golden yellow triangle at meson of cephalic vertex. Pedicel 
• elongate, subequal to funicle 4 which is somewhat over half the length of 1, the latter elongate, 
distinctly longer than the club, over thrice longer than wide; funicle and club clothed with 
moderately long hairs. Club slightly nippled. Mandibles tridentate. Marginal vein distinctly 
longer than the submarginal. Sculpture somewhat rougher than usual but normal for the 
tribe, the propodeum slightly smoother, glabrous narrowly along the median line, noncarinate. 
Pronotum (viewed from above when the head has been removed) large, three fourths the 
length of the scutum. Abdomen sculptured like the propodeum. Scutum nearly naked; 
pronotum with scattered bristles from obscure punctures. 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest, June ]0, 191-1. 

Bahilat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tyi>( : No. By 364 J, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
slide. 

In the Diagnosis of Genera, antea, p. 249, line 6 of the whole, an asterisk should follow 
the word lines. Page 250, under Melitiohia, the sentences as follows should be added: Frons 
directed dorsad, head longer than wide, body flattened. The genus bears three ring-jointa. 
Page 251, line 1 under II, omit the numeral 3. In the table, characters based on the propodeum 
have no significance. 

Trtee CEEATONEUKINI. 
JiiIki, j>. 251. second footnote, insert the word also before by. 

Genus CERATONEURONELLA Girault. 
For correction of the generic des<'ription, see the first species lierewith deycril)ed. 

1. CERATONEURONELLA RUFOBASALIS new species. 

Fvmah : — Length, 2.05 mm. 

Agrees wfth the desi-ription of ■nigrivcniris Girault in all details but differs as follows: 
The base of the abdomen is reddish yellow (a little less than proximal third all round); the 
jietiole is white; the first funicle joint is suboqual to the jiedicel which is longer than in the 
other species and the stained area on the fore wing is much less distinct, only an obscure stain 
under about the middle of the marginal vein (a little distail of the middle). In the genotype 
this spot is large and distinct, ovate and projects eonicall_r distad of the venation. Tip of 
abdomen whitish. Hind coxa and femur with tlie elongate black spot. Abdomen finely scaly. 
Segment 3 of abdomen shorter than 1, iutermeiliate between it and segment 4. Mandibles 
tridentate. Median groove of scutum absent. Median groove of scutellum indicated by an 
incision at base only. Funicle 3 shorter than 1, barely longer than wide. 

From two females labelled " No. 2fi. 10 10-13. G. F. Hill." 

Babitat : Port Darwin, Northern Territory. 

Types: No. ByS645, Queensland Mu.seuni, Brisbane, two tenuilcs on a tag. 

In this genus the stigmal vein is shorter than usual, the marginal vein slender, the 
hind tibial spur longer and stout (liul not greatly lengthened), the club solid, the scutum 
simple, the median groove of scutellum faint, the first lateral groove further laterad than 
usual, as seen from above along lateral margin of scutellum and resembling the grooved 
scutellum of the Elachertiui; the first grooves are absent. Hind legs, wing and antenna of 
genotype re-examined. In the genotype, funicle 1 is only a little longer than the pedicel and 
no longer than the other two funicle joints. 



260 MEMOIJHS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

2. CERATONEURONELLA ALIGHERINI new species. 

Female: — Leugth, 2 mm. 

Similar to rufobasalis except that tlie thorax is uuit'oriii in color and the abdomeu 
\\ holly black exceiit the white extreme tip and petiole. The black stripe down mesal side of 
caudal femur is longer than in nigriventris extending from tiie knee distinctly more than half 
way to base (not more than half way in the genotype). The light infuscation of the fore 
wiiig has straight margins (bulged proximad and distad in the genotype and much more 
distinct). The discal ciliation of the fore wing in all species is not dense but moderately 
scattered, the cilia numerous. Abdomen distad of segment 3 densely reticulated (much the 
same in riifohondlis), proximad glabrous. Propodeum very densely scaly; lateral carina 
present (also in rufobasalis) and tlie lateral margin cariuated (or a carina at the lateral 
margin). 

From one female captured by sweeping jungle along the Mulgrave Kiver, April 12, 1914. 

Ealiitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. My 3646, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head, fore 
■ning and hind legs on a slide. 

Dedicated to Dante Alighere. 

PARACEEATONEURA new genus. 
Like Ceratoneuronelta Init the auteniue bear four ring-joints. The abdominal petiole is 
as long as the hind co.x^e. 

1. PARACERATONEURA GOETHEI new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.85 mm. 

Similar to Ceratoneuronella niyriventris Girault but the wings are hyaline, the thorax 
uniform in color, the hind femur without an elongate black spot nor the coxa. Club and distal 
two funiele joints black, the rest of antennai dusky except the red scape. First two teeth of 
mandibles strong, acute, the third much shorter, broadly truncate. Funiele 3 distinctly sliorter 
than 1, only somewhat longer than wide, 1 twice longer than wide; pedicel subequal to funiele 
3. Second ring-joint shortest. Abdomen scaly after segment 3. Propodeum with a long 
median carina. Club without a terminal spine. 

From one female caught by sweeping forest, May 27, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy2647, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind leg on a slide. 

Genus CERATONEUEONOMYIA Girault. 
The genus bears fovr ring-joints. Types re-examined. 

1. CERATONEURONOMYIA ARNOLDI Girault. 
The type locality is Gooudi ( liniisrail ). l^iiu'ciisland. 

2. CERATONEURONOMYIA RUSKINI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.2.5 mm. 

Like the original description of the genotype but the first ring-joint is large, the other 
three transverse-linear. Abdomen glabrous, finely scaly distad. Dark metallic green, the 
scutum and scutellum rosaceous coppery, the wings hyaline, the legs yellowish brown the 
tibiae and tarsi whitish. Scape and distal two club joints whitish. Antenna as in 
Ceratoneuronomyia loni/iscapus Girault (actual comparison) but the pedicel is paler. Hind 
lateral angle of propodeum acute. Like longisciipus but differing as follows: The coxse are 
■wholly yellowish brown, the rosaceous tints are present, the hind lateral angle of propodeum 



AUSTBALIAN El'MENOF'IEllA CHALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GIEAOLT. 2U1 

is very sharp (obtuse in the other species), tlie sculpture is somewhat coarser and there are 
a few isolated seta) along lateral margin of scutum, the median carina of propodeum paired, 
■diverging gradually to apex (in the other species, forks a little proximad of the middle) ; there 
is a sharp lateral carina from the spiracle which forms at apes the acute lateral apex of the 
jiropodeal neck (lateral apex of propiodeal neck acute in Jonffiscapiis and the carina is present) ; 
but there are in this species two jparallel carina;, rather wide apart, from cephalic margin about 
a third or more of the way from meson to spiracle and running toward the lateral carina 
(absent in longiscapiis, only one carina runs from the lateral carina cephalo-mcsad to the 
median carina near middle). 

From three females cajptured in jungle, February 5, 1914 (A. V. Dodd). 

Habitat: Babinna, North Queensland. 

Tjipes: No. Ey 36-lS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two females on a tag. two heads 
on a slide. 

Gemus CER.\T0NEUR0PSIS Girault. 

1. CERATONEUROPSIS AFFINIS mw species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

F<male: — Length, 1.30 mm. 

Agreeing with the description of the geuutype, pointarei- Girault, but all the posterior 
legs are golden yellow and the first two pairs of femora are brownish ; abdominal petiole 
jellow ventrad; pedicel golden yellow, like the scape; fifth abdominal segment occupying less 
than one half of the surface; abdomen wholly finely reticulated; funiele joints subequal, 
rather more slender than in poincarei ; the pedicel distinctly more so and quite as long as first 
funiele joint; and the propodeum is tricarinate. the carinas distinct, the small spiracle just 
-v'ithin (mesad of) the lateral carina. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping within and along edges of jungle, May 25, 
];il.3 (A. A. Girault). 

Hahitat: Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Type: No. HySSiO. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
fhead on a slide. 

Genus CERATOTRASTICUUS Girault and Dodd. 
The scutum has a median sulcus. 

1. CERATOTRASTICHUS BISULCATUS Guault and Dodd. Genot>-pe. 

Female: — Antenna) 11-jointed, three ring, funiele and clul) joints; scutellum with only 
two grooves, the mesal ones absent; scutum with a nu'dian groove, with numerous small 
setigerous punctures. Propodeum with a delicate median carina, reticulated. Petiole short, 
the second segment of abdomen occupying about a fourth of the surface, not very much longer 
than the others. Mandibles tridentate, the teeth large as in tlie Pteromalini. Hind tibial spur 
mormal. Length 1.05 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the legs, scape and jiedicel yellow brown. Body 
with the usual fine sculpture excej^ting the scutum as noted. Distal club joint terminating in 
a distinct spur; funiele 1 a little wider than long, the other two still wider; pedicel a little 
longer than funiele 1 ; funiele and club black. Antennsc short. Lateral carina? absent on 
propodeum. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in the jungle, November 15, lOl."! 
{A. P. Dodd). Type re-examined. 

Haliitat: Harvey's Creek (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S650, Queensland Museum, Brisl)aiie, the female on a tag; head and a 
fliind tibia on a slide. 



262 MEMOISS VF THE QVEENSLANV MVSErM. 

PROCERATONEURA new gemis. 

Type: Ootetrantichus htstris Girault. 

Petiole wider than long yet rather distinet. Club joints subequal. Propodeum without 
a median carina except a Tveakly indicated one; other earinai absent. The pedicel is short, 
distinctly shorter than f unicle 3 in spite of the statement in my table of species of Ootctrastichxis 
where the contrary is stated. The original description of the species is correct. Type 
re-examined. 

A second female has been examined captured by sweeping in forest, August 5, 1913 
(A.A.G.), Gordonvale and a third same place, April 12, 1914. The first funicle joint is stouter 
and a lit'tle longer than the other two, distinctly not twice longer than wide. The third tooth 
of the mandible is truncate. Like Ootetrastichus otherwise but the three distal ring-joints are 
transverse-linear, the first large and the club is short and equally divided, subequal to funicle 1. 

EUPLECTROTETRASTICHUS new genus. 

Female: — Head (cephalic aspect) triangular, the antennae inserted in the middle of the 
face, 11-jointed, with three ring-joints, the club .S-joiuted. Hind tibial spurs single, enormously 
elongated as in Euplectrus, over half the length of hind tarsus. Venation normal. Scutum 
with a median groove, the scutellum with four, each of the inner two near the meson. Pronotum 
as in the Eurytomidro. Propodenni with a V shaped median carina and a curved lateral one. 
Abdomen with a short, stout jietiole, cylindrical, the segments unequal. Mandibles tridentate. 

Male: — Not known. 

Ij/pc: The following species. 

1. EUPLECTROTETRASTICHUS SPENCERI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1..5U mm. 

Rich orange yellow, immaculate, the wings hyaline; tiji of ovipositor black, also the- 
funicle and club; pedicel subequal to funicle 1 which is subequal to 2, 3 somewhat shorter, 
plainly longer than wide. Club with a short nipple. Scutum with greyish pubescence. 

Described from one female captured along edges of jungle, November 1, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Caii'ns), Queensland. 

Type: No. My 3651, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the- 
head and a hind leg on a slide. 

Dedicated to Herbert Spencer. 

ACERATONEURA new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Antennse ll-jointed, three riug-joints. four funicle joints, two club joints; 
second club joint with a terminal spur. Mandibles tridentate. Hind tibia; with one apical 
spur, the spur not long. Mesonotuui with a median groove. Scutellum with four grooves. 
Propodeum densely punctate, w-ith a distinct median carina. Abdomen convex above, straight 
below; petiole short and stout; all segments nearly subequal. the fourth the longest. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type : The following S]iecies. 

1. ACERATONEURA SPLENDIDA new species of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Girault. 

Female: — Length, 2 nun. 

Bright brownish yellow; proximal half of all coxa- and autennal scape, pedicel and' 
ring-joints concolorous, rest of legs pale straw yellow, almost white; vertex and upper half of 
face, a patch in center of abdomen near apex and antennal flagellum black; eyes garnet. Wings- 
hyaline. Abdomen densely finely punctate. Pedicel short; first funicle joint lon^, over four 



AUSTHALUy HYMEXOPTF.HA CJI AJ.ClVOlTtEA. Tr\—GIEAULT. 2fi3 

times as long ;is wide, three times ;is long ;is tlie jieilii-ol; 2-4 shortening. 4 two thirds as long 
as 1; club scarcely longer than last funicle joint; first club joint the longer. 

Described from one female taken sweeping in jungle, November 1, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: Xo. ITy 2652. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, a female on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

Subfamily ELACHERTIN^. 

Tribe ELACHEETINI. 

Ascotoliitx to the Heiniptarsenini ; SicodcJhi to the Oinphalini; Eulophoscotolinx, 
Cirrospilomyia and Elachert eirasi iclni a to the Tetrastii'lilni. 

Genus ZAtiRAMMOSOMA Ashmead. 

1. ZAGRAMMOSOMA PULCHRA Girault. 

Eemale: — Length, 1 mm. The ivavv line down face is midway between base of antenna 
and ventral end of eye and extends to ventriil end of head, avoiding the elypeus. Antea. 
line 9 of the description, insert cJnh after lliird. The two marginal markings following the 
subcrescentic transverse stripe are deeply cleft centrally 1 rom caudad, the first the more so. 
The type female is on a slide and was ca]itured Ajiril il, 19)3. A second female was captured 
in the same place just a j'ear later. 

The ring-joint is piresent. Coxa; metallic. Pedicel much smaller than funicle 1. 

CIRROSPILOIDELLEUS new genus. 
For diagnosis, see nnteo. p. 254. 

1. CIRROSPILOIDELLEUS BICOLOR new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.3.") mm. Eunicle 2 suliquadrate ; club joints wider than long. 
Funicle 1 a half longer than wide. The female type is on a tag, the hind legs and head on a 
slide. It was taken May 14, 1913 by sweeping jungle trees along a forest streamlet. 

The proximal two thirds or nearly of the abdomen is lemon or brownish yellow. General 
color black. A thin median carina and a cross-carina at middle, shows on the propodeum. 
Segment 2 of abdomen is nearly a fourth the surface. Terminal spine of club over half the 
length of that region. Nonmetallic. Tyjje re-examined. 

A female at Cairns. November 1. 1911. sweejiing foliage of Mrlaleuca. 

2. CIRROSPILOIDELLEUS PURPUREUS OhauH. 
A species of Wwiietnana Crawford of tlie Tetrastichini. 

3. CIRROSPILOIDELLEUS FASCIATIVENTRIS Girault. 
Synonym: CirrospilomeUit fiisciiihis (iirault which see. 

CIRROSPILOPSIS new genus.'" 
Differs from CirrospiMdellens in having the terminal s]iine of the club normal, not 
elongate and stout. 

'" The species are very similar to species of Pseudiglypfiomyia. 



2(34 MEMOIJiti OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

1. CIKROSPILOPSIS NIGRIVARIEGATUS new species. Genotype. 
Female: — Length, 1.0.3 mui. 

Deep orange yellow, the wings hyaline; proximal third of abdomen dorsad yellow-browu 
except the margins, meson of venter of abdomen rather broadly same color, the abdomen, 
metapleurum and most of mesopleurum, propodeum, petiole, parapsidal furrows, cephalic margin 
of scutum, neck of pronotmn, occiput centrally and sutures between scutum and scutellum, jet 
black. Pace, pronotimi and postseutellum lemon yellow. Legs and antennae yellowish brown, 
the flagellum distinctly suffused with blackish. Club with a small terminal spine; funicle joints 
subequal, a little longer than wide, stout; pedicel a little shorter than either funicle joint. 
Mandibles 5-dentate. Postmarginal vein a little shorter than the stigmal. Thorax coarsely 
scaly reticulate. Propodeum and petiole foveate-rugulose, the former nevertheless with a 
distinct median carina. 

From one femrde captured by sweeping jungle along the Mulgrave River, April, 12, 1914. 
Eahitat: Rordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S65S, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the female on a tag; head and hind 
tibia' on a slide. 

2. CIKROSPILOPSIS FUSCA (C4irault). 
Removed from Psevdiijlyphomyui. Type re-examined. See remarks under quinqite- 
fasciatus. > 

3. CIRROSPILOPSIS QUINQUEFASCIATUS new species. 
Female: — Length. 1.3S mm. 

Dull honey yellow, the wings hyaline, the caudal margin of pronotum and the post- 
seutellum lemon yellow; five cross-stripes on abdomen equally distant from base and apex; 
cephalic margin of scutum and propodeum, median carina and neck of latter and a small 
area just mesad of tegula, black. Center of occiput black and tip of ovipositor valves. 
Propodeum with a distinct median carina, otherwise delicately rugulose. Funicle joints 
subequal, oval, a little longer than the pedicel. Club as long as the funicle, with a short 
terminal spine. Mandibles 5-dentate. Thorax on each side of postseutellum lemon yellow. 
Postmarginal vein somewhat shorter than the stigmal. 

From one female captured on sand-ridges, forest near coast, May 9, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 
Habitat: Chindera (Tweed River). New South Wales. 

Type: No. HyS6S4, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie specimen on a tag; head and a 
caudal tibia on a slide. 

Differs from fusca in having distinct stripes on tlie abdomen and otherwise; fusca is 
uniformly colored all over and tlie propodcimi is honoyeomlied, tlie median carina obscure. 

Genu.s PSEUDIGLYPHELLA Girault. 

In the description of tlie genotype, untea. p. 25.3, line 9, post marginal should read 
suhmarginaJ. The parapsidal furrows are complete and deep and reach the scutellum mesad 
of the axillie which are not much advanced. In the genotype, there are some golden yellow 
markings on tlie head, notably a stripe across cephalic vertex, dorsal margin of eye narrowly; 
two subquadrate metallic areas are blocked off on each side of dorsal face by the stripe 
across the vertex; also on the dorsal face a narrow yellow stripe across from eye to eye and 
a rather short, broad mesal stripe joining this with the cross-stripe of vertex. Inner teeth of 
mandible minute. Marginal vein not twice the length of the rather long stigmal. 

Additional females in the type locality, forest, January, April and November. Antea, 
table of genera, p. 271, line 27, iicarinatc read noncarinate; an read a very ; paired omitted. 



AU.STIIALIAX RYMEyOPTF.UA CUAIAIDOWKA. IV.—GIEAULT. 265 

1. PSEUDIGLYPHELLA PETIOLATA new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.l!0 mm. 

Differs from the genotype in lieing jiartly nonmi'lallic and in bearing a jietiole. Also, 
tlie tarsal joints aie short. Black-imrple, the «ings liyaline, the legs, head, abdomen and 
antenna; honey yellow, the abdomen margined with fuscous from base to middle. Thorax 
coarsely scaly. Abdomen with a distinct yellow petiole. Propodeum with a distinct median 
carina and other interlacing carina;, conical, brown along the meson. Postseutellum brown. 
Propodeum subrugiilose, with a distinct lateral carina, the spiracle minute. Grooves of 
scutellum not joining around apex. Parapsidal furrows running off laterad before reaching 
pronotum,^ distinct. Axilla; not advanced. Venation pale, the stigma] vein about a third the 
length of the marginal. Center of occiput and flagelhim dusky. Pedicel and two funicle 
joints subeqnal, the two latter each distinctly somewhat longer than wide. Club as long as 
the funicle, distinctly 3-jointed and terminating in a short spine. Mandibl&s .5-dentate. 

From one female captured in jungle, .Tuly IM. 1913. 

Eaiilat: llaivey's Creek (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Iti/SiJoo. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head and 
caudal tibife on a slide. 

Genus ATOPOSOMA .Mnsi. 

1. ATOPOSOMA SAINTPIERREI Girault. 

Antea, p. 257, line 4 of the description, iiicstful read mesial; line 10, senium read 
seutelhim : lags, legs. 

2. ATOPOSOMA GROTIUSI Girault. 

The conical marking on the scutum extends narrowly to the scutellum. The second 
femur is dusky ventrad, the second tibia with a dusky band just below knee. Tliere are six 
stripes on abdomen counting the one at immediate base and the colored median line of 
abdomen extends from the second cross-stripe to apex and is distinct. There is no spot on 
the postseutellum or else it is faint. There are two metallic stripes across the face above 
antenna;, a short dash across meson just ventrad of antenme and laterad of each end of this, 
an irregular spot. Type re-examined. A second female from forest, type locality, Aj)ril 20, 
1914. 

3. ATOPOSOMA MAZZININI Girault. 

The pavapsid,al furrows and whole of median line of scutum and scutellum are colored, 
on the latter the narrow median stripie bulging centrally, thi'dcening somewhat at center on 
scutum. Abdomen with seven cross-stripes (counting one at extreme base and one at apex), 
the median longitudinal stripe distad originating at stripe 4 and giving off a lateral curved 
branch which runs caudad to stripe 5, forming a W-shaped marking.'' Propodeum wholly 
nu;tallic. Type re-examined. 

One female. Magnetic Island (Towusville), Queensland, .Tajiuary 19, 1913. 

Gexu,<? PSET'PET.Ar'TTKETKT'S Gir.-iult. 

1. PSEUDELACHERTEUS AURIPES Girault. 

Three females CQueensland Museum Collections), type locality, on flowers of Ba-elea, 
April 22, 1913 (II. Ilacker). The second ring-joint is large, the first very short and narrow. 
The ring-joints are present. 

" Inverted. 



266 MEMOIRS OF THK QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

2. PSEUDELACHERTEUS NIVEICORNIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.05 mm. 

Differing from the three species so far known in having the antennas wholly yellowish 
white like the legs while the body is otherwise as in silvensis except that the abdomen is lemon 
yellow in ground color. Margining black of the abdomen broad. Scutellum finely sheened. 
Funicle joints globular to subglobular, siibequal to the pedicel. Petiole of abdomen distinct. 
Mandibles 5-dentate. 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest, ilarcli 2. 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Cooktown, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy265ii, Queensland iluseuui. Brisbane, female on a tag, head and hind 
legs on a slide. 

3. PSEUDELACHERTEUS INVENTRIX new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.50 mm. 

Veiy similar to silvensis but segment '2 of abdomen is black and there are 2-3 dusky 
cross-stripes on distal third of abdomen. Pedicel subequal to funicle 1. In the single 
specimen, one caudal tibia appeared to bear two spurs but I could find only one in the other 
species upon re-examining the types. 

From one female captured in forest, June 10, 1914. 

Haliitut: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3657. Queensland JIuseum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; hind legs 
and head on a slide. 

Oexl-s EXTEDOXOMORrilA Olrault.'" 

1. ENTEDONOMORPHA TENNYSONI and ENTEDONOMORPHA RENANI Girault. 

These two species are very much alike. The genotype is metallic like renani. The 
two type bodies have been carefully re-e.xamined and remounted together on a slide. The 
species differ as follows: 

renani. tenny.<<oni. 

Petiole stout. Petiole narrower. 

Scutum purple. Scutellum purple. 

Abdomen broad, brown-yellow discally except Abdomen slender, light yellowish discally 

venter which is black along proximal two above and below. 

thirds. Pronotuni uniformly sculptured. 

Caudal margin of pronotuni smooth. Scutum flat. 

Scutum suhconvex. Parapsidal furrows just attaining the latero- 

Parapsidal furrows not quite attaining the caudal angle of pronotuni. 

latero-caudal angle of jironotum but ending 

laterad. 
Abdomen with a subfuscous stripe across 

center. 

A female of renani was captured March 30, 1913, type locality. The reticulation of 
the seutimi is coarser than that of the scutellum, its cephalic margin glabrous. Pronotum 
transverse-quadrate. 

" This genus upsets the present tribal arrangements, the spurs of the caudal tibiae varying from one to two. 
The unique structure makes belief in parallelism most ditficult. We are certainly ignorant ! 



AUSTEALIAN HTMENOPTEEJ Cn ALCWOIDEA. IV.—GIRAULT. 267 

2. ENTEDONOMORPHA SUBFUSCIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length, l.iid iiiiu. Cumiiaioil with t,v]ies of Icnnysoni and rcnani. 

Differing from teiinysoni Girault in beinj,' stonter, in having the abdomen but obscurely 
yellowish centrally (dorsal aspect), in having the first two femora fuscous and submetallic 
and in being nearly black, not evidently metallic green. Also, the scutum is distinctly longer 
than wide (cephalic end), the parapsidal furrows cephalad curving off before attaining the 
pronotum (in tciiiiysoiii, the scutum is wider than long cephalad, the gouge-like parapsidal 
furrows attaining the pronotum at the latter 's extreme latero-caudal angle). The hind wings 
are about twice broader (about ten lines of discal cilia). Abdomen with some yellowish just 
before apex ventro-laterad. Grooves of scutellum curving toward each other slightly, at apex 
(somewhat closer in tennysoni). Spiracle of proi^odeum situate centrally, between the arms of 
a V-shaped carina just laterad of the lateral carina, the mouth of the V opening laterad. 
Petiole of abdomen longer and stouter, with a median and dorso-lateral sulcus. Otherwise as 
in tennysoni. Scutum subglabrous cephalad. Pronotum uniformly sculptured. Ceiihalic femur 
nearly black, much darker than middle. 

From one female taken in jungle. August 7, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. lJy265S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. head and 
hind legs on a slide. 

In this genus the axilla' are not advanced and the '' true lateral carina" of jiropodeum 
is a curved sulcus. 

3. ENTEDONOMORPHA UNICA new species. 

Female: — Length. i.liO mm. Differs from the genotype in having tiro .spurs on the 
caudal tibia). 

Dark metallic blue, the abdomen wholly dark metallic green, the wings hyaline; scape 
and legs very pale yellow except cephalic femora and coxa; and sides of middle coxw. Differ.s 
from suhfuseivenl rin in having the hind coxa^ not brown, the abdomen not suffused with red 
yellowish, the pronotum is a little more coarsely sculptured, densely punctate, the grooves of 
scutellum are separated at apex only by a narrow space, the abdomen is shorter, nearly 
round from dorsal aspect, the petiole shorter, segment 2 occupying two thirds of the surface; 
the mandibles are .5-dentate. On the iiropodeum there is a short (abbreviated) carina from 
caudal margin between the median carina and the "urved sulcus which represents the latcrnl 
carina (present in subfuscivevtris). Otherwise the same. 

Prom one female caught in jungle, June 2.5, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 2659, Queensland MuseuTii. lirisliaiie. tlie specinn'u on a tag, head .uid 
hind legs on a slide. 

A second female, same place, July 11, 1914. 

4. ENTEDONOMORPHA VARICORNIS new species. 

F'emalc: — Length. 2.411 mm. 

Very dark metallic green, the abdomen reddish yellow broadly margined dorsad ami 
ventrad with black, the mesal reddish .area broadening distad. Scape and legs white, th^-^ 
hind coxa dark metallic. Pedicel and fuuicle 1 reddish yellow, funicle 2 suffused with reddish. 
Scutellum purplish, its grooves widely separated at apex as in subfiiseieenlris, the fovea; of 
each groove united so that the sulcus is nearly continnons (distinctly broken somewdiat distad 
of middle). Abdomen conic-ovate. Hind tibial spur single, distinct. Mandibles 4-dentate, th(» 
mesal two teeth small. Fourth c.lub joint very short, obtuse, the lateral spur minute, present,. 



268 MEMOIliS OF TEE QVEENSIANIJ MUSEUM. 

from side of base. Cephalic part of scutum ratlier broadly glabrous, the pronotum punctate. 
Punicles 2 and 3 subequal, shorter than 1. Sculptured otherwise as in the genotype except that 
the seutellum is glabrous, scaly laterad of the grooves, the axilla; glabrous. 

From one female caught in jungle, June 25, 1914. 

Halitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Jly S660, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag with lype 
vnica; hind legs and head on slide with type arnica. 

5. ENTEDONOMORPHA ALBICLAVA new species. 
Female: — Lengtli, 1.80 mm. Grooves of seutellum continuous, that is, not broken uor 
■composed of foveate punctures. Caudal tibial spurs doubU. 

Dark metallic blue, the seutellum and propoileum dark brassy, the abdomen dark coppery, 
pale yellow along meson of venter rather broadl^y and dorsad at base, the petiole brown. Legs, 
scape and club white, the tegulis yellowish. Fore wings slightly stained. Grooves of seutellum 
just separated at apex by a narrow carina. Projiodeum and seutellum glabrous, polished, also 
the parapsides and axillas and over cephalic third of scutum (that portion cephalad of the 
parapsidal furrows). Rest of seutiun coarsely scaly. Pronotum reticulate but with numerous 
■scattered punctures. Scutum with a setigerous fovea just meso-cephalad of the cephalic cuds 
of the parapsidal furrows. Lateral carinie of propodeum represented by a curved sulcus, the 
propodeum with no other carina' from caudal margin but caudad of the spiracle, the caudo- 
lateral angle is punctate. Mandibles 4-deutate. Funicle 1 twice longer than wide, longer than 
usual, 4 quadrate, the club usual. Caudal knees pinkish. 

From one female caught in jungle, June 3, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

HaTjilat: Grafton, New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy 2661, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
■slide plus a caudal tibia. 

6. ENTEDONOMORPHA SPADICICORNIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. Differs from the genotype in having tico hind tibial spurs. 

Dark brassy green, the vertex rosaceous coppery, the abdomen liouey yellow, margined 
from base to distal two thirds with dark metallic green (segment 2), rather narrowly dorsad, 
very broadly ventrad. Wings hyaline. Legs, scape, pedicel, distal half of club 3 and distal 
club joint white, rest of antenufe rich brown. Scutum and parapsides imperial purple. 
Pronotum delicately scaly, the neck coarsely so, the caudal margin smooth. Scutum smooth 
ut cephalic foxirth, the rest scaly, the scales very coarse at caudal half, twice coarser than those 
farther cephalad ; jiarapsides moderately finely scaly but along about lateral half distinctly 
more coarsely so, the areas sunken, thus nearly punctures. Seutellum moderately finely scaly, 
the grooves foveate and widely separated distad, not leaving the lateral margins, straight. 
Axillffi vei'v finely scaly. Propodeum glabrous; a cii'culr.r carina surrounding spiracle on the 
mesal and caudal sides and the lateral carina is shortly indicated from caudal margin; laterad 
of the circular carina, propodeum finely scaly. Petiole a little longer than wide, longitudinally 
rugulose. Funicle 1 over twice longer than wide, 2 and 3 each somewhat shorter, subequal. 
Mandibles .5-dentate, the last two teeth — 4 and 5 — minute, barely separated (left) or teeth 
3 and 4 are minute equal, distinctly separated, very much smaller than 5 which is subequal 
to 2 (right). 

From one female captured July 23, 1912 by sweeping jungle. 

Habitat: Goondi (Innisfail), Queensland. 

Type : No. Hy 2662, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag ; head and 
iliind legs on a slide. 



AFSTSALIAN TlYMENOrTKI!A CHALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GIBAVLT. 209 

Genus (;YE(.)LAS1-:LLA Giraiilt. 
Aitliii, ]i. 17S, table of genera, line 18. the Avord absent slioiild read s^liort. 

1. GYROLASELLA SPECIOSA Girault. 

Aiitea, p. 167, line 4 of the deseriptioii, iulc read margin. The marking on the scutiun 
is like the Greek letter Tau of the lower ease and ou one side the arm is not joined. The 
stripe across the propodeum passes over the spiracle, )iartly embracincr it. Funicle joints 
subquadrate, the club with a minute terminal spine. 

Forest, December 27, 1912. Type on a slide. Length. 1 mm. 

2. GYROLASELLA FASCIATA Giraidt. Genotype. 
Length, 1.50 nun. .liiteii, p. lOG. line 1 itf tlie description, dintal apex read dor.ial aspect. 
Densely polygonally reticulated (thorax). Keared from Eucalyptus galls. Tyix-s on a slide. 
Cephalic axilla metallic green. 

3. GYROLASELLA CONSOBRINUS Girault. 

Length, 2 mm. X stripe across cheek ventrad of eye. Scape striped obli(|uely with 
metallic. Reared from galls, forest, December 12, 1912. Types on a slide. Line (i of abdomen 
with a line-like caudal offshoot on each side of meson ; 7 consisting of a round dot ou each 
side of me'-on and .nn area at each lateral margin. 

4. GYROLASELLA SPECIOSISSIMA Giraidt. 

The types are on a slide. They were captured May 28, 1912 in forest (1,.jOO feet). 

5. GYROLASELLA LINE ATA Ciirault. 
Length, 1.75 mm.; slender. Median line of caudal half of scutum metallic green. 
Also the meson of each axilla except at each end. Line 5 of abdomen curved convexly 
cephalad. rolyg(unilly reticulated. The tmic i.s on a tag, the head on a slide. 

6. GYROLASELLA QUADRIFASCIATA Giraidt. 
A species of Pscudiglypliomyin wliicii sec. 

7. GYROLASELLA VIRIDILINEATA (Fioogatt.) 
('(rlocyba viridilineata Froggatt in mi Ira. p. 271. 

8. GYROLASELLA GRACILIS new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.90 mm. 

Similar to viriAipronotum^' but tlie marking ou the smituui is shaiied like the head (side 
view plus part of stalk) of an ordinary piin. extends to scutelhim liut the " head" is separated 



"New species. Female: — Length, 1.85 mm. Honey .yellow, the wings hyaline, the body marked with bright 
metallic green as follows : Pronotum, scutum except Lateral m.argins narrowly, meson of scutellum rectangularly, the 
green not extending quite to the lateral groove, a longer than wide spot at luesai b.ase of postscutelhim, mesa] 
half or more of each parapside, axiUae except lateral and caudal marjiins, propodeum except transversely just cephalad 
of the spiracle, immediate base of abdomen and seven thin cross-stripes, the first four close together (2 and 3 more 
prominent, cresctntic, 3 embracing 4). 5 broader, joined narrowly to 4 along meson : 6 caret-shaped ; 7 near apex, 
narrowly interrupted at meson : a dot at edge between 5 and t>. Eyes convergent, the facial margin convex 
Ocellar area, a large, cnncate spot on vertex caudad of eye, pedicel above and a longitudinal stripe along upper side 
of scape ; niesoventer, hind coxa above at base and cephalic femur ventrad, also green. Propodeum noncarinate. 
Mandibles tridentate. The male is simil.ar but stripes 1-3 of abdomen are confluent. 

One miile, live females from the collections of the National Museum, Melbourne, labelled " i8. From leaf-galls 
on gum. 3.11." 

Habitat : Melbourne, Victoria. 

Types : In the National Museum, ifell oume. the above speeiniciis on a card and a slide with heads and female 
hind legs. 



•270 MEUOIES OF THE QVEENtiLAND MUSEUM. 

from pronotiim narrowly by yellow; the central green of scutelliim is oval; the green of 
parajisides does not form a continuous piece with the spot on the axilla, the latter here larger, 

■ elliptical and isolated from the green of parajisides; the last two stripes on abdomen are 
also joined along the meson ; a green line between each antenna at insertion. Mandibles 

.abont 5-dentate. 

From one' female bred from capsules of red gum November ]2. 

Habitat: Melbourne, Victoria. 

Type: In the National Museum, Melbourne, the specimen on a tag. 

9. GYROLASELLA PARTICOLOR new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.05 mm. 

Golden yellow, the wings hyaline, except that the stigmal knob is dusky; cephalic half 
(or somewhat more) of scutum, except along lateral margins, an elliptical spot on scutellum 
at middle of base, a smaller but similar spot at apex (cephalad) of each axilla and the 
jiropodeum metallic greenish blue, the abdomen with six submetallic cross-stripes equally 
distributed, narrow and separate. Mandibles with two distinct outer teeth and three or four 
minute inner ones. A very small (a mere trace) fuscous area under stigmal knob. Thorax 
scaly. Legs pallid, the femora dusky above at base. Hind tibial spur distinct. Antenna 
dusky yellow, the fuuiele joints a little wider than long, the second slightly the larger, both 

■ distinctly shorter than the pedicel. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in forest December 9, 1913. 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Tjii'c: No. Hi/i^ee-j, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

10. GYROLASELLA DUPLOLINEATA new species. 

Female: — Length, l.l.j mm. 

Intense golden yellow, the wings hyaline, the legs and antennas concolorous (scape not 
■seen). Marked with dark metallic green as follows: Extreme latero-caudal angle of pronotum; 
median line of scutum (narrowly), except at each end (more toward caudal end); suture 
between scutum and scutellum (narrow); parapsidal furrows except at each end; median 
line of scutellum except at each end (forming a narrow or thin line as on the scutum) ; suture 
between axilla and parapside (only at mesal end); an elongate wedge near tegula; cephalic 
and caudal margins of piropodeum narrowly, the cephalic line dilated near the spiracle and 
extending laterad no farther than that, the caudal stripe still less broad; extreme base of 
abdomen at center and six stripes across abdomen, all thin, 2 and 3 close together, 3 with a 
.small nipple at meson eaudad, 6 convexly curved and shorter (i.e., not extending laterad as 
far as the others which do not quite reach the lateral margin) ; in life, these stripes (1, i 
and 5) appear double; also a line of three narrow dots like spiracles or slits, dorso-laterad 
from cross-stripes 1-4. Thorax scaly; ocellar areas apjiarently non-metallic; fuuiele 2 much 
«ider than long, 1 somewhat so. A'enation yellow. Vertex sparsely hispid. Mandibles 4 or 
.^-dentate. 

Described from one female caught with parlicolor. 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Tjipe: No. Hji366d, Queensland iluseiim, Brisbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

11. GYROLASELLA LATEROGUTTATA new species. 

Female: — Length, \.-'> mm. 

Honey yellow, the wings hyaline; the legs concolorous. Marked with dark metallic 
green as follows : A caret-shaped marking on ujiper face each side; ocellar spots ; scape and much 
■of pedicel; distal two thirds of median line of scutum, the line like an inverted exclamation 



AUSTRALIAN HYMESOPTERA VHAUIDOIDEA. IV.—(ilKAVLT. 271 

point; all of disk of pronotuni: jiaiaiisiilal I'urrows, exi.-e|it at euoli end; proximal two thirds 
of median line of scutellum, the line swellinfj eaudad; all of proi)odeum out to spiracle; six 
distinct, bnt thin stripes across abdomen centrally, the stripes abbreviated laterad; and 
four shoit transverse dashes or marlis, nonco-ordinated with the cross-stripes, along abdomen 
in the dorso-lateral aspect. Hind tiljial spur distinct, rather stout. Mandibles tridentate, the 
third tooth truncate and -nith indications of minute teeth. Postniarginal vein nearly as long 
as the stigmal. 

Described from one female cauglit by sweeping in forest, Decendier 2, 1912 (A. P. Dodd). 

Babitat : Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Tiipc: No. Sy S665, Queensl.and Alnsenm, Urislianc. the above specimen on a lag, the 
head and hind tibial on a slide. 

12. GYROLASELLA FESTIVA m w species. 
FciiKiU : — Length, 2 mm. 

Bright lemon yel!oT\', the legs and antenna* concolorous but the scape metallic green 
along the dorsal edge. Wings hyaline. Marked with brilliant metallic green as follows: A 
line across neck of pronotuni, one across the narrow pronotum ajipearing like the cephalic 
margin of scutum; mesal margin of each parapside; a tau-shaped marking centrally on scutum, 
the upright of the letter extending to caudal margin, the cross-piece at cejihalic third ; whole 
of median line of scutellum, the green swollen somewhat centrally; a broad stripe across 
eephaUc margin of projiodeum involving the spiracles; the conneetiou between propodeum and 
abdomen; five stripes across the latter from base to distal third, first stripe connected with 
immediate base of abdomen at nn>son, stripes 2-4 connected along the meson, fifth stripe with 
a short, cephalic projection at meson; a spot laterad of postscutellum ; a longitudinal line 
on axilla and another in the vicinity of the tegula. Postniarginal vein nearly as long as the 
stigmal. A green stripe across face from dorsal ends of eyes. Mandibles (i-dentate. Antennre 
dusky ; fuuicle joints subquadrate. Ocelli in green areas. 

Described from one female reareil from miscellaneons galls on Eucalyptus in forest, 
October 7, 1913. 

Iliihitat : Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Tjiiie: No. TlyStitiS, Queensland Aiusenni, P>risbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

13. GYROLASELLA IMMACULATIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length. 1 mm. 

Greenish yellow, tlie legs and antenna' cuni'olonpns. the wings hyaline. The following 
dark metallic green markings: A line connecting tlu- oi-clli; an ii\al dot on each caudo-lateral 
angle of pronotum; a rather broad strijie across cejihalic margin of scutum not extending 
quite to m.irgins on each side, its caud,al edge emarginafc at meson; a longer than wide spot 
on parapside, caudo-mesal corner; a similar but smaller, oval s]iot on the axilla', meso-cephalad, 
abutting on to the marking on the parajiside; a small triangular spot center of base of 
scutellum; another somewhat swollen one on propodeum :iliont at the spiracle; a shallow 
V-shaped but conspicuous marking center of |iro)iodeura a]ipearing like a bird with spread 
wings; and a short longitudinal dash just incsad of tegula. Thorax densely scaly. 

From one female captured in grass in forest, .\pril (i, 1914. 

Hahilat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tjijii : No. H\jJ6C7, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 



272 MEMOIRS OF THE QVEEXSLA.VD MUSEUM. 

14. GYROLASELLA TAU new species. 

Femiilt: : — Length, i.lo mm. 

Very similar to fculiva, tlie seutiini bearing a green marking like the Greek letter Tau 
of the lower ease or XJpsilon of the capital ease. Differing however, as follows: The parapsidal 
furrows are metallic green but not the inner margin of the parapsides; the green median line 
of scutellum is swollen distad like an inverted exclamation point. The propodeum is green 
only on each side of the projecting postseutellum ; there is a green dot in center of each 
parapside and another (larger) spot on each axilla mesad; also a spot filling the center of 
the postseutellum. The abdominal stripes differ in that there are sis, the first really consisting 
of a semicircular loop on each side at base, the apex or top of the loop a little caudad of 
mesad, the caudal end at lateral margin and accented like a round spot; stripes 2-6 connected 
along meson by a narrow line, 2 and 3 abbreviated laterad, ri fainter but complete, some 
distance from 6 which is near apex and represented by a dot on eacli side at margin. Ocelli 
in green spots; just latero-caudad of lateral ocellus a green dash and a erescentic mark ventrad 
of each; also a narrow green line connecting antennal insertions from thence dorsad to ventral 
end of each eye. Scape beneath, basal third of pedicel and a curved, long spot above on 
scape also green. Otherwise similar but the mandibles 5-dentate. 

From two females on a card labelled " Mordialloe. Emerged 11-10. F. Spry, Vict." 

Hnl'iicl: Mordialloe, Victoria. 

Types: In the National iluseum, Melbourne, the above specimens on a tag, the heads 
on a slide. 

15. GYROLASELLA BRACTEATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.75 mm. 

Yellowish green, tlie wings hyaline, the shortly extruded valves of the ovipositor black. 
Marked with dark metallic green as follows: A transverse line across meson of pronotum, a 
dot at each caudo-latera! angle of pronotum, a short, elliptical marking along meson of scutum 
at about distal three fourths, a narrow wedgeshaped marking along mesal margin of each 
parapside a little caudad of middle (extending well toward caudal edge but not reaching it). 
A little over cephalic half of median line of scutellum rather broadly, dorsal propodeum except 
lateral margin and ceph.alo-laterad, a small triangular (apex mesad) spot over propodeal 
spiracle, two"" wider than long spots on meson of abdomen a little distad of middle of proximal 
half and two marginal dots resembling spiracles nearly opposite the central transverse 
spots but a little caudad of each one respectively. Punicle joints narrower than the club, 
subequal, somewhat wider than long. Mandibles with about four teeth. Pedicel above metallic 
at base. 

From one female caught in forest, April 10, 1014. 

Balntat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 3f>6S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

16. GYROLASELLA MULTIPUNCTUM new species. 

Female: — Length, 2 nnn. Slender, rather large. 

Greenish yellow, the wings hyaline; marked with dark metallic green as follows: Three 
minute marks in a triangle just ventrad of ocelli; two very narrow lines across face, one above 
antenna?, the other through their insertions; dorsal edge of scape and a spot on each side; 
proximal third or more of pedicel; somewhat less than distal half of median line of scutum 
very narrowly; an oval spot in center of parapside, an elongate spot along center of axilla; 



'" A faint third one distad of second. 



AUSTRALIAN HYMENOPTEBA CEALCIDOIVEA, IV.—GIBAVLT. 273 

a dot at center of soutellum at meson, an elongate dot on median line of same at proximal 
third and a shorter one at distal third; cephalic and caudal margins of propodeum very 
narrowly; center of immediate base of abdomen; four marginal dots on abdomen along 
proximal half and a marginal dot a little distance proximad of tip; opposite the four proximal 
marginal dots a cross-stripe of which the distal three are double, the first of the couplets 
much more distinct, the stripes not quite reaching the marginal dots; a fifth, unpaired and 
faint stripe just caudad of the others but farther away from the fourth than the first four are 
from one another; stripes 2-4 connected very narrowly along the meson. Thorax and vertex 
with scattered black setre. First abdominal stripe faint. Thorax scaly. Mandibles tridentate. 

From one female caught sweeping grass in forest, April 6, 1914. 

Hahitat : Gordonvale (Cairns'), Queensland. 

Type: No. My 3669, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, middle 
and hind tibia on slide with tyjae of immaculaiix'entris Girault. 

17. GYROLASELLA BIOCULATIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length, O.Q,') mm. 

Like Zagrammosoina pulchra Girault but the wings all hyaline, the legs all white except 
hind coxa and proximal half of hind femur, the sides of the other eoxaj metallic; the head white 
except occiput and cheeks; at meson of vertex caudad, the white descending a short distance 
into the occiput. The abdomen bears a large eye-spot on each side at margin a little distad 
of middle and between these and base two obscure transverse white dots in a line longitudinally, 
the distal one somewhat larger. Some ivory white around the axilla and tegula. The rather 
long stigmal vein a little darkened. Scape wliite, antennte black ; f unicle 2 a little wider than, 
long, 1 somewhat longer than the pedicel. Mandibles tridentate. Two ring-joints. 

From one female captured by sweeping grass and foliage in forest, January 29, 1913. 

Bnhitat: Townsville, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S670. Queensland Museum. E'l-isbane, the specimen on a slide. 

18. GYROLASELLA HOPKINSI new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.05 mm. 

Like U'orcesteri Girault but the large conically acuminate marking of scutmn plainly 
reaches the caudal margin (in the other species barely so), the propodeum is wholly dark 
metallic green except for a transverse, narrow wedge on each side of postseutellum, the mesal 
margin of each parapslde is metallic except at extreme caudal end; and the abdomen bears 
long, abbreviated stripes, nearly confluent longitudinally and there are three transverse, 
disconnected marginal dashes (and a fourth minute one caudad). Differs from pulelira in 
being much less robust, in bearing the metallic coloration on the parapsides and having the 
marking on the scutum subacutely pointed (as in channinffi) and in the large abdominal 
cross-stripes. In piilchra the stripes on the abdomen are not plain but more or less emarginated, 
fluted or curved. Ocelli in green areas and cephalo-ventrad of the lateral ocellus, there is a 
green mark, more or less elongate. In worcesteri, the valves of the ovipositor are extruded 
but shortly. Pedicel above at base and sides of scape washed with metallic green. Mandibles 
tridentate. 

From one female caught in forest, March 21. 1913. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. IIyS671, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the nliore specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to Cyril G. Hopkins. 
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274 MEMOISS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

19. GYROLASELLA RARIFASCIATUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.75 mm. Postmarginal vein abont half the length of the stigmal. 

Lemon yellow, the wings hyaline, the following parts dark metallic green: Occiput 
except the white ventral fourth, a concave stripe across cephalic margin of olypeus with a 
projection dorsad at meson and more broadly curving across cheeks around the outline of the 
ventral ends of the eyes to the occiput ; two small spots along the mesal margin of the eye one 
beneath the other, the upper spot really the ventral end of a metallic green line between the 
•ocelli and running from them down the eye; ocellar areas; prothorax except ventro-lateral 
aspect; scutum except lateral margin very narrowly; axillffi except lateral and caudal margins, 
scutellum except narrowly around apex, more broadly laterad of the grooves; postscutellum 
except lateral and apical margins continuously; propodeum excepting a narrow transverse 
stripe laterad of middle of postscutellum; base of abdomen circularly (abdominal markings 
purplish black), tip of abdomen shortly and six cross-stripes, the first four very broadly joined 
along the meson, the fourth to fifth rather narrowly so, the fifth to the sixth broadly again 
as though the caudal meson of the fifth was prolonged in the shape of a beehive to the sixth, 
the latter convexed at meson caudad but not joined to the black at tip; stripe 5 with each end 
along margin turned cephalad a short distance; each arm of stripes 1-4 slanted eaudo-laterad. 
Legs lemon yellow; cephalic coxa with a metallic green spot at base cephalad, femur with a 
metallic green stripe along dorsal and ventral aspects, on caudal femur, the two joined across 
lateral aspect at base, the ventral streak short; caudal coxa laterad with a green line across base 
and half way down the ventral margin; mesoventer; most of meson of abdomen (coppery); 
dorsal aspect of scape and pedicel; a small spot against base of antenna meso-dorsad. 
Mandibles tridentate. Flagellum dusky. Thorax densely scaly. 

From three females from galls, " Gall No. 25," May, 1914 (H. Hacker). 

Habitat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy2673, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie three females on a tag; head on 
a slide with hracteala. 

20. GYROLASELLA iEREIGUTTATA new species. 
Female: — Length, 0.80 mm. 

Pale golden yellow, the wings hyaline, marked with dark metallic green as follows: 
Ocellar area, a dot on extreme latero-caudal angle of pronotum, two large hemispherical spots 
on cephalic scutum at cephalic margin, one on each side, midway between meson and lateral 
margin (reaching to apex of proximal fourth), mesal margins of each parapside, a rather 
large oval spot on the axilla, a small triangle base of scutellum at meson, a longer than wide 
spot laterad of apical scutellum and a wider than long one on propodeum opposite base of 
postscutellum; a small triangle at meson of base of abdomen, a rather broad cross-stripe on 
abdomen, abbreviated near lateral margins at a little proxiniad of middle followed by a rather 
large eentr.il triangular spot. Tip of valves of ovipositor black. Dorsal edge of scape metallic. 
Mandibles 4 -dentate. 

From one female caught in forest, November S, 101.3. 

Habitat: Stewart 's Creek (Townsville), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS67-i, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Gexus CIER0SPIL0MELL.\ Oirault. 
1. CIRROSPILOMELLA VARIFASCIATA new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.55 mm. 

Orange yellow, the postscutellum lemon yellow; fore wings with an obscure substigmal 
spot. Parapsidal furrows and other thoracic sutures black. Propodeum with a distinct median 
carina, otherwise scaly. Terminal joint of club with an apical spine, funicle 1 somewhat 



AUSTBALIAN HYMENOPTESA CHALCIDOIDEA, ir.—GIMAULT. 275 

'longer than wide, longer than 2. Mandibles 5-dentate. Thorax soaly. Meson and caudal 
margin of pronotum black. A wavy stripe at immediate base of abdomen; and four cross- 
stripes equally distributed between base and apex, the second and third connected along the 
meson, the third with a stripe against it but which is abbreviated from each end, crossing 
the meson rather widely; stripe 4 tliiekened centrally and at meson of cephalic margin with a 
•nipple-like projection ; stripe across base of abdomen acutely pointed distad at meson. A 
dusky stripe on propodeum in the place of lateral carina;. A marginal small spot on aljdomen 
between stripe at base and stripe 1, this spot obscurely continued toward meson but not 
-reaching it. Postmarginal vein shorter tlian the stigmal. 

From one female caught in forest, June 17, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS675, Queensland Museum, Brisliano, the specimen on a tag. 

2. CIEROSPILOMELLA FASCIATA Girault. 
Synonym: CirrospiloidcUeiis fasciaiiventris Girault. 

There are but four cross-stripes on the abdomen. No distinct median carina on 
propodeum. Wings slightly stained. Funicle 1 a half longer than wide; club with a small, 
-distinct fourth, nipple-like joint without a terminal spine. Types re-examined. 

Genus EURYSCOTOLINX Girault. 
1. EURYSCOTOLINX GUTTATIVERTEX Girault. 

A female, Cairns, Queensland, October 2.5, 1911 sweeping foliage and grass in a bog. 
The marginal stripe of abdomen and the spot were hardly developed. The spot on the vertex 
was distinct. 

1. EURYSCOTOLINX IMMARGINATUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.S.5 mm. 

Like the genotype but the abdomen has no black, the pedicel is concolorous with the 
scape and the funicle joints are snbequal, all distinctly longer than the pedicel (each about 
somewhat over twice longer than wide). The scape along its dorsal edge bears distinctly 
longer and more numerous bristles. The body is slenderer, the postmarginal vein somewhat 
.shorter, the wings stained along the venation. Spot in center of vertex not very distinct. 
Mandibles 5-dentate. 

From one female captured in jungle, March 1, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS673, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; hind 
tibia! and head on a slide. 

Genus PSErniGLYPlIOMYIA Girault. 
1. PSEUDIGLYPHOMYIA FUSCA Girault. 
A species of CirrospUopsis. 

2. PSEUDIGLYPHOMYIA QUADRIFASCIATA (Girault). 

From (liirolds^JJd. 

3. PSEUDIGLYPHOMYIA OCCIDENTALIS new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. 

Similar to rusticus Girault but the exclamation-point-like marking along meson of 
scutellum is narrower and longer, reaching to distal fifth, the mark on axilla is not a minute 
dot but a minute spot, ovate; the abdomen bears three distinct cross-stripes commencing at 
middle, the distal one wider and blacker; also from each side out from base two cross-stripes 



276 MEMOmS UF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

are indicated by transverse spots aud one also just before extreme apex. In botli species the 
cephalic margin of the scutum is broadly jet black. Funicle 2 a little longer than wide. 
Propodeum finely scaly, without lateral carinas but with a distinct median one. Mandibles 
about 6-dentate. 

From one female caught in forest, April 15, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat : Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. lIySV7U. Queensland Museum, Brisbiinc. the specimen without head on a tag. 

4. PSEUDIGLYPHOMYIA NIGRISCUTUM new species. 

Female: — Lengtii, 1.25 mm. 

Black, the following parts orange yellow: Head (except center of occiput aud dusky 
ventral margin of face), pronotum except face and caudal margin across meson, parapsides, 
lateral margin of each axilla rather broadly, scutellum laterad of grooves except at base, distal 
third of scutellum between the grooves and the postscutellum. Propodeum rugulose but the 
median carina is distinct. Legs (except hind coxa) and proximal half of scape pale yellowish. 
Caudal femur a little dusky at proximal half. Postmarginal vein not quite as long as the 
stigmal, the fore wings lightly dusky across from the whole marginal vein. Mandibles 5-dentate. 
Funicle 1 a little longer than wide, 2 barely so, subequal to the pedicel. Terminal spine of 
club distinct, the club as long as the funicle. 

From one female captured in forest. May 12, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Chindera (Tweed Eiver), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy2G77, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

PSEUDIGLYPHUS new genus. 

Antennas short, capitate, 9-jointed with two large ring-joints, the club large, 3-jointed. 
Abdomen pointed conic ovate, from above depressed and pointed ovate, the ovipositor shortly 
exserted. Segment 2 of abdomen longest, 7 next so, the former occupying a little less than a 
fourth of the surface, its caudal margin straight. Postmarginal vein a little shorter than the 
stigmal. Propodeum with a solid median carina, the s]iiracle small, suboval. Mandibles with 
two larger outer teeth and but a single inner smaller one. Differs from Pseudit)lyphella in 
having the pxillo? much advanced. Scutellum with a lateral grooved lino. 

1. PSEUDIGLYPHUS GROTIUSI new species. Female. Genotj'pe. 
Length, 1.50 mm. 

Dark steel or x'urplish blue, the wings hyaline, the legs concolorous except the knees, 
the intermediate and caudal tibias (except at base of the latter) and the three proximal tarsal 
joints which are whitish. Scutum coarsely scaly, the scutellum between the grooves, post- 
scutellum and the propodeum glabrous; scutellum scaly laterad of grooved line. Segments 2 
and 3 of abdomen glabrous, the rest reticulated ; segment 3 very short. Antennas dusky 
yellowish, the scape concolorous with the body, the pedicel dark, subequal in length to funicle 1 
which is longer than wide; funicle 2 subquadr.ate. Distal club joint terminating in a small 
nipple. Type captured by sweeping jungle growth along a forest streamlet, .June 14, 1913 
and is mounted on a tag (head and caudal tibire on a slide with the type appendages of 
Stomatoceras aureus Girault). A second female, type locality, forest, August 27, 1913. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy267S. Queensland Museum, Brisbane. 

The species is respectfully dedicated to Hugo Grotius. 



AUSTRALIAN HTMENOFTEBA CUALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GIBAVLT. 277 

2. PSEUDIGLYPHUS SPADICIVENTRIS now species. 

Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. 

Differing from f/rotiusi Girault in having the abdomen chestnut brown, the median 
carina of propodeum solid (in grotiusi of the same shape exactly!) and a broad depression 
in the place of the lateral carina (apparently), in the center of which is the minute spiracle, 
the propodeum apparently the same as in grotiusi. The ovipositor is barely exserted (so in 
the genotype). The legs (except coxte) are white, washed slightly but distinctly with dusky, 
the antenna white, the two funicle joints subequal (1 slightly longer than 2 which is quadrate) ; 
scape and pedicel dusky. Mandibles tridentate. Abdomen not densely reticulated as in grotiusi, 
the scalines less distinct. Compared with an authentic specimen of grotiusi and the two are 
alike excepting the colorational differences in the abdomen and legs. 

From one female caught sweeping in forest, along mountain foothills, .July 9, 1913 
(A. P. T)odd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. I{y3679, Queensland Museum, Brisbane. 

In this genus the scutum is short, the axilkc much advanced, reaching a little over half 
way to cephalic margin of scutum, the short, complete parapsidal furrows meeting them. 
Mandibles 3-dentate. There appears to be a carina laterad and mesad of the spiracle, converging 
eaudad, forming an oblique V whose arms inclose the spiracle. 

Genus MKSTOni.\T?ETJ.A Girault. 

1. MESTOCHARELLA FERALIS Girault. 

Slender. ^Mandibles tridentate, the third tooth truncate. Club terminating iu a little 
■spur. Postmarginal vein shorter than the stigmal. Funicles 1-3 longer than wide, cylindrical. 
The type is on a tag, the head on a slide. Wings ample. .Jungle, April 4, 1913. 

In antea, p. 264, line 4, Atoposonioidclla ehanningi is a naked name. Gyrolasella 
clianniiKji is referred to. 

Tribe EUPLECTRINI. 
Genus PAGHYSCAPHA Howard. 
A male specimen with enormously dilated scape but otherwise like Euplectrus in every 
detail was taken in jungle at Tweed Heads (Tweed River), New South Wales, May 3, 1914 
(A. P. Dodd). The stigmal vein was distinctly shorter than the postmarginal. 

Genus EUPLECTRUS Westwood. 
Antea, p. 273, line 1, S- jointed should read solid. The mandibles are absent in this 
genus and there are two ring-joints. The antenna; are inserted ventrad of the middle of the 
face, near the clypeus. The species described Viy Girault from Australia agree in these 
]>artieulars and the descriptions should be understood accordingly, 

1. EUPLECTRUS XANTHOCEPHALUS Girault. 

Antea, p. 274, line 3, one read two and 3-jointed read solid. 

Length, 2.10 mm. The type female is on a tag, tlie head on a slide. It was captured 
April 15, 1912. 

2. EUPLECTRUS CAIRNSENSIS Girault. Female, male. 

Length, 2.15 mm. Male about the same. The types consist of a single pair on a tag. 
'The female type w.as captured October 25, 1911 (Cairns), the male May 11, 1913 at Gordonvale. 
A female at Kuranda, Queensland, jungle. Jlay 14. 1913. 



278 MEMOIES OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

3. EUPLECTRUS MELANOCEPHALUS Girault. 
Length, 2.20 mm. The type was captured in jungle. May S, 1913 and is on a tag. 

4. EUPLECTRUS PULLIPES new species. 

Female : — Length, 1.80 mm. 

Colored like EuplectromorpJia nigrifemur (Girault), the tibias and tarsi yellow, also the- 
middle coxa; but the abdomen centrally is more narrowly yellow, the marginal black being^ 
broad. Scutellum and axillas uniformly scaly reticulate, the scutum a little rougher but similar, 
the pronotum much finer, its neck, however, as rough as the scutum. Longest spur of hind 
tibiaa half the length of the hind tarsus. Antenna; 9-jointed, two ring-joints, club solid. Post- 
marginal vein much longer than the stigmal. Mandibles absent. Scutum and scutellum simple; 
yellow of abdomen paler toward base ; ventrad yellow, margined with black as the dorsal' 
surface, the distal part of the black long. Funiclo and club fuscous; funiele 1 somewhat 
longer than the pedicel, longest, 2 and 3 each slightly shorter, 4 a little longer than its width. 
Club a little longer than funiele 1 which is distinctly longer than wide. Like the other species. 
Sculpture of scutum finer cephalad. Compared witli EuplectromorpJia nigrifemur. 

From one female caught by sweeping in jungle, May 9, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Babitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By S680, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a 'ag. 

5. EUPLECTRUS CARINISCUTUM new species. 

Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

In my table of Australian species runs to scoiti Girault but upon comparison with the- 
type of that species I find the following differences: In coloration a striking difference is that 
the cross-stripe on distal abdomen connecting the marginal stripes at apes is broadly interrupted 
at meson and also it is much broader extending to apex; there is thus formed a rather broad 
median path of yellow from a little less than proximal three fourths to apex. The scutellum 
is shagreened (or reticulated into raised points) instead of longitudinally striate, the axilla) 
show very faint sculpture. Otherwise about the same in all details mentioned in the description 
of scotti except that the antennae are black distad of funiele 2. Club solid; mandibles absent. 
Two ring-joints, the first shortest. 

From one female captured in jungle, April 2. 1914. 

Babitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By SCSI, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. head on- 
a slide. 

6. EUPLECTRUS KURANDAENSIS Girault. 
Length, 2.20 mm. Type captured along edge of jungle, May 20, 1913 and is on a tag. 

EUPLECTROMORPHA new genus. 

The antennal club is solid, the mandibles absent. The genus was not described' 
elsewhere as intended. See niitea. 

1. EUPLECTROMORPHA UNIFASCIATA Girault. 

Length, l.fi.5 mm. Antea, p. 276, line 3 of the description, other read others. Flagellum 
dusky. The type was captured on October 28, 1911 and is on a tag, the head and a caudal leg 
on a slide (with the t^-pe head of SiMlajigia australiensis Girault). First ring-joint very short- 



AUSTRALIAN HYMENOPTKRA CHALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GISAVLT. 279 

2. ETJPLECTROMORPHA NIGRIFEMUR (Girault). 

Length, 2.50 mm. Type re-examined. It was captured May 9, 1913 and is on a tag. 
The description in antea is correct. Distal three funiele joints subequal, subglobular, the first 
somewhat longer. Maxillary palpi 2-, the labial 1-jointed. A second female, type habitat, 
July 24, 1913. 

3. EUPLECTROMORPHA VARIEGATA new species. 

Femah : — Length, 2.Lj mm. 

Like malandaensis but reddish, the prothorax black except two narrow, wider than long 
spots on each side of meson dorsad, the lateral portions of jirojiodeum black and somewhat 
over distal third of abdomen dorsad (but broken by yellowish meso-cephalad) ; lateral margin 
of abdomen to apex of proximal third from distad, dusky black. Abdomen yellowish brown. 
Legs reddish. Caudal half of each parapside and of scutum and all of scutellum except a 
narrow conical reddish marking along meson from base to apical third, contrasting lemon 
yellow. Head lemon yellow, reddish at center of vertex, jet black along the scrobcs and on 
occiput except ventrad. Funiele 1 longest, somewhat longer than wide, the others oval; pedicel 
shorter than funiele 1. Wings a little stained. Otherwise about as in malandaensis. AntennsB 
yelloW'ish, suffused with dusky. Tarsi yellow. 

From one female caught in forest, Jlay 12. 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat : Chindera, New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy S6SS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

4. EUPLECTROMORPHA MAGNIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length, '.i.Oo mm. 

Like Euplectrus melanocephalus Girault but a little over a distal third of the abdomen is 
purplish black, the marginal coloration is broader except just out from base where it nearly 
disappears and distad in the black there are two small white triangles at the meson, the 
caudal one somewhat larger and just before apex. The body is more robust; abdomen and 
legs white except as noted and the hind coxa. Head subaaneous. Scape white, pedicel dusky, 
rest of antenna black. Funiele 1 elongate, over twice longer than wide, longer than the club; 
other joints of funiele shortening, 2 a fourth shorter than 1, 4 slightly shorter than the club, 
much larger than the pedicel. Mandibles absent. Antenns 9-jointed, the club solid. Hind 
tibial spurs unequal, the largest not quite half the length of the tarsus. Pronotum and scutum 
with long whitish pubescence. 

From one female caught in jungle, August (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS68S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie specimen on a tag; head and 
a hind tibia on a slide. 

A. EUPLECTROMORPHA MAGNIVENTRIS CHINDERAENSIS new variety. 

Female: — Length, 2.75 mm. 

Black, the head submetallic, the w'ings hyaline, scape and abdomen whitish, abdomen 
dorsad black at distal fourth and at immediate base, the intervening white portion margined 
narrowly laterad with the black, but the marginal stripe besides being thin (except distad 
where it abruptly widens) is distinctly interrupted at apex of proximal fourth. Wings 
hyaline. Similar to typical form but the marginal stripe of abdomen is thinner and the legs 
are yellowish brown (except hind coxa) instead of white. The abdomen also appears to be 
flatter and longer. Compared with type of typical form. 

From one female caught, May, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Chindera (Tweed River). New South Wales. 

Type: No. HyS6S4, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag. 



280 MEMOIL'S OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

5. EUPLECTROMORPHA ffiREICEPS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.S7 mm. 

Black, the head dark metallic green, the wings hyaline; eoxfe, hind femur and apex of 
hind tibiaj distinctly bl.-.ck. A small triangular area at base of abdomen, dorsad and ventrad 
yellowish white; proximal third of caudal femur white; other femora orange toward tip. 
Flagellum black, the scape white. Pronotum (except caudal margin), cephalic part of scut am 
and cephalic half of parapsides, scabrous, rest scaly like the scutellum and axillis. Scutum hairy. 
Propodeum glabrous, with the usual median carina and a curved, deep groove in the place of 
lateral carinEe. Funicle 1 slightly longer than the club, about twice longer than wide, the other 
three funiele joints subequal, somewhat longer than wide, longer than the pedicel. Club without 
a terminal spine. 

From one female caught in jungle, August 20, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. SyS685, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

EUPLECTEOMOEPHELLA new genus. 
Differs from Eupleciromorpha Girault in bearing mandibles. 

1. EUPLECTROMORPHELLA CICATRICOSA new species. 
Female: — Length, 2 mm. 

Black, the wings stibhyaline, the hind coxge black, except above; abdomen, legs and 
antennjB orange yellow, the abdomen margined all round with black. Thorax finely scaly, the 
scutum smoother cephalad, the propodeum glabrous, with a median carina. Antenna; 9-jointed, 
with two ring-joints, the club solid, the four funicle joints subglobular and more or less equal, 
the pedicel somewhat smaller. Mandibles 7-dentate. Eesembles Euplectrus melanoeeplialus 
Girault. Fourth funicle joint somewhat wider than long, somewhat shortest. Club without a 
distinct nipple. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in forest and jungle, August 22, 191.'?. 

Hahitat: Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Type: No. BySGSG, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
slide. 

Tribe 0PHELININI.=' 

The genus Opheliiius Haliday was inadvertently omitted in the table of genera. 

Gends ALOPHOMORPHA Girault. 
This genus belongs to the Eulophini which sec. 

Genus SYMPIESOMORPHELLEUS Girauit. 

SynonjTii: Diglypliomornliomyia Girault. 

The club terminates in an unarticulated nipple. 

1. SYMPIESOMORPHELLEUS SUTTNERI Girault. 

Length, 1.96 mm. The type is on a tag, the head and n caudal leg on a slide. Tt was 
captured in jungle. May 26, 1913. Tlio abdomen is purplish black, yellow at base. 

" See Entedonomorpha 



AUSTFiALIAN HTMENOPTESA CHALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GISAVLT. 281 

2. SYMPIESOMORPHELLEUS THOREAUINI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.58 mm. 

Shilling black, the legs, scape and a large wedgeshaped area in dorsal abdomen from 
base, yellowish broivn; the yellow abdominal area originates at base where it is narrower but 
truncate; distad it extends not quite to middle and there is broadly truncate; for its entire 
lenoih it fills the abdominal dorsum except narrowly along each lateral margin (the margining 
black, widening distad. Wings hyaline. Mandibles 6-dentate. Funiele joints subequal, oval, 
1 a little the longest, larger than the globular pedicel; club ending in the usual nipple-like 
" joint'' (nonarticulated). Median carina of propodenm solid, the spiracle round, small, in a 
roundish depression; a more or less distinct, obtuse spiraeular "groove." Segment 2 of 
abdomen occupying somewhat over a fifth of the surface, longest. Parapsidal furrows 
represented by narrow carina which curve oS before reaching the pronotum which is transverse- 
quadrate. Axilla; not advanced. Grooves of scutellum broadly separated distad (nearly for 
entire apical margin). Thorax distinctly moderately coarsely scaly, the propodeum glabrous; 
dorsal abdomen distad with very delicate scaly sculpture. Marginal vein nearly thrice the 
length of the stigmal which is distinctly shorter than the postmarginal. 

From one female caught by sweeping forest, .Tune 7, 1914. 

nahilat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: jSTo. EyS6S7, Queensland JNIuseuni, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

Dedicated to Henry David Thoreau. 

3. SYMPIESOMORPHELLEUS PAUCIFASCIATUS new species. 

Femnic: — Length, L75 mm. 

Orange yellow, the wings hyaline, the abdomen and legs a little lighter yellow, tiie 
former narrowly margined down each dorsal edge with blackish and with two distinct, black 
cross-stripes at distal third, the two joined along the meson by a short median black line. 
Antennte concolorous, all the funiele joints larger than the short pedicel, the first longest, 
distinctly longer than wide, the others subglobular. Mandibles 7-dentate. Segment 3 of 
abdomen only half the length of 2, which occupies about a fourth of the surface. Thorax 
scaly. Median carina of propodeum paired, forking caudad. 

Described from one female caught by swee])ing over all parts of island, a mile from 
mainland, forest, December 25, 1911. 

H all it lit : Northern Queensland (Double Island near Cairns). 

Type: No. HyS6SS. Queensland ^Museum. Brisbane, a female on a tag; head and hind 
legs on a slide. 

4. SYMPIESOMORPHELLEUS ALBICLAVA new species. 

Female: — Tjength, l.SO mm. 

Orange yellow, the abdomen honey yellow, the legs concolorous with the abdomen. 
Scape and club yellowish white, pedicel and funiele 1 orange, other funiele joints black. 
Abdomen narrowly obscurely margined with black from base to distal three fourths, the marginal 
stripe broken into obscure dots. Fore wings slightly stained with yellowish. Antennaj as in 
nigriscidellum also the venation. Vertex lemon yellow. Thorax scaly, the scutum rather 
thickly pin-punctured, the scutellum with only a few of these punctures. Immediate tip of 
abdomen black. Postscutellum platelike. Propodeum glabrous, finely scaly iaterad, with the 
usual three carina; — also a carina just laterad of the spiracle. Segment 2 of abdomen occupying 
a third of the surface. Mandibles about 8-dentate. 

From one female caught November, 1912. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale, Queensland. 

Type: No. EyS6S9, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind legs with the slide type of Euryscotolinx immaryinaiics. 



282 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

lu this gemis, the scutellum really bears four grooved lines, the second groove shorter 
and visible only from dorso-laterad, the first as described — from dorsal aspect near lateral 
margin of scutelhnn. 

EuplectropheJiims differs merely in having the club solid and a very short abdominal 
petiole. Otherwise it is exactly similar except that segment 2 of the abdomen is longer. 
Sympicsoniorphelleus is the same as Diglyphomorphomyia. All the si^ecies bear four grooved 
lines on the scutellum but as described not as in the Tetrastichini and probably most of the- 
genera with grooves on scutellum are the same. The presence of the second groove is not a 
good diagnostic character at all and I have now ignored it. The species E. saintpierrei has the 
punctures of the groove of scutellum isohited ; in the species of Sympiesomorpliclleus they are 
joined. 

Genus ALOPHOMOEPHELLA Uirault.=^' 

Female: — In my table of genera runs to Alophoviorphella Girault but the grooves of the 
scutellum are narrow, delicate and merely curve toward each other at apex, the abdomen is 
sessile and the jjropodeum bears a pair of close, narrow median earinae, the distinct, conspicuous, 
median groove-like impressions of scutum (distal half) and scutellum (proximal three fourths) 
absent. Lateral carina of prcpodeum represented by an oblique line of fovese which is 
caudad, far from the spiracle. Mandibles 5- and 6-dentate. Marginal vein subequal to the 
submarginal, the stigmal long, somewhat over a third the length of the marginal, the 
postmarginal nearly half the length of the marginal. Parapsidal furrows not reaching 
pronotum. Head triangular. AxilltP advanced but not greatly. 

1. ALOPHOMORPHELLA ASPERITERGUM new species 

Female: — Length, 2.70 mm. 

Bright aeneous, the legs (except base of cephalic and all of other coxae) and scapfr 
except slightly above at tip, orange yellow, the tibise and tarsi whitish ; anteunje black ; 
wings hyaline but fore wings with a distinct but not large, rounded, smoky spot centrally 
just opposite apex of stigmal vein. Venation brown. Abdomen dark coppery except at 
base. Head sculptured finely. Pronotum, scutum and parapsides punctate, postscutellum. 
scutellum and axillaa densely scaly shagrcened. Propodeum delicately scaly, roughly scaly 
like the scutellum laternd of the oblique lateral groove (commencing just at the mesal margin 
of spiracle which is moderate and round-oval, cephalad). Abdomen finely scaly except the 
green segment 2 which is not long. Abdomen depressed, conical, as long as the rest of the 
body. Hind coxa dorsad scaly. Antennre inserted in the middle of the face, the third club 
joint minute and with a distinct terminal spine. Punicle 1 about twice longer than ni(]<^. 
4 a little longer than wide, all longer and larger than the pedicel which is only a little longer 
than wide. Funicles 2 and 3 subequal, somewhat shorter than 1. Postscutellum much shorter 
than scutellum. Pronotum normal. 

From one female caught on forest u]il,iudR, ilay 30, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hahitat: Maclean (Clarence River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. By 3690, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; caudal 
tibiae and head on a slide. 

Very similar indeed to niveipes but the legs pure white in that species, the propodeum 
mesad of the spiracle less distinctly scaly, the abdomen with a short petiole, the spot on 
fore wing somewhat longer. 

- ■' Other species a few pages beyond. The species here were intended lor a new genus. 



AVSTSALIAN HYMENOPTEBA CriALCWOIDEA, IV.—GIBAVLT. 283- 

2. ALOPHOMORPHELLA NIVEIPES new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.5 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the legs (except caudal coxa;) and the scape white. Scutellum ami 
axilla) brassy. Fore wings with a long-ovate dusky spot with its axis obliqued caudu- 
proximad from the end of the stigmal knob; but this spot does not touch the stigmal vein 
being half the length of that vein directly eaudad of its apex. Antennae black; funiele 1 
distinctly the longest, elongate, twice the length of the pedicel, longer than the club; funicles 
2 and 3 subequal, 4 shorter than 3, slightly longer than wide; third club-joint nipple-like, 
itself with a short, stout terminal nipple. Mandibles about 6-dentate. Stigmal vein a little 
over a third the length of the marginal, shorter than the postmarginal yet slender. Grooves 
of scutellum joined around apical margin. Abdomen glabrous, distad finely scaly. Thora.'S 
densely punctate, the axilljc and scutellum more densely scaly, tlie propodeum glabrous, with a 
distinct median carina which has a narrow sulcus along each side of it; lateral carina 
represented by a straight line of fovese running meso-caudad from the spiracle to near apex 
of the median carina; this lateral line of fovea? does not reach the spiracle by the latter 's own 
diameter and a little more. Spot ou fore wing not twice longer than wide. 

Prom one female taken in jungle. May 3, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eahitat: Tweed Heads (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. By 2691, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag: head and 
caudal tibia on a slide. 

PARENTEDON new genus. 

Por diagnosis see antea, p. 279. 

1. PARENTEDON AUSTRALIS new sirecies. 
Lengtli, 2 mm. The types were takeu in forest, Uccember 27, 1912 and January 8, 1913. 

2. PARENTEDON SOBRINUS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Lcngtii, 1.95 mm. 

Similar to the genotype but the abdomen is more uniform in color (not submetallKi 
distad) and darker, the margins still obscurely darker. The following structural differences: 
The grooves on the scutellum are separated around dist.al margin by only slightly more than 
their own width (distinctly more separated in australis) ; on the propodeum there are a 
number of weak oblique carinje from the side of the distinct median carina and also from 
the cephalic margin of propodeum mesad of the sjiiracle, the longitudinal space between the 
two groups of carina, smooth, the lateral of the two separated from the small round spiracle 
by a broad complete sulcus; caudal margin of jiropodeum carinated, turning up toward the 
spiracle and thus forming the more or less distinct lateral carina) as in aiisU-alJs; the spiracle 
is somewhat larger in this species; sculpture of mesothorax alike in both species; mandibles 
with only eleven teeth. Antennae dark, scape whitish, the pedicel so beneath: funiele 4 quadrate. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in forest, June 18. 1912 (A. A. Girault). 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Type: No. Hy 269S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag. 

Both australis and the above species have a hoodlike neck at npex of propodeum. 

3. PARENTEDON SIMILIS new species of GiraiUt and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.50 mm. 

Similar to the preceding species (sohrinns) but slenderer, tlie abdomen slenderer and 
brownish interiorly (along mesal portion) only, the femora and tibial nearly white, the abdonu>n 
narrower and witli a sliort, distinct petiole and the second segment occupies only a third of 
the surface (not a half or nearly). Mandibles 14-dentate. Segments 3 and 4 of abdomen. 



284 MEMOIIiS OF THE QUEENSLAND MVSEVM. 

long, subequal, c-ombined slightly longer than segment 2 (not so in sobrlnus). Grooves of 
scutellnm separated at apex by less than their own diameter. Abdomen black, or nearly. 
Oblique carinas from median carina of propodeum very long and oblique. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in a jungle pocket, November 16, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. IIyS69S. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag; head 
and hind tibiae on a slide. 

4. PARENTEDON FRATERCULUS new species. 

Female: — Similar to simiUs but the fore wings stained yellow, the mandibles 15-dentate, 
the second segment of abdomen a little shorter, the abdomen sessile, the hind wing a little 
narrower, the grooves of scutellum separated by a little more than their width. Oblique carina} 
from median carina of propodeum not so distinct as in similis and shorter and less oblique. 

From one female captured in a meadow, February 24, 1912. 

Habitat: Cooktown, Queensland. 

Type: No. SyS694, Queensland Museum, Bi-isbane. the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind tibia; on a slide. 

TABLE TO THE AUSTRALIAN SPECIES OF PASENTEDON GTRAULT. 

Orooves of scutellum separated at apex by not more than their own width or only slightly more. 

Segment 2 of abdomen occupying half the surface, 3 and 4 united, much shorter than it; 

mandibles 11-dentate; wings subhyaline; abdomen sessile .. .. sobrinns G. &T>. 

Segment 2 of abdomen occupying only a third or somewhat more of the surface; -ivings 

hyaline; mandibles 14-dentate; abdomen with a short petiole . . similis G. &'D. 

The same; wings yellowish ; mandibles 15-dentate; abdomen sessile fratercnhis GirauU. 

Orooves of scuteUmn at apex separated plainly more than their own width. 

Segment 2 of abdomen occupying one third of surface; wings yellowish; raandiblfs 
13-dentate australis Girault. 

Gends OPHELIMINUS Girault. 

1. OPHELIMINUS GROTIUSI Girault. 

Length, 2.50 mm. The type is on a tag, the head and caudal tibia; on a slide. It was 
T;iken in forest near a streamlet, June 27, 1913. 

2. OPHELIMINUS PULCHERRIMUS new species of A P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 2.80 mm. 

Very similar to consonus Girault^^ but all the coxiE metallic, except apical half of cephalic 
jiair; mandibles 5-dentate; abdomen with more yellow dorsad, the basal half being yellow, 
margined with purplish black but at the caudal margin of the yellow at meson there is an 
extension from the black into the yellow area (in consonus the yellow extends to less than half 
the abdomen, is more broadly margined with purplish and with no black extension into the 
yellow at meson) ; the abdomen is no longer than the thorax (in consonus it is distinctly longer), 
(he median carina of propodeum is distinct and the stigmal vein is shorter as in grotiusi Girault. 

From one female caught sweeping in forest, January 27, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3695, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. the head 
on a slide. 

^' Pardiaulomella. 



AUaTIULIAN UyMENOl'TIiRA CUALCIDUIDEA, If'.—GIMAULT. 2S5 

3. OPHELIMINUS FUCOSUS new species. 
Female: — Lengih, 2.60 mm. 

Dark Eeneous coppery, the head and propodeum metallic green, the wings hyaline, 
pronotum except the caudal margin broadly, legs and abdomen deep golden yellow, tlie tegnlii;, 
cephalic two pairs of coxEe and all femora pale yellow. Scape orange yellow, dusky along dorsal 
edge. Base of abdomen centrally ventrad, base and the lateral margins dorsad for about proxi- 
mal third, a dot at lateral margin dorsad just distad of end of the marginal stripe, tip of abdomen 
and of ovipositor valves and a large frustum-shaped marking dorsad centrally a little distad 
of the pair of marginal dots blackish metallic green (dark metallic green at base of abdomen 
dorsad). Postmarginal vein somewhat over twice the length of the stigmal, the latter about 
a fifth the length of the marginal. Propodeum noncarinato, somewhat more finely punctate 
than the rest of the thorax. Mandibles 6-dentatc. Antenna? with funicles 1-3 subequ.al, elongate 
(nearly thrice longer than wide), 4 somewhat shorter; club not quite as long as funicle 3. 
Like the other species. Mesal margin of the marginal stripe of abdomen scalloped. In all 
the species of the genus, the parapsidal furrows curve oif laterad not reaching the pronotum. 

From one female caught by sweejiing forest in swamp, May 14, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 
Hahitat: Chindera (Tweed Eiver), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy 3696, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind tibia; on a slide. 

Genus DIGLYPHOMORPHO.MYIA Girault.^' 
Anlea, p. 281, in tlie description, line 3, sUghlly reail somewhat. Tlie auteuure bear tn:o 
ring-joints. 

1. DIGLYPHOMORPHOMYIA NIGRISCUTELLUM Girault. 
One female, type habitat, ilay 29, 1913. There were seven teeth in the mandibles in 
this specimen. In nntea, line 2 of the description, insert quite after vot; line 3. very ohscure 
darker read four dusky; line 4 insert numerous after with; line 4 after disk a semicolon and also 
similar punctures on the lemon yellow caudal part of scutum. The club terminates in a long, 
thick spur. Caudal knees reddish. Type re-examined. 

Gexus ALOPHOMORPHELLA Girault." 
1. ALOPHOMORPHELLA ttLUSTRIS Girault. 

The fore wings bear a faint sooty round sjiot :i liltic caudad of the middle of the blade, 
opposite the stigmal knob; stigmal vein about n third the length of the marginal. Type 
re-examined. 

2. ALOPHOMORPHELLA EDISONl new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.05 nun. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the abdomen purjile, ventrad yellowish, dorsad 
at base viith a yellowish brown triangle whose straight base is distad; this triangle extends 
nearly to margin on each side and is on proximal fourth. Legs white. Scape pale yellow; 
funicle dusky yellow, club dusky black. Punicle joints globular yet a little longer than wide, 
a little smaUer distad, 1 subequal in length to the pedicel. Mandibles 5-dentate. Club with a 
distinct termin.al spine. Parapsidal furrows delicate yet easily found, curving off laterad, 
not reaching pronotum by some distance; a setigerous, minute puncture just mesad of distal 
end of each furrow, the latter running to the axilla before the latter 's mesal apex. Grooves of 



' Equals Si/mpiesmnorphelleus. 

• See preceding few pages lor other species. Only the genot>-pe hears the median thoracic impression. 



286 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

scutellum distinctly separated for some distance at ape^. Scutum coarsely scaly, except at 
■cephalic margin, there less coarsely so (like the scutellum and axilto). Median carina of 
propodeum narrow, lateral carinaj absent, the minute round spiracle with several foveas meao- 
caudad of it, forming a short sulcus mesad of spiracle. Propodeum glabrous. Petiole short 
but distinct. Abdomen depressed. Postmarginal vein much longer than the stigmal, the latter 
a, fourth the length of the marginal. Third club joint much the smallest. Meson of thorax flat. 

From one female taken in forest. May 16, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. IIy269~, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind leg on a slide. 

Respectfully dedicated to Tliumns Alva Edison. 

3. ALOPHOMORPHELLA ALBICLAVA new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 2.50 mm. 

Like the genotype but dark metallic blue, the pronotum, scutellum and propodeum dark 
jmrplish; abdomen suffused with yellow medially for proximal two thirds; antennal club white 
like the legs; scutum and scutellum without a median longitudinal depression; grooves of 
scutellum more convex, closer together; thorax with very fine scaly sculpture, the pronotum 
reticulately rugulose; first funiele joint much longer, three times as long as pedicel and twice 
as long as fourth funiele joint: only twice as long as pedicel and one third longer than fourth 
"funiele joint in the genotype; mandibles only 4-dentate. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in jungle, .Tune 7, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eahitat: Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Type: No. SySGOS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a female on a tag, the head and 
hind legs on a slide. 

Genus DIAULINOPSIS Crawford. 

Head thin; scape flattened and somewhat widened; funiele 2-jointed, club swollen, 
5-jointed, vpith a terminal spine, two ring-joints. Parapsidal furrows deeply impressed. 
Scutellum with two parallel furrows. Propodeum noncarinate but with obscure spiracular 
•-Sulci. Postmarginal vein almost as long as marginal. Caudal tibise with two weak spurs, the 
■shorter one very obscure. Abdomen sessile. 

The male is the same but the scape is nuich more widened, the club not enlarged. After 
Crawford (1912). 

1. DIAULINOPSIS SUBATRICORPUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. 

Shining black, with a faint purplish tinge, the wings lightly sooty, the legs (except 
coxEB and hind femur) and scape white. Thorax finely scaly, the propodeum subglabrous, not 
showing sculpture, perfectly plane (i.e., noncarinate, nonsulcate), the spiracle small, at cephalic 
margin. Antennae as in Atoposoma Masi, the funiele and club compressed but the funiele and 
pedicel as in the genotype of Diaulinopsis (as described) ; club also as described for the 
genotype but somewhat shorter. Abdomen as long as the rest of the body, the black valves 
of the ovipositor distinctly but shortly extruded. Stigmal vein a little over a third the length 
of the marginal, the postmarginal over half the length of marginal. Mandibles 6-dentate. 

Prom one female captured in jungle, February 10, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 
TTahitnl : Babinda (Cairns district), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S699, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
liind legs on a slide. 



AUSTSALIAN HTMENOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA. IV .—(ilHAVLT. 287 

AEDALOIDES new genus. 
In this genus tlie axilla) are not advanced 
Type: The following species. 

1. ARDALOIDES SIMITHORAX new species. Genoty^^e. 

Female: — Length, 1.80 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the abdomen black, whitish at distal third of the second segment. 
"Wings with a substigmal blotch. Caudal eoxa> concolorous, femora and legs brownish yellow, 
:the hind femora subfuscous, the tibia) lighter. Midventer of abdomen yellowish white. Thorax 
polygonally reticulated, the propodeum glabrous, with a distinct, long median carina and a 
lateral sulcus mesad of the small oval spiracle, the jiropodeum at apex ending in a nose; 
abdomen shining, with a long petiole, the second segment also long, obconical, depressed, 
•occupying over a third of the surface, the third less than half its length. Scutellum with 
marginal grooves which join around the apex. Parapsidal furrows short, distinct. Pronotum 
transverse quadrate. Antenna) 9-jointed with two ring-joints, the club solid, four funicle 
joints. Pedicel fuscous, short, funicle 1 longer than it and longest of the funicle, the next 
three joints globular. Club slightly nippled at tip, longer than any of the funicle joints. 
Mandibles 7-dentate. Hind tibial sjiurs normal. Postmarginal and stigmal veins long, the 
former the longer, the marginal somewhat shorter than the submarginal but over twice the 
length of the stigmal. 

The genus is characterised by the 9-jointed antenna> with two ring-joints and the solid 
•club, also the long petiole. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in jungle, September 12, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Eahitat : Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. lIyS700, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
nind legs on a slide. 

2. ARDALOIDES 10-DENTATUS new species. 

Female: — Differing from the typical form in having 10-dentate mandibles, the blotch 
on the fore wing subobsoletc, the caudal coxa? brown, the scutellum bears a short median 
sulcus at a little over proximal fourth (in the typical form in center of scutellum a round 
fovea or puncture, it is a little distad of center and may be accidental). In both species, the 
lateral half of each side of propodeum is scaly, the rest glabrous. In this species lateral 
cariniB are certainly absent and true grooves but there is a groovedike depression. In the 
genotype I could not with certainty make out whether or not it was a true groove but 
■apparently not. In both species the parapsidal furrows curve off some distance before 
pronotum. 

In the genotype the mandibles are pale, dark brown at tip; in this species the mandibles 
are all dark brown. The scape is pale lemon yellow in both. 

Described from one species caught in forest, June 30, 1914. 

Ilahitat: Gordonvale, Queensland. 

Tjipr: No. UySTOl, Queensland Museum, Brisliane, the s]iecimen on a tag. 



2jj;j MEMOIRS OF TUE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Genus EUPLECTROPHELINUS Girault. 
In tlie genotype, the propodeum is black mcsad out nearly to the lateral carina. A second 
specimen had the propodeum black only down the median line rather broadly. 

PROARDALUS new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Similar to Ardaloides Girault but uonmetallie and there is only one ring- 
joint and the petiole of abdomen is shorter, the second segment not depressed and obeonie as in 
Ardaloides whose petiole is slender, longer than the hind cosai and somewhat over thrice 
longer than its width. The petiole with this genus is not as long as the hind coxse (per se) 
and not much longer than wide, the second segment convex-hemispherical, occupying somewhat 
over a fourth of the surface. Otherwise about the same. Similar to Euplectrophelinus Girault 
but there is but the one ring-joint, the ]iropodcum is without a neck and lateral carina; (but 
with lateral sulci) and the second aVidominal segment is much shorter (about half the surface 
in the other). 

Type: The following species. 

1. PROARDALUS NIGRICAPUT new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd 

Female: — Length, 1.15 mm. 

Shining black, the wings hyaline, the abdomen, legs, scape and pedicel (but darker), 
yellow-brown, the abdomen margined all round rather broadly with blackish. Grooves of 
scutellum joining round apex. Thorax reticulated, the lines not raised. Seutelhim and pro- 
podeum practically without sculpture, polished. Segment 2 of abdomen equal in length to 
3 and 4 combined, its caudal margin slightly convexed. Mandibles 6-dentate. Funiele 4 a 
little the longest, the others subequal, all oval, not much longer than wide. Pedicel about 
equal to the funiele joints, much shorter than the solid club, which is not of great length. 

Described from one female canglit by sweeping grass and foliage on edge of jungle, 
September 20, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (Kuranda near Cairns). 

Type: No. Sy S70S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head and hind legs on a slide. 

Tribe ELACHERTOIDINI. 
The tarsi are 5-jointed, the hind tibial spurs double. 

Genus DIPARELLOMYIA Girault. 
The parapsidal furrows are complete. Antea, p. 179, line 10, post marginal should read 
.inhmarginal. A female, forest, type locality, August 20, 1914, was rosaceous coppery instead 
of dark green but otherwise the same. The cross-suture on scutellum is fine, the latter shining, 
the scaly sculpture visible but faint. 

Teibe EULOPHINI. 

Genus GROTIUSELLA Girault. 

The jjarapsidal furrows are variable, most frequently not reaching the axUlse. 
EuloplUnusia is the same as this genus. Antennae inserted on a level with the ventral end of 
the eyes. Abdominal segments snbequnl. 

1. GROTIUSELLA CYDIPPE (Girault). 

EulopJiiimsia cydippe (Girault). 
Length, 1.12 mm. This species resembles EJachcrtoiiecremnus circnmjectus Girault m 
some respects, the body similar and the scutellum and axillte are similarly margined with 
golden yellow. But there are two slender hind tibial spurs and the mandibles bear less teeth. 



AUSTRALIAN HYMENOFTERA CUALCIDOWEA, IV.—GIRAVLT. 289 

The hind margin of the pronotiun is yellow also, but othenvise the color is as described, 
the abdomen brownish copjiery. The propodeum is short, the habitus somewhat as in 
Zagrammosoma and Gyrolasella. Thorax flat. One ring-joint. Type re-examined. 

The type was taken on March Z, 1912 and is on a tag, a wing and a caudal leg on a 
slide. 

2. GROTIUSELLA FASCIATIFRONS Girault. 
Anted, p. 283, line 5 of the description, fcmiir read tibia. 

3. GROTIUSELLA FACIES new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.25 mm.; slender. 

Like fasciatifrovs Girault but the whole of the face dorsad of the antenna; is yellowish 
white, with a thin metallic green stripe across some distance above the antennae and a 
yellowish white one across just below them, the latter abbreviated laterad, not reaching the 
eyes. Also, the hind tibia is black nearly to tip (just below knees in the genotype), the 
band just below knees broad and distinct. Scutum distinctly rather finely scaly 
reticulate, the scutelUmi very finely sheened, subglazed and metallic blue. The genotype 
appears to have a similar sculpture. Propodeum with a thin median carina, the spiracle minute. 
The stigmal vein is a little shorter than in the wing of the genotype. Abdomen conical, 
longer than the rest of the body. Mandibles 6-deutate (probably the same in the genotype). 
Dist.al half of scape black. 

Prom one female captured in forest, January 7, 1914. 
Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HySlOS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; hind legs 
and head on a slide. 

4. GROTIUSELLA ARGENTIFASCIATA new species. 

Female: — Length, about same as the other species. 

Characterised by bearing a silvery ^vhite stripe across abdomen a little distad of 
middle, this stripe not quite reaching the lateral margins, distinct but not broad. Legs silvery 
white, the caudal coxa; concolorous or dark metallic green. Caudal margin of pronotum silvery 
white. Caudal and lateral margins of scutellum and caudal margin of axilte, golden yellow, 
also the vertex except the ocellar area. Occiput all metallic green. Lateral margin of axilla 
more narrowly golden yellow. Wings hyaline. A line of three spots down face along eye 
margins, the middle a round spot, the ventral long, joining ventrad the metallic green cheeks 
and ventral border of face; face dull yellowish white otherwise excepting a cross-stripe of 
silvery from eye to eye, between the middle and ventral spot of tlie broken line down tlie 
eye margins and some distance above insertion of antenna; or about the middle of the face. 
Scape white except at apex. Best of antenna usual. Mandibles 5-deutate. Propodeum with 
a distinct median carina. 

Prom one female caught in forest, -July 9, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No.Hy S704, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag with type of 
fades. 

The species eavendishi, thoreanini and faeies have the median carina on propodeum 
and doubtless the others with the possible exception of the genotype. 
T 



290 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

5. GROTIUSELLA THOREAUINI new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. Hind tibial spurs short, unequal. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the legs white, except the dusky caudal femora 
centrally, the caudal tibia; just below knees for half way to apex and middle tibise just below 
knee at proximal fourth. Head pale whitish except occiput and center of vertex broadly. 
Antenna) yellowish, the scape and pedicel whitish, the pedicel dusky (or metallic?) above. 
Mandibles with two outer acute longer teeth, then obliquely truncate and with four minute 
comblike teeth. Body marked with golden yellow as follows: — A rather large spot on each 
side of meson of neck of pronotum; an oblique line down scutum on each side (distad along 
mesal margins of the axill^, the latter cephalad of the seutellum) like parapsidal furrows but 
constricted at about cephalic fourth; all margins of seutellum except at meson of base; 
lateral and caudal margins of axilUTi, the caudal yellow joining the long oblique streak on 
seutiun at its apex; mesopostseutellmn ; a stripe on abdomen just out from base, bluntly 
incised at meson of cephalic margin and at each lateral running more narrowly to base; two 
cross-stripes distad of this both broadly interrupted along the meson; a broader, complete 
stripe distad of these and a little distad of middle; a similar stripe next but broadly inter- 
rupted at meson and a little shortened laterad; then a complete stripe of same length and 
still some distance from apex. Propodeum glabrous at meson, with a median carina and no 
others; scaly laterad. Thorax densely scaly, the pubescence very sparse. Antennal cluk 
apparently 2-jointed but closer scrutiny shows that no articulation is present; ring-joint 
extremely short; funicle 1 longest, subquadrate, larger than the globular pedicel, the following 
joints distinctly wider than long, each widening a little in succession. 

Coloured like species of Gyrolasella for which I mistook it. 

Respectfully dedicated to Henry David Thoreau. 

Described from one female taken by sweeping bushes, October 10, 1913 (G. F. HiU). 

Habitat: Port Darwin, Northern Territory. 

Type: No. EyS705, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head and hind 
tibiie on a slide. 

6. GROTIUSELLA PEARSONI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.35 mm. 

Very similar to hyatti but tlie cheeks are green and tlie stripe down the face alono- the 
eyes is first interrupted dorsad of middle and for tlie second time, a little ventrad of middle, 
some distance dorsad of ventral end of the eye; the legs are wholly lemon yellow, the aiiex of 
postscutellum is metallic green rather broadly, the whole of base of seutellum is metallic green; 
the venter and sides of abdomen are deep golden yellow; moreover, the broken cross-stripes of 
abdomen are rather spots (counted as strii)es, there are init fi\-e— tlic first and last complete 
stripes, the fourth consisting of two round marginal spots, the third a rather broad stripe 
interrupted at meson, the second two wider than long marginal spots) ; first stripe rather 
broad, incised at meson of cephalic margin. Propodeum glabrous except laterad of spiracle. 
Otlierwise as in hyatti. 

From one fem.ale captured in the same place as hyatti, described below, on May 9, 1914. 
Habitat: Chindera (Tweed Kiver), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy ^706, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the si.ecimen on a tag with tvpe 
flf hyatti, head and caudal tibia? on a slide. 

Dedicated to Karl Pearson. 



^USTBALIAN ETMENOPTEEA CHALCIDOIDEA. IV.—GISAULT. 291 

7. GROTIUSELLA HYATTI new species. 

Ftinale: — Length, 1.15 mm. 

Agrees with the dest-ription of tliiin didiii, except as follows: The caudal tibiae dorsad 
are all black except at tip, the caudal femora are all black and the middle femur is dusky; 
the face bears a stripe down each side along the eyes, broken just ventrad of middle and 
again near the end of the eye; this stripe curves around onto the cheek; the serobes are dark 
metallic green to vertex; the antenna; are black, proximal half of scape white, its distal half 
dusky; the mandibles are about 7-dentate; the caudal margin only of pronotimi is yellow; 
other yellow markings the same but base of mesopostseutellum is not yellow (nor so in 
Ihoreauini), the tirst stripe of abdomen is narrowly interrupted at meson and the central 
complete cross-stripe is absent (stripe 4 from base — six stripes in all, seven in the other species; 
of the six all interrupted at meson except the last) ; the second stripe (interrupted at meson) 
is thin; there is a dot of yellow distad of stripe 6, on each side of immediate apex. The 
propodeum is wholly scaly. Funicle 1 is subequal to the pedicel. Otherwise as in the species 
named. Compared with type of thoreanini. 

From one female captured on sand-ridges near coast, forest. May 13, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habiiat: Chiudora (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No, Hij^TOl, Queensland Museum, Brisljane. the specimen on a tag; head and 
■ caudal tibia; on a slide. 

Dedicated to Alpheus Hyatt. 

8. GROTIUSELLA CAVENDISHI now species. 
Female: — Length, 1 mm. 

Differs from the genotype in that the pronotum is wholly concolorous, the yellow bordering 
of the scutelhim encroaches upon the cephalic margin but is separated rather broadly at the 
meson, the fore wings bear a distinct substigmal spot and the ventral third of the face is bright 
lemon yellow, crossed by two metallic green stripes, the ventral one through the antennal 
insertions. Also the funicle joints are all distinctly wider than long, the tiagellum subcompressed 
and the mandibles are about 10-dentate. Femora black, the tibia; so just below the knees. 
Antenna; black except proximal half of the short scape. Vertex with a yellow line across 
cephalic margin, the line interrupted at the meson. Facial margins of eyes more or less 
yellowish. Caudal tibia; black except at tip. 

From one female captured sweeping foliage and grass in a swamp. May 14, 1914 
(A. P, Dodd), 

Habitai : Chindera (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No, IIy'J70S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
caudal tibiiB on a slide. 

XOTANISOMORPHKLIjA new genus. 
1. NOTANISOMORPHELLA PROSERPINENSIS (Giraidt). Genotype. 
Asympiesiella proserpiiiensis : Notaiii.ioniorpIicUa aiislrdliciixis, nomen nudum, 

Aiitca, p. 287, Length, 2,10 mm. Second club joint terminating in a nipple which bears 
a short stout spine at apex. Pedicel shorter than any of the funicle joints. First club joint 
as long as the distal funicle joint. Scape long, slender. The original female was taken at 
Gordonvale, jungle pocket. May 1.5, 1913 (A. P, Dodd), A second female of the same date 
at Kuranda. The lateral line of fovea leads directly from the .spiracle. Type re-examined,"' 

^" No lateral carina on propodeum. 



292 MEMOmS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Genus NECREMNOIDES Girault. 

Tlip seutellum bears two grooved liuos. Parapsidal furroivs delicate, not quite complete, 
leading ofif eephalad. Type of genotype re-examined. 

1. NECREMNOIDES FULVIPROPODEUM new species. 

Female: — Length, l.l.'j mm. 

Like tlie genotype but the abdomen with a short petiole and the marginal vein is some- 
what longer ; otherwise very similar in form and so forth. 

Dark metallic green, the propodenm, postseutellum and abdominal petiole chestnut brown, 
the abdomen suffused with brownish, especially ventrad. Wings hyaline. Propodeal spiracle 
small, perfectly round, the lateral carina slender. All of each leg light yellow, also the scape, 
the rest of antenna blackish ; pedicel not quite as long as funiele 4 which is somewhat the 
shortest joint of the funiele; antenna nearly as in the genotype. Mandibles 4-dentate. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in forest, foothills, .July 9, 1913 
(A.P.D.). 

Habilat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3463, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head and hind tibife on a slide. 

The antenuffl in this genus apparently bear a 3-jointed club but th« small conical third 
joint (which ends in a short, stout spine) does not appear to be articulated. 

Types of tricarinatus re-examined. 

2. NECREMNOIDES TRICARINATUS WANDIBULARIS new variety. 

Similar to the typical form but the abdomeu is brownish yellow at base ventrad, one 
mandible .5-dentate as in the typical form but the other bears only two large teeth laterad and 
an inner truncation in this new variety, in the typical form three large teeth laterad and an 
inner truncation. In fulvipropodeum both mandibles are 4-dent.Tte. the teeth gradually smaller 
mesad. 

From one female, June 26, 1914, caught in forest. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS700, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

2. NECREMNOIDES FLAVIVENTRIS Girault. 
Belongs to Notanisomorphomiiia which see. 

Genus NOTANISOMOBPHOMYIA Girault. 
1. NOTANISOMORPHGMYIA FLAVIVENTRIS (Girault). 
Necremnoides flavivcntris Girault. 
A second female was captured by sweeping grass in forest, type locality, April 6, 1914. 
The antennae are 11-jointed, the club 2-jointed, a third joint indicated by a very small nipple- 
like projection ending in a spur. Lateral carina of propodeum narrow. Propodeal spiracle 
round, very minute. Antenn© concolorous with the legs. Abdomen dorsad flat, with a short 
petiole. Lateral carina of propodeum running from meso-caudal edge of spiracle and there is 
more or less of a sulcus just laterad of the carina and thus directly from the spiracle. The 



AVSTSALIAN HTMENOFTKRA CBALCIDOIDEA, IV.—GlHArLT. 203 

broken marginal stripe of abdomen extends not quite to tip. Funicle 1 a little over twice longer 
than wide, 2 and 3 each a little shorter than 1, 4 ovate, distinctly shorter than 1. Antennae 
inserted somewhat below the middle of the face, the latter smoother vcntrad of antennas. Club 1 
the longer. Postmarginal vein somewhat longer than the stigmal. Scutum with some silvery 
pubescence. Type re-examined. 

2. NOTANISOMORPHOMYIA PERSIMILIS new species of A. P. Dodd and Girault. 

Female: — Length, l.Sll mm. 

Very similar to the genotype but dark metallic purplish, the legs golden yellow; scutmu 
and scutellran with rather weaker reticulation, the reticulation cephalad on the scutum (in 
albicoxa Girault the scutum and seutellum are wholly densely reticulated) ; wings stained 
yellowish; cross-carina of propodeum joining the median carina at cephalic fourth (in the 
middle in albicoxa) ; mandibles with 6 teeth. 

From one female captured by sweeping grass and foliage on edge of jungle, December IP, 
1912 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. My 3710, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

The reticulation is similar in Ijoth species (coarse, raised lines) but in pershnilis some- 
■what less prominent and gradually disappears cephalad on the scutum. (A. A. Girault.) 

Genus ALOPHOMORPHA Girault. 

Synonym: Diatilomyia Girault."' 

1. ALOPHOMORPHA PULCHRA Girault. 

Length, 2 mm. In the original description, line 6, seutellum should read seutum. Head 
sculptured like the axilla!. Scape white, rest of antenna black. Abdomen sculptured like the 
propodeum (except segment 2). The type was captured May 26, 1913 and is on a tag, an 
antenna and hind leg on a slide. 

Segment 2 of abdomen a sixth or less the length of the abdomen, a little the longest; 
stigmal vein a third the length of the marginal. The seutellum is sculptured as is usual for the 
body sculpture in the Tetrastichini. A large fovea at caudal margin of ijropodeum, eaudo-mesad 
of spiracle. Caudal femur compressed. Type re-examined. 

EULOPHOJtORPHA new genus of A. P. li.Mhl. 

Female: — Head, cephalic aspect, not much wider than long; viewed from above no wider 
than thorax. Mandibles with about nine or ten small teeth; antennje inserted near the mouth, 
10-jointed, with two ring, three funicle and three club joints; funicle joints not compressed; 
club wider than funicle. Marginal vein as long as submarginal, many times longer than the 
short stigmal, the latter as long as the postmarginal. Posterior tibi<e with two rather long apical 
spurs. Pronotnm short, scutum rather long; axillae much advanced, scuteUum simple; pro- 
podeum with a distinct median carina, no lateral carinm but there are rather delicate spiracular 
sulci and caudo-laterad of the spiracle there are some blackish bristles. Abdomen sessile, convex 
above, straight beneath, no longer than the head and thorax united and no wider than thorax, 
second segment the longest, oi-cupying scarcely a third of the surface; ovipositor somewhat 
exserted. 

" This Is not tnie. Diaulomyia is characterized by the compressed funicle and club but otherwise closely 
resembles Alo-phomorpliella asperitergum. Tlie smoky blotch on the fore wing of the genotype is separated a little 
from the marginal vein. A female of the genotj-pe at Tweed Heads (Tweed River), New South Wales, 500 feet, 
ilay 3, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 



294 MEMOISS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

1. EULOPHOMORPHA FLAVICORNIS new species of A. P. Dodd. Genotj-pe. 

Female: — Length, 1.7,j mm. 

Dark metallic green, the scutum and scutellum luilliant ccippery, the legs, antenna; and 
venation, wholly clear lemon yellow, the wings hyaline. Pedicel not much longer than funiele 1 
which is not twice as long as wide, 2 and 3 shortening, 3 subcjuadrate; club not twice as long 
as wide, first and second club joints of equal length, the third smaller; first ring-joint small. 
Thorax, including propodeum, finely scaly; second abdominal segment smooth, the rest very 
finely scaly. 

From one female taken by sweeping in jungle, December 28, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Harvey 's Creek (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS711. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and a 
hind leg on a slide. 

PARDIAULOMYIA new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Like Eulophiimsia Girault in all structures excepting that the antennaj bear two 
ring-joints and the habitus is different being like that of the Entedonini, the very short 
abdominal petiole heightening the effect. Parapsidal furrows only slightly indicated cephalad. 
Propodeum of usual length, with a thin median carina, a slight sulcus on each side of it and a 
sulcus in the place of the lateral carina. Marginal and subniarginal veins about equal, the 
stigmal somewhat less than a third the length of the marginal and somewhat shorter than the 
postmarginal. Segment 2 of abdomen distinctly the longest, occupying about a fourth of the- 
surfaee. Hind tibial spurs slender, much unequal. Mandibles 7- to S-dentate. Thorax convex. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type: The following species. 

1. PARDIAULOMYIA SPADICEIPES new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.05 mm. 

Aeneous black, the wings hyaline, the second abdominal segment and the propodeum 
metallic blue, the legs, except the coxa> proximad. yellow-brown, also the antenna), the scape and 
pedicel whitish. Thorax excejit propodeum, coarsely polygonaDy reticulated, the lines raised. 
Pronotum a little longer than transverse, not especially long. Antennaj inserted on a line with 
the ventral ends of the eyes, the scape long and slender, the pedicel about equal to funiele 1 
which is longest by a little, longer than wide, funiele 4 subquadrate ; club much longer than any 
of the preceding joints except the seapo, solid, without a prominent terminal nipple. Antenna; 
cylindrical. 

Described from two females taken by sweeping jungle growth along a forest streamlet, 
June 10 and 14, 1913 (A.P.D.). 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Types: No. Hy S46i, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the foregoing specimens on a tag, 
the head and liind tiliiai on a slide. 

DIAULOMORPHELLA new ^i^"s? 

Female: — Like Diaulomorpha Ashmead but apparently differing in having the head 
different, it being no longer than wide and the stigmal \-ein is much shorter, it being about a 
fourth the length of the marginal and jilainly shorter than the jiostmarginal ; also, the post- 
scutellum is distinctly less than half the length of the scutellum. Antennee inserted below the 
middle of the face, 9-jointed, one ring, two club joints. Mandibles 9-dentate. Propodeum 
reticulated, with a median carina and no others, the carina with a narrow sulcus on each 
side of it. Abdomen with a short petiole, conic-ovate, the second segment not much longer than 
the others. An impression just mesad of spiracle, cephalic margin of propodeum. Axilla; much 



AUSTBALIAX HTMEKOPTEIiA CIIALCWOIDEA, ir.—GIHAULT. 295 

advancecl, the parapsiilal furrows very sliort, ceiilialad only. Scutellum -n-ith two delicate 
grooved lines. Marginal vein a little shorter than the submarijinal. Pronotum transverse-linear 
(dorsal aspect). 

Hole: — Not known. 

Type : The following species. 

1. DIAULOMORPHELLA CYANEIPURPUREA new species. 

Female: — Length, l.o.j mm. 

Dark metallic purple-blue, the wiugs liyaline, the petiole, tip of scape and legs except 
C0XE8, distal half of caudal femur above, hind tibia? outwardly along proximal half and front 
femora beneath, which are purplish; hind co.va white toward tip. Mesoscutum densely 
reticulated, the lines raised; the scutellum liner, with the sculpture of Tetrastichus. Grooves of 
scutellum delicate. Eeticulation of propodeum not raised, the region shiny. Pedicel very short, 
like a cup; funicle 1 longest, 4 shortest yet plainly longer than wide, larger and a little longer 
than either of the club joints, the distal of the two latter ending in a distinct seta. Flagelhmi 
dusky yellowish brown; proximal half of pedicel purplish. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured l\y sweeping in jungle, May 19, 1913 (A.P.D.). 

Habitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. Ilyi713, Queensland Museum, Brisbaue. the foregoing specimen on a tag, the 
head and hind legs on a slide. 

PARDIAULOMELL.\ new genus. 

Differs from Diaulomella in bearing two ring-joints. In this genus, the axillie are much 
advanced; form slender; casually the club appears 2-joiuted. 

1. PARDIAULOMELLA CONSONUS new species. Genotype, 

Female: — Length, 2.65 mm. 

Remarkably like Oplieliminus grotiuai but the parapsidal furrows are less evident near 
the advanced axiUas, the triangular dorsal yellow spot on abdomen is directly at base, no dark 
metallic coloration intervening, the mandibles are 7-dentate and the propodeum has a different 
sculpture, reticulate-punctate, the punctures smaller than those of the rest of the thorax (in 
grotiusi, the thorax is similarly reticulate-punctate yet the propodeum is only reticulated, shining 
and scaly) ; in this species the propodeum is longer, the median carina less raised, fading out 
eaudad. The stigmal vein also is longer, less plainly only half the length of the postniarginal 
while the fore wings are slightly embrowned throughout. The antennae are similar or nearly. 

Male: — Not known. 

From one female cajitured in September (P. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. By 2715, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the female on a tag; hind legs and 
head on a slide. 

Genus ASYMPIESIELLA Girault. 
The antenna; bear two ring-joints. 

1. ASYMPIESIELLA NELSONENSIS (Giraidt). 

Length, 5.10 mm.; male. ".85 nnn. Associated with Mestocharoideus eyaneus in a gall 
on a forest bush. The types were reared Novendjer 30, 191l! and consist of two pairs on tags 
(four pins) and a head on a slide. 



296 MEMOISS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

A female, forest, type locality, May 27, 1914 autl anotlier by sweeping forest on sand- 
ridges near coast, Ghindera, New South Wales, May 8, 1914 (A. P. Dodcl). The scape is 
white along jjrosimal two thirds; mandibles 6-dentate. Coxa metallic on proximal half, long; 
the general color may be aeneous green. The median carina of propodeum extends not quita 
half way to apex from base. 

A. ASYMPIESIELIiA NELSONENSIS GRACILIS new variety. 

Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

Exactly similar to the typical form, but very much smaller and dark metallic green; 
the distal fuuiele joint is shorter, being only slightly longer than wide, while the proximal 
club joint is barely longer than the distal (in the typical forms somewhat longer). The 
mandibles (i-dentate in both forms, the two outer teeth largest, subequal. In both the coxae 
are concolorous at base, the thorax reticulate-isunctate, the jjropodeimi showing reticulation 
delicately, the postseutellum more distinctly. Antenna; with two ring-joints, the first short; 
first three funicle joints distinctly compressed. Compared with ty-jjes of typical form. 

From one female captured by sweeping among bushes, October 10, 1914 (G. F. Hill). 

Habitat: Port Darwin, Northern Territoiy. 

Type: No. Syi713, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag. 

8. ASYMPIESIELLA LONGIVENTRIS new species. 
PseudoplieUminus and Pseudophihiims loiigU'eidrtd, noiiiina niida. in antea, pp. 286-287, 291. 
Differs from neJsoncnsis in being more slender, the mandibles 7-dentate, the scape wholly 
white. Length, 3 mm. The type was taken April 13. Compared with type of jieUonensis. 

3. ASYMPIESIELLA SUPERBUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.70 mm. 

A'ertex of head thin. Antenna3 inserted below middle of face, 10-jointed, two ring-joints, 
four funicle joints, two club joints. Marginal vein long, as long as submarginal, stigma! 
vein moderately long, postmarginal two and a half times the length of stigmal, scarcely half 
the length of the marginal. Scutum longer than pronotum, as long as wide ; axilte advanced ; 
scutellum sunple. Propodeum rugulose, without carina. Abdomen sessile, conie-ovate, no 
longer than head and thorax united, first segment longest, equal to nearly a third of surface. 
The abdomen is shorter than in the genotype. Bright metallic green, the thorax coppery; 
legs (except apical joint of tarsi) and basal half of antennal scape very pale straw yellow; 
rest of antennaj black. Wings hyaline. Scutum and scutellum with dense, scaly reticulation, 
the reticulation in raised lines. Pedicel short, scarcely longer than wide, funicle 1 fully three 
times as long as pedicel, second and third funicle joints subequal, each a fourth sliorter 
than 1, 4 somewhat shorter than 3, club a little longer than preceding joint. 

From two females caught by sweeping forest, August 5, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Uahilat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tyiie: No. SyS714, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a female on a tag; head and a 
hind leg on a slide. 

Allien, p. 288, line 20, specimen should be plural. 



AUSTFALIAX nYMENOPTERA CILILCWOIDEA. ir.—GISAULT. 297 

Teibe HEMIPTARSENINI. 

Gexus NECREMNOMYIA Girault. 

The seutelluin is simple, the form sleiich^r, the axilla? mui-h advanced. Type of genotj'pe 
re-examined. 

1. NECREMNOMYIA VARISCUTUM new species. 

Female: — Differs from saiiitiiicrni in the following characters only: The femora are 
dusky only about their middles, all white in cephalic legs; the funiele joints are all longer than 
wide, not siibglobular ; and the raised polygonal sculpture of the scutum is finer and disappears 
broadly along the meson and cephalad, the surface opaque. In the genotype, this sculpture is 
uniform and distinct. In both species the postmarginal vein is a little longer than the short 
stigmal. Casually, the club appears 2-jointed. 

Prom one female taken in jungle, November, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Harvey "s Creek (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS716, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag. 

Genu.? SYilPIESONECEEilNUS Girault. 

This genus is exactly similar to Neocremnomyia except that the form is more robust, 
the median carina of propodeum paired, the caudal tibial spur stout, the mandibles with 
several more teeth and the flagellum is subconipressed, the distal two funiele joints with short 
petioles. The venation is identical. Genotype re-examined (type). 

1. SYMPIESONECREMNUS iENELLA new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.40 mm. 

Like hoasi Girault but smaller, the sculpture finer, the propodeum smooth and with a 
single median carina; abdomen slenderer; tibise, tarsi and posterior femora yellow, the first 
two pairs of femora brownish; scape and pedicel fuscous, the flagellum dark yellow-brown, 
funiele joints subequal; otherwise the same or nearly. 

From one female taken sweeping jungle along a road, February 23, 1912 (A.A.G.). 

Habitat: Rossville, Cooktown. 

Type: No. Hy3717, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind legs ou a slide. 

The club appears 2-jointed but the transverse constriction at about distal third is not 
articulated (A. A. Girault). 

GEKU.S ASCOTOLINX Girault. 
Removed from the Elachertini. Scutellum with no cross-groove before apex but the 
lateral grooves join around the apical margin. The axillfe are ad\a,nced, the parapsidal 
furrows only cephalad, obscure. Carina? of propodeum very distiuct, the lateral ones broadly 
curved. Pronotum transverse quadr'ate. Postmarginal and stigmal veins rather short, the 
marginal over five times the length of stigmal. AxUlaj advanced a third the way up the 
.scutum. Type of genotype re-examined. 

1. ASCOTOLINX FUNERALIS Girault. 

Length, 1.63 unu. Abdominal segments except 2, finely scaly except caudad on each. 
Club with a terminal seta. Scape slender. The type was captured May S, 1913 and is on a 
tag, the head and cephalic legs on a slide. 



298 MEMOIES OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

PEONECEEMNUS new germs of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Antennae 11-jointed, two ring- joints, four fuuiele joints, three club joints. 
Mandibles with two large and about live small teeth. Scutellum without grooves. Parapsidal 
furrows only indicated anteriorly. Propodeum not short, smooth, with a distinct median 
carina, the lateral carina; absent. Abdomen sessile, conic-ovate, rather long and pointed. Fore 
wings without regular rows of discal cilia. Submarginal vein distinctly broken; marginal 
vein very long, one third longer than submarginal, stigmal vein very short, postmarginal two 
and a-half times the length of stigmal. A genus closely resembling Secodella Girault of the 
Omplialini. 

1. PRONECREMNUS SPECIOSUS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. Genotype. 

Female: — Lecgtli, l.ijO mm. 

D.ark metallic blue; tlie coxiE concolorous. trochanters and tibife dark brownish black, 
the tarsi (except apical joint which is dark -brownish black) pale straw yellow. Antennae 
wholly black. Scutum and scutellum with polygonal reticulation, ths reticulation in raised 
lines. Pedicel longer than wide, distinctly shorter and narrower than funicle 1, which is 
somewhat longer than 2, 2-4 as wide as long. Club a little longer than funicle 1; first and 
second joints wider than long. "Wings hyaline. 

From one female taken sweeping jungle. May 19, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat : Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Hij 371S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head and 
posterior legs on a slide. 

The table of genera, aiitea, p. 294, should lie altered to conform with the foregoing; 
line 2, tvith should read without. 

IIETREULOPIIINI new tribe. 
Differs from the Hcmijitarsenini in having all tarsi .j-jointed and tridentate mandibles, 

HETEEULOPHUS new genus. 

Female: — Head (cephalic aspect) a little longer than wide, the antenna; inserted on a 
level with the eyes, 11-jointed with one distinct ring-joint, the club solid. Parapsidal furrows 
represented by the usual constriction of the scutum cephalad as in many of the Eulophini. 
Axilla; triangular, advanced wholly (or nearly) cephalad of the scutellum, the latter squarely 
truncate behind, the postscutellum continuous with its outline and forming a rounded apex 
(the scutellum thus appears to have a distinct cross-suture before apex). Scutellum with two 
grooved lines, one on each side rather far hiterad but in the dorsal aspect. I'ropodeum 
normal, with a median carina and no others. A'enation normal, the marginal vein somewhat 
shorter than the submarginal, the stigmal of moderate length, with a slender, distinct neck, 
about a third the length of the marginal, the postmarginal elongate, twice the length of the 
stigmal. Abdomen much as in the eupelmine genus Anastatus, the ovipositor extruded for a 
short distance and turned up. Abdomen sulisessile, widening distad. Habitus of the 
Ophelinini. 



AUSTEALIAN EYMENOFTERA ClIALCWOWEA, IV .—GISAVLT. 299' 

1. HETREULOPHUS BIFASCIATIFRONS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Leiitrtli. l."'U nun. tlvipojitor ;il>(iiit a sixth the length of the abdomen, its 
proximal two tliirds wliite, rest black. 

Orange j'ellow, the abdomen pale whitish yellow, dorsad washed with purple except 
proximad; pronotuin washed with piu'iile. Face with two interrupted metallic purple lines 
across a little above the antenna}, the lines separated for some distance and parallel; dorsal 
head lightly purplish, lemon yellow ventrad. Propodeum and axillaj washed with purplish, 
also more lightly, cejihalic scutum. Legs orange yellowish, the cephalic and intermediate 
tibia; purple, the hind coxa also but white toward and at tip. Hind knees white, the hind 
tibial purple dorsad. Antenn® yellowisli brown, the last three joints jet black; scape long 
and slender; pedicel longer than any of the funiclc joints; ring-joint a little wider than 
long; first three funiele joints distinctly narrower than the distal three, 1 longest, about twice 
longer than its width but really not much longer than 7 which is a little longer than wide 
and subequal to the three joints proximad of it (taken separately). Club Tvithout a terminal 
nipple; not quite as long as the united lengths of the three preceding joints. Hind tibial 
spur normal, small, the hind femur compressed. Scutum rather coarsely scaly; rest of thorax 
more iinely so, the scutelhun densely, finely lineolated, bearing four large isolated, black seta?. 
Fore wings with marginal cilia and a small clump of short, stiff black sette upon the apex of 
the submarginal vein, embrowned from a crescentic cross-stripe of deeper color a little 
proximad of the clump, the infuscation broken — across extreme apex by hyalininess; against 
the submarginal vein by a round hyaline spot adjoining which proximad is a somewhat 
smaller fuscous spot (a similar spot opposite at caudal margin) and by a longer than wide 
hyaline area under the marginal vein. Discal cilia present on the hyaline areas as on the 
infuscated region. Legs simple. 

From one female taken in jungle, February 10, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: B.abinda, Queensland. 

Type: No. HyST19, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind legs on a slide. 

In the table of subfamilies, antea, pp. 294-29.5. omit the Aphelinini; line 9, insert 
usually before -i- jointed. In the Elachertins, the axillsa are frequently not advanced; p. 29.5, 
line 4, omit the word incomplete; line 8, omit the first two words; line 9, omit words 2-8; lines 
10 and 12, five should read none; line 12, omit all words in parentheses following the semi- 
colon; line IG omit the interrogation point. 

All the members of this family as soon as obtained should be killed by immersion in 
alcohol and preserved in that medium until the specimens are ready for study. The head 
should be mounted separately in balsam after being removed and divided into two by pressing 
a needle or ordinary insect-pin along the face between the anteunal bulbs. In this way, 
assurance of seeing the ring-joints, which must be pressed out, is made. Shrivelling is to be 
avoided. Accuracy is an essential in descriptions. 



300 MEMOISS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

AUSTRALIAN 
HYMENOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA—V. 

SUPPLEMENT. 

By a. a. Girault. 
The following additions to the genera and species, ilagnifieatiou as formerly. 

Family PERILAMPID.E. 

Gekus PERILAMPUS Latreille. 

The metallic tints vary considerably, blue often becoming green or purple and so ou. 
One ring-joint. 

1. PERILAMPUS CAIRNSENSIS Girault. 

A female of this species captured at Cairns, Queensland, was bright metallic green 
instead of dark aqueous like the tj-pe. Compared with type. Length, 4.50 mm. Type captured 
November 1, 1911 and is on a tag. 

2. PERILAMPUS CAPENSIS Girault. 

The parapsides arc uniformly punctured as in cairnsensis Girault. Length, 2.80 nmi. 
Type on a tag and was captured in January. 

3. PERILAMPUS SPINOSUS new species of A. P. Dodd and Girault. 
Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

Dark, dull asneous green, the coxeb and femora concolorous, the tibije and tarsi golden 
yellow, the scape black, rest of autennje dark brown. Wings liyaline, the venation dark brown, 
the postmarginal vein twice as long as the stigmal and scarcely more than half as long as 
marginal. At least one mandible tridentate. Funiolo joints all somewhat wider than long, the 
first longest, a little shorter than the pedicel. Face striate, the vertex finely reticulate, the 
lines not raised. Scutum and scutellum umliilicately punctate, the parapsides cephalad of the 
middle smooth. Seutellum at apex with a large, semi-erect plate, this apjjearing from the side, 
as a semi-erect spine. Second segment of abdomen smooth, the other segments fine scaly 
reticulate, with scattered punctures at the caudal margins, the punctures setigerous. Proi)odeum 
with a median carina. 

Prom one female taken in jungle, February ."), 1914 (A. P. IDodd). 

Uabitat: Babinda, North Queensland. 

Type: No. SySTlJ, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head on 
a '^li.le. 

4. PERILAMPUS AUSTRALIS new species. 

Male: — Length, 3.25 mm. 

Agreeing with tasmanieiisis Girault but tlie sculpture of tlie abdomen is very dense, more 
so than with cairnsensis, the abdomen of both being glazed, the sculpture consisting of very 
■dense pin-punctures with scattered, larger ]>its. First tibiie brownish laterad, the abdomen 



AUSTBALIAN HYMEXOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA, T.—GIPAULT. 301 

green. Sculpture of abdomeu distributed as iu cainiseiisis, the tliird dorsal segment sculptiu-ed 
across proximal half. Club with an apparent fourth joint near tip. Funiele joints wider than 
long, the first more or less subqnadrate. Parapsides uuiformly punctate. Head striate. At 
least one mandible 3-dentate. 

Female: — Not known. 

From three males labelled " i2. From Pamong. 8. Austr. S-3-12. S. W. Fulton "• 
" 43. From Rirney, S. Austr. S. W. Fulton "; and " 44. From Pamong, S. Austr. S. W. 
Fulton." All minutien-mounted. 

Habitat: South Australia (Pamong?). 

Type: In the National Museum, Melbourne, the specimen labelled " 44 '' with a slide 
bearing the head. 

5. PERILAMPUS LEVIFACIES new species (GiraiUt and A. P. Dodd). 
Mule: — Length, 2.50 mm. 

Similar to queenslaiidensis but the ocelli are nearly in a straight line (distinctly disposed 
in a triangle in queenslaiidensis), the vertex caudad of the ocelli is transversely striated (ouly 
the occiput in the other species, the sculpture not crossing the occipital margin), the size is 
much larger, the inner margin of the parapside more broadly glabrous. Propodeum with a pair 
of foveate lines down the meson, the fove£B large, followed laterad, centrally, by a large, smooth, 
reticulated area. The median foveate lines are separated by a sharp carina and a sharp, curved 
carina bounds the caudal margin of the smooth area (same in queenslandensis but the smooth 
area is smaller, its reticulation faint). The species cairnsensis is much stouter, its head is 
striate, the abdomen minutely, deeply punctured and the metallic tibiiB suffused more or less 
with brownish and the mesal margin of each parapside is punctured like the rest of the meso- 
thorax. The species is separated from qneeiislandensis mainly on the difference in the position 
of the ocelli. 

Female : — Not known. 

Described from one male captured by Mr. P. P. Dodd in October. 

Uahiiat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3748, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie uliove specimen on a tag. 

6. PERILAMPUS BRISBANENSIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

This species may be distinguished at once because it bears a short, obtuse tooth-like 
spine from the center of scutum. Similar to ciueenslandcnsis but the ocelli are in a straight line, 
the face bears scattered pin-punctures, especially ventro-niesad of the eyes (in the other species 
few and very minute there, less conspicuous), from the cephalic ocellus there runs to the occipital 
margin a sort of sulcus (rather a depression) and on each side of this there are a few wrinkles. 
Also in general coloration, the body being deep Prussian blue, the abdomen green distad, the 
antenna light reddish yellow (not very dark brown as in tlie other species), the head, scape and 
pedicel bronze. The abdomen bears fine, faint pin-punctures along the cephalic margin of 
segment 3 and the distal third of segment 2 as seen from caudal aspect (in queenslandensis the 
second segment is smooth from caudal aspect) ; segment 3 is absent. The smooth area on the 
propodeum (in reality, finely scaly) on each side of the median carina is larger and has a much 
less pronounced fovea just beside the median carina. The stigmal vein is a little shorter in 
relation to the marginal. Differs from levifacies in the same particulars excepting the 
characteristics of that species. The male type of levifacies has ouly two segments on the 



•302 MEMOIES OF THE QUEENSLAND ilVSEVM. 

abdomen. The punctures on the scutum in hrishanensis are finer than those on the other two 
species. In all of them, the ceijhalic ocellus is within the scrobicular cavity. 

Male: — Not known. 

From two females taken .lanuary 17, 1912 and January 27, 1912 (H. Hacker). 

Habitat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Types: No. IIyS749, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimens on a tag. 

7. PERILAMPUS AQUILONARIS new species. 

Male: — Length, 1..5U mm. 

Agrees with Walker's saleiiis but the head and abdomen are dark blue and most probably 
not that species; tibia) yellowish brown, tarsi yellow; femora concolorous; thorax Eeneous green. 
Pore wings slightly stained throughout. Scape metallic green, also the pedicel; rest of antenna 
rich brown; funiele 1 subquadrate, 6 somewhat wider than long. Head smooth but with con- 
spicuous short pubescence. Axillfe with only the extreme mesal angle punctate (usually some- 
what more in the other species), the rest scaly and with a lateral aspect. Abdomen smooth. 
Postmarginal vein twice the length of the stigmal or nearly, subequal to the marginal. Pro- 
podeum with a median carina with fovese down each side of it, the first ones large, followed 
laterad by smaller ones, the fourth transverse, then two with others following laterad bounding 
the large impunctate area on each side of meson which is scaly, its edges just within the circle 
of bounding foveas and carinate. 

Female: — Not known. 

Described from one male taken in forest, November 10, 1913 (G. F. HUl). 

Hahitat : Port Darw'in, Northern Territory. 

Type: No. Hy 2750, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

8. PERILAMPUS RELIQUUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.75 mm. 

.ffineous green, the wings hyaline; head, abdomen, coxae and femora very dark blue-black. 
Head smooth, also abdomen. Occiput finely, circularly striate. Caudal aspect, obscure pin- 
punctures on abdomen dorso-laterad mesad of margins, this aspect consisting of but two 
segments, the second or distal very small (really segments 2 and 3). 

Differs from qiieenslandensis in that the tibiffi are not dark metallic but reddish brown, 
washed along the middle dorsad with dark metallic green; the antennae are not wholly dark but 
the distal three funiele joints reddish brown ventrad, also base of club; the body is more robust, 
the abdomen dark green, the scutum coppery. Differs from levifacics in that the ocelli are more 
distinctly in a triangle, the tibia; are not dark metallic, the thorax is dark metallic green. From 
aquilonaris in that the venation is dark, the flagellum mostly so, the upper face bare or nearly, 
the tibioB metallic dorsad centrally. All four species have the disk of parapsides glabrous. 
Funiele 1 slightly shorter than the pedicel, slightly wider than long, the others slightly 
shortening in succession distad. 

From one female captured by sweeping swamp in forest, May 14, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 
HaUtat: Chindera (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy S751, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the siiecimen on a tag; antenna? on a 
slide. 

The species tasmamcnsis measures 2..')0 mm.; amtraliejtsis, 3.25 mm.; mittanongensis, 
1..S5 mm. The ' ' fiery red spots ' ' on tasmanicus Cameron are not red but merely highly metallic 
spots which would vary.' 



A. P Docia. 



AUSTRALIAN HTMENOPTEMA CHALCIDOIDEA, T.—GIEAULT. 303 

Gents KPIPKRILAMPUS Girault. 
1. EPIPERILAMPUS ATER new species. -^ ^^ 

Fcmiilc: — Length, 2.10 mm. Rolnist, abilumeu stout, rounded. 

Wholly shining black, the Avings hyaline but ivith a slight brownish stain, rounded, just 
Tinder the bend of the submarginal vein. Tarsi paler. Fuuicle 1 subquadrate. longest, 5 and 6 
widest, all after 1 wider than long; club wider than the funiele which widens distad. Mandibles 
hidentate. Pedicel longer than any of the funiele joints. Stigmal and postmargiual veins 
subecinal, each somewhat shorter than the marginal. Hind tibial spurs double. Marginal fringes 
of fore wing inconspicuous but present. Scutum with scattered thimble punctures. Venation 
distad of submarginal vein pale. Differs from Ncoperilampn.i vigcr Girault and Dodd, besides 
the generic character, in bearing the punctures on the scutum, in luiving the jjostmarginal vein 
shorter, the tibiaj concolorous, the obscure spot on the fore wing, the first funiele joint shorter, 
also the pedicel and in having the colorless distal jiart of the venation. 

In NeoiH'rilampus niger, with which I have compared this species (types), funiele 1 is 
longer than the pedicel, the ring-joints normal, not very transverse. 

Sometimes the cheeks and fore femora are reddish brown; nearly always, the meson 
of face ventrad of the antenniB. Sides of pronotum more or less orange, also sides of scutiun. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from three females reared from fleshy galls on young acacia or wattles, near 
edge of jungle, January 1.5, 1914 (\. P. Dodd). The species inhabits large cells in each gall. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Types: No. Ht)S75J, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, three females on a tag; fragments 
of three heads and two hind legs on a slide. 

Genus PERTL.\MP0IDKS Girault. ''"" 

1. PERILAMPOIDES FLAVITHORAX new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.75 mm. 

Honey yellow, the abdomen brown except across immediate base, sometimes lighter at tip. 
Head brown, the antenna; and legs honey yellow. Fore wings hyaline but with a rather broad 
yellowish brown stripe across it from about the distal third of the submarginal vein. Post- 
marginal and stigmal veins subequal, slender, a little longer than the marginal. Scutellum with 
a more or less obscure dusky spot near meson on each side at about distal third. Last joint of 
funiele abrupt Ij' enlarged, a little longer than wide, somewhat larger than the pedicel, over twice 
the length of fuuicle 4, the other funiele joints all plainly wider than long. Club joints large. 
Axilla; nearly or quite meeting at meson. Mandibles large, bidentate. Thorax finely reticulated- 
scaly. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from about fifty females reared fmni |iointod galls on gum in November. 

Habitat : Melbourne, Victoria. 

Types: In the National Museum. Melliourue, tluec of the above si)ecimens on a tag, a 
head on a slide. 

2. PERILAMPOIDES PARTICOLOR new species. 

Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

Blue-black ; scutum, parapsides, base of abdomen narrowly, axilla; except centrally, apex 
and cephalo-lateral angles of scutellum, orange yellow; also the legs (except co.xae) and the sides 
of thorax (more or less). Postmargiual vein as long as the somewhat thickened marginal, 
distinctly longer than the stigmal. Axilla; somewhat closer together, nearly meeting inwardly. 



304 MEMOUiS OF THE QVEE}iSLAM) ilVSEUM. 

Fore wiDgs with a black stripe across them at the bend of the submarginal vein. Scape com- 
pressed; funicle 2 much wider than long, widest and shortest, 1 narrower than it but distinctly 
wider than the ring-joint which is subquadrate. Funicle 6 largest, larger than the pedicel, 
subquadrate, funicle 4 wider than long. Club as long as the scape. Mandibles bidentate, the 
second tooth broad. Face obscurely reddish centrally. 

Male: — iSTot known. 

Described from six females on a card in the collections of the National Museum of 
Victoria, Melbourne, labelled "24 and 25. 06-9-11, nr. Melbourne, Lindley Park, Mr. Strickland, 
E. 11-11-06— galls. " 

Habitat: Melbourne, Victoria. 

Types: In the National Museum, Melbourne, two of the above specimens on a card. 



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CCELOCi'BOMYIA new genus. 

Differs from Calocyliella Girault in having the antenna) inserted below the middle of the 
face, on the elypeus or nearly, and they are stouter, more clavate, the three ring-joints more 
graduate into the funicle. Also the axilla; are rather widely separated, not extending mesad of 
the caudal ends of the parapsidal furrows as in the other genus. The postmarginal vein is 
somewhat longer than the marginal, subequal to the slender stigmal. Mandibles tridentate. 
Scutellum flat, not eonvexed and projecting above a declivous propodeum as in Cwlocyhella but 
plane with the plane proi)odeum and with a narrow sclerite between it and the postseutellmn. 
Segment 2 of abdomen occupying about a fifth of the surface. Caudal tibiae with two spurs. 

1. CCELOCYBOMYIA SEXFASCIATA new species. Female. Genotj-pe. 

Length, 2.20 mm. Orange yellow; pronotum, sclerite just caudad of scutellum, post- 
scutellum and propodeum, pale lemon yellow. Wings hyaline; face of pronotum, sutures of 
thoracic dorsum, portions of the propodeum some distance laterad of the meson and sis con- 
spicuous stripes across abdomen from base to apex, black. Venation pale. Antennae and legs 
yellow, the scape dusky above. Cephalic and caudal femora compressed, swollen but simple; 
caudal coxa "compressed. Thorax finely, transversely wrinkled. Caudal margin of scutellum 
narrowly black. Cephalo-Iateral angle of scutum lemon yellow. One spur of caudal tibia much 
shorter than the other, both stout, not long. Scape somewhat compressed, the pedicel moderately 
long; funicle 2 abruptly larger than 1, the others gradually enlarging in succession. 

Hahitat: Kunuida, Queensland. Jungle, September 15, 1913, two females. 

Type: No. Hy 375:1, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a female on a tag, the head and hind 
legs on a slide. 

2. CCELOCYBOMYIA NOVISEXFASCIATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.80 mm. 

Similar to sexfasciata but the mandibles arc narrower, the -first funicle joint (sixth of 
the antennas) only slightly longer than the third joint (twice longer in the type species) and the 
general coloration is greenish yellow instead of a rich reddish brown. Otherwise, surprisingly 
alike. The thin black line across apex of scutellum is not quite comjilete. 

Described from two females on a card with the species following, labelled '" 11. Bred 
from aborted capsules of red gum caused by a dipterous larva, Agromyza sp.? 12-10." 
HaMtat: Melbourne, Victoria. 

Types: In the National Museum, Melbourne, the specimens as mouuted and a head on a 
slide (with type head of the next species). 



AVSTKALIAX Hri[I-:XOrTEi;A rUALCIVOWEA, I.—GIHAULT. 3U5 

3. CffiLOCYBOMYIA PERSIMILIS ne\v species 
Fcinalc: — Length, 1.75 mm. 

Like the ]ireee(liiig species Imt the strjjies uii the abfUimeii Jitt'er iu that they are 
(listiuctly narrower (much over their wiiltli a]iart. not as in the allied species) and the si.xth is 
repi-esented by a niesal dot only; also the black line across apex of scutelhmi is absent, that 
across cephalic margin of the propodenm also absent. The antenna' differ in the length of the 
pedicel. The face is inflexed in both species. 

Unfortunately before noticing the s]iecific identity of tliis s|iecies its head was mounted 
with the only head of novisexfa.sckitus and the antenna' became mixed. One species has a 
longer ])edicel than the other. 

Described from one female mounted with the alxiVe ;iud from the same source. 

Habitat : Melbourne, Victoria. 

2'iipf: In the National Museum, .Melbnurnc. the above specimen aiul a slide bearing a 
head as stated. 

4. CCELOCYBOMYIA NIGRIVENTRIS new species. 
Female: — Length, i!.0."> mm. 

Orange yellow, the head, ju-onotuni, the transverse sclerite following the scutellnni, the 
|iostscutellnm, caudal thu'd or more of each parapside, distal margin of abdomen dorsad, legs, 
\-enter of abdomen, scape and propodeum transversely nieso-cephalad greenish-yellow. Wings 
hyaline. L'pper half of occiput, venter of thorax, dorsum of abdomen except distal margin, all 
dorsal thoracic sutures except that between pronotum and mcsonotum and between axilte and 
jiarapsides and the ])ropodeum jet black. A black spot at cephalic margin of axilla centrally. 
Flagellum brownish, closely resembling that of the tyjie S]ieeies. Mandibles distinctly tridentate. 

Described from many females reared from galls on yo\ing gum. ^larch 11. 

llahilat: Melbourne. A^ictoria. 

Tjipcs: In the National Museunt, Melbouriie, t uo females on a tag. 

The genus resembles Girlocyba Aslmicad but the scutelluin is more Hat and there is a 
transv(^rse sclerite between it and the transverse postscutellum. Also, the marginal, postmarginal 
and stigmal \'eins are longer. 

NEOPERILAMPUS new genus, Girault .and Dodd. 
7'V»irt/('; — Pitfers from Kpi]-iriilnmpitx Oirault in that the axillaj are widely se])arated. 

1. NEOPERILAMPUS NIGER new species of Girault and Dodd. Genotype. 

Fimalc: — Length, 2.60 mm. 

.let; .sca|ie lemon yelloiv; tibiae and tarsi white. .Sfutum and scuti'llum nith fine luilygonal 
scaly scul]iture. Parapsidal furiows deei>, very wi<lely seiiar.ated ; axillaj with their mcsal angles 
,inst mesad of the meso-caudal angles of the jiaraiisides. Scntellum long, distinctly convex. 
I'ropodeum glabrous, with a faint median carina .and distiju-t lateral sulci. Abdomen ainio.st 
smooth but with a few scattered setigerous j)in-iuinctuves, the second segment occupying nearly 
a half of the surface. Venation yellowish, the wings hyaline, the marginal vein thickened, the 
stigmal not short, nearly as long as the marginal, the postmarginal somewhat longer than the 
stigmal. Mandibles bidentate, the inner nmrgin of the second tooth obliquely truncate. 
Antenna) 13-joint.ed, inserted near the middle of the face, with two distinct ring-joints, the club 
:i jointed. Ring-joints very transverse. Funicle 1 slightly shorter than the pedicel, subqnadrate. 
joints '2-6 all much wider than long. Club joints wider than long. 

Described from one female taken in jungle, .Inly ?1. 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habit fit: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey3734. Queensland ^Museum. Rrisbanc. the s)iecimen on a t.-ig, the head on a 
slide. 
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306 MEMOIES OF THE QUEEXSLAXV ilVSEUM. 

EUCfELOCYBOMYIA new genus. 

Like Ciielocyhomyia tiirault but metallic, the antennal club only 2-jointe(3, the antennsB 
12-jointecI. The marginal vein is somewhat longer than the postmarginal which is long and 
slender, subequal to tlie stigmal vein. The postscutellum is longer than with the other genus, 
triangular and as long as wide (niuoh wider than long in Ccelocijhomiiia) while the propodeum 
bears a distinct median carina. Also, the pedicel is shjit, not long as in the other genus. 

1. EUCffiLOCYBOMYIA AEREA new species. Genotype. 
Female: — Length, l.S.j mm. 

Dark metallic green, the scutellum yneoiis, tlie fore wing with a stain just under the 
stigmal vein; togula; and legs deep golden yellow, tlie hind coxa and femur metallic green. 
Scape and pedicel metallic; rest of antennae golden yellow. Margin of eyes dorsad and face 
golden yellow. Thorax finely, transversely reticulated, the scutellum shining but polygonally 
reticulated. Mesopostscutellum subconieal. triangular. Propodeum with a distinct median 
carina, glabrous discally cephalad. Abd(mien depressed but conical, as long as the rest of the 
body, coppery, coarsely scaly, the incisions smooth. Pedicel short, the funicle joints all trans- 
verse. Otherwise as in the type species of Co'locyhomi/Ui. 

Described from one female reared from galls on young gum. March. 191V (F. P. Spry). 

Uahitut : Melbourne, Victoria. 

Typr: ]n the National ^Museum. \'ictori:i. tlic s]iei imen on a tag, the head on a slide. 

GENU.S C(KL()('YBELLA GirauU. 

Head normal, rounded: vertex liroad; lateral ocelli distant from the eyes. Antenuai 
inserted near middle of face, slenderly clavate. 13-jointed with three_riiig-joints, five funicle and 
three club, all wider than long except distal joint of club; pedicel long obconie, as long as the 
four joints following (ring-joints and proximal funicle joint). Occipital margin obtuse; 
prothorax conical, short; mesoscutum witli complete, distinct parapsidal furrows, the scutum 
slightly longer than the uugrooved scutellum. Projiodeum with a very weak median carina, the 
spiracles moderate in size, round ; no lateral carina- nor sulci. Abdomen sessile, depressed, about 
as long as the thorax, the second segment a tliird its length; ovipositor not exserted; abdomen 
from dorsal aspect ovate, widest about the middle, wider than the thorax. Submarginal vein 
unbroken, at least two and a half times longer tlian the marginal, the latter nearly twice the 
length of either stigmal or postmarginal, both of which, for them, are moderately long; stigmal 
vein witli :i rather large, rounded knob and a distinct neik wliich is as long as the diameter of 
the knob. Uiscal cilia dense and fine, the marginal very short. Tarsi .'j-jointed; tibial spurs 
double and very unequal, the intermediate longer one very long, the posterior ones short, one 
much smaller and obscure. Nonmetallic, nmrked with yellow, the wings hyaline. Axilla^ 
se|>arated by a short ilistance. ^landibles hidcntato. the second tooth truncate, unequal in the 
two mandibles. 

1. CCELOCYBELLA VARIEGATA linault. Female. Genotype. 
Length, 1.7.J null. 

Opaque black marked with yellowish lirown or lemon yellow as follows: ('aud;il margins 
of eyes, face, cephalo-lateral angle of the parapside, all margins of scutellum except posterior 
one, vertexal margin of eyes more or less, lateral margins of scutum narrowly, lateral and caudal 
margins of axilhi, cando-lateral angles of pro])odeum (lemon yellow), base of abdomen rather 
broadly (bright lemon yellow), the yellow invaded and divided by an acutely triangular shining 
black medial ;irea, its b;ise jiroximad: incisions following segments :2 and 3 on each side, the 



AUSTIIJLIAX HYMEKOI'Tia^A ClI AUIDOIDEA. V.—GIBAVLT. 3n7 

■nliole inoision foUowiug segment 4 aud the tip of abdomen; the yellow ou the head also uearlv 
lemon yellow. Legs dark lemon yellow, incUuling the coxee, the tarsi distad more or less fuscous. 
Venation smoky black. Pedicel more or less dusky. Ring-joints enlarging distad; iirst and 
second funicle joints subeijual. longest of the funicle. 

Habitat: Brisbane, Queenslaud. Reared from galls, forest. .Tune. July. 

TuiH's: No. Eiil?04. Queensland JIuseum, Brisbane. 



CCELOCYBELLUIDKS neiv genus. 

Differs from Eijipciilampiis in having the marginal vein linear and distinctly more than 
twice longer than wide; Epipfrilampiis bears a thickened, short marginal vein which is about 
twice longer than wide. Axilla? are barely separated. Two normal ring-joints. Male abdomen 
slenderer and more depressed. 

1. CCELOCYBELLOIDES AUREUS now^ species. Female. Genotj^De. 
I^^ngth, - mm. 

Orange yellow, the abdonien witli four transverse brownish stripes across the middle 
close together; face, scape and legs lenum yellow; a small black triangle centrally at base of 
abdomen; center of occiput, dorsal sutures of thorax, a sjmt at distal end of each parapside 
and the venation black. Wings hyaline; flagellum dusky yellow; metathorax on each side of 
apex of scutellum black. A fifth abdominal cross-stripe near tip but faint. Sometimes proximal 
two thirds of median line of scutellum narrowly black. Hind coxa with a lilack marking. 
Mandibles bidentate. Funicle 1 not as wide as 2. 

In the nuile the cross-strijies on abdomen are more or less couliueut ; face of pronotum, 
a large, subquadrate area on cephalic scutum, a little less than distal half of scutellum (except 
at extreme ajiex) and its median line, a short median line at apex of scutum (distad), lateral 
portions of each axilla except at margins and the propodeum black. 

Iliihital: Port Darwin, A'orthern Territory. Prom galls ou Eiicnliiiihis miiicala (S-C-19Jj 
of G. F. Hill). 

Types: No. Hy S756, Queensland Museum, 15risbane. a [lair, each on a tag; female heads 
anil legs on a slide. 

2. CCELOCYBELLOIDES PULCHRIVARIEGATUS r.ew species. 
Fcmah : — Length, 2.25 mm. 

Orange yellow, the pronotum, cheeks, legs and base of abdomen rather broadly lemon 
yellow. The following parts black: Occiput, face of pronotum, scutum except lateral margins, 
]iart between axilla;, a diamond-shaped spot center of each axilla from cejihalic margin, a bell- 
shaped area filling all discal part of scutellum, thoracic sutures, propodeum, a small acute 
wedge-shaped spot at immediate base of abdomen at meson, venation and five cross-stripes on 
abdonnni. the first four curved cephalad at lateral margin, 2-4 convexly swollen centrally along 
cephalic margin (2, more so, 4 cjuadrately so, all joined broadly at meson) ; fifth stripe smallest, 
also swollen cephalad at meson but separated from the others. ^Tesoventer black. Stigmal knob 
round, the vein snbequal to the postmarginal. A short carina between the axillaa which are 
slightly separated. Hind tibial spurs double. Funicle joints all much wider than long, much 
shorter than the pedicel. Mandibles bidentate, tlie second tooth broad. Funicle 6 shortest, 
somewhat over twice wider than long. A faint dusky stripe from each lateral ocellus down the 
face along each eye nearly to middle of face. Each ocellus in a round black spot. Body densely- 
scaly. Dorsolateral margin of scape and each femur above proximad, dusky. Hiud coxa black 
above. 



308 MEiWlIfS OF THE QUF.EX.SLAyD ilUSEUM. 

From many female specimens in the Queeuslaud Museum colleetious labelled ' ' Keaiedi 
from gall No. 26, emerged May, 1914, H. Hacker. 

llabitai : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Types: No. Hy C'7o7, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, three females on a tag. 

The male is the same but the cheeks below the eyes are black and the entire thorax except 
lateral margin of scutum and scutellimi narrowly, caudal margin of pronotum and lateral margin 
of 2)arapsides; abdomen black except meson of venter and the yellow stripe at base above. 

PERILAMPELLA new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 
Differs from Ci"Iocyh<iloicles Girault in having the axillK distinctly separated, the 
niargiual vein longer (about five times its own width, about half the length of the sub- 
marginal or somewhat less), the ring-joints quadrate or longer tlian wide and the abdomen less 
flattened. The axillfc mesad meet the caudal end of each parapsidal furrow. Wings large. 
Marginal vein linear. 

1. PERIL AMPEILA FLAMMEITHORAX new species. = 

Female: — Length, 4 mm. 

Differs from Epiperilampii.'i Girault in having the postmargiual vein distinctly longer 
than the stigmal and the marginal vein longer, over a third the length of the submarginal. With 
the habitus of Perilampoides. Flaming red, the jjropodeum, abdomen and hind coxsa jet black, 
also the scape above and the funiele and club. Fore wings (also hind wings) deep smoky 
brown, clearer proximad of the bend of the submarginal vein. Axilla? distinctly separated 
inwardly but not far apart (within the apex of parapsidal furrows). Marginal vein linear, 
about six times longer than wide (in Epipcrilampus not thrice and it is thickened). Mandibles 
strong, bidentate, the second tooth broad, semicircularlj' emarginate along apex. First ring- 
joint a little longer than wide, the second large but wider than long; six funiele joints, the first 
longest, the distal ones plainly wider than long, 1 longer than wide; pedicel as long as funiele 1; 
club with an apparent fourth joint. 

From two females from the coUectitms of the National Museum of Victoria, labelled 
".59. Rose Bay. N.S.W. Froggatt, 1510-91. ' ' 

Habitat: New South Wales. 

Types: In the National Museum. ^Melbourne, the above specimens on separate tags, a 
head on a slide. 

EUPERILAMI'OIDES new genus. 

Female: — Apjjarently differs from Euperilampus Walker in having the seutellum long 
.■lud projecting oyer the abdomen but not forming a long, stout spine, merely triangular and 
obtusely ])oiuted at apex, there armed with a short entire jilate and reaching not half way to 
apex of the abdomen. .Mso. the antenna) are 13-jointed with one ring-joint, the scape rather 
greatlj' flattened and (iir\ed. Otherwise as in PerUninpus. The margins of the flat scape are 
parallel yet cuned. 

1. EUPERILAMPOIDES SCUTELLATUS new .species. Genotype. 

E'emale: — Length, 3.70 nmi. 

Black with slight metallic reflections, the wings hyaline, the postmarginal vein longer 
than the marginal which is somewhat longer than the stigmal. Antennas orange yellow, the 
scape, distal two joints and upper pedicel black, the Latter much smaller than the funiele 

' Mr. A. P. Dodd sjiggests, from seeing specimens in Mr. Froggatt's collection, tliat this is a species described by 
tlie latter as a Ci/nlps but tlie whole miitter is too indefinite and 1 jireter to describe the species in its proper ])lace 
llr. Froggatt c.in tlien establish his species. Mayr had already informed liim, I understand, of its relatioushij).- 
i^fistal^es are often excusable but uncorrected known ones sliould never be so. 



achtj;alijn nriiEyoFTEHA ciialcidoiuea. v.—gisavlj 



309 



jiiiut^ wliii'h .■nc wicltM- Tluiii long O-Xccjit tlir fiist \\liii-ii is <|iiailr;itr. Distal lialf ut' tibiu' :iii ! 
the tnisi recidisli ludwii. Head finely striate, the thorax finely densely punctate, the ahdonien 
niostlv ijlabrcnis liut ivitli several rows of nioilerate sized iiunctures along the cephalic margins 
lit cacli ot the tinee segments. Scape and npjier |ieilii'el leally ilark metallic bine. .\xill;r 
MTV widely sejiaiatcd. obliquely striate, more than tlie lateral halt strongly deflexed. in thi' 
later.-il .ispeet. 

From two females captured January 17, 1912 (II. Hacker). 

UdhiUil : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Tiipt : Xo. Ily •?7.)S. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a specimen on a pin. 

EPICHRYSOMALLA new geuus. 

FtiiHilc: — Antennai inserted in the middle of the face, lil-jointed without a ring-joint. 
the club 3-joiuted but not well differentiated. Marginal vein short, linear, the stigmal well 
develujied, as long- as tlie marginal, the postmarginal very sliort. Axilla? rather widely 
.separated, just within the caudal ends of the parapsidal furrows. Scutellnm couveN. 
Propoilenm noncarinate. Habitus of PeyiJampouh's. 

Mall : — The same but the antenna;^ only H-jointed. the club distinctly 3-jointed. Tic 
abiliimen is depressed, the genitalia exserted. -Mandibles bidentate. the inner tooth truncate. 

1. EPICHRYSOMALLA ATRICORPUS new species. Genotype. 

Fiinalc: — Length, 2.43 mm. 

.let black, the wings hyaline; scape and hind coxa ivory white; tibiic and tarsi pale 
yellow, i'edice! a little longer than funicle 1 which is urn-shapi'd, a little longer than wide; 
■other funicle joints wider than long; distal club joint ovate. Face below antennae with line 
setigerous punctures, the thorax very finely subtransversely lineolated, the asillco longitudinally 
so, the head variously so ; all the center of scutellum glabrous but laterad with the fine sculpture 
and a few scattered punctures, at apex obscui'ely, finely wrinkled. Lateral ocellus distant 
from the eye margin. Scutum obtusely obconical; the scutellnm simple. Venation usually 
•black. 

Described from three males, fourteen females taken from what appeared to be a 
ilnster of galls (capsuledike) in swollen ripe figs. .January 2(3, lull (A. P. Dodd). Jungle. 

Hahilai: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Types: No. Uy3~39. Queensland Mu.seum, Brisbane, one male, two females on a tag; 
jiiMJe ;in<l female at;tenme on a slide. 

PARACHEYSOMALLA new genus. - 

I'cmulc: — Dift'ers from Euccelocyhomyia Girault in having the stigmal vein shorter, the 
post marginal longer, long, twice the length of the stigmal and as long (or nearly) as thc' 
marginal. Also the abdomen is less flattened, produced beneath. The scutellum has its apical 
nmrgin impressed, the postscutellum glaln-ous, with a pair of narrow median earinae and as 
long as the subtransverse. nonearinated propodeum. In Kucrelocyhomyia. there is a punctate 
ernss-sutnre a little before the apex of scutellnm. the mesoiiostscutellum is sculptured like the 
srntellnm ami is large, ivhile the propodeum ])ro])er bears a median carina and is separated 
fiom the sliiirter. glabious. transverse metatlnn-ax by a foveate suture. Antenna; 12-jointe.l 
■with one distinct ring-joint, the club 2-jointcd, the tlagellnm not clavate but slender, sub- 
•moniliform. the club not enlarged. Hind tibial spurs double. Antenna' inserted in the middle 
.if the face. Mandibles normal, bidentate but the broad second tooth has its lateral angle 
.■acute and lu-ojected. Suhmarginal vein distinctly broken. .AxilUe widely separated. Both 
.this geiuis and EucuL'locyhomyia bear short marginal fringes on the fore wing. 



310 ilEMOlllS OF THE QC EhS SLAM) MCSEUM. 

1. PARACHRYSOMALLA AEREIFEMUR new species. Genot\-pe. 

Fcinair: — liength, 1^.13 mm. Robust. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the knees, tibiae, tar.si and sc-ape jiale yellow, the 
pedicel dusky pallid; rest of antenna black. Funicle 1 longest, longer than wide, 2 and 3 
subequal, snbquadrate, 5-7 wider than long, widening at ajiex; chib ovate, short, its apex 
nippled. Thorax with a distinct scaly sculpture. Ring-joint by far not as wide as the funicle 
but nearly as long as wide, the pedicel subecpial to funicle 4. 

Described from one female captured in a forest pocket, September 12, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hdhital: Kuranda (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: IS'o. Hi/C'TGO, <^ueeiislanil Museum, Brisbane, one female on a tag; head and hind 
legs on a slide. 

Genus ELATUs Walker. ._^. 

i. ELATUS ATER new species. ; ^ <3>'2^£^^'i'!^ " ^^ 

Male: — Length, 1.70 mm. Petiole of abdomen distinctly twice longer than wide, longer 
than liind coxa'. 

Black with a metallic lustre, the wings hyaline; scape and tibife yellowish brown, the 
tlagellum dusky brownish; tarsi white. Body glabrous; occiput and neck of prothorax finely 
. reticulated ; scutum with delicate transverse lines excejrt caudad. Propodeum rather densely 
scaly, -n-ith a short median carina and indicated from base a long, strong carina on each side 
of meson and half way to spiracle; the lateral and caudal margins carinated; spiracle 
reniform. Petiole longitudinally cariuate. Abdomen shaped as in Pcrilamjnis, glabrous. 
Postmarginal vein nearly twice longer than the very short stigmal, the marginal two thirds 
or more the length of the submarginal. With the general habitus of Perilampns. Antennae 
lljointed, the short club solid; fiuiicle joints all distinctly wider tlian long, distinctly shorter 
than the club, which is shorter than the moderately long, simple scape. Pedicel cupshaped. 
One distinct ring-joint. Hind tibial S]iur single, slender. (Sculpture of distal half of dorsal 
abdomen not seen.) 

From one male caught in jungle, .lauuary .1. 1!»14. 

HiibiUit: Oordonv.ale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Ni/C'^Cl. Queeuslaml ^^usenm. Brisliane, tlie specimen on a tag; head and 
hind legs on a slide. 

CiExus .MKLANOSOMELLA Girault. 

.\ntenn<c 12-jointed. with one large ring-joint, the club 3-jointed, the male antenna^ 
different and liearing long rami. The marginal vein two and a half times its own width but 
ahorter tlian cillier the stifimal or postmari/inal reins. 

Head (cephalic aspect) slightly wider than long; antenna* inserted slightly below the 
middle of the face, the scrobes short and not deep, the lateral ocelli far distant from the 
eyes; pronotum not long, the parapsidal furrows complete; head and thorax .smooth. Ring- joint 
large, nearly as long as wide; funicle apparently compressed, the joints all transverse and 
lamellate or prodiiced toward one side, the distal much less so and largest of the funicle; 
pedicel sulK|u.'idrate, nuich longer than the proximal funicle joints; club loug-ovate, longer 
than the cylindrical. sini|ile sca]ie. its joints olilirjuely truncate, the distal joint short and 
conic. Fore wings noiuial, the marginal cilia sparse and short. Propodeum with a slight 



Al'STVAlJJX UlMhWOJ'Thnj C II A I.C 1 1>< 1 1 D K A . W—GIHAl'L'r. WW 

Tiii'diaii cuiiti:!. its spir.'U-le larac ami ik'miIv riimnl. Alidniiu'ii sliiirt ami stout, no lon;,'oi- tiiaii 
till' thorax, its socoml s.^gnient OPCii|iyiiiy lialf of tlic suifacr. Siaitrllinn loiifjcr tliari llir 
jiroiKicleimi. Tostiriov 1il)iic aiijiaroritly witli hut one a|'ical sjuv. Tlir male is the same, l)iil 
iibdonion more ilejaessed ami i-ylindrii-; aiitcuna' rutiroly diU'cnuit, tlu' sfapc nuK'b shorter, 
dilated ventraily, ].edieel not mucli longer tli:in thiek. tlie liny joint like a riuj;; first funiil.' 
Joint \ery tr,'Uisverse and lanipUate, t'oHowiny fi\e joints inrH:isint; iu lenytli, eaidi lii'ariiit; a 
lony. cm veil, eylindrieal ramus from its disto Literal ni.arein. joint '1 \u\ lonj^er than tiie 
diameter of its ramns and jiraetieally fm-mini; a continuation of it. .joint ?• sliyhtly lonyer 
than wide; joint li much lonjjer tlian wide; the rami lon>;er proximad, the shortest and 
distal one distinctly longer than any sinj^le joint of aiiteuua. I'roximal joint of club elongate 
obconic. forming half of the club ami huiger than the distal luui.-le joint; the other two cdub 
joints snbe(inal. l-''unicle and rami with sjiar^e. rjither loiii;. fine hairs. ^lale aiifentaL' 
12 -jointed. 

1. MELANOSOMELLA FLAVIPES (iirault. F.-Tnale. male. Genotype, 
l^en.i^th. 'A nun. 

I'dack and shining; face, gena^ legs (excejit coxa', the t:irsi more brownish i. sc-ipe 
(excejit at tip where it is blackish), nmrgins of eyes dorsad and <'.-iuilad more or less obscurely. 
lemon yellow; black of the \erte-X at meson projects obtusely into the yellow of face. s:ime 
distance directly tephaloventrad of cephalic ocellus. 'Pegul.-i bri.unish. Fcn-e wings with a 
distinct lirownish band nearly across it from the apex of snbmarginal vein; this strijie is 
interrupted. Venation black, .\ntennal flagellum brownish, subfuscous. Face «ith thimlile 
]iunctures. Remainder of body apparently simjilc and shining more or less. The fuscous stripe 
on the wing of the !nale is subobsolete. 

Habitat : New Soiith Wales. Galls on Eucah/iylvs. 

Tiipc!': No. HyllOo, Queensland Museum, Urisbane, :i |iair ou two tags, the antenna- 
on a slide. 

DIAGNOSIS OF THF: AUSTR.\LTAN GENKKA of I'ERILA^IPID.E. 

Females. 
Abdomen sessile. Parapsidal furrows normal. 

.\ntennje inserted ventrad of the miildle of flu* face, near the clypens. Scntellinii tin-. 
Axillw separated. 
Antenna! l.'J-jointed with three ring joints, the club I'.-jointed: jiostnuuginal vein 
somewhat longer than the marginal, sufietpuil to the stigmal. Noninetallic; 
impunctate .. Ccr,LOCTBni!V].\ (Iirault (Type: C. xcxfasciala Girault). " 

.\ntenna.' iL'-jointed with thiee ring joints, the club 'J jointed ; jiostmarginal vein 
subeijual to the stigmal and somewhat shoiier lli;ni the marginal. Metallic, 
impunctate. Scntelluiii with :i punctate cross-furrow before apex 

FL'C'JiLniYi!iiMYi.\ (Type: E. aerea Girault). 

Antenna; inserted on or near the middle of the face; scutellum usually convex. Axillse 
sometimes not separated. 
Scutellum long, projecting caudad to miildle of the abdomen but not [iroduced at 
apex; scape fiat and broad. 
Antenna; ]3-joinfed with one ring-joini ; postnnirginal vein longer than the 
marginal. Metallic; punctate .. 

ErPERiLAMPOiRES Gir;inlt (Type: E. scnleJlatiis Girault). 



312 ilEUOinS or the (^CEEySLAXV Ml.'SEr'M. 

Seutelhun normal or at iiuist extendiug faudad over propotleiim only. 
Autenna; 12-jointed. 

Club 3-joiiited. Xoiunotallic. 
One ring-joint. 

Axilte a little separated; seuteiUnii long; alulomen. globular, large; 
hind tibial spur single. 
Marginal, postnuirginal and stigniai veins more or less equal. 

not very long . . 

Pebii.ampoides Girault (Type: F. hicolor GirauU). 
-Marginal vein shorter than postinafgmal' and stigmal . . 

(Melaxosomeli,.\ Girault iTviie: J/, flavines Girault)./ 
J<o ring-joint. 

Axilte ratli( r widely separated. Club not well ditVerentiated; post- 
marginal vein very short . . 

Epiciiry.somalla Girault (Type: E. utricorpus Girault). 
Club i-juinted ; metallic. 

One ring-joint. Postmarginal vein twice the length of the stigmal, sub- 
equal to the marginal. Flagelluni subnioniliform. Seutelluru 
flat. Axilla^ widely separated 

Parachry.somalla Girault (Type: P. aereifemur Girault). 
Antenuffi 13-jointed. 

One ring-joint. Thorax densely pimetate, the body strongly metallic. 

Antenna; normal, subclavate; abdomen short, strongly iaflexed, from 
caudal aspect triangular; body short and stout. Seutelluiu 
convex, normal . . . . . . Perilampus Latreille. 

Two ring-joints. Thorax not densely punctate, the body nonmetallie. 

Marginal vein thickened, about twice longer than wide, more or less 
equal to the stigmal and postmarginal. 
Axilte barely separated .. ... ^,':,<.<u:^^^-'-r-'—'=^'''^.'^ ■■ 

/Epiperilampus Girault\ (Type: E. xanttcbcephalus Girault). 

Axilla' widely separated .. 

Xeoperilampus Girault and Dodd (Type: .Y. niyer Girault). 
Marginal vein linear, distinctly more than twice longer than wide. 
AxillfB barely separated . . 

CtELOCVBELi.diDES Girault (Type: C. aureus Girault). 
Axilla; distinctly separated 

Perilampella Girault and Dodd (Type: P. flammeithorax Girault). 
Three ring-joints. 

Marginal vein about twice longer than the stigmal; axillse a little 
separated .. Ccelocybelea Girault (Type: C I'aric^a/n Girault). 
Abdomen distinctly fietiolate. 

Antennse 11-jointed with oiu> ring-joint, the club solid. Like -PcriltuiipuK but not coarsely 
-punctate. My interpretation of the genus . . . . . . Elatus Walker. 

The gall-makiug genera I had placed into four distinct families before their position 
was known. Once in the Pteromalidai witli the Brachyscelidiphagini ; once in the Eurytomidse 
as a new tribe; twice in' the Cleonymid.e, with which the forms are certainly closely allied; 
and finally in the Perilampida;. The caudal tibia> should have two spurs in all the genera, but one 
only is recorded for Perilampoidcs. Some of the genera, therefore, uuiy liave to be removed to 
the PteromalidiP, yet they seem a natural grouii. 



AUSTKALIAX UYilEXUI'Thl.'A III M.< I IK )I Dl: A . \l.—(;il!AULT. o\:'j 

AUSTRALIAN 
HYMENOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA— VI. 

SUPPLEMENT.' 

By A. A. GiRAULT. 
Magnificatiox as previously. 

F.\MiiA- PTEROMALID.E. 

Tribk PTEROMALINl. 
Genus I'TKKoM ALL'S Sw.'ili'ius. 
1. PTEROMALUS AUSTRALICUS new species of Cirault and A. P. Dodil. 
Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

Dark metallic blue; second alidoiiiiiinl seyiiieut rlmsad, brilliant metallic blue; segments 
3-5 dorsad, purple; coxa; metallic; femora dark bro>vnisli; triiclianters, knees and tibiae, golden 
yellow; tarsi paler yellow; antennal scape golden yellou ; rest of antennae fuscous. Thorax 
densely punctate; parapsidal furrows aliuost. m- quite, imnplete: ariitclhim uilh a distinct 
(■rofssuturc. Pro]iodeiim rather long, with a nock; distinctly tricarinate; spiracles large, oval. 
Abdomen wiiler but no longer than the thorax; ovate; second segment occupying fully one third 
of the surface ; third two thirds length of second ; fourth one half length of third ; 4-6 sub- 
equal; seventh longer than sixth. Wings hyaline; venation yellow; marginal and postniarginal 
veins subequal; stigmal vein somewhat shorter, .\nleniia' l.'.-joiutcd, two ring, three club 
joints; first funicle joint distinctly longer than the pcilicel, one half longer than wide; 2-(i 
gradually shortening, but the sixth is distinctly longer than wide; ilub as long as two preceding 
joints united; first club joint a little the longest of idub. 

31alc: — Not known. 

Described from oni> female caught (ui fnliaKC of l-'nculpliis I'luliiiihiiUa. December 8, 
T9i:! (A. P. DoddV 

Habitat: (iordonvale (Cairns). (Queensland. 

Type: Xo. IIii 3763, Queensland .Musenjn, Brisb.ani'. the specimen on a tag. [ilus a slide 
Jjearing the head and a hind leg. 

Genus APLASTOMORPHA Gnnvfnrd. 

1. APLASTOMORPHA AUSTRALIENSIS (Girault). 

Neocalolaecns aiixiraliensis (Tir.ault. 

Three females from windows. Innisfail. (iJucensland. .laniiary 11. l!l]2 (-\..\.G.). 
Another female at Cairns. Queensland, sweeping the foliage nf tea trees, Xovemljer 1. liM I 
and one female from a window, Hambledon .lunction (Cairns). November 2, 19U. The general 
colour is very dark. The abbreviated parapsidal furrows are faint. The postmarginal vein 
is nearly as long as the marginal; segment :i of alMlnnun as limi; as L'. 4 .i little longer than 



.Sef these Memoirs, II, pp. i 03-334. 



3U MEMOmS OF TIIK QC Jih:.\SL.l.\ D Mi'SLL'M. 

either, limgest. :; and 3 togetlicr oi-.-ii|i.viiit; lialf of the snrfac-f. Femora coueoloroiis. The 
general coloration may be brigliter iti indivi<luals. Coiiiiiioii on windows at Gordonvale. On 
ilay n. 1914, at this hitter place, this species was abundant in a box of seed corn infested 
with a common icvMu weevil \Cnltindni) ancl obtained from a local grocer. Formerly, I had 
seen it abundant in other lots of this corn received from the same grocer and infested with the 
same weevil (most probalily iiranana but not critically .examined). The spiraeular sulci are 
present. Pubescence not psi)ecially noticeable. The lateral carina is short, nearly wholly 
transverse and originates at the lateral side of the fo\ea at cephalic margin of propodeum. A 
rather common species. Ty|)es re-examined. 

2. APLASTOMORPHA SAGA new si^ecies. 

Female: — Length, 2.75 mm. 

Rather bright metallic green, the coxa? eoncolorous, the legs white, but the last two pairs 
of femora brownish black. Scape reddish brown. Differs from nuslraliensis in having the 
lateral carina} complete, not curving to form a eross-carina. Antennaj black, the pedicel not 
quite as long as the distal funicle joint which is somewhat wider than long, the joint 
preceding it quadrate; third club joint much the shortest. Clypeus longitudinally striate. 
Marginal, postmargiual. and stigmal veins are a little longer than with uusfrnlieiisis but of 
the same relative lengths. J'arapsidal fiinnws incomplete. Mucli Ijrighter than auf^trnlien.six. 
Segments 2. 7 and ."i of abdomen longest, .". and 4 short, none long. 

Male : — Unknomi . 

Described from one female from a yall on Eucaly|itus, forest, November 1, 191H. The 
specimen of australiensui formerly recorded from miscellaneous galls was this species. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), (Queensland. Gall on Eucalyptus. 

Type: No. HyS'iGS, Queensland Museum, BrisViane, the above female on a tag, the 
head and caudal legs on a slide. 

"This species is at once distinguished from jtulehni Girault and Dodd by having a long 
slender abdomen, the latter much longer than the thorax." (A. P. Dodd.") 

3. APLASTOMORPHA PULCHRA new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd, 

Female: — Length, 2.2.5 mm. 

Agreeing with the generic descri]>tion. except that the lateral carina; on tlie jiropodeum 
are present aud distinct. 

Brilliant metallic blue-green, the coxa) eoncolorous; abdomen suffused with brown; eyes 
garnet; rest of legs and antennal scape golden yellow; pedicel and ring-joints dusky yellow; 
flagellum black. ' Wings hyaline, the venation golden yellow. Thorax densely punctate; 
parapsidal furrows two thirds complete. Abdomen no longer than the thorax; second segment 
occupying almost one third of the surface; third not one half as long; 4-6 subequal, each 
longer than third. First funicle joint distinctly longer than the pedicel, distinctly longer than 
wide; 2-.5 n-ider than long; club not miudi longer than wide; ring-joints rather small. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female caught by sueeiniig grass and foliage, forest, January 29, 
]9i3 (A. A. Girault). 

Habitat : Townsville, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy^i64. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head aud 
a hind leg on a slide. 



ji ,sti;aliax HYiiEyorTEHj ciiau inaini:.!. \ i.—<,ii:Ari.T. .115 

4. APLASTOMORPHA FLAVOBASALIS .. w ^iktUs nf (;ir.-uilt .-hhI A. 1'. ])n,l,|.= 

Ftmalc: — Leugtli. 1.90 mm. 

Afrreeing with the deseriptiou of piililnn (iiiault and DmM Imt the fenuaa are foiieoloi-ous 
with the tl'tira.x, tlie vest ot tlie legs white; (sra]^' not seen) ; lieilicel and ring-jnints coutohji'ous 
With the rest of the flagelliini. Abdomen brown, vorv Hghtly washed with metallic, the proximal 
fiftli yellow, the incisions of the segments showing as fine yellow cross-stripes. The abdomen 
IS ratlier longer and more slender than with pulrlini; its second segment occupies a fonrth of 
the surface and the caudal margin of segments '2 and .'! at meson is slightly incised. Joints 2-5 
of funicle not wider than long, 5 quadrate; clnli over twice longer than wide. 

Male :— 'Not known. 

Described from one female caiitorcd by sweeping in a jungle jioi'ket, .lanuary, 17, 19i:'> 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. TTy L^76-'i, Queensland Museum, Brisbime, the alicnc siiecimeii on a tag, tlie 
head and a caudal leg on a slide. 

5. APLASTOMORPHA RETICULATA new >pecie, of A. P. Dodd. 

F( nitilc : — Length, i;.(iO mm. 

Dark metallic blue, the coxa! and femora concolorous. the base of the abdomen brilliant 
blue-green, the tibia? and tarsi white; auteunal scape yellow; pedicel brown, rest of aiitennie 
black. Thorax polygonally reticulate, the reticulation in raised lines, the propodeum more 
finely so. Propodeum with a median and lateral carina", also a complete cross-carina; spiracular 
sulci obscure. Abdomen pointed conic-ovate, scarcely longer than rest of body, second segment 
occupying nearly one fourth of surface, its caudal margin convex, the third one fourth its 
length, the others lengthening, the seventh quite as long as the second and nearly as long as 
the two preceding segments united. Wings hyaline, postmarginal vein twice as long as the 
stiginal and a little longer than the marginal. Pedicel subequal to funicle 3, funicle 1 longest, 
almost quadrate, first club joint as long as the jireceding joint and as long as the other two 
club joints combined. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female caught in jungle. Febrnary ."i. Iltl4 (A. P. Dodd). 

lluliitat : Babinda, Queensland. 

TijiH': No. liii .':<:(>. l^ueenslanil ^luscum. Brisbane, tlie feiii.-ilr mi :i t.-iy ; liea.l and hind 
legs on a slide. 

6. APLASTOMORPHA 5-FASCIATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.60 mm. 

Brassy green, the wings hyaline, the coxiu concolorous, the scape and legs dull golden 
yellow, the caudal femora subfuscous, darker. Abdomen dull golden yellow and with five cross- 
stripes counting the fifth at tip, the first a sboi-t distance oilt from base. Antennae dark brown. 
Abdomen subpetiolate. Propodeum with a tliin, obscure median carina, more like a ruga and 
more obscure near apex (distad), the lateral larina' complete, distinct, abruptly changing 
direction from caudo-laterad to caudo-mesad, oyiposite ( mesad of) the spiracle; spiracular 
sulcus present, not very distinct. Thorax including propodeum, finely punctate. Postmarginal 
vein Barely shorter than the marginal, a little longer than the stigmal. Funicles 4 and 5 each 
a little longer than wide (in pulehra. a little wider than long). Pedicel wholly dark brown not 
mostly ^ellow as in jiulehrd. Funicle 1 longest, longer than the pedicel, smuewhtit longer than 
wide. 

From one female caught October 11 (11. I Lacker). 

Habitat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Tape: No. Hil-76:. Queensland Museum, lirisliaiie, the specimen on .a t.ag ; liead ;inil 
hind legs on a slide. 



' Compare Eurydittoleloidcs flavibasalis. 



■316 MEMO IBS OF THE QOEENSLAXD MUSEUM. 

Tribe KAPHITKLIXI. 
(iKS-us NASOXIA Girault ami Sanders. 

1 NASONIA BREVICORNIS (iirault and Sander.s. . 

The footnoti' on page :i(»7 ot I'art V[ (these ifemoiis. Vol. II. p. 307) refers to this 
species and not to Miiscidifindx raptor (iiranlt and Sanders which I have not .seen from Australia. 

[ took a spec inu'ii of hnricoriiis from a window of a wool-house at Brisbane, (Queensland, 
October .3, 1911 and .Mr. Eduuiud Jarvis, Assistant Government Entomologist, sent me six 
females learcd from dipterous pupa) at Longreach and Aramac, Queensland, in October, 1913. 
The host was tlie sli^ep fly maggot. The anfenniB of irevicornh are inserted slightly above 
the ventral ends of the eyes. The sjiiracular sulcus is distinct, just laterad of the lateral 
carina. -V (Miiaiiiiin species-. 

Tribe KOPTEOCERINJ. 

C4ENUS PARrRTELI.A Girault. 

This genus is identical in form, or nearly, to tlie species referred to Si/sUiAis. 

1. PARURIELLA HORRroULA new species. 

Ftnuilr: — Length. 1.32 nun. 

Like Si/sUisis ."Cj'o.^itun Girault but the antenna) differ in that tlie funicle joints gradually 
enlartre, .joint 1 or 2 sa:allest, a little wider than long, the others gradually widening. Form 
identical with the species referred to. Propodeum with a median carina only. 

Male: — ('ukimw ii. 

Described fnini om- teiiiale .aiitured by sweeping miscellaneous vegetation. 
October ."i, 1011. 

/[iihital : Koina. (Queensland. 

Ti/pi : No. //// '7(!S, (Queensland iliiseum. Brisbane, the s[H'cinien on a tag, the head 
and hind legs on a slide. 

" Similar to pcrsimilis but rather stouter, the propodeum still shorter, the lateral 
■cariniB absent, the funicle more clavate, the first funicle joint smaller '' (A, P. Dodd). 

2. PARURIELLA PERSIMILIS new species of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Girault, 

Fvinalc: — Li'iiytli. l.GO mm. 

Very similar to (inslrdlicnsix Girault but not so slender, the ]iropodeiini distinctly sluuter 
the venation jiale yellow, the first two ]iaiis of tibiie white like the tarsi, the caudal tibiie 
brownish. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from a female cajitured by sweeping edge of jungle. December 20. 1012 
(A. P. Dodd). 

nuhitiit : Kuraiiila, (Queensland. 

Tiipe: Xo. Hiii7i>:/, (Queensland Musi'iim. Brisbane, the female on a tag. the head .an 1 
Iiind legs on a slide. 

'■ In aii.slrftlirii.~ii-. the lateral carina is weaker cephalad and originates at the caudal 
iipex of the spiiacle' (A..\.(;.). 



AUSTHALIJX BYiSEXOPTEI^A f II M.CI UOIDEA. fL—aiHAULT. 317 

(iEXT-s K(_TPTROCEROPSEUS Gh-ault. 
1. ROPTROCEROPSEUS ALBIPES new species of A. P. Dodd ami Girault. 

Female: — Length, 2.30 mm. 

Very dark metallic blue, the ahilomeu dull greenish, the cephalic coxie autl basal half of 
middle coxa) coiicolorous, rest of legs aud anteuiial scape yellowish white, pedicel and funicle 
joints yellowish brown, the club lemon yellow. Thorax with fine, polygonal scaly seuljiture. not 
raised, the propodcnm rngulose towards the centre, ]iraetically smooth for tlie rest. Abdomen 
pyriform, depressed above, second segment occupying a third of tlie surface. Cross-suture of 
scutelhnn foveate. Marginal and postmarginal veins subeqnal, the latter twice as long as 
the stigmal. Pedicel a little longer than any of the funicle joints, of which the first is 
somewhat longer than wide, the fifth wider than long; club joints wider tlmn long. Wings 
livaline. Jlandibles 4-dentate. Lateral carina; of propodeum weaker than tlie rfiedian. 

Male : — Xot known. 

Described from one female captured in jungle. February 5, 1911 (.\. P. Dodd). 
n obit (it : Babinda. Queensland. 

Type: No. Etj3770, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head on a sliilc. 

2. ROPTROCEROPSEUS SIMILIFORMIS new speoie.s of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 
Fe'iiial'': — Length, l.iiS mm. 

Almost exactly similar to alhieoriiix Girault except that the mandibles are 3 aud 
4-dentate and the first funicle joint is a little Avider than long, a little shorter than the pedicel 
(in the genotype distinctly longer than wide, the pedicel also ^onger than wide). Hind eox^e 
compressed in both siiecies, the jiropodeal spiracle minute, round. In the genotype, the stigmal 
vein is somewhat over half the length of the marginal; in this species the hitter seems somewhat 
longer in lelation to the stigmal vein. Compared with type of al1)ieonii^. 

Described from one female caugbt by sweeping in forest, February 6, 1913 (A, P. 
Dodd). 

Uahitat: Xorthern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Type: Xo. HiiJ771. (Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head on a slide, 

3. ROPTROCEROPSEUS ALBICORNIS Girault. 

Two females, .laniiary. 1913 at Gordonvale (Cairns'). Queenslaml. reared from galls dii 
Mclateiicd (A. P. I'odd). Rather common. 

Genus URIELLOIDES (;irault. 
This genus resembles somewhat Aplii.^toDitirphei Crawford rather than Xcocatolticrus. 
Ashmead. 

I'SEUDAXOGMUS new genus of A. P. Dodd and A. A. (xirault. 
Type: The following species. 

1. PSEUDANOGMUS FASCHPENNIS now species of A. P. Dodd. (;.ii.,type. 

Feiiitiii : — Length, 2 mm. Rather stout and robust, 

Verv daik metallic green, the coxa> concolorous, the abdomen burnished copiiery, rest 
of legs golden yellow; autennal scape pale yellow, rest of antenna^ blackish. Both mandibles 
4-deutate. Antenna? inserted against the mouth, 13 jointed, with three ring- and three club 



ni8 MKMOIL-S OF THE QUEEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

joints. Sca]u> \eiv loiij) laul slender, two thirds as long as the face; jjodicel slender, niueli 
longer tliaii aiiv cit the fnnicde joints which are subequal, each somewhat longer than wide; 
first two club joints about subequal, as long as wide; ring-joints moderately large. Thorax 
with very fine, dense longitudinal reticulation, the propodeum practically smooth. Parapsidal 
furrows incomplete. Scutelhini with a faint cross-suture. Propodeum tricariuate, the carina; 
very distinct; spiracle small, rounded, situated further eaudad than usual, no spiracular sulci. 
Abdomen no longer or wider tlian tlie thorax, straight beneath, slightly convex above; second 
segment occupying aliout a fourth of the surface, the others more or less subequal; caudal 
margins of all segments straight. Fore wings with a sooty blotch just beneath the curve of the 
submarginal vein and another beneath ajiex of stigmal vein; marginal vein twice as long as 
the stigmal. the latter as long as the postmarginal, the venation distinct. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured liy sweeping foliage and grass along the ilulgrave 
Kiver, mostly jungle, March 30, 1913 (A.A.G.). 

Hdhitiif : ;\rulgrave River. Cairns District, Queensland. 

Tjijir: No. Hij:17.'. (Queensland >ruseiim, P.risbane, the female on a tag, the liead and 
hind legs on a slide. 

This genus differs from Urielloidix (iiiault in having the antennai inserted against the 
mouth and both mandibles 4-dentate. 

2. PSEUDANOGMUS FUSCIPES new species. 

Female: — Length, l.On mm. 

Very similar to the genotyjie. being nearly |plack but the feuuira are concolorous, the 
tibial much lighter (blown) and the funicle joints are somewhat wider tlum long. iJandiblea 
not distinctly seen but one 4 dentate. Plagellum black. Both species are densely, finely scaly 
punctate, the propod'nnn sca.ly. 

From one feniah- <','uight October II (11. Hacker). 

llahilitl: l^i-i-;l>anc, (jiui'ensland. 

I'l/pe: No. Hi/ ?/7->, '.jueen^laud Museiun. Brisbane, the specimen cm a tag; head, caudal 
tibiyj and wings on a slide. 

'* In this genr.s the abilomen is flat, rounded ovate, wider than the Uiorax : the heati is 
longer than wide, the antenr.al club with an ajiparent fourth joint which is distinct hut does 
not appear to be articulated; the scutellum has not a transverse suture before apex."' 
(A, A. fiirault.) 

PARANOG.ML'S new genus of t;irault and A. I". Dodd, 

Female: — Head no wider than the thorax, not much wider than long (cephalic aspect); 
eyes moderately large. Anieuu-je inserted below the middle of the face, on a line with the 
ventral ends of the eyes; 11-jointed, with three ring-joints and a solid club. Mandibles 
4-(lentate. Pronotum short; jiarapsidal furrows half complete; scutellum simple. Propodeum 
short, broad, without a necdv, glabrous, trirarinate, Hie carina; well defined and also with a few 
irregular longitudinal carinse; spiracles round, no sjjiracular sulci. Abdomen conic-ovate, 
scarcely longer than the thorax; second segment the longest, occupying one fourth of the 
surface, third not one half as long; fourth longer than third; fifth longer than fourth, two 
thirds as long as second; sixth and seventh each about as long as fourth. Marginal vein 
tw'ice as long as the stigmal, which is moderately long; postmarginal vein slightly longer than 
the stigmal. 



AVSTHALIAX UYMF.yoFTEEA CilAI.CIVOlDEA . I'L—GIBAVLT. 319 

1, PARANOGMUS PALLIDICORNIS new species of Girault and A. 1'. Dodd. (ienotypo. 

Female': — Lengtb, 1.75 mm. 

Brilliant metallic coppery green, tlie coxa' couculurous; rest of leys (exeejit apical joiut 
of tarsi which is dusky) aud the antenna", very jiale straw yellow. Wings hyaline, the venation 
almost white. Thorax, exce]>t the smooth propodeum, finely reticulate, the reticulation in 
raised lines. Pedicel distinctly longer than any of the fuuicle joints, which are sulHpiadrate, a 
little wider than long; flagelUun gently clavate; club twice as long as wide. 

Described from two females caught by sweeping in forest, maiiilauil, near Douljle Island, 
December 24, 1911 (A.A.G.). 

Iliihitot : Double Island (Cairns), nuiinlaml, l|lnei'nsl,uid. 

Type: Xo. lli/2774, (Queensland Museum. Brisbane, tlic sperinicii un a tag, the head and 
hind legs ou a slide. 

rKMKI.LO-M VIA new goius. 

FiiniiL : — Like Vriclla Ashniead tint the alxlouien \vitli the third segment next longest, 
the second longest, occupying nearly a fourth of the surface and distinctly longer than the 
third. Mandibles S- and 4-dentate. Propodeum tricarinate aud with a long eross-carina which 
crosses the median and lateral (-arinic and passes in fr(mt of the rather small, oval spiracle. 
Parapsidal furrows rather short, nearly complete. Postmarginal and stigmal veins subequal, 
moderate in length as is also the marginal wliich is about one and two third times the length 
of the stigmal. Antennai 115-jointed with two ring-. joints. 8cutellum simple. Pronotuni 
transverse. The axilla' are not advanced. 

Male: — Not known. 

Tttpe: The following species. 

1. URIELLOMYIA RESOLUTA imw >pecies. Uenutype. 
Fcntiili : — Length, 1.8:") jum. Bolnist. 

Very dark aeneous green, the wings hyaliue, I lie venation, legs, scape and ]iedicel yellow 
lirown; pedicel dark above. Coxa' dark metallic. Thorax densely, finely reticulately scaly. 
Pedicel somewhat longer than any of the fuuicle .joiuts of which the first is a little longer than 
wide and narrower than the others, 11 and H a little longer than 1. the remaining three quadrate, 
tscape slender. Club without a ni]ipli'. 

De.scribed frcjm four female spiTimeu> c.-iiitiu'ed from the wiiulows of a groceiy store, 
Octol.'er, 3D. 1911. 

Habitat: Port Douglas, (Jueenslaiul. 

Type: Xo. H}jJ77'>. C^ueenslaud Mu^euui, Hrisbane. tlie above feuuiles on tags itwo 
pins) .-ind a slide with two heads and hind legs. 

One female ou a wiiidnw. Thuisday Islaml, Torres Strait. .M.-U'ii 14. 1912. 

2. URIELLOMYIA FLAVICORNIS u,-w speen-s of tlirault and A. P. Dodd. 

FeDiale: — Length, 2.(30 mm. 

Differs from the generic descriptinu in bearing 4-dentate mandibles and in propodeal 
characters; propodeum with a pair of very short, abbreviated median carin;c at base and 
complete lateral carina; which branch, one branch running obliquely to the caudal margin mesad, 
the other to the caudal margin laterad ; no cross-carina. 

Very dark metallic green, the coxa; concolorous; abdomen shining metallic coppery; 
antennaf golden yellow; fenmra ami basal half of tibia' yellowish brown; apical half of tildie 



320 MEMOmS OF THE QUFEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

aud the tarsi (except dusky apical joint) wliite. Wings hyaline; marginal vein one third 
longer than the stigmal and one fourth longer than the postmarginal. Thorax, including 
propodeum, punctate; parapsidal furrows half complete. Abdomen conic-ovate, a little longer 
than the head and thorax united; second segment occupying one fourth of the surface, distinctly 
longer than the third; 3-7 about subcqual. Antennae inserted about middle of face; 13-jointed, 
■with two ring, three club joints; pedicel slender, a little longer than first funicle joint; ring- 
joints usual; flagellum gently clavate; first aud second funicle joints distinctly longer than 
wide, the sixth subquadrate, a little wider than long; club twice as long as wide, the first 
joint the longest. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in forest, July 1, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Babitat: Xorthern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Type: No. UySlTG, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a female on a tag, the head aud a 
hind log on a slide. 

3. URIELLOMYIA HACKERI new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 2.60 nun. 

Metallic green; antennal scape and pedicel, coxie and femora concolorous. the tibia' 
slightly washed with metallic, the tarsi and most of tibia? yellow; antennal funicle fuscous, 
the club yellowish. Thorax reticulately punctate; parapsidal furrows incomplete; scutellum 
simple. Propodeum short, glabrous, with a median and lateral earinip, the median carina 
dividing caudad; also mesad of the lateral carina there is another distinct longitudinal carina. 
Abdomen conic-ovate, depressed above, convex beneath, a little longer than the head and thorax 
united, segments 2, 5, 6 aud 7 about subequal. longest, the third the shortest; base of abdomen 
smooth and shining, the rest more or less finely scaly. Fore wings hyaline, the marginal vein 
somewhat longer than the postmarginal, the latter somewhat longer than the stigmal. Mandibles 
4-dentate, the teeth not acute. Plagelhnn gently clavate; pedicel longer than any of the 
funicle joints of which the second is longest, a little longer than wide, the others wider than 
long; antennie inserted about middle of face. 

Male: — Xot known. 

Described from one female labelled ■•Brisbane. II. Hacker. Hl-S-13. '' 

Habitat : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy2~77, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. the head 
and hind leg on a slide. 

UKIELI.oPTKRiiM.XLT'S uew genus. 
Type: The following species. 

1. URIELLOPTEROMALUS SUBPLANITHORAX new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.6."i mm. 

Differs from Uriella Ashmcail in bearing axillie wiiich are much advanced, being cephalad 
of the scutellum; the mandibles are tridentate, the abdomen is no longer than tlie thorax though 
conic-ovate, the second segment somewhat the longest, occupying about a fifth of the surface. 
a third longer than segment 3 ; the thorax is rather flattened and the postmarginal and stigmal 
veins are rather short, the former a little the longer, the stigmal just about a third the length 
of the marginal, not sessile; marginal vein a fifth shorter than the sulanarginal. Parapsidal 
furrows delicate, a third complete from cephalad. 



AUSTRALIAN ETMENOPTEBA CHALCWOIDEA, ri.—GIBAVLT. 321 

Dark roneous green with purplish tiugcs, the wings hyaline, the legs reddish brown except 
the coneolorous coxeb. Antennas honey yellow, the funicle joints wider than long but the 
proximal ones a little longer than the distal ones; scape short, the pedicel barely longer than 
wide; inner tooth of mandible truncate. Propodeum with a delicate median carina and no 
others. Head and thorax finely, delicately polygonally scaly. Third club joint not as distinctly 
separated as are the others. Lateral margins of scutellum subcariuate. Pronotum (dorsal 
aspect) transverse. Propodeal spiracle separated from caudal part of propodeum by a 
transverse, obtuse elevation of the surface (not a carina). 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured either by sweeping in the jungle or else from a 
window in a jungle settlement, December 30, 1911. 

Hahitat: Yungaburra, Queensland. 

Type: No. My 346 J, Queensland Museuni, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head and a hind tibia on a slide. 

In UricUotnyia the axillaj are not advanced (the genotype examined). 



NEROPTROCERUS new gemis. 

Female: — Agreeing with the description of Eoplioccrus Ashmead but the club solid, 
the antennae thus but 10-jointed. The postmarginal and marginal veins are longer but neither 
long. 

MaJe : — Unknown. 

Type: The following species. 

1. NEROPTROCERUS SUBATER new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.80 mm. Stout, rather short. 

Black metallic green, the wings hyaline, the coxaj coneolorous, the legs yellowish brown, 
the cephalic femur coneolorous. Scape coneolorous with the legs, the pedicel dusky-brown, rest 
of antenna black. Funicle 1 longest, subequal to pedicel, somewhat longer than wide and 
widest distad ; funicle 2 somewhat wider than long, 3 and following still wider. Funicle joints 
subpetiolate. Club longer than the two preceding joints united. Head and thorax uniformly 
densely shagreened (minute papillK crowded together). Cross-suture of scutellum and 
parapsidal furrows well-defined, the latter complete. Propodeum subglabrous, the spiracle 
rather large, round, cephalad. Median carina of propodeum narrow, not straight. Axillje not 
advanced. Segment 2 of abdomen occupying a third of the surface, caudal margins of all 
segments straight, 2 glabrous, the others scaly cephalad; segment 3 shortest, transverse. 

Described from one female captured in jungle, February, 11, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 
Saliitai : Babinda, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 277S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, fore 
and hind legs on a slide w'ith type appendages of RetrciUoplius bifasciaiifrons Girault. 



Tribe MERISINI. 
Genus AMICROMELUS Giraiilt. 

This genus belongs to the Metastenini of the MiscogasteridiE instead of the Trydymini 
as formerly stated by mistake. 
W 



322 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Tribe BBACHYSCELIMPHAGINI. 
Genus CCELOGYBA Aslimeud. 
1. CffiLOCYBA VIRmiLINEATA Froggatt. 
This species is doubtless a GyroJaseJIa of the elachertine Eulophidce which see. 

2. CCELOCYBA VARIFASCIATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.25 mm. 

Golden yellow, the thorax orange yellow, the wings hyaline. Parapsidal furrows, cephalic 
and caudal margins of propodeum, tip of ovipositor valves, thorax just eaudo-laterad of each 
axilla around their margins and the following abdominal markings black: A crescent across 
meson before tip and four transverse stripes between this and base, all four interrupted about 
half way to lateral margin on each side so that they are composed of two transverse 
marginal spots and a transverse spot across the meson. Mandibles tridentate. Distal tarsal 
joint and club dusky black, the club solid, the antennje 11-jointed; first two funicle joints 
subequal, like ring-joints, the third larger but stDl like a ring-joint. Venation yellow; post- 
marginal and stigmal veins subequal, each a little longer than the marginal. Fore wings with 
a broad hairless line from base of marginal vein, closed caudad. Caudal wings finely densely 
ciliate, with about eleven lines of cilia where broadest. Vertex, pro- and mesonotum with 
numerous but not dense black hairs. Legs as in acincta. Propodeum transverse. 

Prom one female caught at 1,000 feet in forest. May 17, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Upper Tweed River, New South Wales. 

Type:-'No. Hy 2779, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Genus ISOPLATA Girault. 

"The antennae in this genus are only 12-jointed, two ring, three club joints, the ring- 
joints small. The antennae are inserted w-ell below the middle of the face." (A. P. Dodd.) 
Types of geniculata re-examined (A. P. Dodd and A.A.G.). 

1. ISOPLATA FLORIOLA new species of A. P. Dodd and Girault. 
Female: — Length, 1.50 mm. 

Similar to geniculata Girault but all coxae metallic, funicle 1 not narrower than the 
others, the funicle joints all wider than long, the pedicel is shorter than in the genotype yet 
longer than any of the funicle joints, the club stouter, its joints much wider than long (longer 
than wide in geniculata). 
Male : — Unknown. 

Described from three females in the collection of the Queensland Museum, labelled 
"From flowers of Baickea, April 22, 1913, H. Hacker." 
Hahitat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S780, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimens on a tag, two 
heads on a slide. 

Subfamily EUNOTIN^. 
Ge-Vus EURYCEANIUM Ashmead. 
1. EURYCRANIUM BffiUSOMORPHA new species. 
Female: — Length, 0.85 mm. Short and robust, resembling the BceincB and the genus 
Hadronotus Foerster in form. 

Apparently differing from the genotype in bearing a cross-suture near apex of scutellum 
and perhaps in other characters as below. 



AVSTEALIAN ETMENOPTERA CHALCWOIDEA, n.—GISAVLT. 323 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline; the wii.le, thin, triangular head, the short, 
■flattened, rounded (dorsal aspect) abdomen and the legs (paler) deep golden, or orange, 
yellow, the antennae pale yellow. Lateral ocelli far distant from the eye margins. Antennje 
inserted at the mouth, 8-jointed, the club enlarged, solid; the scape slender, long; the pedicel 
of usual length, much longer than any of the funicle joints all of which are wider than long, 
5 largest, each enlarging in succession, 5 twice the length of 1 and much wider. Proximal 
joint of hind tarsus abruptly longer than the others, the tibial spur normal. Mandibles slender, 
tridentate, the teeth slender. Thorax finely reticulate scaly; the convex cross-suture of 
scutellum delicate; propodeum subconical, coarsely foveate. Second segment of abdomen 
occupying somewhat over a third of the surface; second and third combined, occupying nearly 
two thirds. Pronotum large, transverse-quadrate, the scutum shorter than the scutellum; 
parapsidal furrows complete. Postmarginal vein slightly longer than the stigmal, both slender 
but of moderate length, the marginal distinctly longer tlian either. Thorax very sparsely 
pubescent. No ring-joint. 

Described from one female caught in forest, Decomlier 20, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

'Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy'2781, Queensland Museum, Brisliane, the specimen on a tag, the head and 
hind tibia; on a slide. 

PAKEUNOTUS new genus. 

Female : — lu Ashmead 's table running to Anysis Howard, the antenna being 10-jointed, 
strongly clavate, the club solid; antennas inserted below the middle of the face. Mandibles 
tridentate. Hind tibial spur normal, rather stout. Face inflexed. Postmarginal and stigmal 
veins long and slender, the former a little the longer, the marginal a little shorter than the 
stigmal, about three times longer than wide or somewhat more. Hind coxsb large. Axillae 
widely separated. Parapsidal furrows deep. Propodeum transverse, the postscutellum over- 
hanging it. A broad oblique hairless line from apex of submarginal vein. Hind femur 
■compressed. Scutellum with a faint cross-suture indicated before apex. Scutellum distinctly 

■ shorter than the scutum ; the postscutellum triangular, tolerably large. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type: The following species. 

1. PAKEUNOTUS FLAVICORPUS new species. 

Female: — Length, about 0.9S mm. 

Pale honey yellow and finely scaly. A stripe across cephalic margin of propodeum, the 
indicated cross-suture of scutellum and cephalo-lateral ends of the axilla dark purplish black. 
Wings hyaline. First three funicle joints like ring-joints but each enlarging, 3 not a third 

■ the length of 4 Tvhich with 5 and 6 are distinctly wider than long and subequal, subtransverse ; 
funicle 7 is longer than 6, still much wider than long. Club short. 

Described from one female captured in forest, December 26, 1912. 

Habitat: Capcville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 378,3. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

What I thought was the abdomen of this specimen, which had become separated, bore 
■six distinct purplish black cross-stripes, the first at base and all intersected by a median 
longitudinal stripe. Valves of ovipositor are black. Alidomen conicovate, none of the segments 
greatly lengthened. 

MUSCIDEA new genus. 

Female: — In Ashmead 's table runs to this genus which was formerly without status, the 
■genotype being uudescribed. I adopt the name for the following species. Head wider than 
long, the antenna 9-jointed with one very short ring-joint, the club solid and as long as the 
funicle and much wider. Mandibles small, acute. Hind tibial spur normal for the family. 



324 MEMOISS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Postuiarginal vein absent, the stigmal long but soniewliat shorter than tlie marginal. Scutellum 
simple. Second segment of abdomen occupying only a third of the surface, together with 
the third segment -irhich is shorter, occupying one half. Fourth segment transverse linear. 
Propodeum at apex contracted into a short neck which appears like a petiole but is not 
considered so. Pronotum about half the length of the scutum. Postscutellum short, crescentic, 
foveate, the scutellum at apex very broadly or flatly convex. Propodeum with a short median 
carina between its neck and the apex of postscutellum on either side of which are fove» 
arranged transversely. Abdomen depressed, ovate, as long as the thorax. Hind femur swollen. 
Parapsidal furrows distinct. Occiput concave. Prons broad. Propodeal spiracle minute, 
round. Head lenticular. 

Male: — Not known. 

Type: The following species. 

1. MUSCIDEA BRUNNEIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length. T..30 mm. 

Black with a purplish tinge, the wings hyaline, the abdomen, legs and aiitennie yellowish 
brown, the head and thorax reticulated, shining, the propodeum foveate. Distal third of 
abdomen above sordid. Lateral wing of propodeum (at the spiracle and for some distance 
around) glabrous. Punicle .5 longest and widest, distinctly wider than long as are the others, 
1 smallest, 2 longer, 3 and 4 subequal. still longer but distinctly smaller than 5 which is much 
shorter than the normal pedicel. 

Described from one female captured in forest, August 7, 1913. 

Babitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey 37S3, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, a fore 
wing, middle and hind tibia on a slide. 

MUSCIDEOPSIS new genus. 
Female: — Like Muscidea but the mandibles tridentate, the postmarginal and stigmal 
veins well developed, not very long but distinct, the postmarginal vein somewhat longer than 
the stigmal and two thirds the length of the marginal. Scutellum with a punctate cross-furrow. 
The second abdominal segment occupies about one half of the surface. Otherwise about the 
same but the pronotum is not more than a fourth the length of the scutum. Habitus of 
a bffiine proetotypoid. Abdominal segments following 2 transverse linear. 

1. MUSCIDEOPSIS GOLDSMITHII new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 1 mm. 

Dark metallic blue, the abdomen, legs and antenna,' honey yellow, the wings hyaline, the 
venation pale yellow. Body polished; frons with scattered minute setigerous punctures. 
Cephalic coxje bluish. Parapsidal furrows punctate. Scutellum about as long as the scutxmi. 
Thorax with a few long setae from minute punctures. Neck of propodeiun appearing from 
above like a short, stout abdominal petiole. Eing-joint minute; pedicel distinctly longer than 
any of the funicle joints of which 5 is largest, thrice the size of 1 and distinctly wider than 
long; all funicle joints wider than long, widening distad; club three fourths the length of the 
funicle. Scape slender. Propodeum with strong, irregular carinse. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female taken by sweeping along a jungle-clad forest streamlet, 
March 25, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type : No. Ey 2784, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head and 
two hind tibiae on a slide. 

Dedicated to Oliver Goldsmith. 



AVSTIIALIAN ETMENOPTEBA CHALCWOIDEA, VL—GIBAVLT. 325 

ilUSCIDEOMYIA new geaiis. 

Female: — Agrees with the description of AmiiscUlea Girault but the postmarginal vein 
is somewhat longer than the stigmal, the scutelhmi is without a cross-suture, the abdomen is 
<;onie-ovate, longer than the thorax and the mandibles are 3- and -l-dentate, long and slender. 
Otherwise the same except as noted below. 

1. MUSCIDEOMYIA NIGRICYANEA new species. Genotj-pe. 
Female: — Length, 0.80 mm. Small, graceful, the abdomen pointed. 

Very dark metallic blue-black, the abdomen dark metallic green, the wings hyaline; 
middle and caudal tibiae very pale orange yellowish, the tips of tibi» and the tarsi white. 
Scape white, the pedicel black, rest of autenuse brown. Thorax reticulate scaly, the propodeum 
smooth, very short, the spiracle minute, round, the propodeum shorter at the meson, noncarinate. 
Abdominal segments not lengthened, the abdomen normal. Stigmal vein with a rather large 
knob. Pedicel stout, longer than any of the funiele joints which widen distad, 5 largest. 
Eing-joint small. Club large, its joints distinct, wider than the funiele but not as long. 
Funiele 2 shortest, transverse, 1 globular. Flagellum armed with stiff setas. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female taken in jungle along the Herbert Eiver, April 0, 1914 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: llalifax, Queensland. 

Type: Ko. ByS7S5, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and hind 
tibis on a slide with type appendages of NcompltaloideUa hrevis Girault. 



Genus ANYSIS Howard. 

" Antenna} as with Apliohetus, except that funiele joint 2 is twice as long as 1; 3, 4 and 
5 subequal in length, increasing in width, and each slightly shorter than 2. Eyes naked; head 
very broad; occiput strongly concave, its superior margin acute. Thorax well arched; 
parapsidal sutures meeting axillar sutures; scutellum broad at base, somewhat lengthened, 
extending over metanotum to vertical plane of base of abdomen, not cross-furrowed. Petiole 
distinct but very short; abdomen without basal tufts; second segment scarcely half the length 
-of the abdomen. Marginal vein of fore wings three times longer than stigmal, postmarginal 
about as long as stigmal or slightly shorter; basal nervure not distinct. Basal nervure of 
hind wings extending at an acute angle toward base of wing. Spur of hind tibia short." 

1. ANYSIS AUSTRALIENSIS Howard. Female. Genotv-pe. 

' ' Length, 1.7 mm. ; expanse, 3.8 mm. ; greatest width of fore wings, .74 mm. General 
color blue-black, slightly metallic, glistening. Head and thorax with short, sparse, yellowish 
pile; face delicately shagreened and with fine sparse punctures; mesonotum similarly 
punctured; metanotum, pleura, and abdomen smooth; metanotum with a median longitudinal 
rounded carina. Antenna light brown, tip of club darker, pedicel and tip of scape above 
black; all femora nearly black in middle, lighter at each end; tibiae brown. Wing veins dark 
brown, fore wings infuseated, hind wings hyaline." 

Hahitat: West Australia. Associated with Ooccids. 

Types: Moat probably in the United States Natioual Museum at Washington, D.C., 
U.S.A. 



326 MEMOIMS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

SuBrAMiLT SPHEGIGASTEKIN^. 

Tkibe ASAPHINI. 
GENrs OEMYROMORPHA Girault. 
This genus belongs to the Asaphini ; the abdomen bears a very short petiole. 

1. OEMYROMORPHA GLABRA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.70 mm. 

The same as the geuotvpe but smaller, the abdomen is impimctate and almost glabrous 
(cephalic half of segments after 3 faintly scaly), the propodeum bears many two-thirds 
complete rugae from cephalic margin and which anastomose, the distal margin of middle stripe 
of fore wing is also convexed. Propodeum with a distinct neck. Funicle joints increasing 
slightly in succession distad. Postmarginal vein slightly longer than the stigmal. Pubescence 
normal in all three species, or nearly so. Segment 2 of abdomen somewhat longer than 3, not 
especially long. Tuft of pubescence on propodeum laterad of the spiracle. Caudal coxa? 
imperial purple. Postmarginal and stigmal veins elongate, subequal to marginal. Antennje 
inserted below the middle of the face, at the clypeus. 

Prom one female caught October 11 (H. Hacker). 

Habitat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Sy S7S6. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind leg on a slide. 

ORMYEOMOEPHELLA new genus. 

Differs from Ormyromorpha in that the scutellimi bears a distinct cross-suture before 
apex. Postmarginal and stigmal veins subequal, elongate, a little shorter than the marginal. 
Abdominal petiole distinct but short. AntenniB inserted at the clypeus. Head convex, a little 
wider than long. Mandibles tridentate. 

1. ORMYROMORPHELLA BIARGENTINOTATA new species. 
Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

Dark a-neous green, the wings trifaseiate, the antennae brownish yellow, also first two- 
pairs of knees, first two tibiie at tips, first two pairs of tarsi, cephalic tibia; except dorsad and 
intermediate three joints of caudal tarsi. First joint of middle tarsus and a transverse dasli 
from each lateral margin, base of segment 3 of abdomen, silvery white. Thorax finely scaly 
reticulate, the sentelUim distad of transverse suture and the postscutellum glabrous, the 
projjodeum densely, rather minutely or finely rugulose. Head scaly like the scutum. Cephalic 
third of segments of abdomen after 3, scaly. Petiole wider than long, glabrous (dorsad) ; 
base of meson of segment 2 of abdomen with about five short sulci. Hind coxa scaly, the caudal 
femur rather stout. Third or apical stripe of fore w-ings no longer than the proximal, the 
large middle stripe from whole of postmarginal vein, its distal margin passing a little distad 
of apex of stigmal vein. Eing-joints increasing in length distad; funicle 1 longest, quadrate, a 
little over half the length of the pedicel. 

Prom one female caught by sweeping forest uplands, May 30, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Maclean (Clarence Eiver), New South Wales. 

Type: No. By 2787, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, a fore- 
wing and a hind tibia with slide type of Ormyromorpha glabra. 



AUSTEALIAN HTMENOFTESA CHALCIPOWEA, ri.~GISAULT. 327 

nOLASAPHES new genus. 

Female: — Head wider than tlie thorax, lenticular, the occiput concave; running to 
Asaplies AValker but the antennte only 11-jointed; club indistinctly 3-jointed, the flagellum 
clavate, the first funicle joint like a ring-joint. Like Asaplwideus Girault but the hind tibial 
spurs rather long and stout (somewhat stouter than normal in the other genus) and the 
postmarginal vein is twice or more the length of the marginal which is plainly not twice the 
length of the stigmal and the ovipositor and valves are distinctly extruded for a third or less 
the length of the abdomen. The punctate line across seutellum is rather distant from the apex 
in both genera and it is the fourth abdominal segment which is much the longest in both genera; 
also in both, the pronotum is subequal to the short scutum. Petiole in this new genus rather 
shorter than with Asaphoideus. Type of latter re-examined (type of niger). 

With the habitus of a Torymid and somewhat of a Eurytomid. 

1. HOLASAPHES GREGI new specie.s. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.67 mm., excluding the short ovipositor. 

Black, rather shining, the wings hyaline, the legs reddish brown, paler at the articula- 
tions and tarsi, the coxas black; antenna concolorous with the legs; last funicle joint widest, 
the joints not much unequal in length, the pedicel much longer than any of the funicle joints. 
Mandibles strongly trideutate, the teeth subequal (in Asaphoideus niger, the lateral tooth is 
distinctly the longest, the mesal one smallest). Thorax finely, transversely polygonally scaly, 
the seutellum uniformly sculptured, the abdomen smooth; lateral carinse rather close to median 
on propodeum, curved, joining the median a short distance before apex; a deep, curved spira- 
cular sulcus runs directly from the small spiracle. (Spiracular sulcus also present in Asaphoi- 
deus niger but straighter). Segment 2 of abdomen longer than 3. Pronotum with a faintly 
indicated line of pimetui'es across distad of middle. 

Described from one female captured March 9, 1912 in forest. 

HaMtat: Horn Island, Torres Strait. 

Type: No. IIyS7SS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind tibiae on a slide. 

2. HOLASAPHES EMERSONI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1 mm., excluding ovipositor which is exserted for a length equal to 
a third that of the aljdomen. 

Very dark shining metallic blue-green, nearly black, the fore wing with a more or less 
obscure yellowish stain under the marginal and stigmal veins, and which does not extend 
further caudad than the middle; legs and antenna; pale straw yellow, the cephalic coxae con- 
colorous with the body. Caudal half of pronotum, the alxlomen and the seutellum caudad of 
the transverse groove, glabrous. Otherwise as in the genotype, or nearly, but the club is 
distinctly 3-jointed, the head not as large and the antenna> slenderer. 

Male: — Noi, known. 

Described from one female captured in a jungle pocket, March 1, 1914. 

Haiitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S7S9, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, hind 
legs and a fore wing on a slide. 



328 MEMOIBS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEVM. 

Tribe SPHEGIGASTEEINI. 

The Australian genera of this tribe may need tliorough revision. The genera are 
difficult to define. 

Genus SYNTOMOPUS Walker. 

1. SYNTOMOPUS AUSTRALIENSIS Girault. 

The propodeuni bears three distinct carinfe, a median and two lateral. The type is 
probably a female, stated to be a male in the original description. It has been re-examined. 
The type measures 1.7.5 mm., is on a slide and was captured at Kuranda, Q., December 18, 
1912. 

Genus ilERISMUS Walker. 

1. MERISMUS SQUAMOSUS new .species. 

Female: Length, 1.20 mm. 

Dark purplish, the wings hyaline, the stigmal vein about lialf the length of the marginal, 
the postmarginal distinctly longer than the stigmal. Legs yellowish brown, also the scape. 
Thorax reticulate scaly, the scutellum distad of the transverse line glabrous. Propodeum long, 
with a short ueck, strongly tricarinate. Second abdominal segment occupying somewhat over 
half of the surface, deeply semieircularly emarginate, the third segment not half its length. 
Mandibles 4-dentate. Petiole a little longer than the hind coxa. Club long, with an apparent 
fourth joint near tip, the distal funicle joints quadrate, funicle 1 subequal to the pedicel, 
somewhat longer than wide. Antennas 13-jointed with two ring-joints. Pronotum transverse, 
its cephalic margin subacute. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female c-aptiirod by sweeping in forest, April 7, 1913. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy27'W, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie specimen on a tag, the head 
and hind legs on a slide. 

2. MERISMUS SCUTELLARIS new species of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Giraiilt. 

Female: — Length, 1.7.5 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the legs (including the coxae) and antennal scape golden yellow, 
rest of antenna> black. Scutum and projiodeum densely reticulated, the parapsides, axillae and 
scutellum almost smooth, and shining. Scutellum with a very distinct cross-suture and also 
with a deep oval fovea or depression in its centre. Propodeum long, strongly tricarinate. 
Abdomen short, convex above, straight beneath, the petiole as long as the hind coxse, the second 
segment occupying over half of the surface, its caudal margin straight. Wings hyaline; 
marginal vein scarcely longer than the postmarginal and twice as long as the stigmal. Mandibles 
4-dentate. Pedicel somewhat longer than any of funicle joints which are subquadrate, a 
little longer than wide, club joints longer than wide. 

Described from one female caught sweeping foliage and grass along the Mulgrave River, 
mostly jungle, March 30, 1913 (A.A.6.). 

Ilahitat: Mulgrave Eiver (GordonvaU^), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 3791, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie specimen on a tag, the head 
and hind leg on a slide. 



AUSTSALIAX HTJUJiNOPTKL'A CHALCIDUIDEA, VI.—GISAULT. 329 

Gexus POIA'CYSTOIDES Giraiilt. 
1. POLYCYSTOIDES TENNYSONI Girault. 

A female May li, 1914 by sweeping in forest, Gordonvale. General color black. The 
fore wings are a little stained proxiiuad. The suture across scutellum is really a ridge and 
has the appearance of being the apical margin. Type re-examined. The latter is a female 
on a tag, the head and hind legs on a slide. It measures 2. -50 mm. and was taken April 13, 
1913. 

Genus HYPOPTEROMALUS Ashmead. 

1. HYPOPTEROMALUS VIRIDESCENS (Walsh). 

In the detailed description of this North American species given in the Bulletin of the 
"Wisconsin (U.S.A.) Natural History Society, x (1912), on page 25, second line from bottom, 
Cephalic asfcct should read Dorsal asjtcct. 

2. HYPOPTEROMALUS DUBIUS new species of Girault and A. P. Bodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.25 mm. 

Ditfering from the detailed generic description {see Bulletin of Wisconsin (U.S.A.) 
Natural History Society, vol. x, 1-2, June, 1912) in lacking the median carina of the propodeum 
and the obscure cross-suture on the scutellum; the first funicle joint is small, like a ring-joint 
and much smaller than the second; and the abdomen, viewed from lateral aspect, is not almost 
triangular, its ventral margin being but gently convex. 

Very dark metallic green, almost black; the propodeum (except at meson) and the 
abdomen much brighter green, the latter suffused with brown; coxa) and femora brown; 
tibisB, tarsi and antennal scape golden yellow; rest of antenna^ fuscous. Wings hyaline, 
venation as in Hypopteromalus viridescens (Walsh). Mandibles 3 and 4-dentate, the teeth 
acute. Head somewhat wider tlian thorax; thorax rather short and broad, not much longer 
than wide; scutum fuUy twice as wide as long, the parapsidal furrows only indicated 
anteriorly; scutellum, viewed from lateral aspect, distinctly convex. Propodeum rather short 
and broad ; lateral cariuse inconspicuous ; spiracles not large, with rather delicate spiraeular 
sulci. Thorax rather finely reticulated, the reticulation in raised lines. Abdomen somewhat 
shorter and narrower t!ian thorax; petiole short; second segment occupying one third of the 
surface; remaining segments about subecjual. Pedicel distinctly longer than any of the 
funicle joints; first funicle joint small; second distinctly larger; 2-(3 subquadrate, wider than 
long; club barely twice as long as wide, the three club joints about subequal. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in forest, August 13, 1913 (A. A. Girault). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. UySlSS, Queensland JIuseum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
and a hind leg on a slide. 

SPIIEGIPTEROSEMA new genus. 

For diagnosis, see antea (these Memoirs, II), p. 323. The genotype is a new species. 
It measures 1.90 mm. and was taken in May, 1913. Its type is on a tag, the head and hind 
legs on a slide. 

1. SPHEGIPTEROSEMA AUSTRALIENSIS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female : — Length, 2.50 mm. 

Head and thorax very dark nietallic green, almost black, the coxaj concolorous; rest of 
legs bright golden yellow; abdomen nietallic purplish, its i)etiole yellow; antennal scape and 
pedicel yellow, rest of antennas black. Antenna; 13-jointed, with two ring and three club 



330 MEMOISS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

joints; flagellum gciitly clavate; first funiole joint somewhat shorter tliau tlie second and 
only a little longer than wide; 4-6 wider than long; club longer than two preceding joints 
united; first two club joints subequal, third smaller. Wings hyaline; venation golden yeUow; 
marginal and postmarginal veins about subequal, each one third longer than the stigmal, 
which is slightly curved. Thorax with fine, polygonal reticulation, the reticulation in raised 
lines. Parapsidal furrows faint but complete. Scutellum with an obscure, transverse groove 
before apes. Propodeum rather short, broad, scaly, without a median carina but there is a 
shallow lateral sulcus on each side of meson, running obliquely from the cephalic margin, the 
lateral margin of each sulcus carinated and thus forming the lateral carinse; spiracle elliptical, 
with a deep sulcus running obliquely from its caudal margin. Abdomen viewed from the 
lateral aspect, straight above, convex beneath; viewed from the dorsal aspect, it is conic-ovate, 
no longer than the thorax; petiole no longer than the hind cox»; second segment occupying 
over one third the surface; third and fourth subequal, each about one half as long as the 
second ; fifth and sixth distinctly shorter than the fourth ; eighth conical. Head no wider than 
long, no wider than the thorax. Mandibles 3 and 4-dentate. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in jungle, June 7, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tijpe: No. ByS793, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
and a hind leg on a slide. 

SPHEGIPTEROSEJIELLA new genus. 

For diagnosis, see antca (these Memoirs, II), p. 324. The males have the legs more 
uniformly fuscous. The types are five females on a card, a head, several antennfe and hind legs- 
on a slide. They were reared from bombyeid cocoons, April 7, 1911. Peterosema unicolor 
new species is the genotype. 

Genus EUEYDINOTELLA Girault. 
1. EURYDINOTELLA VIRIDICOXA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.30 mm. For rtbt of diagnosis, see antea (these Memoirs, II), 
p. 319. 

Described from a female captured by sweeping in forest along the banks of Cape Eiver,. 
December 27, 1913. 

2. EURYDINOTELLA PUNCTATA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.S5 mm. 

Like prima Girault but the abdomen is not darker than the thorax; the cox» ar& 
concolorous; the pedicel is colored like the flagellum; the scape is golden yellow; the abdominal 
petiole is short, much shorter than the hind coxa?; the third abdominal segment is slightly 
shorter than the second and the postmarginal vein is twice as long as the stigmal and as 
long as the marginal. At once differing from viridicoxa Girault in having a punctate propodeum. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in forest and slight jungle, June 27, 
1913 (A.A.G.). 

Haiitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS70l, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the heaii 
on a slide. 



AUSTRALIAN ETMENOPTEBA CHALCIDOWEA. ri.—GIFAULT. 331 

Genus EITRYDINOTA Foorster. 
1. EURYDINOTA PULCHRA new species of Giraulfc and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.60 mm. 

Dark metallic blue; coxa; eoncolorous; rest of legs bright golden yellow; scape yellow; 
rest of antennae black. Wings hyaline. Antennio IS-jointed, with two ring-joints, the club 
3-jointed; pedicel a little longer than first funicle joint; funiole joints gradually widening 
toward the apex; first slightly shorter than second; second and third a little longer than wide; 
4-6 somewhat wider than long; first and second club joints about subequal, each somewhat 
wider than long. Marginal vein fully three times as long as postmarginal ; stigmal vein 
shorter than postmarginal. Thorax densely polygonally reticulated, the reticulation in raised 
lines; parapsidal furrows incomplete; scutellum simple. Abdomen no longer than the head 
and thorax united; no wider than the thorax; petiole nearly as long as the hind coxae; 
second segment the longest, occupying one third of the surface, a little more than twice as 
long as third segment; the others all shorter than the third. Propodeum short and broad, 
with short, distinct spiracular sulci, a short abbreviated median carina and a circular fovea on 
each side of meson cephalad. 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping on edge of jungle. May 22, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: — Kuranda, Queensland. 

Tape: No. HyS795, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
on a slide. 

Genus EUEYDINOTELOIDES Girault. 
Synonym: Polycijstcloidcs Girault. 
1. EURYDINOTELOIDES FLAVIBASALIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.50 mm. 

Agrees with the generic description excepting that the lateral eariuai of the propodeum 
are entire and there is no cross-carina; there is also a narrow spiracular sulcus. 

Dark brassy green, the wings hyaline, the tegular, knees, tibiae, tarsi, scape and pedicel 
yellowish brown, the posterior tibia) and tarsi pale; rest of antennce dusky. Base of abdomen 
above broadly (somewhat over half of segment 2 dorsad) and the dorsal incisions very 
narrowly and more or less obscurely, bright yellow. Whole of thorax rather finely, densely 
jmnctate. Propodeal spiracle small, round. Funicle joint 1 a little longer than the pedicel ; 
5 subqnadrate; 1 plainly longer than wide and longest of the funicle. Club ovate, without a 
terminal seta. 

Compare Aplastomorplm flavohasaUs. 

Described from one female caught by Jlr. F. P. Dodd on flowers in Octolier. 

Baiitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. lIyST96, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head and 
hind tibiai on a slide. 

Genus POLYCYSTELLA Girault. 
1. POLYCYSTELLA ABDOMINALIS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.9-3 mm. 

Differing from the generic description in lacking the sinus on the second abdominal 
segment; the petiole is twice as long as the hind coxie; propodeum without a median carina 
but with complete, delicate lateral carina;; the spiracle is small; at least one mandible 
tridentate; and the postmarginal vein is over twice the length of the stigmal and one fourth 
longer than the marginal. 



332 MEMOmS OF THE QUEENSLAND iirSEVM. 

Dark metallic green, tbo coxae coiicolorous; rest of legs, abdominal petiole and antennal 
scape golden yellow; rest of antennae black. Wings hyaline, the venation golden yellow. Thorax 
(including the propodeum) punctate. Abdomen short, con-rex above and beneath; the third 
segment viewed from the side, rising abruptly from the second. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in forest, November, 1912 (A. A. Girault). 

Kdbitat: Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Type : No. By 3797, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a female on a tag. 

2. POLYCYSTELLA PETIOLATA new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm. 

Like abdominalis but the lateral carina? on the proj^odeum are distinct not delicate; 
there is a distinct sulcus running obliquely from the caudal margin of the spiraele; the 
postmarginal vein is no longer than the marginal; the abdominal petiole is metallic; and the 
fourth segment occuijies one half of the surface and is as long as the second and third combined 
(scarcely longer than the third and not equal to one third of the surface in dbdominalis). 
Mandibles not seen ; f uniele joints subquadrate. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in forest August 4, 1913 (A. A. Girault). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy379S, Queensland Jluseum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

EURYDINOTOMORPHA new genus. 
For diagnosis, see anica, p. 320. 

1. EURYDINOTOMORPHA PAX new species. 

A fem.ilc of this species was caught by sweeping in jungle, Gordonvale, near Cairns, 
July 31, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). " The legs in this specimen are wholly golden yellow, the coxffi 
suffused with metallic. In the type, the femora and tibia) are darker, but not much darker 
than the tarsi. The median carina of propodeum, in both specimens, is one third complete 
from base." (A. P. Dodd.) 

The pubescence is quite normal. 

2. EURYDINOTOMORPHA GRANDIS new species. 
Female: — Length, 4 mm. 

Dai-k metallic brassy green; the abdomen somewhat brownish; coxa; concolorous; femora 
and antennal scape and pedicel bright brownisli yellow; tibia» and tarsi (except apical joint) 
white. Wings hyaline, the venation dark. Otherwise like the genotype but the joints of the 
tlagellum are longer and the propodeum has a short neck and lacks the abbreviated median 
carina. 

Described from one female cauglit by sweeping in jungle, November 1.5, 1913 (A. P. 
Dodd). 

Hahitat: Harvey's Creek (near Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy '?799, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
and hind legs on a slide. 

3. EURYDINOTOMORPHA BASALIS new species. 
Female: — Length, 1.1.5 mm. 

Nfiy similar indeed to ijrandis but differing in that the abdomen ventrad is reddish 
brown (in grandis the middle of the abdomen rather broadly — nearly a third of the surface — 
dorsad is reddish) and tlie femora and tibiae are uniformly rich reddish brown (the tibiae 
are white in grandis) ; rest of abdomen dark metallic blue-green. The abdomen dorsad is 



AVSTFiALIAN UrMliXOrTERA CLIALCIDOIDEA, VI.—GIEAVLT. 333 

vfry finely transversely lincolated, sogmeut 2 glabrous, segmout 3 lineolated only oephalo- 
laterad, 4 only laterad; similarly sculptured in grandis and in the genotype but less densely in 
the latter; in all three segment 7 is as long as 2; in the genotype, segment 3 is only about 
half the length of 4, in nraiidis only slightly shorter while in hasalis 3 and 4 are subequal 
and more transverse, each somewhat shorter than with grandis. In all three, the lateral 
carinsB are present, with a move or loss distinct fovea just mesad of its origin; lateral carina 
short, curved mesad around the fo\ea. Pedicel (in hasalis) wholly black. Antennaa and 
mandibles as in grandis. Segment 7 is pilose dorsad in all three species and all three bear 
a short neck at apex of the conical propodeum. 

Described from one female caught in forest ilay 22, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. llySSOO, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag with type of 
grandis. 

4. EURYDINOTOMORPHA INCEETA new species. 

Same as pax but lacks the median carina (/>«.!' has the middle coxa lemon yellow), 
the sculpture of the seutellum is denser but especially the parapsides which are scaly punctate, 
rather coarsely scaly in pax; also the tibiai are white. Dilfers from fusciventris in having 
the abdomen wholly dark metallic green, the general color of the thorax much more brassy. 
From grandis in having the abdomen of imiform color and from hasalis in that the abdomen 
is wholly metallic, the tibia; and tarsi white, the caudal coxre metallic only laterad (wholly 
metaUie in hasalis). In all the species there is a fold passing obliquely across caudad of 
spiracle and joined to the short lateral carina. Hind tibiae reddish just below knees. The 
middle coxeb are like the legs. 

Prom one female caught in jungle, .Tune 3, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hahiiat : Grafton (Clarence Kiver), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Ky 2S01, Queensland Museum, E'risbane, the specimen on a tag; hind tibiaj 
and head on a slide with slide type of AplastomorpJia 5-fasciata. 

The genotype measures 3 mm. and was captured October 28, 1!)1], by sweeping. Its 
type is a female ou a tag and a slide beariug the head and the hind legs.' 

PSEUDOSPHEGIGASTEEUS new genus. 
For diagnosis, see antea, p. 322. 

1. PSEUDOSPHEGIGASTERUS FLAVIPES new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.90 mm, 

hike Cf)ifi(6' Girault but the legs (including the coxa;) are golden yellow, the antennal 
scape golden yellow, pedicel a.nd ring-joints brown, rest of antennas black; second funitle 
joint a little shorter than first, the fifth longer than wide, not subquadrate. Abdominal 
segments as in wneiis. Mandibles plainly 3- and 4-deutate. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in jungle, November 13, 1913 (A. P. 
Dodd). 

Hahiiat: Gordonvale and Harvey's Creek (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy SS02, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
on a slide. Type locality Gordonvale. 

A second female was subsequently found labelled ' ' Sweeping in jungle, Harvey 's Creek, 
near Cairns, November 1.5, 1913 (A. P. Dodd)." 



' Antea, II, p. 320, line 6 of the description of fusciventris, Catolaccus read Aplnstomorpha. 



334 MEMOI£S OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

2. PSEUDOSPHEGIGASTERUS ALBIPES new species of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Girault 

Fetnale: — Length, 2.70 mm. 

Differs from the generic description in bearing an obscure cross-carina on the scutellum 
and in having complete lateral carinas on the long propodeum. 

Dark metallic green, the abdomen bluish, the legs and antennal scape white, the front 
coxK somewhat dusky, pedicel brown, rest of antenufe black. 

Wings hyaline; stigmal vein half as long as the postmarginal, the latter distinctly 
■shorter than the marginal. Thorax polygonally reticulate, the reticulation in raised lines, 
rather coarser between the carina) of propodeum, the .propodeum laterad of the carina, the 
axillfe and scutellum caudad of the suture very finely scaly. Abdomen rather broader than 
the thorax, conic-ovate, the second segment occupying about one third of the surface. Mandibles 
.3- and 4-dentate. Funicle joints all longer than wide, the first distinctly the longer, the fifth 
as long as the pedicel, the club with a terminal spur. 

Deseiibed from one female caught in jungle. February 11, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eabitat: BabLnda, Queensland. 

Type: No. EySSOo, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a female on a tag; head and hind 
leg on a slide. 

The genotype is a new species. It measures 1.25 mm. and was taken March 12, 1912. 
'The type is on a tag, the head and hind legs on a slide. 



Genus PARACEOCLISIS Girault. 
1. PARACEOCLISIS WASHINGTONI Giraidt. 
The distal three segments of the abdomen dorsad are finely scaly. Type re-examined. 

ACEOCLISOIDES new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 
Female: — Like Paracrodisis Girault but the propodeum is short, its spiracles are small 
:and rounded, its lateral carinse absent ; the postmarginal vein is a fourth longer than the 
marginal, the latter slightly thickened; stigmal vein nearly as long as marginal, straight, 
with a large round knob; the fourth abdominal segment not twice as long as the second. 
Also, the petiole is only a little longer than wide. Head very large. 

1. ACROCLISOIDES MEGACEPHALUS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.60 mm. 

Head and thorax dark metallic green; first two pairs of coxs concolorous; rest of legs 
and antennal scape and pedicel golden yellow, rest of antenna) black; abdomen dark metaDic 
blue. Pore -nings hyaline, with an obscure dusky spot just beneath knob of stigmal vein. 
Head much wider than the thorax, the vertex narrow, the frons directed cephalad, mandibles 
4-dentate. Pronotimi very short. Parapsidal furrows complete, distinct. Scutellum as in 
ParacrocUsis. Propodeum scaly. Abdominal petiole not slender, not as long as hind coxeb; 
fourth segment occupying a half of the surface (excluding petiole). Antenna) 13-joiuted, 
with two ring and three club joints; pedicel scarcely longer than wide, the first funicle 
joint distinctly longer than pedicel and twice as long as wide. Funicle not clavate, the joints 
gradually decreasing in length but the last joint plainly longer than wide; the club as long 
.as the two preceding joints united. 



AVSTSALIAN HTMENOPTKBA ClIALCIDOIDEA, VI.—GIIUULT. 335 

Doseribed from one female cauglit by sweeping in jungle, November 1, 1913 (A. P. 
DodJ). 

Eabitai: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyBS04, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the bead on 
ii slide. 

2. ACROCIiISOIDES LATICEPS new species of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Girault. 

Female: — Lengtli, 1.75 mm. 

Very similar to mcgacephalus but the liiud eoxai also coucolorous, the fore wings hyaline, 
the postmarginal vein no longer than the marginal, the pedicel only suffused with yellow, the 
last three fuuicle joiuts yellow, ringed with black apieally, the abdomen longer, oval, the 
fourth segment occupying less than a half of the surface, the abdomen not squarely cut off 
■behind it as in megaceplmlus. All three species have very large, 4-dentate mandibles. 

Described from one female caught in forest, January 27, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. SyflSOB, Queensland Museimi, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

3. ACROCLISOIDES MAJOR new species of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Girault. 

Female: — Length, 2.50 mm. 

Similar to the genotype but much larger, all coxae coucolorous, rest of legs and antennal 
scape and pedicel lemon yellow, fore wings hyaline; head large but only a little wider than 
the thorax, the vertex not narrow, mandibles \'erj' large, petiole of abdomen yellow, not longer 
than hind eoxaj nor half as long as rest of abdomen, segments 2-4 subequal, the remaining 
segments very short and hidden; stigmal vein somewhat longer than the marginal and a little 
shorter than postmarginal; funicle joints longer. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping edge of jungle, December 20, 1912 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kurauda, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3S06, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

EPIPOLYCYSTUS new genus. 

Female: — Like Ncopolycystus Girault but the club lacks the nipple-like fourth joint (or 
at least it is barely indicated) and is only 2-jointed, the fourth segment of abdomen is a little 
longer than the second, the third a little shorter, the three combined occupying two thirds of 
the surface. .\lso the ijropodeimi is quite diiferent in shape, being conical, very short at the 
spiracle (in Neopolycysius nearly as long from the spiracle as along the meson, the short 
neck making the difference), long at meson. Segments 2 and 3 of abdomen caudad at meson 
with very slight notches. Segment 5 of abdomen transverse sublinear, not half the length of 
segment 4. Antennre 12-jointed with three ring-joints. 

1. EPIPOLYCYSTUS ASILUS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.30 nmi. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline; all of each leg and the scape yellow-brown, 
also first two ring-joints which are sm.aller than the third. Punicle joints more or less equal, 
■enlarging slightly distad, each a little wider than long, the pedicel distinctly longer. Head 



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MEMOmS OF THE QVEENSLAND MUSEUM. 



and thorax polygoually retieuhited, tlie Hues not raised, the propodeum a little smoother. 
Third ring-joint distinctly larger than the other two. 

Described from one female captured on a window, October 25, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eabiiat: GordonTale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. EySS07, Queensland JIuseum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head and 
a hind leg on a slide. 

NEOPOLYGYSTELLA new genus. 

Female: — Similar in all details to Epipolycystus Girault but the fifth abdominal segment 
is not transverse-sublinear but long, longer than the third, over half the length of segment 4 
which is longest. Postmarginal vein somewhat shorter than the marginal. Propodeum 
with lateral carinse, longer at the spiracle which is situated just above and cephalad of a 
" o-ulle}'. " Segment 3 of abdomen not half the length of segment 4. Head a little wider 
than long (cephalic aspect), the antennal club 3-jointed. 

1. NEOPOLYCYSTELLA SICARIUS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 2.10 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the coxoe concolorous, the legs reddish brown; 
abdomen shining, polished; head and thorax uniformly punctate. Pedicel longer than first 
funicle joint, the antenna; black; funicle 1 longest of the funiele, somewhat longer than wide; 
funicle 5 quadrate. Club simple. 

Described from one female cajitured by sweeping in the forest, December 2, 1912 (A. P. 
Dodd). 

Hahital: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type : No. 3y SSOS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

CKY'PTOPRYMNOIDES new genus. 

Female: — Petiole of abdomen enlarged at base, short, about two thirds the length of 
the hind coxa;. Antenna? 13-jointed with two ring-joints, the club 3-jointed. Propodeum short, 
punctate, w-ithout carina or a neck, the spiracle minute and with an indefinite spiracular sulcus. 
Segments 2, 4, and 5 of abdomen subequal, longest, segment 2 occupying about a sixth of the 
surface, 3 shorter than it, the caudal margins of all straight, segment 6 not much shorter 
than the others. Both mandibles strongly 4-dentate. Parapsidal furrows absent. Pronotum 
transverse. Scutellum simple. Marginal vein short, the postmarginal and stigmal veins long, 
the postmarginal slightly longer, the stigmal slightly shorter, than the marginal. Abdomen 
ovate. 

1. CRYPTOPRYMNOIDES RABIOSUS new .species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 1.50 mm. 

Very dark metallic green, the wings hyaline; antenna? black; legs concolorous. the knee? 
and tarsi (except distal joint) pale. Mandibles with the inmost tooth somewhat truncate. 
Funicle joints all a little wider than long, subquadrate. Thorax densely polygonally reticulated, 
the reticulation in raised lines. 

Described from one female cajitured liy sweeping miscellaneous vegetation along the 
Pioneer Elver, October 19, 1911 (A.A.G.). 

Habitat : Mackay, Queensland. 

Type: No. EySS09. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, plus 
a slide bearing head and a hind leg. 



AVSTEALIAX HTMENOPTEEA CHALCIDOIDEA, VI.—GIBAVLT. 337 

ASYNTOMOPUS new gemis of C4ir:uilt and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Head not much wider than the thorax. Mandibles plainlj' tridentate, the 
outer tooth long and enrved. Antenna3 13-jointed, two ring-joints, three club joints. Pronotum 
not especially large. Parapsidal furrows complete, distinct. Scutellum with a cross-snture 
before the apex. Propodeum long, punctate, with a distinct median and true lateral carina;; 
also deep, distinct spiraciilar sulci running its whole length. Abdominal petiole long and 
slender, fully twice as long as the hind coxjb; second segment the longest, occupying nearly 
one third of the surface (excluding the petiole) ; segments 35 subequal, each one half as long 
as the second; caudal margins of segments straight. Postmarginal and marginal veins sub- 
equal; stigmal vein very oblique, two fifths as long as the marginal. 

1. ASYNTOMOPUS FLAVISCAPUS new specie.^ of Girault and A. P. Dodd. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 2.7.5 mm. 

Dark inetallic blue-green; coxeb concolorous; rest of legs and antennal scape golden 
yellow; all femora and posterior tibiae dusky at the centre; rest of antenniB black. First 
f unicle joint twice as long as wide, distinctly longer than the pedicel ; 2-6 gradually shortening, 
the sixth as long as the i>edicel and longer than wide; clnl) as long as the two preceding joints 
united. Wings hyaline. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in jungle, August 31. 1913 (.-V.A.G.). 

Hahitai : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. SySSlO, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head 
and hind legs on a slide. 

TEIPOLYCYSTUS new genus of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — In Girault 's table of genera (1013), running near Euriidinotomorplia Girault 
and Polycysteloides Girault. Head not wider than thorax, no longer than wide. Mandibles 
4-dentate. Antennas 13-joiiited, with three ring and throe club joints, the funicle joints sub- 
quadrate. Pronotum short. Parapsidal furrows half complete. Scutellum with a deep cross- 
. suture before apex. Propodeum rather long, with a distinct neck, with lateral carinte and narrow 
spiracular sulci; median carina absent. Abdominal petiole very short, hidden by the propodeal 
neck. Abdomen conic-ovate, no longer than thorax, depressed above, convex beneath; second 
segment occupying a third of surface, third and fourth subequal, the others shortening. Mar- 
ginal vein somewhat thickened, postmarginal as long as marginal, stigmal distinctly shorter. 

Type: The following species. 

1. TRIPOLYCYSTUS SULCATUS new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Fev}ale: — Length, 1.75 mm. 

Very dark metallic green, the coxfe coucolorou.'i, the abdomen brighter, first two pairs 
of femora brownish, rest of legs and antennal scape golden yellow, rest of antenna; black. 
Wings hyaline. Thorax polygoually reticulated, the reticulation in i-aised lines, the propodeum 
punctate. Pedicel a little longer than any of the funicle joints of which the fii'st is smallest, 
a little wider than long, the others slightly longer than wide; first club joint longest of the 
club. 

Described from one female caught on a window, Pebruary 17, 1'.I14 (A. P. Dodd). 

Haiitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSll, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind legs on a slide. 
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338 MEMOIBS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

POLYGYSTOMYIA new genus of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — In Girault's table of genera {see Memoirs of Queensland Museum, vol. II) 
running close to Folycysteloides Girault and Eurydhiotoniorpha Girault but differing from 
both these genera in bearing a noucarinate propodeum. Antennse 13-jointed with three 
ring and three club joints. Parapsidal furrows one third complete. Scutellum simple. Pro- 
podeum punctate, rather long, without carinas or sulci. Abdominal petiole very short; abdomen 
conic-ovate, depressed above, gently convex beneath, no longer than the head and thorax united > 
second segment occupying barely one fourth of surface, 3-5 subequal, each barely half as long 
^s 2, 7 somewhat lengthened. Marginal vein somewhat longer than the postmarginal, the latter 
almost twice as long as the stigmal. Mandibles not seen. 

1. POLYGYSTOMYIA PUNCTATA new species of A. P. Dodd. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 2.60 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the posterior coxa^ aud base of other coxaj concolorous, rest of legs 
and antennal scape and pedicel golden yellow; rest of antennse black. Thorax, including pro- 
podeum, densely punctate. Wings hyaline. Pedicel subequal to last funiele joint, which is 
distinctly longer than wide, funicle 1 distinctly longer than the pedicel, the others gradually 
shortening; club no wider than funicle, as long as two preceding joints united; first two club- 
joints subequal; ring-joints increasing in size, the first small. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping in jungle, December, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eaiitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. BySS13, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the liead 
on a slide. 

PTEROSEMELLA new genus. 

For diagnosis, see antea, p. 317. The genotype is a new species. It measures 1.S5 mm. 
and its types are six males on a card, the head and hind legs on a slide. The tegulse are pallid. 

Gexus MEEISMOMORPHA Girault. 
1. MERISMOMORPHA ACUTIVENTRIS Girault. 
The type measures 1.50 mm., is a female on a tag and was captured May 18, 1913. 

PTEROSEMIGASTR.A new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Head no wider than the thorax. Antenna 13-jointed, with two ring and 
three club joints. Pronotum not long; scutum with complete parapsidal furrows; scutellum 
with a delicate cross-suture. Propodeum scaly, with a distinct median carina, also a cross- 
carina, the lateral ends of which curve abruptly eephalad, joining the cephalic margin mesad 
of the spiracles and thus forming short lateral earinse; spiracle small and rounded, without 
distinct spiracular sulci. Petiole of abdomen short and stout. Abdomen conic-ovate, longer 
than the thorax, straight above, convex beneath; second segment occupying one third of the 
surface; third and fourth segments subequal, each one half shorter than the second; fifth half 
as long as the third ; sixth and seventh subequal, each as long or slightly longer than the fourth. 
Ovipositor exserted for a length equal to one third that of the abdomen. Marginal vein one 
third longer than the postmarginal, the latter twice as long as the stigmal. Mandibles 3 and 
4 -dentate. 



AVSTEALIAN HTMENOPTEEA C3ALCID0IDEA, VL—GIEAVLT. 339 

1. PTEROSEMIGASTRA (ENONE new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. Genotype. 
Female: — Length, 2.10 mm. 

Very dark metallic purplish, the eoxai concolorous, the second abdominal segment brilliant 
metallic blue-green; rest of legs, antennal scape and funicle joints 4-6, bright golden yellow; 
rest of antenna; dusky yellow. Wings hyaline. Pedicel distinctly longer than any of the funicle 
joints; funicle joints slightly clavate, almost subequal; 1-.5 longer than wide, the sixth quadrate; 
club as long as the two preceding joints combined ; first club joint as long as the other two 
■combined. 

Described from one female caught by sweeping jungle along a forest stream, June l-l, 
19] 3 (A. P. Dodd). 

Sabitat: Northern Queensland (Gordonvale near Cairns). 

Type: No. HySSlS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a female on a tag, the head and 
iind legs on a slide. 

2. PTEROSEMIGASTRA NIGRIFLAGELLUM new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 
Female: — Length, 1.75 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the coxa; concolorous; abdomen suffused with brown, the first seg- 
ment bright metallic blue-green; femora dusky brown; tibiiB, tarsi and antennal scape golden 
yellow; pedicel dusky brown; flagellum black. Differing from criione in having the marginal 
and postmarginal veins subequal, each over twice as long as the stigmal; abdomen slightly 
convex above, the second segment not occupying one fourth of the surface, 3 not a half the 
length of 2, 4 nearly twice as long as 3, 5 a little longer than 4 and subequal to 2, 6 subequal 
to 4; funicle joints all longer than wide, the first the smallest. 

Described from one female caught in jungle, .July 31, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Sabitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSlJ, Queensland Museum, Brisl aue, the specimen on a tag, the head 
on a slide. 

PAEAPOLYCYSTUS new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Head much wider than the thorax; antennEB inserted on about the middle of 
the face, 13-jointed with three ring-joints, three club joints; third ring-joint much longer than 
the other two and as long as wide. Mandibles tridentate. Parapsidal furrows half complete. 
Scutellum carinated posteriorly. Propodeum scaly, with a median carina and a distinct cross- 
carina; very deep, distinct spiracular sulci, the mesal margin of the sulci delicately carinated. 
JIarginal vein two thirds longer than the postmarginal and twice as long as the stigmal. 
Abdomen short, scarcely as long as thorax; petiole shorter than hind coxae, longer than wide, 
vertical; segment 2 occupying nearly a third of surface, almost twice as long as 3. Differing 
from Polycysteloides Girault in having tridentate mandibles, a longer marginal vein, distinct 
spiracular sulci, a carinated caudal margin of the scutellum, a shorter abdomen and a longer 
second abdominal segment. The cross-carina on scutellum is at caudal margin as seen from 
direct dorsal aspect and has analogy to the cross-suture frequently found in this place but is 
not one as usually understood. 

1. PARAPOLYCYSTUS PULCHRICORNIS new species. Genotype. 
Female: — Length, 2 mm. Short, stout. Head and thorax very dark metallic green, 
almost black; coxae and first two pairs of femora concolorous; posterior femora and all tibi:e 
and tarsi bright golden yellow; abdomeu metallic green, not bright but much brighter than 
thorax; scape, pedicel and ring-joints golden yellow; funicle suffused with brown; club black. 
Wings hyaline. Antennae gently clavate. Pedicel a fourth longer than funicle 1, the latter not 
as long as combined length of ring-joints, one third longer than wide, 2 as long as 1, 3-5 shorter, 
wider than long; club nearly as long as three preceding joints united, first joint the largest. 



340 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLJND MUSEUM. 

The foi-m and sculpture of this species is so clear-cut as to appear to have been chiselled 
out by a sculptor. The head is large. 

Described from one female caught iu jungle July 31, 1913 by sweeping (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSla, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind leg on a slide. 

A second female same place, August -0, 1914 (A.A.G.). 

2. PARAPOLYCYSTUS CLAVICORNIS new species of A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

Similar to the genotype, ■imlchricoriiix, but the abdomen is bright burnished coppery, all 
the legs (except the coxse) are blood red, antennae rather darker, the third ring-,joint is much 
larger, distinctly longer than wide and the raised reticulation of the thorax is coarser, segments 
2-4 of abdomen excised at meson of caudal margin (only second and third in pulchricornis) . 

Described from one female labelled " Stradbroke Island, H. Hacker, jSTovember 5, '13." 

Habitat: Stradbroke Island, Southern Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy SS16, Queensland iluseum, E'nsbaue, the specimen on a tag, the head 
and hind legs on a slide. 

In this genus the antenna; are clavate, the club much enlarged, the third ring-joint 
enlarged and forming a transition between the ring and funicle joints, more especially so in 
clavicornis. The petiole is vertical and from a distinct knob-like neck of the propodeum. Head 
convex, round from cephalic aspect. 

POLYCYSTELOiVIOEPHA new genus. 

Female: — Running to Folycystoides Girault but both mandibles 4-dentate, the petiole of 
abdomen slender, distinctly much longer than the hind cosge (nearly twice longer), the 
parapsidal furrows distinct and complete, narrow, the scutellum simple, the form shorter, the 
body of the abdomen no longer than the thorax, convexed as in Polycystella, the second segment 
occupying somewhat over half of the surface. Propodeum tricarinate, long, the lateral carinse 
curved, the spiracle minute, round, without a definite sulcus. Mandibles deeply cleft. Post- 
marginal vein shorter than the marginal, the well-developed stigmal vein a third shorter, curved; 
the postmarginal not especially long for tliat vein and really somewhat (a third) shorter than 
the marginal which is of moderate length but not long. Club solid; two ring-joints. Pronotum 
transverse. 

1. POLYCYSTELOMORPHA FLAVIFEMUR new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, l.l.j mm. 

Dark seneous, the wings hyaline, the coxaj concolorous, the rest of the legs and aU of 
each antenna pale yellow, the club dusky. Head and thorax densely scaly, also the petiole, 
rest of abdomen highly polished. Venation pale. Antennse inserted on a^ level vsath the ventral 
ends of the eyes (or thereabouts), rather distant from the clypeus; joints 2 and 3 of funicle 
longest, a little longer than wide, 1 barely longer than wide, 5 subquadrate, 6 wider than long; 
pedicel a little longer than funicle 2; club wider, without a terminal spine. A fovea at 
ceiJhalie margin of propodeum near base of lateral carina. 

Described from one female captured in forest, August 10, 1913 by sweeping (A. P. 
Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HySS17, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head and 
hind tibiEB on a slide. 



AVSTBALIAN HTMENOPTEEA CHALCIDOIVEA, VL—GlIiAVLT. 3il 

NEOPOLYCYSTUS new geuus. 
Male: — Head (eeijhalic aspect) round, tlie mandibles 3- and 4dentate, the antenna 
13-joiuted with three ring-joints, the club 3-jointed (but with a distal, tubercle-Like fourth 
joint, the antennas 1-i-jointed). Parapsidal furrows two-thirds complete from cephalad. 
Seutellum simple. I'ropodeum punctate, noucarinate but with moderately short, complete 
spiracular sulci and a fovea at cephalic margin half way to spiracle from meson; sph-acle not 
large. Postmargiual vein as long as the marginal, the stigmal a third or more shorter. 
Petiole slender, distinctly longer than the hind coxiB, the second abdominal segment next longest 
of the segments, occupying about a fourth of the surface, its caudal margin convex, the third 
segment as long as the second, the fourth longest, occupying half of the surface and inclosing 
all of the rest. Pronotum trausverse-liuear. Pore wings with short marginal fringes. 

1. NEOPOLYCYSTUS INSECTIFURAX new species. Genotype. 
Male: — Length, 1.75 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the scape, legs, cephalic coxa (more or less) 
and the tegula, yellowish brown ; femora washed -vrith metallic. Eest of antenna black, the coxa; 
concolorous. Head and thorax reticulate punctate, the abdomen polished, without sculpture. 
Pedicel slightly longer than funicle 1, which is slightly the longest of the funicle, barely 
longer than wide, the fifth or distal joint plainly wider than long; distal club joint simple. 

Described from four si^ecimens selected at random from sixteen on a card in the 
collections of tlie National Museum of Victoria at Melbourne, labelled ' ' 29. Ringwood, Victoria. 
18-12-03," and mounted with a flower-like cluster of red nematocerous, dipterous pupiE on 
the tip of a leaf. The pupa bore two terminal horns cephalad. The pteromalids emerged 
through a single, large, round hole in the side of each pupa. 

Habitat : Kingwood, Victoria. 

Types: In the National Museum, Melbourne, the above specimens; a slide with a head, 
hind legs and autenniB. 

TKIGONOGASTRELLA new genus. 

Female: — Head (cephalic aspect) a little wider than long, the autenniB inserted in ths 
middle of face, 13-jointed with two ring-joints, the club 3-jointed, the antenna; slender. 
Parapsidal furrows half complete. Both mandibles l-deutate. Seutellum simjjle. Profjodeum 
punctate, with a complete median carina and straight spiracular sulci, the spiracle cephalic, 
small, round-oval. Petiole of abdomen distinctly projecting caudad of hind coxEe which are 
inserted farther cephalad ; petiole distinctly longer than wide. Segment 2 of abdomen notched 
at the meson caudad, longest, occupying somewhat over a third of the surface, segment 4 half 
its length, distinctly longer than 3 which is short. Postmarginal vein elongate, as long as the 
marginal, the stigmal distinctly shorter than either, about half the length of the postmarginal, 
slender. 

Male: — The same but the spiracular sulcus is curved and shallower, cylindrical oval 
instead of conic-ovate, the antenna? filiform. 

1. TRIGONOGASTRELLA PARASITICA new species. Genotji^e. 
Female: — LeogtL, i.o.j nmi. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaliue, the scape except at tip, tibia;, knees, tarsi and 
femora (more or less) yellowish brown, the femora washed with metallic. Head and thorax 
punctate confluently. Scape slender, distal club joint simple, pedicel subequal to funicle 1 
which is somewhat longer than wide, the following joints gradually shortening. 



342 MEMOIES OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Male: — The same but the femora wholly yellow-brown and the scape; also, the funicle 
joints are subelongate, the first about twice the length of the pedicel, not as long as the club, 
the sixth distinctly longer than the pedicel, distinctly shorter than 1. 

Described from tv,o male, one female, specimens on a card in the collections of the 
National Museum of Victoria at Melbourne, labelled " 31. Bred from leaves of Artichoke, 
12-92." 

Habitat: Melbourne, Victoria. 

Types: In the National Museum, Melbourne, the above specimens and a slide with the 
female head, hind leg and male antenna). 

Later, three more specimens from the same collections. 

ACEOCLISELLA new genus. 
Female: — Similar in shape to Faracroclinis Girault but segment 4 of abdomen is not 
enlarged, a little shorter than segment 2, the mandibles are 3- and 4-dentate and the propodeum 
bears lateral carinas which about the middle curve in to the median carina, the spiracle oval, 
moderate. Postmarginal vein elongate, over twice the length of the stigmal but a little shorter 
than the rather long marginal. The longer marginal vein and different mandibles separate 
it from Acroclisoides Girauit and Dodd; also the much longer petiole and slender body. In 
the table of genera runs to Lomonosoffiella but the scutellum lacks the cross-suture and is as 
in Faracloclinis. True spiracular sulci absent. 

1. ACEOCLISELLA PERPLEXA new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.30 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the venation dusky, the legs except coxse and 
the scape dull honey yellow; center of abdomen along meson dorsad suffused with yellow. 
Antenna) black. Mandibles white, reddish brown at tip. Pedicel shorter than funicle 1 which 
is longest, wider distad, nearly one and a half times longer than wide at apes, joints 2-4 
subequal, somewhat longer than wide, 6 <iuadrate, 5 subequal to pedicel. Cephalic margin of 
clypeus near lateral ends emarginatc. Head, parapsidcs, petiole, propodeum, axilla), pronotum 
laterad and scutum cephalad, scaly reticulate; rest of thorax punctate, the scutellum a little 
coarser than scutum. Parapsidal furrows punctate, terminating caudad in an oval fovea which 
is narrowly separated from the mesal ends of the axillae, thus incomplete. Abdomen subglabrous, 
segment 3 at meson of caudal margin with a slight notch, segment 2 depressed. Propodeum 
with a distinct neck; a large fovea just caudo-mesad of the spiracle, its caudal boundary 
froming a cross-earina laterad of the lateral carina. 

Described from one female. 

Habitat : Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy SSSO, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; antenna 
and hind legs on a slide. 

PAEAPTEROSEMOIDEA new genus. 

Female: — In my table of genera runs to Apterosemoidea Girault but differs as follows: 
The antenna are inserted below the middle of the face, on or a little below the ventral ends of 
the eyes, the mandibles are 4-dentate, the abdomen is convexed ventrad. The propodeum without 
true carinae but a fold or carina runs from the caudo-mesal part of the spiracle, latoro-caudad, 
then crossing caudad of the spiracle and joining at apex another fold running meso-caudad 
from cephalo-lateral angle and forming a U at whose mouth lies the spiracle. Propodeum of 
nearly uniform length. Abdominal petiole not half the length of the hind coxa. Third ring- 
joint as long as the other two combined. Otherwise like Apterosemoidea. Parapsidal furrows 
obtuse. 



AVSTBALIAN ETMKKUFTJiEA ClIALCWOIDEA, Vl.—GIEAVLT. 343 

1. PARAPTEROSEMOIDEA SPURCIPENNIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.35 mm. 

Dark metaUic green, the legs and scape yellow-brown, the abdomen reddish brown, dark 
coppery rather broadly at apex and with a not broad metallic stripe across base (also 
appearance of a narrow dusky stripe across distal edge of segments 2 and 3). Flagellum black; 
first two ring-joints yellowish; funicle 1 somewhat longer than wide, longest, a little shorter 
than the pedicel; funicle 5 wider than long, subequal to 2, 3 and 4. Joint 1 of caudal tarsus 
much longer than any of the others. Fore wing lightly embrowned throughout and with a 
distinct darker, rather broad cross-strij^e from proximal two thii-ds of the marginal vein and 
a dark, longer than wide, rectangular area from apex of stigmal vein ; the two are obscurely 
Connected by a short midlongitudinal arm. There are also two subhyaline cross-stripes, the 
first just proximad of the cross-stripe, the second just distad of it, between the cross-stripe 
and the substigmal area. Under the submarginal vein a darker longitudinal streak caudad. Pore 
wing with broad hairless line but this is closed cephalad by about sLx lines of discal cilia. Head 
and thorax with usual sculpture, finely punctate. Segments 2 and 3 of abdomen caudad at 
meson with very slight traces of incisions, the abdomen polished except at apex. 

From one female caught on forest uplands, May 30, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Sdbitat: Maclean (Clarence Kiver), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Uy S81S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, hind 
legs and a fore wing on a slide. 

PAEATEIGONOGASTBA new genus. 
Female: — Agreeing with the description of Faracroclisis Girault and running to that 
genus in my table of genera but differing at once in having segment 4 greatly lengthened, 
enclosing all but two of the rest of the segments and occupying somewhat over half of the 
surface (in the other genus four segments are distinct distad of 4). Also, the parapsidal 
furrows are only a third complete from cephalad, segment 3 of abdomen is a little longer than 
2 and is straight caudad at meson, the petiole is about twice the length of the hind eoxfe, the 
jiropodeum is noncarinate but with distinct spiracular sulci and the postmarginal vein is not 
quite twice the length of the stigmal, barely shorter than the marginal. Otherwise the same. 

1. PARATRIGONOGASTRA VOLTAIREI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.40 mm. 

Dark seneous green, the wings hyaline; scape pale; coxic ooucolorous, rest of legs reddish 
brown. Pedicel a little pale, subequal to funicle 1 which is longest, somewhat longer than 
ivide; funicle 6 somewhat wider than long, 5 subquadrate; club wider, the articiilations not 
very distinct. Thorax reticulately punctate, including the propodeum. Hind coxae and petiole 
finely scaly. Abdomen glabrous. Propodeum with a more or less distinct fovea at cephalic 
margin about half way to spiracle from the meson. Abdomen conie-o^ate. Mandibles 4-dentate. 

Described from one female captured by miscellaneous sweeping, March 29, 1914 (A. P. 
Dodd). 

Saiitat: Halifax (Ingham), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 2819, Queensland Museum, P.risba.ne. the specimen on a tag. 

Subfamily DIPARIN^. 

Genus PANSTENON Walker. 

The Australian species have the parapsidal furrows not quite complete, two large ring- 
joints and a large pronotum. Types nf hcllicosu!:, aracilis and mistraliensis re-examined. 

1. PANSTENON CLARUS new species. 
Female: — Length, 2.60 mm. 

Somewhat like iellicosiis but stouter and the alidomen is light yellowish brown with a 
distinct pattern as follows: It is margined conspicuously but not very broadly with metallic 



344 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

purple from base to a little beyond middle, the tip above is purple and is preceded by a eross- 
stripe of purple; between this cross-stripe and the end of the margiaal stripe there is along 
the margin a dot of purple (hclHcosus has the abdomen brown and margined all around with 
blackish purple, the distal fourth or somewhat more, purplish). The antennae are very similar 
except that in this species the joints are a little longer (in both the joints shorten distad, 1 
being somewhat longer than six which is only a little longer than wide) ; in gracilis 2 and 3 
are subequal and somewhat the longest, longer than U; in australiensis the joints are all some- 
what longer than wide and subecpial. In gracilis, the abdomen is margined somewhat as in 
this species but more obscurely, the colors dull and the pattern obscured. Scutum and scutellum 
scaly punctate, the propodeum rugulose; cephalic part of scutum, pronotum and head scaly 
(sculptured as in beUicosus except that in .that species the scutellum is not punctate but rather 
coarsely scaly). 

Described from one female captured in forest, .\pril 12, 1914. 

Sahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tiipe: No. HySSSl, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head ^d 
hind legs on a slide. 

A second female was obtained same place, May 21, 1914. 

EPILELAPS new genus. 

With a distinct lelapine habitus. Hind tibial spurs single. Fore wings nearly as in the 
Entedoninap, the submarginal vein broken and somejuhat shorter than the long marginal, the 
postmarginal longer than the stigmal, only moderate in length. Fore wings rather slender, with 
long marginal cilia. Antennse inserted slightly ventrad of middle of the face, 13-jointed with 
one ring-joint (but in the genotype, funicle 1 is distinctly wider than long), the club 3-jointed, 
wider than the funicle. Axilla; rather widely separated. Parapsidal furrows complete. Club 
rather abruptly formed. Wings without a pattern, hyaline or subhyaline. Mandibles tridentate. 
Other structures as in Lelaps. 

1. EPILELAPS HYALINIPENNIS new species. Female. Genotjije. 
Length, 1.75 mm. Black, the wings hyaline, the abdominal ]ictiole, neck of propodeum 
and the abdomen ventrad, yellowish brown. Legs yellow, also the antennse but the club black; 
pedicel elongate, one ring-joint, the funicle joints all more or less subquadrate. Scutellum 
distad of transverse suture (or distal third) longitudinally striate. Thorax scaly punctate, 
the propodeimi rugose, with a tooth dorso-laterad, distad of middle. Abdomen glabrous. Prono- 
tum separated, transverse. A common species. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Jungle, June 7, 1913, two females. 

Type: No. Ey 2SSS, Queensland Musemn, Brisbane, one female on a tag, a hind leg and 
the head on a slide. 

2. EPILELAPS PONDEEOSA new species. Female. 

Length, 1.3.5 mm. Much like the genotype but the wings slightly embrowned throughout, 
the abdomen dorsad is black only at proximal and distal thirds, the proximal funicle joint is 
transverse like a ring-joint yet twice the length of the ring-joint and the distal funicle joint 
is blackish. Segment 2 of abdomen over half the length of that region. Mandibles tridentate. 

Habitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Jungle, June 16, 1913. 

Type: No. EySSSS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head and appendages on a slide with the type of Aphelinus vox Girault, 

A second female was taken in the jungle at Gordonvale, July 24, 1913. Compared with 
type. The postm.nrginal vein is t«ice the length of stigmal, the latter rather short. Abdominal 
IJOtiole longer than w ide but shorter than the long caudal coxaj. Original description verified. 



ArsTRALIAX IIVMEXOPTEHA ClI Al.CI DOIDKA. VI.—CIUAri.T. IMf) 

PSEl'DIPARA new genus. 

Female: — Differs from KpileJaps iu lacking the eros.s-suture on the smitclhim, in having 
tlie marginal fringes of the fore wing of nearly normal length, the ijostmarginal vein elongate 
and the parajisidal furrows convergent eaudail, meeting just before apex and incomplete. 
Differs from Vaiistcnon and Dipara in having seven funiele joints and onlj- one ring-joint 
v.hich is large. Petiole of abdomen a little longer than the liin<l eo.xiv. Otherwise like lipileltips. 
Postmarginal vein over thrice the length of the stignial. Chilj soliil, flie anteinue inserted on 
the middle of the face. 

1. PSEUDIPARA ALBICLAVA now .species, (ieiiotype. 

Female: — Length, about 2 mm. Slender. 

Bark metallic purplish, the legs and scape yellbw, -nings unifoimly slightly dusky; club 
white; funicle and pedicel black. Pedicel slightly longer than funicU' 1 which is longest and 
somewhat over twice longer than wide, 2-4 subcqual, each a little shorter than 1, .1 and 
subequal, a little shorter, 7 a little shorter than (>, distinctly longer than wide. Third tooth 
of mandible obtuse, the other two acute. Ocelli nearly in a straight line, distant from the 
eyes. Marginal fringes of fore wing a little longer than usual, about a seventh of the greatest 
wing width, not as long as some of the bristles from the venation. Marginal vein twice or 
more the length of the submarginal. Parapsidal furrows not attaining pronotum, running off 
laterad. Thorax delicately scaly; scutellum subglabrous but ^vith longitudinal striae laterad. 
Abdomen glabrous, the petiole with strcmg longitudinal carina'; se.?ond segment occupying two 
thirds of the surface. Propodeiim with a distinct neck and with a few interlacing cross and 
limgitudinal carina' which form very large fovea-like areas; no true median and lateral earina>. 
Abdomen conic-ovate. Axillie widely separ.ated. Pronotum not esjiei-ially large. Hind wings 
dnsky; both wings clearer toward base. 

Described from one female captured iu forest, sweeping at a heigiit from 2,5(1(1 to 'A,i)iUI 
feet (Mt. Pyramid), .rnne :'., iOPl (A. 1'. Dodd). 

Ildbiiat: Gordouvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tjipe: No. HySS.'i, Queensland Museum, l^risbaue, tlie sjiecimen on a tag; liead, pair 
of wings ami two hind tiliia? on a slide. 

SUBF.VMILY SPALAXCIIX.E. 
SPALANGIO.MORPllA new genus. 
1. SPALANGIOMORPHA FASCIATIPENNIS new species. 
For diagnosis, see dulea, ]tp. '.'>'■'>'.'> '.y.-A. 

Male: — Antennas filiform, ll-jointed, with one ring-joint, the dislal funicle joint a 
little longer than wide, a little longer than the pedicel; funicle 1 distinctly longer than uide; 
club solid. Club and distal two joints of funicle black; rest of antenna ]iale yellowish. Club 
much longer than the funicle joints. Mandibles 4-dentate. Abdonu-n, lateral aspect, globular, 
the petiole longer than the caudal coxa. Postmarginal and stigmal veins more or less e(|ual, 
the marginal cilia rather short, not as long as the stigmal vein. 

Described from one nmie taken from the window of a grmery store, Port Douglas, 
Queensland, October 30, 1911. A fenude also, captured in a similar situation at Halifax 
(Ingham), Queenshind, Feljrnary 2.5, lin.3. 

The head resembles that of an ant, the antenna' inserted far ihiwn ni-ar the dypens. 
.\bdomin;il petiole moderate. The fi male genoly|>e measures 1.;!.') mm. and was captured at 
Port Donglas, October 3(1, 1911 fnnn the window of a grocery store. Its type is the female 
on a tag, the head, hind legs and a fore leg on a slide witli the tyjie appendnges ot Cliuleitrlltiiths 
iii(lrithorax io Girault. 
Y 



34(5 MiafOfUS OF THK QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

-Genus SPALANGIA Latvpillo. 

1. SPALANGIA GROTIUSI Oirault. 

The eross-Iine of fovea; on distal scuteH'imi is miu-li more distiuot than in atislraliensis, 
punctate; there is a distinct cross-line of jmnctures ou scutum a little cephalad of middle and 
caudad of this line a deep puncture at meson and a smaller one laterad near lateral margin; 
the scutellum lacks the lateral longitudinal line of ])iii-pnnctures and other pin-punctures. 
(Scutum glabrous and without otiicr sculjiture, iiractii'ully. Vace with a few scattered minute 
punctures. 'I'yjie re-e.xamiued. 

2. SPALANGIA AUSTRALIENSIS Hirault. 
Tlie lateral margin of pnipudcum is smooth. Scutellum with a curved lateral longitu- 
dinal line of live piu-punctures from inner ape.K of axilla to cross-line of pin-punctures. The 
scutum is very finely alutaceous. Pronotum faintly sculptured like the abdomen and with 
scattered i^iu-puuctures. A line of punctures on propodeum parallel to lateral margin from the 
spiracle to caudal margin. Scutum glabrous laterad; with a mesal foveolate impression with a 
faint median carina through it. Type reexamined. 

3. SPALANGIA VIRGINICA Ciirault. 

The scutellum also lacks the fine punctures elsewhere. Propodeum faintly scaly. Abdom- 
inal petiole distinctly longer. Head about as in orotiimi. Funicle 1 over twice the length of 
2 which is oval, the others gradually leDgtlieuing. I'edii-t'l shorter than funicle L'. Type 
re-examined. 

4. SPALANGIA PARASITICA new species. Femah^. 
Kxactly similar to yruliiixi but the scutum is distinctly longer, not distinctly wider than 
long, the cross-line of punctures somewhat lUshnl of middle. Funicle 1 is a little wider than 
long, barely longer than 2 and plainly not half llie length iif the jieilici'l. Seguu'ut 4 of abdomen 
occupying nearly half of the surface. 

« Described from one female cajitured liy sweeping in vicinity" of canefields, Herbert 
liivei-, April 2, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Huhiiat: Ingham, Queensland. 

Type: No. lIy3Sri5, (^lueejishuul .Museniu, Brisbane, tlie abov,' female on a tag. 

Later, a feumle was found which h.-id 1 i captured in jungle, July 2:!. 1912 at lioondi 

near Innisfail (Johnstone Kiver). 

Both the species parasitica and inolinsi differ from the other two species in having the 
propodeum laterad of the lateral liue of foveas, densely rugoso-punctate. The punctate lines 
ou the head are alike in all four species. 

Only the abdomen of the Pteromalida;, as a rule, shrinks after death, so that it is 
im])ortant to examine it closely just after taking the specimen froni alcohol. The Euaotina;. 
Asaphini and Merisini need careful comparison. 

There are some interesting parallelisms in this family with the Lelapina; and other 2™'ips 
of the Jliscogasteridtc. Forms seem to be repeated in widely divergent groups. 



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CONTENTS. 

Australian Hymenoptera Clmlcidoidea VI£: Kncyrtidse - A. A. Oiraiilt 

Au>tralian HymenopiiTa Chiilciduiili'ii VIU, >Ii>cogastt'ridio A. A. Girault 

Australian Hymenuptera Chalcidoidea IX t (Ueonymid* - A. A. Girault 

Australian Hymenoptera t'halcidoidoa X: Kueharida" - A. A. Girault 

Australian Hymenoptera Clialcidoidea XI : Kurytc.mida? - A. A. Girault 

Australian Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea XII: C'allimoiiaidie A. A. Girault 

Australian Hymenoptera CHiak-idoidea XIII : Agaonida? - - A. A. Girault 

Australian Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea XIV; Clialcididie - A. A. Giruilt 



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AUSTRALIAN 




HYMENOPTERA CHALCIDOIDEA/VII * 

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The Family Encyitidae vvilli Desciiplions of New Genera and Species. 
By a. A.<^irault. 

\^^ \ INTRODUCTION. f* 

This great grouisVu the Austrafliau fauna, is very nearly as numerous in sijeoles as^he 
M EulophidiO. Five distiuot\subfaniilies are rei-c.guised — the Encyrtinie, the Eupehninaff the 

(* "~^Signiphorinie, the TaneostigTniniii and tlie Aplielinin>n. The latter group in recent years has 
been placed with the Eulojihidai, untenably sci. V B • i\S 

From a distance, this is tlie most iinlikable family in the clialcidoid series but close 
acquaintance reveals so many fascinating qiuUities that students, after some experience, ivill 
no doubt choose it as a favorite. The remarkable diversity in structure, the wonderful color 
patterns, the unique and odd special structural enormities, the great structural likeness of the 
members of a genus, the .lumping habit, the ]iresent uncertainty regarding relationshijis, the 
whole diverse and varied panorama is such tliat the most t(U-pid of interests umst finally 
become conscious of a spell. 

The family was to me a "black beast." It had been left until last and finally attacked 
with the determination born of despair. This was due nminly to my inability to place species 
in their proper genera and I must confess that for the tirst three months during which species 
in this group were steadily described hardly one was jilaced into its proper genus. My inter- 
pretation of a genus became gradually clearer as experience increased and Ashniead's (1904) 
tables of the Encyrtinaj, formerly thrown aside as worthless, are now accepted in the main as 
good. The generic differences are smaller than I had thought. Such characters, however, as 
pubescence, sculpture and wing pattern nuist be ignored as regards genera. 

The genus Eupchiuis is large. Ashniead's table of the Eupelminie must be condemned; 
it is based, in this instance, upon too trifling characters — luibescence on the eyes and the 
incisions of the caudal margins of the abdominal segments are highly variable characters; 
some of the language used is misleading; a number of the genera must fall as synonyms. 

In some of the encyrtiue genera, it is extraordinary that two species may occur whiih 
are alike in every detail except for some structural characteristic easily overlooked; for example 
Baoaimsia inagiiiclava- and B. pcrsiiniUs; in the latter, the axillas are a little separated while 
in the former they are joined and with the usual carina between them. 

The family is open to philosophical treatment of the highest order. 

SUBF.\ M I L Y E U PELMIN^E. 

Many of the genera in this group have been founded upon two variable characters and 
Ashniead's table of genera, as stated bcfoi-e, is very poor. It is surprising that the autennai 
have not been used more for principal divisions. Some of the genera. a|)i>arently, do not jiossess 
these organs for all we know to the contrary. 

• Contribution No. 30, Entomological Laboratory, Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations, Bundaberg, 
•Queensland. 



2 MEMOIh-S OF THE QVEEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

Genus EUPELMUS Dalman. 

AVhere ring-joint is mentioned fnnicle 1 is intended, tills joint often ring-like. Tlie- 
speeies may have one or two spurs on the caudal tibis. The axillaj are separated yet rather 
idose together. 

1. EUPELMUS VARICOLOR (CUrault). Genotype of Episoliiidelia Girault. 

Length. 2.1U mm., excluding extruded part of ovipositor which is two thirds or more 
the length of the abdomen. 

Bright metallic green, the conic-ovate abdomen golden yellowish and with a metallic- 
een dorsolateral stripe down each side for proximal two thirds, its dorsal base also some- 
what metallic. Antennie black, the ring-joint and tip of pedicel whiti.sh, the third funicle joint 
longest, subequal in length to the pedicel. Legs lemon yellow, the eoxse black except at tip, 
the intermediate tibia' ringed with black a short distance below the knees, the intermediate 
femora with a lilaek spot above on one side, the same distance before the knees. Wings 
hyaline. Ovipositor valves white, broadly black at base, narrowly brown at tip, the brown tip 
about half the length of the black proximal portion. A yellow stripe down each side of the 
thorax, broader cephalad. Head and thorax polygonally reticulated. Scape black. Ring-joint 
somewhat wider than long; funicle 1 somewhat longer than wide, 3 longest of the funicle. 
Hind tibial spur single. Mandibles tridentate. Front femur stout. Type re-examined. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping miscellaneous vegetation in forest, 
December 5, 19]2 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queen.sland. 

Type: Xo. ByS826, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the .specimen on a card j^oint plus 
A slide bearing an antenna and one of each pair of legs. 

2. EUPELMUS VULGARELLUS new name. 
IiJiihupilnius i-'iiJiioris Girault. 101.3, p. 94. 
Eupelmns rnhjarxs (Girault), preoccupied. 

Female: — Length, 4..50 mm., excluding the extruded iiortion of the ovipositor which is 
as long as the abdomen and yellow-ish white except broadly at base and tip. 

Bright a'neous green, the wings hyaline, the legs and tegulie lemon yellow (except the 
coxa', a dusky brownish spot above before apex on hind femur, one just below knee and another 
just ventrad of the first and a spot on same place on middle femur, a ring around middle 
tibia just out from the knee). Sides and venter of abdomen yellow. Head and thorax very 
finely shagreened. Antennsi 13-jointed, no ring-joint, the club 3-jointed; pedicel rimmed with 
whitish at apex, the first funicle joint similarly rimmed at base. Postmarginal vein longer 
than the stigmal. Prepectus golden yellow. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns'), Queensland. Forest, May 3, 1913. 

Type: No. HySSST. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag, tlie head and 
hind legs on a slide. 

3. EUPELMUS AUSTRALIENSIS (Girault). Female. 
hloJeiipilmus mtsiralicnsi.s Girault, I'.M."), [ip. 94-9.5. 

Length, 1.20 mm. Same as valfiaris but much smaller and the valves of the ovipositor 
are wholly black, the hind legs lack the black spots. 

Anteunffl 13-jointed, inserted just below the ventral ends of the eyes, the first funicle- 
joint minute, white, not a true ring-joint, 2 twice longer, 3 .still longer, quadrate, the following 
joints longer, all much shorter than the pedicel. Mandibles tridentate. Middle tibite without 
black teeth, with scattered light ones. Abdomen mostly yellowish above. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Forest, April 4, 1913. 

Type: No. Hy 2SS8. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, two females on separate tags. 



ArSTFALIAX nYMEXOPTEEA CJI ALCI noiDEA, VIl.—CIHAlLT. 3 

4. EUPELMUS GROTn new species. Female ; male. 
Length, 0.20 mm., exi-ludiiif^ extrmleil uviimsitor whii'li is wliite :inil not c|iiite as loiij; as 
the abdomeu. 

Metallic asneoiis green, the aliilomen, a.xillii.i and sinitelUim liiiriiislied purplish coppery. 
Legs concolorous except the articulations and the tips of tibial which .are yellowish brown, the 
tarsi whitish. Fore wings with a narrow, rather indistinct browiiisli line across it at base of 
marginal vein, more obscure centrally. ()\-i]K).sitiu- valves lilack at base. Scajie metallic green; 
rest of antenna black. Hind tibia with only one spur. .-XnteunaJ 1.3-jointed with one qua -"te 
ring-joint; funicle 1 longest, subeipuil to jii'dii-rl, over twice the length of the ring-joini. \.m 
distal funicle joint plainly wider than long. 

Male: — The same but the wings hyaline, the anteiinai and legs yellow, the hind fenuir 
within with a midlongitudinal, elliptical fusi'cms niarkiiig. The distal funicle joint is milv 
slightly longer than wide, the anteniur 10-jointed exclmliiig the <duli, the ring joint present. 
The abdomen as in Aiiastiitiis. 

Habitat: Port Darwin. Xortheru Territory. Parasitic u|ioii the eggs of mantids in 
forest. 

Types: No. Hy.?S^9, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one nuile, four females on t.-igs 
(two pins). 

Dedicated to Hugo Orotius. 

5. EUPELMUS ANTIPODA Ashmead. Female. 
Length, 13 mm. Mead nicCilli.- green, thcuax bottle blue, mesopleura with a greenislt 
tinge; abdomen asneous black; ovipositor prominent, yellow for two thirds its length; wings 
fuscous except at jiroxinuil third which is hyaline; all coxa^ metallic green; sutures of 
trochanters, tijis of tibia; and tarsi yellowish white; rest of legs ameous black. 

Haiitat: Sydney, New South Wales. Mautid eggs. 

Type: Catalogue No. 4S94, United States National Museum, Washington, D.C., U.S .\. 

Cameron (1911, p]i. (351-6.52) gives Sydney and Darrigo, New South Wales, September. 
And also "This apjiears to be a variable species as regards colouration: Some sjiecimeus have 
more of the green tint than others; the blue merges into violaceous, and there may be brassy 
tints. The male is green with brassy tints, and, on the metanotum, the green merges into 
violaceous, the antennal scape and four front legs are yellow tinged with fulvous, especially on 
the femora; the hind legs are coloured as in the female, except that the femora are green for 
the greater part ; and the tibiae are not so deeply black, while their base may be testaceous. The 
color of the wings varies, some having the fuscous tint an the ajiical two-thirds much lighter 
than the others; in the males they may be almost hyaline." 

Which part of the ovipositor is yellow.' 

6. EUPELMUS TESTACEIVENTRIS Camcr.jii. Female. 
Length, 2 mm.; length of tercbra 5 mm. (?) 

Blue with brassy tints on the base and sides of mesonotum; scape dark green, flagelbmi 
black; third and following segments of abdomen dorsad and all ventrad yeffowish testaceous; 
sides of third segment blue, base of 1 yellow, ventral keel black; extruded part of ovipositor 
about half the length of the abdomen, its proximal third black, the rest yellow-; legs pale straw- 
yellow; coxsB blue to near apex; apex of tarsi Idai-k. Wings hyaline, the venation straw- 
yellow. 

Face finely, closely aciculated; malar suture distinct, curved. Pal[ii ]ialc testaceous; 
scutum closely, iinely, almost transversely striated, the middle lobe clearly separated, longer 
than wide at base, the apex broadly rounded, the lateral lobes with a distinct transverse furrow 



4 • MEMOIBS OF THE QVEEXSLAXD MCSEUM. 

;vt base, the middle one surrounded by a wide furrow which is widest at the ajiex where it 
is transverse. Seutelluni pyriform, roundly narrowed to a blunt point cephalad. An irregular 
black spot near apex of middle femur, a more distinct line or band near base of middle tibiffl 
and a broad black line on either side of the basal half of hind femur; hind tibis infuscated 
at base. Allied with Eupdmus antipoda Ashmead. 

Habitat: Boggabri, New South Wales. Associated with the fruit of grasses. January. 

Types: Query. 

7. EUPELMUS BURMEISTERI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.65 nnn., excluding the ovipositor which is extruded for a third the 
length of the abdomen. 

Dark metallic green, the first funicle joint wliite. tlie wings hyaline; not quite distal 
two thirds of extruded valves of ovipositor soiled white. Thorax and abdomen finely scaly. 
Funicle 2 a little wider than long, 4 longest yet scarcely longer than wide. AntenniB and coxa; 
eoncolorous. Legs golden yellow; middle femur with a dusky band just proximad of knee; 
middle tibia with one just distad of knee (both separated from the knee, however). First femur 
centrally washed with metallic green. Axilla; not approximate yet not much separated. >fo 
conspicuous pubescence on thorax. Teeth on middle tarsi not black. Hind tibial spur single. 
First femur simple. Postmarginal vein longer than the stigmal. Hind femur proximad sub- 
metallic. Ovipositor valves slightly black at tip. 

Described from two females on slides in the collections of the Queensland Museum, 
Brisbane, Labelled "Among grass and herbage, March 29. April 8, 1913. II. Hacker." 

Habitat: Brisbane, Queensland. Forest. 

Types: No. Hy £830, Queensland Museum, Brisliane, a female on a slide. 

Dedicated to Hermann Burmeister. 

8. EUPELMUS RENANI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1 miri., cxchuling cxtiuilcd juu-tion of ovipositor which is only one 
tliird the length of the abdomen. 

Agrees with the description of Anastatus pax (Girault) but much smaller and funicle 2 
is short, smaller than the pedicel, about a third of its length, the pedicel much longer than any 
of the funicle joints of which 4 is largest, a little longer than wide. Moreover, the color is 
•dark metallic green, the extruded valves of ovipositor, the antennm and legs eoncolorous. Body 
finely scaly. Axillae distinctly separated, but not much. Fore wing lightly infuscated to apex 
from about the middle of the marginal vein. 

From one female caught by sweeping Leptospermum, Ajiril 16, 191.3 (H. Hacker). 

Habitat : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy2831, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the body (minus wings) on a tag, 
the head on a slide. 

Dedicated to Ernest Renan. 

, 9. EUPELMUS MONTAIGNEI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.5(1 mm., exclusive ut ovijiusitor whose extruded jiortion is a third the 
length of the abdomen. 

Similar to masini but the antenna? wholly coucolorous, the intermediate femur and tibia 
immaculate, the first femur only very lightly washed with metallic, the legs pale lemon yellow 
except coxa) and lightly, cephalic femur. Postmarginal and stigmal veins shorter, subequal. 
Distal fourth of ovipositor distinctly black, longer than the black proximal portion. Meso- 
]ilciirum sulfused with brownisli. Body finely scaly. Teeth on middle tarsi black. 



AVSTHALIAX ETilEXOPTEHA CU AIJ'lDniltEA, rU.—GlVAVI.T. 5 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest, January t), TJU. 
Eahitiit: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. IIij SSo3, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specinu'n on a tac. 
Resiieetfully dedicated to the Frencli essayist. 

10. EUPELMUS PUDICUS new species. 

Female: — Length, l.io mm. exclusive of ovipositor. 

Like the preceding but funicle 1 white, proximal half of scape also; femora, tibia? 
and tarsi lemon yellow; proximal fourth of ovipositor white, rest black, the extruded portion 
somewhat shorter, Funiele 4 plainly longer than wide yet not nuicli more so. Postmarginal and 
stigmal veins not seen. Pedicel a little longer than funicle 4, not elongate. 

From one female taken by sweeping forest, April 10, 191:5. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queenslantl. 

Type: No. ny2SSS, Queensland Museum, Evisbane, the female on a tag; head and liind 
leg on a slide, 

11. EUPELMUS COMPRESSICAUDA new species. 
Female: — Length, U.lo nun., exilusivc of extrudeil pcution of ovipositor which is as long 
as the slender abdomen. 

Long and slender, the abdomen acuminate and longer than ilic rest of the body, the 
exserted portion of ovijiositor black,* the calves compressed, tlicir tips sihery white. Wings 
hyaline. Dark metallic blue, the knees, distal third or more of tibial and the tarsi ]iale straw 
yellow. Teeth of middle tarsi colored like the tarsi. Hind tibial spur single. Scape 
subeompressed ; funicle 1 distinctly longer tlian wiile. longer than s wiiich is quadrate, shorter 
than the pedicel, the latter only slightly longer than funicle 2 which is longest, somewhat over 
twice longer than wide; 3 somewhat shorter than 2; 4 still shorter yet somewhat longer than 1. 
Mandibles tridentate. Thorax and abdomen finely scaly; segments 2 and 3 of abdomen deeply 
incised at meson of caudal margin, the next three segments much less so, 2 and 3 rather long. 
Postmarginal vein longer than the stigmal. Scutellum rather narrow, declivous, the axilla; 
sliglitly separated inwardly, their meso-i-audal sutures very faint, the axillaj barely defined. 

From one female caught by sweeping in Jungle, .\|>ril Hi. liM3 (A. P. Dndd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3S.34. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the fcnuile jn a tag, the head and 
a fore and hind leg on a slide. 

13. EUPELMUS FIELDINGI new species. 

Female: — Lengtli, I.SO mm., exclusive nf nxipositor which is extruded for a length ei|u;iT 
to two thirds that of the abdomen. 

Like the preceding but dark metallic green, the abilomen mirmal, the ncjrnuil vjilves of 
ovipositor not so long and the middle tiliia is wlioUy pale yellow; also funicle 1 is wider than 
long, the body is much shorter. Hind tibial spur single. .Scape very slightly flattened; pedicc! 
a little longer than funicle 2 which is longest, 3 slightly sliorter than 2, S quadrate. Post- 
marginal vein short, a little longer than the stigmal. Axilhc se]iarated but not very widely. 
At least segments 2-4 of abdomen incised at meson of caudal margin. Whoh' Ixidy densely 
scaly. Axilla? well defined, the scutellum not declivous. 

From one female taken by sweeping in forest, November b!. I!»12. 

Sahitat : Proserpine, Queensland. 

Type: No. By3S35. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female (Ui a tag; antenna and 
liind tibia on a slide. 

Dedicated to Henry Fielding. 



* Meaning the valves ; the color ot the ovipositor itself is always brown. 



C MEMOIJiS OF THE QVKEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

13. EUPELMUS LAVOIRSIERI new species. Female. 

Like iirayi but the middle white part of the valves of the ovipositor is smaller, distinctly- 
shorter than the proximal black part which is only slightly shorter than the distal black portion 
(in grayi the middle white is distinctly longer than the proximal black). Punicle 1 is a little 
wider than long. The first two or three segments of abdomen, at least, incised at meson of 
caudal margin. 

From one female caught in forest, November 3, 1912. 

Eahitol : Proserpine, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 2S36, Queensland iluseum, Brisbane, the female on a tag, an antenna 
rind hind tibia on a slide. 

14. EUPELMUS LONGICORPUS new species. 

Femalf: — Length. M..j(i mm. IShajiCrl like iimlacliulski)!! Girault. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the coxa? and sides of cephalic femur laterad 
(exteriorly) coneolorous; rest of legs yello^\■ish brown. Ovipositor distinctly but shortly 
exserted (a sixth or less the length of the abdomen), a little over proximal half of the esserted 
part white, rest coneolorous. Postmarginal vein only slightly longer than the stigmal. Funicle 1 
a little wider than long, 2 much longer, over thrice longer than wide, a little the longest, 3 and 4 
somewhat shorter than it, longer than the pedicel which is subequal to 6. Hind tibial spur 
single. Vertex broad. Axiihe just separated at meson. Sculjiture as in the scutum of 
■icorcesteri, the pronotum, abdomen and head scaly punctate like the scutum. Segments 2-6* 
incised at me.son, the incisions lessening in succession caudad. Ridges of scutum pubescent. 

From one female taken in forest, March 21, 1913. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey 28-37, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the female on a tag; antenna and 
ii hind leg on a slide. 

A second female, same place on April i. 

15. EUPELMUS AUSTRALIS new species. 

Fenuilc: — Length, 2 mm., exclusive of ovipositor whicdi is extruded to a length eciual to 
that of the abdomen. 

Similar to aM.s(ra(ir)i.S'i.s- but much more robust and only the side of the abdomen centrally 
is golden yellow. Also funicle 1 is a little wider than long, 2 quadrate, 3 somewhat longer 
than wide. Prepectus golden yellow. Legs except coxa; bright golden yellow, the two spots 
on middle legs distinct. 

From one female caught in forest, .\pril 20. 1913. 

Rabitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey2S38, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag. 

16. EUPELMUS GREELYI new species. 

Female : — Length, 2.1(1 mm.. eXL-liiding uvipusitor which is extruded for a length a little 
•exceeding that of the body. 

Colored like varicoUir Girault but the marginal stri]ie of abdomen is somewhat longer, 
the legs are all pale yellow except the coneolorous coxse. Middle tibia;, however, with a more 
or less obscure metallic dot just below knees, outwardly, the middle fenun- with one just above 
knees. Extruded valves of oviijositor black, whitish rather obscurely on second fourth. 



' Of abdomen. 



AUSTEALIAX UVM EXOPTKBA Cli ALCUIOI UKA. VII.—GIEAVLT. 7 

rreiie<'tiis yellowisli whitf. Axilhi- a little se|iniati'il. 'I'Iidimx scaly. I'nstiiiiUHiiinJ M-iii some- 
•nliat longer tliau the stiginal, both well aevelniied. Fuiiit-je 1 white, <iuadrate, 2-4 longest, each 
a little shorter than the pedicel, distinctly longer than wide; fnuicle S a little longer than wide. 

From one female canght by sweejiing along a jungle patli, Fidiruary 23, ]912. 

Habitat: Eossville (Cooktown), Queensland. 

Type: No. Btr^iSS'.K (Queensland Jluseuni, Brisbaiu', the female on a tag; lieail on a slide. 

Dedicated to A. W. (Ii-eely. 

17. EUPELMUS LAMBI new species. 

Fciiiah': — Length, I.l.'i mm., the ovijmsitor I arely exserted. 

Like mansoiii but middles uf fennjra and til/ue laterad ilarker except cephalic fenuir; 
funicle 1 wider than long, 2 quadrate, plainly not twiie longer th.-in wide, sulieijual to I!, 4 loni'i'r 
than any of the others, a little longer than wide; rest of tunide joints wi.ler than long but .1 
somewhat longer than the following. Postmarginal and stigmal veins slender, the former a little 
the longer. Axilte distinctly but not very widely separated. Pubescence short, spare, the whole 
body scaly. Hind tibial spur single. Hind femur all metallic laterad except ends. 

From one female caiight in forest, December 2;"), 1IM2. 

Hdhifut: Caiieville (rentland), Queensl.anil. 

Tjtpi- : No. lIi/JSlii, (^luci'nsl.-md Mu»Mini, linsli.aue, the sjiei'imen on a tag; head and a 
hiuil tibia on a slide. 

Dedicated to Charles Lamb. 

A second female, same ]dace. Se]itember .". liHt and a third the following day. 

18. EUPELMUS CRAWFORDI new species. 

Fciiiiilt: — Length, ].'■'•'< mm., excluding the extruded portion of ovi]iositor which is as 
long as a third of the abdomen. 

Brown washed with met.allic purple, the abdnnien liojiey yellow, the wings hyaline; 
■extruded portion of ovipositor white, black at base, brown at distal fourth, this part longer 
than the black basal part, the white portion forming over half. Scape and legs pale, the coxiB 
and femora washed with brownish, rest nf antenna brown black. Ring-.ioint a little wider than 
long, the pedicel much longer than any of the funicle juints of which 2 and 3 are longest, 
subequal, each somewhat longer than wide; funicle 1 one .and a half times longer than the 
ring-joint; distal funicle joint somewhat wider than long. Head and thorax finely scaly 
I'eticnlate. Axilla' distinctly, moderately, widely se]iarated, the scutellum declivous. Hind 
tibial spur single. Front femur sinqile. Postmarginal and stigmal veins subeijnal. distinctly 
much shorter than tlie marginal. Middle tibiie with black teeth. 

From one female caught by sweeping jungle aimig a forest streamlet, December 2, 
1912 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hahitnt : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy;2Sll, Queensland Museum. P.risbane, the female on a tag; head .md 
middle legs on a slide. 

Respectfully named for .1. C. Crawford for his careful wiuk mi Chalcidniil llynii>no|ilera. 

19. EUPELMUS FOLSOMI new species. 

Female: — Length. 1.7.~> mm. 

Like varieolor tiirault but the marginal stripe of abdomen reaches only to middle (some- 
times farther), the coxa' neiiily all black, the yellow absent on side of thorax, the abdomen not 
•colored at base above and the front femur centrally is broadly comolorous with the body. 
Postmarginal vein somewhat longer than the stigmal. 



8 MEM 01 US OF THE QVEENSLAXn MUSEUM. 

From one female caught liy sweeping Lcptospcrmum. April IG, 1913 (H. Hacker). 

Eahitat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey 2S42, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Another female by sweeping Eucalyplus, .Ajiril 16, 1013, same place. 

Named for Justus Watson Folsom. 

20. EUPELMUS BAILEYI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.S7 mm. The same as folsomi but the ovipositor a fourth shorter, 
the marginal stripe of abdomen extending to the anal spiracle or nearly to apex and the 
proximal half of hind femur is concolorous, the hiud knee .ibove is so and a small spot just 
distad of it on tibia. Also, the spot on middle femur is more elongate tlian usual; the front 
tibiffl also have a dusky ring around them just ventrad of knee. 

From one female caught by sweeping Eucalyptus. April Ifi, 1913 (H. Hacker). 

Bahitat : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey284o, Queensland .Museum, Brisbane, the fenuUe on a slide with a female 
of fohomi. 

Named for F. Manson Bailey. 

21. EUPELMUS AUSTRALICUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm., excluding exserfed pnitinn of ovipositor which is four fifths the 
length of abdomen and wholly l)lack. 

Like voricolor Giranlt but the marginal stripe extends for a little over proximal three 
fourths^ the ovijjositor is black, the base of the abdomen lacks metallic coloration to any extent 
and the sides of the thorax any yellow. The coxaj are wholly concolorous. 

From two females caught sweeping undergrowth, mostly Euealyptus, April 16, 1913 
(H. Hacker). 

Bahiiat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Types: No. Uy2S44. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two females on a slide. 

Also one female was caught on Magnetic Island, off Townsville, Queensland, January 9, 
1913 (A.A.G.), 

22. EUPELMUS WORCESTERI new species. 
Female: — Length, i.oO mm. 

Similar to motscliiilskini but the wings are hyaline, the scape slenderer, the postmarginal 
vein shorter, the hind tibia concolorous except at tip. body dark metallic green, the scutellum 
not declivous, the ridges of the scutum less carinated, the axilla; very widely separated, the 
vertex broad between the eyes, the ovipositor not at all exserted, its tip black, funicles 3 and 4 
are longest, 2 a little shorter than either of them, 3 somewhat shorter than the pedicel, 
1 distinctly longer than wide, over half the length of 2. Hind tibiaj with one spur (another 
one seems present but though a little stouter it is no longer than the apical fringes [setae] of 
tibia? and several similar ones occur among those on the oi)pasite side of the spur). Hind 
margin of segment 2 of abdomen incised but the cut is not deep along the meson like a slit ; 
the next three segments are less and less incised caudad. Scutum and scutellum densely scaly 
]iuncta(e. Rest of body densely scaly. Axillaj small. 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest pocket, Sejitember 12, 1913 (X. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSi.'i, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the sjiecimen on a tag; antenna ami 
u hind leg on a slide. 

A second fenmie at Gordonvale, forest, 2,il()ii feet, .lunc 3 (A. P. Dodd). 



AUSTFALIAy HYMKNOPTKKA CHALCIDOIDKA. VII.—OIHArLT. 9 

23. EUPELMUS MOTSCHULSKINI new spe.ies. 

F< OKI?,- .-—Length. 4.30 nnn. L,iug an,i slender. Valves of (ivipositor extni(l<.,l a slicirt 
distance, distal half whitish. 

Dark metallic pnrple, the antenna- and leys ,.on,-olorons exc-ept the brownish tarsi and 
tips of all tibia); but hind tibiae at a little over proximal half silvery white. Middle tibia) with 
black teeth. Hind tibial spnrs double. Seajie compressed, the pedicel long but a little shorter 
than funicle 2 which is longest; pedicel subeqnal to funiclcs 3 and 4; fiiiii.le 1 small 
quadrate, somewhat less than a third the length of 2. Funicic S a little wider than long much" 
longer than 1, not quite half the length of 2. Fore wing iiifuscated slightly at extreme base 
and from the bend of the submarginal vein out distad of venation but there are two more or 
less distinct cross-bands formed by accentuations, one (more obscure) at proximal margin of 
the infuscation and one in the form of a rectangle from the postniarginal vein and not reaching 
caudad of the middle of the blade. A clear streak across the middle of the infuscation but 
obscure. Vertex narrow between the eyes. Scutum pilose. Segments 2.5 of abdomen incised 
at meson of caudal margin, tlie abdomen longer than the rest of the body, the incision of 
segment 2 very deep, of 4 shallow, concave. Abdomen densely scaly, segment 7 longest, some- 
what longer than 2. Head and thorax alutaceous. Scutelhim declivous. Ridges 'of scutum 
carinated. 

From one female taken in forest, March 12, 1912. 
Habitat: Thursday Island, Torres Strait. 

Type: No. En 3846, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind leg on a slide. 

24. EUPELMUS GRAYI new species. 

Female: — Length, L.'jO mm., excluding extruded portion of ovipositor whicli is a third 
the length of tlie alidomen. 

Dark metallic blue, the wings hyaline, the knees, middle tiliia:, tips of otlier tibi;n broadly 
and the tarsi yellowish white. Teeth on middle tarsi black, middle of valves of ovipositor white, 
the distal black portion .subeqnal to the white and longer than the proximal black i)ortion. 
AntenntB wholly concolorous; funicle 1 quadrate, 2 twice longer than ], distinctly longer than 
wide, 3 and 4 longest, each slightly longer than 2, a little shorter than the pedicel; distal 
funicle joint quadrate but larger than 1. Hind tibia' with but one spur. Front femur not 
swollen. Postniarginal and stigmal veins short, subeqnal. Dody (wholly) rather coarsely 
scaly. 

From one female cajitured in forest, .Tanuaiy 4, 1914 (A. V. Oodd). 

Hdhilat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Ti/pe: Xo. Jltj^Siy, Queenslaml Museum, Hrisbaiie, the specimen on a tag; head on a 



slide. 



Dedicated to Asa Gray 



25. EUPELMUS MAWSONI new species. 

Femate: — Length, 2.25 mm.; the ovipositor not extruded. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the legs golden yellow (except coxai), oliscurely 
yet distinctly washed with submetallic on tlic femora and tiliiie (except cephalic tibia;). 
Antenna; concolorous; scape compressed; pedicel elongate, hmgcr than any of the funicle 
joints of which 3 and 4 are longest, 1 a little longer than wide, 2 a little shorter than 3, 
about twice its own width. Distal two funicle joints plainly wider than long. Middle tibise 
with black teeth; hind tibiffi with one sjinr. Very finely scaly, tlie abdomen coarser. 
Mesopleuruni naked. Segment 2 of abdomen deeply inciseil at meson caudad. Pubescence 
sparse, white; most of middle tibia except just below knee lemon yellow. Postniarginal vein 



10 MEMOIL-S OF THE QCEEXSLAX[> AirSECil. 

distinctly longer than the stigma), the venalion pale, the stignial vein moderately long; blade 
of fore wing densely, finely eiliate. 

From one female cajrtured in forest, January 4, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hiibital : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland, 

Type: No. Hy384S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind leg on a slide. 

Dedicated to Sir Dcmglas Mawson. 

26. EUPELMUS MULTICOLOR new species. 

Female: Length, 'J. 7(1 niui.. exc Imliiig extnuleil ]iortion of ovijiositor which is three 
fourths the length of the alxlonien. Abdomen intermediate between Etipclmus and Aiiasfatus 
but more like the former. 

Metallic purple green, the fore wing deejily embrowned from the bend of the sub- 
marginal vein distad to apex but distinctly clearer some distance proximad of the apex; 
pronotuni, except lateral margins, seaiie, legs, ventral face, caudal three fourths of meso- 
Ijleurum, a line down latero-dorsal aspect of thorax above the tegula, axilla" and cephalic two 
thirds of scutellum rich reddish brown. Fore wings infuscated above immediate base. 
Proximal two tliirds of distal half of ovipositor white, distal third of tlie half black, proximal 
half dusky. Proximal third of abdomen silvery white; also tarsi of middle legs (except the distal 
black .joint) and proximal portion of the proximal joint of each of the other tarsi. Front 
and hind femora and tibiae rather strongly compressed, the middle tibiae with the comblike 
teeth white. Hind tibia; with one spur. Pedicel somewhat longer than funicle 4 which is 
longest, 1 a little longer than wide. 7 and 8 quadrate, two thirds the length of 4, longer than 1 ; 
scape slender, antennae inserted near the clypeus, distinctly below the long eyes which converge, 
the vertex narrow, the scrobes short, semicircular, not reaching to middle of the face. Axilhf 
distinctly separated, together with the scutellum densely tinely punctate. Scutum and abdomen 
finely scaly but distad the former glabrous, the cejjhalic raised, triangular piece sculptured 
like the scutellum ; pronotum finely scaly, also the head. Caudal margins of first two or three 
abdominal segments sliglitly incised at meson. 

From one female caught in forest, January 4. 1914. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyiiS'J, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; legs and 
antenna on a slide. 

27, EUPELMUS CLAUDUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 'IMi mm., excluding ovipositor, which is extruded for a length 
equal to half tluit of the abdomen. 

Varicolored. Very deep orange yellow, the eyes greenish, the second segment of 
abdomen (or proximal fourth or somewhat more), coxa', distal third of scape, distal three 
fourths of pedicel, funicle joints 1 to G. articulations of the legs, tips of tibiae and the tarsi 
silvery white; rest of abdomen honey yellow, the silvery white followed by three cross-stripes 
of darker yellow, close together; middle of silvery white of aljdomen with a rather broad 
dusky black cross-stripe which is incised at meson of caudal margin. Distal two funicle joints 
and club jet black. Proximal two thirds of scape yellow, the distal margin of the yellow dusky 
black and oblique. Distal edge at meson and caudo-lateral [lortions of propodeum and the scutum 
(between the " parapsidal furrows " and caudad of the raised triangular piece, the marking 
longer than wide) metallic green. Somewhat over proximal third and the immediate tip of 
i-.xtruded part of valves of ovijiositor black, the intermediate portion yellowish white. Legs 
concolorous; middle femora and tibia; with black streaks along margins; caudal femur with 
the distal edge black; caudal tibia; dusky, except broadly at tip. .\bdomen with a rather 
large silvery white s]iut in lateral aspect somewhat distad cif middle. Fore wings lightly 



AUSTRALIAX HYMKXOrTKHA CIIALCIDOIDEA. ril.—GIHAULT. U 

ciiiljipwneil frcim tlie origin of the curve of tlie siiliiiiari,Miiai vein ilistaii to apex, a darker brown 
sjiot under the stignial vein and a faint, curved, rather luirrow, sulilij-aline cross-stripe from 
apex of ])ostuiarginal vein; also deeper l)rown transversely from lieud of subniarf,'inal vein, 
rostmarginal vein sonienhat longer than the stignial. 

Club obclavate; pedicel not long, a little longer than funicle 4 which is longest, some- 
what longer than wide; funicle 1 like a ring- joint, mu.-h wider tlian long, 2 a little longer 
than wide, over two and a lialf times longer tli.an 1, .3 s sulii|uadrate; second club .joint 
shortest, much wider than long. Hind tibial spurs ilouble. Head and thorax densely 
shagreened, the metallic portion of scutum with silvery pubescence. Segment -2 of alidomen 
rather deeply incised at meson caudad, the ue.\t three segments only slightly su. .\xilhe 
separated a very short distance. Fore wings perfed. .\ silvery streak ceiihahul mi mesolhorax 
dorsad in lateral aspect. Teeth on middle tibia> not blac-k. 

From two females caught in .jungle, April 2. I'.Ml. 

Hahital : Gordouvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Ti/pe: No. Bij ~So(i. Queensland Museum, lirisbane. one a female on a tag; antenna, 
hind tibia and part of fore wing on a slide. 

In the secimd specimen, the dusky stri[ie ai ross the silvery base of abdomen was 
divided along the meson by a narrow silituy spai-e and tin' yi'lhiuish white portion of the 
ovijiositor was much shorter, less than two tliinls the leiigtli of the black proximal jiortion 
{subequal to it in the type). 

28. EUPELMUS BABINDAENSIS new species. 

Fcmnlc: — Length, 2 mm., •■.xrliiiling e.Miiidcd |i(Oti(in of ovipositor which is as long 
as two thirds of the abdomen's length. 

Dark metallic green, the wings liglitly stained (yellowish) except near base. Scape, 
tarsi, tibia', second coxiB and femora and hind femora, vellowish brown; knees white, rest of 
legs coneolorous. Cephalic tibia with a eoncolorous baud just below knees, hind femora and 
tibia? a little dusky toward base. Abdomen at imiiieiliate base dorsad and at base of sides 
rather broadly, silvery white; somewhat over dist;il half of ovipositor yellowish white. Hind 
tibial sjiurs double, the smaller spur no longer tliau the apical setie liut stouter. Mandibles 
tridentate, maxillary jialpi black. Pedicel longer than any of the funicle joints of which 4 
is longest, four fifths the length of the pi'diccj. nnc and a third times longer than wide; 
funicle 1 quadrate, also 8 but the latter oxer twici' the size of 1. Thorax scaly. Axilla- 
just separated at meson. Teeth on middle tibia) coneolorous with the legs. 

From one female caught by sweeping jungle, February 11, 1914 (A, I', Dodd). 

Habitat: Babinda, Queensland. 

Tjipr: Xo. Ilii-'S.''J. Queensland Museum, TSrisbane, the female on a tag; heail ami a 
hind tiliia on a slide. 

29. EUPELMUS HOOKERI new species. 

Female: — Length, 4..jU mm., excluding uvip.isitur wliicli is extnideil for not quite a 
thinl of the length of the long abdomen. 

Dark metallic green, the abdomen and mcsoplennim purple, the fore wings infuscated 
from the bend of the submarginal vein distad to apex; the infuscation deeper longitudinally 
a little cephalad of middle from base of marginal vein to apex of stigmal (forming a rather 
broad longitudinal stripe) and rather broadly acmss along its proximal margin. Postmarginal 
vein over twice the length of the stignuil. Legs concoluioiis excejit knees, tips of tibia?, tarsi 
and intermediate tibiaj which are reddish brown. Ti]i of ovipositor white, also jiroximal tarsal 
joints of middle and hind legs, the inoximal .joint nf the l.-itti-r twice longer or nearly 
than the same joint of the middle legs. Ovipositor coneolorous exce|it at tip. the long, inter- 
mediate portion brownish black. Hind tibial s]nirs d(uilde, dis.inct Hind til ia willi :i rather 



12 MKMOIItf; OF Tin-: QVEENSLAXD MVSErM. 

broad yellow band somewhat proximad of middle. Punicle 1 a little longer than wide but 
much smaller thau 8 wliicli is quadrate; 2 elongate, longest, five or more times longer than 
wide, 3 and 4 subequal, each a little shorter than 2, longer than the pedicel; following joints 
gradually shortening but 7 still longer than wide. Teeth on middle tarsi black, ovipositor 
horizontal. Abdomen longer than the rest of body, straight, segments 2 and 3 deeply notched 
at meson of caudal margin, segment 4 slightly so; abdomen scaly reticulate, the head and 
thorax uniformly more densely so. Axilla' distinctly but not very widely separated. Scutellum 
longitudinally, finely, lineolated. 

Fi-om one female taken by sweeping jungle, February 13, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Babinda, Queensland. 

Type: No. BtjC-Sii?. Queensland iluseum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and 
hind legs on a slide. 

30. EUPELMUS LONGICAUDA new species 

7''<;n!a/c'."— ^Length, 1 nun., excluding ovipositor which is exserted for a length equal to 
that of the abdomen. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the legs pale yellow, the coxa? eoucolorous at 
base; funicle 1 sutfused with white, wider than long, 2 quadrate, 3 longest, slightly longer 
than wide, 8 wider than long. Postmarginal vein slightly longer than the stigma!. Proximal 
fourth and somewhat over distal third of extruded portion of ovipositor concolorous, the 
remainder white, the distal dark subequal to the white. Scape concolorous. Axilla? slightly 
separated. Thorax and abdomen finely scaly. Fore femur slender. 

From one female caught on mainland, December 24, 1911. 

Hahiiai: Double Island (Cairns), Queensland. 

Ti/pt : Xo. BySSSS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head, fore and 
hind legs on a slide. 

31. EUPELMUS CHAUCERI new species. 

Female: — Length, 4..5U nun., exi-ludiiig ovipositor which is extruded for nearly half 
the length of the abdomen. 

A'ery robust. Dark metallic blue, the wings hyaline, the scape, knees, distal half of 
cephalic tibise, middle legs except coxse and the caudal tibise, rich reddish brown, the knees 
darker. Tarsi and tip of caudal tibia; yellowish. A little over the distal three fourths of 
the extruded portion of the ovipositor valves yellowish white, the short proximal part blue. 
Differs from babindaensii in being very much more robust, the hyaline wings and in coloration. 
Pedicel slightly longer than funicle 3 which is longest, somewhat longer than wide, 2 and 4 
nearly as long as 3, 1 a little wider than long; last two funicle joints subequal, each a little 
wider than long and thrice the size of i ; club short, ovate. Abdomen conic-ovate, produced 
beneath. Hind tibial spur single; middle tarsi beneath with black teeth. Postmarginal vein, 
slightly longer than the stigmal. Segments 2 and 3 of abdomen deeply incised at meson of 
caudal margin, 4 much less so, 5 only slightly so; abdomen densely scaly. AxilUn distinctly 
a little separated mesad. Thorax and head densely scaly. Scrobes deep, triangular, their 
margins obtuse; a thick ridge between antenna; and separating the scrobes at base. Pubescence 
not conspicuous. 

From one female taken in forest. May 8, 1014. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. HySSSi, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie female on a tag with the type 
of babindaciisi«. 

32. EUPELMUS NELSONENSIS new species. 
Fenuilr: — Length, 3..jii nini.. excluding extruded valves of ovipositor which are a tliirdi 
the length of abdomen, wliite, a little dusky just before ti]), proximal sixth black. 



ArSTRALIAX HYVEXorTEHA CnALCJDOI DKA. VU.—GIT^ATLT. 13 

Dark metallic green, the legs and scape yellowish white excejit cephalic and ciiudal 
<-oxae, cephalic femur and proximal half dorsad and ventrad of ceplialic tibia; caudal fennir 
darker along proximal half. Wings hyaline. IJnns to chiiiinri Init diifers in being not imite 
so robust, the scutellum is declivous, the legs and scape paler, the venation pale, funicles 2 and 
3 are subequal, longest and the caudal femur is not concolorous. (Jtherwise about the s.'inie. 
Frons broad in both species. 

From one female caught in forest, Xovember Stl, 19i:i. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ky285o. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie female on a tag with lyjic of 
i'hauceri and habindaensU. 

33. EUPELMUS LISTERI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.30 mm., exiiucbng ■■xtruded valves of oviijositur wlii(di are about 
as long as the abdomen, wholly black. 

Differs both from australis and australicus in having the first three funicle joints about 
subequal and wider than long. 4 longest and from aiigtnilinis In having only the side of the 
abdomen golden yellow, the dorsum and venter washed with metallic green, the yellow showing 
through and on proximal third there are about three dusky cross-stripes. In aiistralia, the 
abdomen is dark metallic green except the sides rather narrowly. Prepectus golden yellow 
in all three species. 

From four females caught by sweeping sand-ridges near c(]ast, Mav l.j, 1!)1-1 (.V. P. 
Dodd). 

Habitat: Chindera (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. llyiiSSG. Queensland ^Museum. Brisbane, two females on a slide with the 
type of bnrmcisteri. 

Dedicated to .Tosejih Lister. 

34. EUPELMUS SCUDDERI new species. 

Female: — Length, l.-iO mm., exckiding extruded valves of ovipositor whicli are a third 
the length of abdomen and with the middle white portion longer tluin the two black portions. 

Runs close to fohoini but diti'ers in that the ab<lomen is margined along proximal three 
fourths, crossed on the distal half of dorsum by three dusky strijies, the iirst short at middle; 
also the hind tibia bears a spot dorsad below knee, the hind femur distinctly concolorous along 
proximal two thirds ventro-laterad and the cephalic tibia bears also a sjiot below knee 
dorsad. Otherwise the same. Prepectus concolorous in both species. 

From one female caught in forest. May 1.5, 1914 (.\. P. Dodil). 

Habitat: Chindera (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy .'857, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a slide with type of 
fohotiii. 

Dedicated to Sanuiel Hubbard Scudder. 

35. EUPELMUS BRUNNELLA new species. 

Female: — Length. 1.90 mm., exclusive of ovijiositor whicli is extrnded for about a third 
the length of the abdomen. 

Runs to erawfonli but diti'ers in that the abdonu'u is concolorous {i.e. brown), the legs 
all pale yellow except cephalic coxa and femur, the body more robust, the head, scutum and 
scutellum (sometimes the entire thorax) dark metallic (the scutellum declivous in both 
species), the fore wing is stained yellow under all of marginal vein, the funicle Joints are all 
slightly longer, the pedicel also. Postmarginal vein a little shorter than the stigmal. Otherwise 
the same. Compared with type of erairfeinli. Hind tibial spur single. 



14 MEMOIRS OF THE QrEEXSLAXD MVSEUM. 

From two females caught in jungle, January l."i. ]t)]4 (A. P. Dodd). 

Babitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 285S, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, tlie female on a tag with the type 
of cruivfordi. 

36. EUPELMUS ARGENTINOTATUS new species. 

Female: — Length. l.SO mm., exclusive of e.xtruded valves of ovipositor which are two 
thirds the length of the abdomen, dusky at til), proximal two thirds purple, rest white. 

Euus to babindaeiisis but a little over proximal half of scape is concolorous, its distal 
third or more, the pedicel and funicle 1 silvery white; the cephalic tibiai are concolorous (in 
both species') just below knees. 

From one female caught in jungle. May 2, liUi (A. P. Dodd). 

Hahildt: Tweed Heads (Tweed Eiver), New South AVales. 

Type: No. Hy2S59. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; hind tibia, 
antenna! and a fore wing on a slide with type of loiigirorpiis. 

37. EUPELMUS DUMASI new species. 

Similar in all respects to rcnuiii but the wings are hyaline, all the tibije pale, the 
femora dusky (washed lightly with metallic) and funicle 2 is a little the longest, 3 and 4 
snbequal, each a little longer than wide, a little shorter than 2. 

From two females caught in forest, January G, 1913. 

Habitat: Capeville ( I'eiithnid), Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSGO, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two females on a tag with type of 
reiuuii, two heads on a slide. 

Dedicated to Alexandre Dumas, pere. 

38. EUPELMUS PAGANUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm., the ovipositor not extruded, the abdomen conical, distinctly 
longer than the thorax. Slender. 

Runs to woreesteri and resembles that species in all respects yet not half as large, 
the pale parts of the leg.s are silvery white, funieles 1 and 2 are wider than long, 4 longest 
(3 a little the longest in leoreesteri) yet only a little longer than wide, distinctly shorter than 
the pedicel. Both species are exceptional in having the ridges of the scutum subobsolete and 
the axilhe widely separated. Hind tibial spur single. 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest. November 8, 1913. 

Habitat: Stewart's Creek, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSul, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the female on a tag with type of 
xeorcesteri; head and a hind leg on a slide with type of diimasi Cirault. 

39. EUPELMUS CHARITOLOPHOIDES new species. 

Female: — Lengtli, 2.."iii mm., tlie ovijiositur nut extruded, slightly (not distinctly) pale 
at tip. 

Kuns closest to woreesteri and resembles that species in thoracic structures. Wings- 
subhyaline. Dark metallic purple, the abdomen green, the mesopleurum and hind coxa; dark 
bhie. Scape except slightly at tip above, tarsi, tip of fore tibise and rest of legs except 
coxa;, reddish brown. Middle tibial spur white, middle tarsi with black teeth beneath. Caudal 
margins of segments 2 and 3 of abdomen distinctly incised at meson. 4 slightly so, others 
straight, entire. Funicle 1 longer than wide, 2 longest, somewhat longer than wide and barely 
longer than 3 or 4, shorter than the pedicel, 7 and S a little wider than long. Venation dusky,. 



AlSTliJLIAX HYMEXUPTFItA €11 ALCIDOIDEA. I'l I.—GIHAVLT. 15 

the postniarginal vein somewhat longer than the stignial, the latter curved, not especially short. 
Head and thorax coarsely scaly, nearly sealy-puni tate, the abdomen coarsely scaly. Lateral 
ocelli their own diameter from the eye margins. Segment - of abdomen short. Caudal tibial, 
spurs double, one spur no longer than the ajiical setio yet stouter. Antenna; inserted about in 
the middle of the face. 

From one female eanght in jungle, .July 11, 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. lUjSS52. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the sjiei-inicn mi a tag. 

40. EXTPELMUS ALBIPES new species. 

Female: — Lengtli, 2 mm., excluding the extruded valves of ovipositor which arc as 
lung as the abdomen. 

Euns to erairfonli. Brown, the scutum mcfiillic green. Differs from crawfordi in that 
the valves of the ovipositor are distinctly longer, the legs are silvery white except the caudal 
coxa; and the abdomen is eoncolorous with rest of the body. Also the scape is brown and 
the seutellum is not declivous. Tlie single specimen liad the abdomen so much compressed as 
to form a line from dorsal asjiect. Otherwise like cruafonli. 

From one female caught Ajiril 1913. in forest. 

Haliiliit: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Ti/iir: No. Uy -286:3. Queensland Museum, Brisliane, the specimen ou a tag with type 
of crawfordi. 

41. EUPELMUS AURIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length, LliU nun., excluding ovipositor which is extruded for nearly two 
thirds length of abdomen, yellowish white, Idack only at base, dusky at extreme tip. 

Buns close to testaceiventrin Cameron. ^-Fueous purplish, the wings stained yellowish, 
the abdomen and legs bright golden yellow. Coxa', cephalic femur, cephalic tibia at proximal 
half, a round spot on each side of middle femur some distance before knee, a distinct ring 
around middle tibiaj a short distance out from knee and a marginal aot on abdomen at base, 
dark metallic green. Tip of scape, pedicel and funicle 1 silvery white; funicle 1 sub- 
quadrate, -t nearly twice longer than wide, longest, over twice the length of 1 which is smallest. 
Pedicel a little longer than funicle 4. Scape compressed. Funicle 2 nearly twice longer than 
], shorter than 3. Body finely reticulated. 

From two females caught .lanuary 2o, 191o. Forest. 

Habitat: Townsville, Queensland. 

Type.^: No. Hy3S64, Queensland Jluseuni, Brisbane, the two females ou a tag, their 
heads on a slide. 

42. EUPELMUS SOROR new species. 

Female: — Length, 2.0.J mm., excluding ovipositor which is a little longer than the 
slender abdomen. 

Runs to atistrediensis differing from that species in being more roliust and the abdomen 
is wholly golden yellow except at base above for a sliort distance (the dorsum washed with 
metallic in australiensis) ; also funicle 3 is distinctly longer than wide, 2 slightly longer than 
wide, 4 longest, longer than 3. Differs from au-^tralis in not having the abdomen nearly wholly 
dark metallic green and australieti.'i in not having the abdomen margined vvith metallic 
green, funicle 4 is longest and so on. Dift'ers from listeri in the color of the abdomen and the 
longer and more unequal proximal funicle joints. Funicle 4 somewhat shorter than the 
pedicel which is white at apex, together with funicle 1, the latter a little wider than long. 
Scape comjiressed a little. A narrow line of yellow down side of thorax from and including 



l(j MEMOIBS OF THE QIEEXSLAND MUSEUM. 

the prepectxis. Spots of middle femur ventrad. Funicles 2 and 3 siibequal, each a little 
longer than wide, 1 distinctly shorter than either. 

From one female caught in forest, January 23, 1913. 

Sahitat: Townsville, Queensland. 

Type: No. EySSGo, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
slide with type appendages of E. aurivenlrin. 

43. EUPELMUS PACHYSCAPHA new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.70 mm., excluding ovipositor which is black and extruded for a 
length equal to three fourths that of the abdomen, the ralves minutely densely feathery. 

Dark metallic blue, the tarsi and tips of tibiae white, the abdomen pale yellowish 
brown washed with metallic pur])le along the distal half dorsad and along the lateral aspects, 
the form slender and like that of austrdliensis. Fore wings with a midlongitudinal dusky 
rather narrow stripe from apex to a point about opposite apex of the submarginal vein, 
otherwise hyaline, the venation very pale. Scape greatly, foliaceously ilattened, rectangular, 
the flagellum subclavate, the funiele joints all eupshaped and wider than long, larger distad, 
all smaller than the small pedicel which is hardly longer than wide. Postmarginal vein 
longer than the stigmal. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in forest. September 22. 1914. 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3S66, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen in alcohol with 
the type of Atoposoma unguttatipes. 

Of the foregoing species, teorcesteri, paganus and cliaritoloplioides probably belong to 
Chaiitolophiis Foerster but do not agree with the diagnosis as given by Ashmead (1904) as 
regards the insertion of the antenna-. It is not safe to trust solely to the following table for 
species in this genus since the species referred to Anastatus may become confused. Tables to 
both genera should be used conjointly. The species are common in forest gi'asses. 

DIAGNOSIS OF THE AUSTRALIAN SPECIES OF EUPELMUS. 

Females. 
T. Body, excluding appendages, wholly metallic green. 

Extruded portion of valves of ovipositor wholly concolorous (if not extruded, tips not 
white). Compare paganus, cltaritolophoides and pachy.icaplui. 
Valves of ovipositor not or barely extruded; wings hyaline. 
Legs concolorous; very large. 

Axilla; very widely separated: funicles 3 and 4 longest. 1 longer than wide. 

Tips of tibiiE brownisli woreesleri Girault. 

Only some of the legs more or less concolorous. Of normal size. 

Legs golden yellow except coxa;, washed obscurely with submetallic on last 
two pairs of femora and tibiaj; scape compressed; pedicel elongate, 
longer than funiele joints separately; funiele 2 about twice longer 
than wide; most of middle tibia yellow. Funiele 1 a little longer 

than wide mairsoHJ Girault. 

Legs with middle of femora and tibia; darker (except cephalic femora) ; the 

same but funiele 2 plainly not twice longer than wide; funiele 1 wider 

than long, 3 subequal to 2, quadrate . . . . lamli Girault. 

Valves of ovipositor extruded for third the length of abdomen. Wings iufuscated 

from about middle of marginal vein to apex. 

Legs concolorous except tips of tibia- and the tarsi ; pedicel much longer than any 

of the funiele joints of which 4 is longest. Compare rfHwasi 

renani Girault. 



ArsTI.-.tLlAX HYMENOPTEHA CUALCIDOIDEA, lll.—dlEAVLT. 17 

Kxtruded iiortioii iif valvi's of (iviiiiisit(pi- white at I'xtiriiic ti|. diily, tin' valves extruded 

for some length. 

Pore wing infuseated fvuiii Lend ..f sidnnargiiial vein to a|iex. Valves of (ivipdsitor 

a fliird the hnigth of abiliniieii. 

Very rcdmst. Legs cuiH-dUjrinis exeejit knees, tijis of tibia', t.arsi and middle 

tihia' \\\\w\\ are reildisli lircnvii; liiud tiliia witli a rather broad yellow 

band somewhat proximad of middle; finiiele U elongate. Scutellnm 

longitudinally, finely lineolated hookcri Girault. 

Fore wing hyaline. Valves of ovipositor extruded for two thirds or more the length 
of the abdomen. Not very large. 
Long and slender, the valves of the ovipositor i-ompressed, as long as the long 
abdomen; knees, ilistal third of tibia- and the tarsi jiale yellow; funiele 
2 longest, over tHii-e longer tliaa \\ ide, I longer than wide .. 

(■uiiiiircx.sic<ni(la Giranlt. 

Not long and slender, the valves (d' ovipositor normal, two thirds the length of 

tlie nlidomen; iniildle tibiie wliolly ji.-ile yellow ; fnuicle 1 wider tlian long 

/iihliiirit Giranlt. 
Extruded valves of oviposit(u- white distad along nundi more tli.an extreme tip. (Compare 
grot a, deseription.) 
Fore wings distinetly infuseated. 

Infuscation of fore wing along distal two thinls; v:ilves of ovijiositor nnn-li 
extruded, two thirds «hite; tips of tibiai .ind the tarsi yidlowish. Species 
not very large . . . . . . . . milipoda Ashmead 

Infuscation of fore wing from bend of snbmarginal vein distad to beyond vena- 
tion, the infnsi'ation aceented in two places; valves (jf ovipositor only 
shortly extruded, white at distal half; legs the same but liind tibia! silvery 
wliite along little over proximal half; very large. Funiele 2 long. Frons 
narrow. Seutellum deelivous . . iiiot.icliulskini (lirault. 

Fore wings hyaline; distal two thinls or nnue of \alves of ovipositor whitish. 

Very robust. .Seape reddish brown; o\ ipositor \al\es extruded for half tlie 
length of abdomen; li'gs ronecjlorons except middle legs, tips of cephalic 
tibia>, hind tibia' and knees wliicli are reddish brown; tips of hind tibiie 
and all tarsi yellow. Funiele 1' not long .. .. rhaiifi'ii Girault. 

See descrijition . . . . . . . . . . iiflxoiienxis Girault. 

Small. Funiele 1 white; ovijiositcu' \:il\es extruded for a third the length of 
abdomen; legs golden yellow; a dusky hand on middle legs each 
side of knees; coxa' eoncolorous . . . . hiirnwisliri Girault. 

Extruded valves of ovipositor with an intermediate white portion. Wings hyaline. 
Valves of ovipositor extruded for a length equal to that of the abdomen. 

Legs ]iale yellow except coxa- at liase; proximal fourth and distal two thirds of 
ovipositor eoncolorous, the rest ^vliite. Fnnide I wider than long, .'! 
longest. Small . . . . . . . . . . iDiiilii-itinln (iiraull. 

Valves of ovipositor extruded for not more tluin a third the length of the abdomen. 
Legs pale lemon yellow excejit coxa; ami the .I'phalic fenuir lightly; distal fourth 

of ovipositor black iiiniildiiniri r.irnuU. 

Legs eoncolorous except knees, middle tibia\ tips id' tibia' broadly and the tarsi 
which are whitish. Distal black jiortioii of ovi|iositor subeipi.-il to tlu' 
white portion and longer than the ]iroximal black portion . . 

II mill Girault. 

The same but the middle white portion of o\ ipositor distinctly shorter than 

the lilack [Udxinial portion wlii(di is but slightly shorter than the distal 

black iiortion . . . . . . • ■ ■ ■ ■ • hii'orrsk-ri Girault. 



18 MEMOlllS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Extruded portion of valves of ovipositor white at base ouly. Wings liyaline. 

Valves of ovipositor extruded for nearly a third the length of the abdomen, the 
proximal fourth white. Body small. Legs lemon yellow except coxa?; proximal 
half of scape and funicle 1 white. I'edicel a little longer than funiele 4 

pudicus G-irault. 

i^alves of ovipo.sitor extruded for only about a sixth of abdomen, the proximal half 

white. Body large. 

Legs brownish yellow except coxa; and sides of cephalic femur. Pedicel shorter 

than funicle -1 . . . . . . . . . . lonyicorpus Girault. 

J I. Body, excluding appendages, brown washed with metallic, the abdomen honey yellow. 

Wings hyaline; valves of ovipositor extruded for a third the length of abdomen, white, 
black at base, brown at distal fourth ; scape and legs pale except coxse and 
femora. Pedicel much longer than any of the funicle joints. Middle legs all 
pale . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . crawfordi Girault. 

See descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . albipcs and irunclla Girault. 

111. Body, excluding aj>pendages, dark uu'tallic green or blue, the abdomen mostly, or with 
much, yellow. Wings hyaline. Slender, graceful species. 
Valves of ovipositor wholly black, i>lainly not as long as the body. Compare noror. 

Legs except coxse lemon yellow; middle femora with a spot above on each side, just 
before knee; sides and venter of abdomen yellow; funicle 3 quadrate, 1 white 
(more or less). Middle tibiae with a spot just below knee 

australiens'is Girault. 

The same but the body stouter, ovipositor valves longer, fimicle 3 a little longer than 

wide; also only the sides of abdomen are yellow . . . . australis Girault. 

The same but abdomen margined down each side for proximal three fourths; middle 
knees with a spot above and below them. Funicle 3 longest, somewhat longer 
than wide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . anxtralicus Girault. 

Compare description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . listeri Girault. 

Valves of ovipositor partly white. Wings hyaline. 

Valves of ovipositor extruded for a length equal to that of the body. 

Abdomen yellow, margined with metallic along proximal three fourths. A spot 
above and below middle knees; rest of legs (except coxse) yellow; valves 
of ovipositor rather obscurely whitish on second proximal fourth. Prepectus 
yellowish. Funicle 1 white, quadrate, 2-4 longest. Apex of pedicel 
white . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i/rcelyi Girault. 

A'alves of ovipositor exti-uded for a length much less than that of the l)ody. 
The valves white centrally. Compare aurivcntris. 

Legs golden yellow, the middle knees with a spot above and below them. 
Coxa; concolorous. 
Abdomen yellow, margined along proxiuuil two thirds; a yellow stripe 
down each side of thorax; ovipositor valves brownish distad, the 
lirown about half the length of the black proximal portion. Valves 
of o\iposLtor extruded for two thirds the length of abdomen. 
Funicle 4 longest . . . . . . . . varicolor Girault. 

The same, the abdomen margined along proximal half, the thorax 
wholly metallic, the cephalic femur broadly concolorous centrally, 
funicle 2 (|ii;idr;itp, 1 white . . . . . . folsomi Girault. 

See description . . . . . . . . . . scudderi Girault. 

Legs golden yellow, the caudal two pairs of knees with a sjiot above and 

below them. Coxcc concolorous. 

()vi]iositor as long as the abdomen, the latter yellow along sides and 

venter. I'roiiectus yellow: a dusky spot on caudal tibia ventrad 

lit till' spcit liclcjw knee . . .. vulgarcllus Girault. 



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19 



Legs the same but the xpot on iniddle femur is long an. I there is a sjidt below 
eeiihalic and caudal knees. 
Abdomen yellow, margined from base nearly to apex; i)roximal half of 
caudal femur coneolorous . . . . . . hnilcyi fliranlt. 

The valves white along distal two thirds. 

Abdomen yellow. Ijlue along sides of segment o dorsail and dorsum of Bi'gment 2 

except at Ijase; legs yellow except coxa); a spot aliove and one below 

middle knees; hind tibia du.sky at base and a broad black line on 

either side of proximal half of caudal fenuir tcstaccivciitris Cameron. 

IV. Body dark metallic green, the abdomen marked with white. Scape yellowish white. 

Abdomen silvery white at immediate base dorsad and rather broadly so laterad; ovipositor 
two thirds the length of abdomen, somewhat over its distal half yellowish white: 
tibise, tarsi, middle femur and coxa and caudal femur yellowish brown. Pedicel 

longer than any of the funicle joints bdhinilai'niiis Girault. 

See (irgciitinotalus Girault. 

A''. Body, excluding ai)pendages, varicolored. Fure wings infuscated to apex or nearly from 

bend of submarginal vein. 

Metallic ]uirple-green : valves of ovijiositor with an intermediate white jiortion; most of 

pronotum, scape, legs, ventral face, caudal three fourths of mesopleurum. axilla; and 

cephalic two thirds of scutellum rich reddish brown. Proximal third of abdomen 

white. Funicle 4 longest. Immediate apex of fore wing hyaline. See description . . 

multicolor Girault. 

Orange yellow; segment 2 of abdomen, co.xai, distal third of scape, distal three fourths of 

pedicel, funicles 1-0, leg articulations, tips of tibia) and the tarsi silveiy white; rest 

of abdomen honey yellow; distal two funicle joints and club jet; caudal scutum 

metallic green. Dorsal edge of caiidal femur black. See description . . 

cJaudus Girault. 

Genus ANASTATUS Motschulsky. 

Synonyms: Fariujumia Girault; Oodrrclloiilif: (Jirault. 

T thought this genus would prove the sanu^ as KKpi'Inius but the sliajte of the abdonuui. 
Iliough not greatly different, may be constant. The genus may be distinguished from IiH])clinr.s 
by reason of the fact that the abdomen gradually widens nearly to apex and then rapidly 
narrows to form an obtuse apex. In Eupclmiis. the abdomen gradually widens from base 
to about middle or a little distad of middle, then gradually narrows to apex. Also in Anastatu.s 
the dorsum is usually more depressed, sometimes markedly so. The species often bear bifasciate 
wings and a silvery band about the base of the abdomen. The ring-joint is really funicle 1 ; 
it may be distinctly longer than wide. 

1. ANASTATUS PIPUNCULI Perkins. Female. 
Length, 2 mm. Head and face reddish purple, the vertex with short black hairs; the 
face with white, short but conspicuous pubescence; the surface dull, mugli with indefinite 
sculpture. Antennae subelavate, dark, metallic in some aspects; l.T-jointed with one ring-joint. 
Eyes divergent cephalad, the ocelli in a triangle which is much widest at base, the caudal one 
near the eye margins. Thorax lilackish |iurpli\ the nu'souot:il ridges sharji, parallel, the clothing 
white and conspicuous and, like the si'uli>ture, very similar to that of the face. Wings fuscous, 
hairy, a hyaline, hairless, rather narrow, slightly curved transverse band beneath the marginal 
vein (at about its middle) and a clear space at the liase of the wing. Stigmal vein long but 
shorter than the postmarginal. Hind tibial spurs double, much unequal. Tarsi more or less 
yellowish brown, the caudal tarsi darker; nearly all of caudal legs blackish, also the middle 
jind cephalic tibise, their femora largely dark brown or blackish alsu. .-Vbdomen jiurplish black. 



20 MICMOIUH OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

depressed at jiroximal two thirds and with a transverse subbasal white band, the three segmeuts 
following this subequal. Ovipositor barely esserted. Eyes probably bare. Funiele 1 longest, 
over twice its own width and longer than the pedicel. 

IJuhitiit : Bnndaberg, Qneensland. Parasitic njion Pipuiuiilus ciin raxcciix. 

Ti/pc: (Juery. 

2. ANASTATUS NIGRIPURPUREUS (Girault). Female. Genotype of Ooderdloides Girault. 

Length, 3.60 mm. Bluish black, the head and thorax deep blue; tip of ovipositor valves, 
scape and tarsi whitish; trochanters and tips of tibia' white. Fore wings lightly stained from 
the base of the marginal vein to apex. Distal two funiele joints wider than long. Stigmal 
and postniarginal veins subecjual, moderate in length. Funiele 2 long, subequal to the pedicel, 
1 subquadrate, narroAV. Valves of ovipositor slightly extruded. Hind tibial spur single. 
Cephalic femur somewhat swollen, emarginate ventrad near apex. Sciitellum declivous. 

Uahital : Cairns District, Queensland. 

Type: No. 1. 127S. South Australian Museum, Ailelaide. 

3. ANASTATUS PAX (Girault). Female. 

Ouilenlloides pax Cxirault. 

Length, 4.111 mm. Ditt'ers from nigripurpureus in that the abdomen is more depressed 

and somewhat longer, the valves of the ovipositor exserted somewhat farther and wholly black,. 

the scutellum is not declivous and the stigmal vein is slightly shorter, straighter and stouter. 

Scutelhim wedge-shaped, the narrow end cephalad. 

Hdiitat: Mount Tambourine, Queensland. » 

Tjipc: Xo. 7. 127S. South Australian Museiuu, Adelaide. 

4. ANASTATUS SPLENDIDUS (Girault). Female. 
Ooilirilliiiilt.s sphuitidiia Girault. 

Length, .'^1 mm. Brilliant metallic blue-green with purjjlish reflections, the abdomen and 
mesopleuruni cojipery, the scajie metallic blue, the antenna; black, the legs concolorous, the tips 
of tibia; and tarsi whitish; extruded portion of ovipositor as long as in pax, whitish, its distal 
third black. Vore wings with a distinct dusky blotch from the marginal and postniarginal veins 
and slightly beyond (distad), the apex and rest hyaline; the blotch disappears (or nearly) 
two thirds the way acro.ss to the caudal margin, so it is rectangular but irregularly so. Abdomen 
shaped as in jiiij-. 

Otherwise as in nigripurpaniis excej)t that the venation and scutellum dift'er a little. 

Hahildt: Lawson, New Soutli Wales. 

Typi : No. 1.1271, South Australian Museum, .\delaide. 

5. ANASTATUS COLEOPTERORUM (Girault). Female. 
Ciilosottr colfopterorum Girault. 
Length, 4 mm. Metallic blue-black, the wings hyaline, the face with slight metallic 
green; antenna and legs black, the tarsi brownish. Densely, finely punctate. Funiele 1 longer 
than wide, all the funiele joints shorter than the pedicel, 3 and 4 longest, 2 subcpiadrate, slightly 
shorter than 3 ; the distal joint wider than long. Postniarginal and stigmal veins rather long, 
subequal, the stigmal curved, not half the length of the marginal. Caudal tibiie with two short 
spurs; cephalic femora somewhat bent, all the legs normal. Abdomen depressed, the ovipositor 
not exserted. 

Habitat: llobart, Tasmania. Reared from wood. 
Type: No. I. 1276, South Australian Museum, Adelaide. 



AUSTE.ILIAX nVMENOPTEEA CHALCWOWEA. ril.—GIEAULT. 21 

6. ANASTATUS FREDERICI v.ew species. 

Female:— L.ongn\. 3 iiiiii.. exrliiaiiij; ovipositor \vlii,li is oxtru.le.l for :i little over a fourth 
the length of the alidomeii. 

Soiiiewliat like Eiiinliims IkiuLcii but snuiewlirit Miuillcr, the valves of the ovipositor 
shorter, dusky at tip. Mack at proximal tliinl, the rest \vhit(>; the seape is reddish brown; the 
abdomen is shorter; the postmarginal vein is much shorter, sulieipial to the stigmal; the middle 
tibia is a little purjilish just below knee; the distal thiril of caudal tiliia is yellowish white; 
the funicle joints are shorter aii.l tlie infuscation of the fore wint; differs in that tlie longitudinal 
deeper infuscation is less ilistinct. Hind tibial spur siujjie. Funicle 1 quadrate, 2 longest, a 
little over thrice longer than wide at l.iase. 3 a little shorter than 2, 4 still shorter, somewhat 
louger than wide, (j ipiadrate. 7 and .S subcqual. each a little wider than long. Pedicel somewhat 
shorter than funiide 2. SegnuMits 2.5 of abdomen incised at meson of caudal margin but 
obtusely so and not very deeply. Ileail and liody tiTudy scaly, the scutum rather coarsely so 
(coarser than in haoleri) ; scutelluni s<-aly, not striate as in liaoluri. Compared with type of 
hooleri. AxilUe scjiarated but not ivididy so. Frcuis lu-oad. 

From one female taken in forest. May S, I'll 4. 

lidhitdt : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Typi : Xo. //i/ J^'o; . Ii)uecusl,-iud Musi'iim. I'.iisbane. the specimen on a tag 

Also one female same [ilace, April 27. I".U4. 

7. ANASTATUS PENTATOMIDIVORA new species. 

Frnifilt : — Length. 2. '.'."» mm. 

Hark metallii- jmrple. the sca]ie rufous, the antenna' otlierwise and the legs concolorous. 
Fore wings sooty from the curve of the submarginal vein disfad to end of postmarginal vein, 
the sooty part bearing two oblique eye-spots, the cephalic one against marginal vein a little 
beyond its middle, the caudal and o|qiosite one from the caudal margin, both elliptical in shape. 
Abdomen depressed, narrowed toward base, the caudal margins of segments 25 incised at 
meson, the incision deepest on 2 but not very large. Front femur distinctly swollen; middle 
tibia' with strong Idaek teeth. Autennai l.Sjointed. tlie ring-joint large, funicle 1 longest, over 
twci ami a half times longer than wide, 2 a fourth or more shorter, ."! subequal to 2 but a little 
wider, next joints wider tiiul sliorter. the hist two funicle joints wider than long; funicle 4 
suliecpial to tlie peilicel. Club short. Hind tibitil spurs dcuible. very uueqiual, one long, the 
otlier very short. Antennse inserted aliout on a level with the eyes. Head shagreened, the eyes 
naked, the lateral ocelli not touching the eyes. A large triangular portion of scutum from 
meson of cephalic margin (apex caudad) and the scutelluni, densely, rather finely punctate; 
rest of scutum shining but really extraordinarily finely lined. .Abdomen very finely scaly. Tip 
of ovi])ositor whitish, not exserted. 

From three females reared from ]icnt:itoinid eggs, forest, Decend)er, ISll.T (A. ]'. Dodd). 

Habitat: (ionlonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tjipcs: No. Eyases. (.Queensland Museum, Brisbane, three females on a tag; legs and 
antenna (m a slide. 

A female was taken in .\pril. type habitat. 

A. ANASTATUS NONEXCISUS new variety (of i>,,ilalomltlivora). 

Fi mat, : — Like the ty)iical form, the fore wings hytiline rather broadly around the apex 
hilt oulv the caudtil margin of segment 2 of abdomen is incised at meson. This margin is white 
in both. 

From one female taken in forest in December. 

Huhitat : Cordonvale (Cairns). CJueensland. 



22 MEMOISa OF THE QUEENSLAND MVSEVM. 

8. ANASTATUS BLATTmiFURAX new species 

Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

Dark metallic blue, the abdomen with a white band at apex of proximal fourth; tip 
of valves of ovipositor white, the valves not exserted. Legs and antennaj coneolorous; antennse 
13-jointed with one ring-joint which is a little wider than long; funicle 1 subequal to 2 and 3 
and longest, 7 a little wider than long, less than half the length of 1 which is much longer 
than the pedicel. Hind tibiie with but one spur, the middle tibise with black teeth, the front 
femur somewhat swollen. Fore wings embrowned slightly at immediate base and distinctly 
from tlie bend of submarginal vein to apex, the infuscation interrupted by a rather narrow 
white curved transverse stripe from about a little distad of the middle of the marginal vein 
and faded around apex. Thorax very finely scaly. Postmarginal vein much longer than the 
stigmal. Cephalic half of mesopleurum liairy. 

Male: — A third smaller and the tibia) of cephalic legs are pale. The mesopleura bear 
a femoral furrow, the wings are hyaline, the scutum convex and with complete parapsidal 
furrows. Antenna3 thick, cylindrical, 11 -jointed, one transverse-linear ring-joint, the club 
solid, the first funicle joint a little longer than wide, as long as the scape without its bulla, 
the scajje short. 

Described from four males, twelve females labelled ' " 13. Bred from ootlieca of cock- 
roach from Queensland (on banana). F. P. Sjiry. 27-1-05.'' 

Habitat: Queensland. 

Types: No. Hy2S69, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one male, three females on a tag. 

Also four females reared from cockroach eggs in the jungle, Gordonvale, October, 1913 
(A. V. Dodd) and one female,. Stradbroke Island, 5-12-1913 (H. Hacker). 

This species is closely allied with pipninntti Perkins but the very shortly projecting pai't 
of the ovipositor is pure white, tlie cross-band of the fore wing appears to be distinctly 
narrower, the face and scutum do not bear conspicuous white pubescence, there is only one hind 
tibia] spur, the fore wing is embrowned under the proximal half of submarginal vein, clear 
from margin to margin under distal half and the antenmc appear different, since funicle 1 is 
subequal to 2 and 3 (in piintiiculi as figured 1 is plainly louger than 2, the latter a little longer 
than 3). The host is also different. 

9. ANASTATUS INSULARIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.80 mm., exchidiug extruded portion of ovijiositor which is about a 
third tlie length of the abdomen. 

Dark metallic purple, the wings a little yellowish, the legs coneolorous except tarsi, 
middle tibia) except a dusky band below knee and distal half of other tibiie which together 
vvitli a band round abdomen just out from base, the pedicel and first two funicle joints, are white. 
Extruded valves of ovipositor black. Funicle 1 (piadrate, small, 2 longest, a little longer than 
the pedicel, 3 subequal to pedicel. 8 subquadrate, large. Scajie obclavate. Hind tibiee with 
two spurs, one very short. Thorax with obsc\ire. fine scaliness; caudal half or more of scutum 
glabrous. Teeth on middle tibia' white. Fore wings rather slender, the discal cilia very fiue 
and dense; stigmal vein much shorter than the postmarginal, the marginal vein very long, 
longer than submarginal. Abdomen scaly. Funicle 2 nearly twice longer than wide. 

From one female caught in forest, March 12, 1912. 

Habitat: Thursday Island, Torres Strait. 

Type: No. Ey3870, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head on a slide. 

Also, a female from Cooktovvn, Queensland, in March. 

10. ANASTATUS TRICOLOR new species. 

Friiuilr: — Length. 3 mm., cxiliisive of ovipositor which is extruded for a length nearly 
ripuil to two thirds that of the abdomen. 



ALSTh-ALIAX IirMEXOPTEKA CIIALCIDOWEA. VII.—GIh'AULT. 23 

With the same striking ooloration as Ptiroodt-rilla fiin-ttlionix Girault aud DodU an.l tho 
same as that species except that the wiugs are iierfeet, the ovipositor distinctly exirudc.a, the 
scape swoDpm at liase and dark metallic green along the proximal half, the rest of it, the pedicel 
and fiinicle 1 reddish yellow, fnnicles 2-5 silvery white; rest of antenna black; scape plainly 
obclavate. Also, the silvery white band aronnd the base of abdomen occupies a third of the 
surface (a fourtli in flavithora.r ; in both species within this band are two rather small eye-spots 
of metallic purple, one on each side of meson near base). A little over proximal third and the 
tip of ovipositor valves metallic purple, the long intervening part honey yeUow. Pronotum 
cephalad with some jnirple. Funicle 1 a little longer than wide; 2 longest, somewhat over 
thri(?e longer than wide, 3 and -i subeciual. each sliglitly shorter than 2, each distinctly longer 
than the pedicel, 5 subequal to the pedicel, S a little longer than wide. Club distinctly much 
shorter than the scape. Hind co.xaj suflfused with purple. Postmarginal vein slightly longer 
than the stigmal. Immediate base of fore wing and a rather broad cross-stripe from a little 
over proximal third of marginal vein brownisli; a broader cross-strijie from distal fourth of 
marginal aud all of submarginal, sooty black; the rather narrow hyaline band between the 
two cross-stripes crescentic; the second, black cm^s stripe bulges convoxly proximad and laterad. 
Marginal vein miu-h longer than the submarginal. ilind coxa suffused with purplish. Caudal 
margins of segments 'l-o of abdomen incised at meson. Abdomen transversely scaly; seuteUum 
and axilla! very finely longitudinally lined but at distal third tlie former transversely scaly; 
scutum glabrous except the cephalic triangular portion which is densely scaly reticulate (this 
triangular portion is minute in flnrithora.r). Vertex with a broad purple stripe along the 
meson. Sides of occiput finely lined; face and vertex polished, lower face mesad of genal 
suture with scattered thimble punctures. Otherwise as in farithorax. 

From one female taken by sweeping in .iungle, March ], 1914. 

Udhitat : Uordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. By 2S71, Queensland ^luscuni. Ilrisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

11. ANASTATUS BENTHAMI new species. 

Ftnuile: — Length, 2 nun., excluding ovijiositor wliicli is extruded for somewhat less than 
a tliird the length of the abdomen. 

Like nplcii(li<liis except that the middle of the ovipositor (extruded portion) is yellowish 
white, black at Viase and tip, the ajiical black the longer of the two. Axilla- moderately widely 
separated. Abdomen with a scaly sculpture, tjie lateral ocelli f.-ir from the eyes. Second 
abdominal segment incised at caudal meson. Distal two funicle .joints ipiadrate. Scutum with 
the same pubescence. Not compared. 

From two females labelled "Brisbane, lOS-l",. II. Hacker" and one female labelled 
"Brisbane, October, 191], H. Hacker." 

Habitat: Brisbane. Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3S"i. (Queensland Musciuii. lirisliaiie, the three females on tags (thref 
]iins). 

Also one female on a slide caught on flowers of Backni. .\pril 22, 1913, H. Hacker. 

12. ANASTATUS RACINEI new species. 

Vt'mali : — Lengtli, 2.7.j mm. 

Dark metallic green and agreeing with the description of lilnllidifurux but the scape 
rufous, the white a]iex of valves of ovipositor just extruded beyond tip of abdomen and the 
fore wing pattern differs in that the somewhat curved hyaline band from the marginal vein is 
distinctly (twice) broader, the apex much clearer, the apical subhyaline portion nearly as broad 
as the band from the marginal vein. The cephalic third of mesopleura is pubescent. Thorax 
densely finely si-aly-pnnctate. tlie pronotum finely transversely lined, the iiroiiodeum and 



•_M mii:moii;s of run ql-euxslam) nusniii. 

abdomen scalj'-retieulate, the caudal inargin of the segments of abdomen |iractifally entire, no 
distinct incision. Pubescence not ronspicnous, S])arse. 

Prom one female caught by sweeping alono a drv forest streamlet. April 13, 1913 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Uy'3S73. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag. 

A. ANASTATUS RACINEI PRiECIPUUS new variety. 

Finuitr: — Exactly like the typical form but the scutellum al.>ruptly declivous (gently 
sloped in the typical form) and funicle 2 is somewhat longer than 3. 

Same locality, April 2. ]9]3 by sweeping in forest. 

Type: No. HySS7-l, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on tag with type of 
typical form. 

13. ANASTATUS PASTEURI new species. 

Female: — Length. Lii."! uuu., exi'liisivc nt nx ipc.sitor which is extruded for a third the 
length of the abdomen. 

Allied colorationally with Eupetmus ehiuilus. Orange yellow marked with dark metallic 
green as follows: Center of vertex, embracing the ocelli; all of scutum except a rather large 
area latero-caudad (eephalad and a little laterad of the axilla) and a small one cephalo-laterad; 
all of middle portion of pronotum and mesoventer and all of proiiodeum. Abdomen metallic 
purplish, with the silvery white band out from base, the extruded valves of the ovipositor brown 
along somewhat over proximal third, black rather broadly at tip, the intervening portion soiled 
whitish. Antenna? black, the scape jjale; joints 3-6 of funicle silvery white. Legs dusky, the 
tibia) and tarsi white; middle tibia; with a black ring just below the knees. Fore wings lightly 
stained and with a distinct subfuscous cross-stripe at the bend of the subniarginal vein and a 
large triangular spot whose apex is hung from the stigmal vein and whose base is a little 
beyond the midlongitudinal line of the wing; from base to the cross-stripe, the fore wing is 
hyaline except at immediate base. Hind tibial spur single. Axillse distinctly separated a 
short distance. Mandibles tridentate. Scape long, compressed ; pedicel a little longer than 
funicle 4 which is longest, a little longer than wide, 1 somewhat wider than long, 2 barely 
shorter than 4, subequal to 3, twice the length of 1; funicle S slightly wider than long. Post- 
marginal vein somewhat longer than the stigmal. Thorax scaly. 

From one female taken in forest. April l."i, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy SS76, Queensland Mu.seum, Brisbane, the female lui a tag; antenna and a 
leg and a fore wing un a slide with type of liupclvtns Iambi Girault. 

14. ANASTATUS BOUSSINGAULTI new species. 

Female: — Length, 2 mm., excluding extruded part of (ivi|iositor which is as long as a 
fourth of the abdomen or less. 

Similar to Eupelmus longienrpus (iiranit but nuu-h suuiller, the middle of the valves of 
ovipositor white, the small white portion eipial to the distal and proximal coucolorous |iortions. 

From one female taken in forest, August 1, 1913. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S876. Queensland Museum, Brisb.-inc, the fenuile on a tag; antenna and a 
hind 1 iliia on a slide. 

15. ANASTATUS DARWINI new species. 

Female: — Length, 0..50 mm., excluding extruded valves of ovipositor which are a third 
the length of abdomen, white centrally. 

Similar to the preceding but the femora are all cuncolorous (except middle ones which 
.■irc only so along upper and lower edges) and the cephalic and caudal tibia; are concolorous at 



.irSTHJLLIX TIYMENOI'TKRA CI{ MJ-IDOWEA. VIL—GIHAULT. 25 

|iroxiiiuil half. Legs otlierwiso ivdUisli Ijriiuii. S.ntmii witli illstiiu-t but not dense silvery 
imbesceiice. Distal blaek of ovipositor shorter tli;ni the uliitc hut loiifjer than proximal black. 
Also the antennse differ from those of liiinasuniiuilli in tliat the jiedic-el is siibclonfjate, lonifer 
than any of the funicle joints (pediei'l mnc-h shorti-r tli;in funic-lc -1 in the other) while the 
longest f\iniele joint (H or 4) is not as lonj; :is witli tliat species. The ovipositor is extruded 
more, the middle white much longer. Kesenibles /■;»/!< 7m«.s- graiii (iirault but somewhat more 
robust, {iriiyi lacks most of the consjiicuous pubesceiic" on the thorax and iias the middle femur 
concolorous. tlie liiml tibia more broadly black and tin' fourth joint of maxillary |iali>us is 
longer. 

From two females, October, lHII ill. Hacker). 

Habitat: Brisbane, (Queensland. 

Ti/iic: No. By2S77, (Queensland .Museum, IJrisliaiie. two females lui separate tags; 
antenna; ami liiud legs cui a slide witli type of tioiissimjanlti 

16. ANASTATUS ARISTOTELEA new .species. 

Ftinal(: — Length. -.'Ml mm. 

A'ery similar to raeinri but the scape is dark metallic like the rest of the antemiai. the 
proximal margin of the second (distal) fuscous stripe is straight not forming a triangle as with 
the other species. Fuuiele 1 somewhat longer than 2 or 3 which are subequal and somewhat 
longer than the jiedicel. Hind tibial spurs ap[)arently as in jiipunculi Perkins, from which 
this sj.iecies differs in having the cross-band of hyaline very nearly as broad as the iirst fuscous 
cross-stri]ie (plainly not so as figured for that species; less so for racinci), the stigmal vein is 
shorter, the jiedicel is longer and the base of the wing infuscated; moreover, the apex of the 
fore wing is clear. Postmarginal vein somewiiat over tw ice the length of the stigmal. Segments 
of abdomen not excised at meson of caudal margin. Hyaline band of fore wing with its 
distal margin just missing base of the stignud vein. .Sculijture about as in rariiici. King- 
joint wider than long. 

From one female caught by sweejdng in forest, .January 4, 1913. 

Habitat: Caiieville (I'entland). (^lueensland. 

Ttipe: No. Hy287S, (Queensland MuseuuL. Brisbane, the female on a tag; antenna, fore 
■\ving and a hind tibia on a slide. 

Several more females same place. September --. 1IM4. .\ couunon species. 

17. ANASTATUS BOMBAX new species. 

Fcmate: — Length, il.T.j nun., excluding cjviijosilor wliicli is extruded for a little less than 
a third of the length of abdomen and is Ijrownblack at tip 

.Mi'tallic purple, the propodeuin green, the head lirassy; fine wings hyaline but with one 
moderately broad complete ci'oss-strijie and an inconiplett^ one. the latter broader, two thirds 
complete from most of postmarginal vein; hyaline stripe between them as broad as the second 
half-stripe, broader than the first stripe. Coxa' and hind legs concolorous, rest reddish browu, 
the tarsi whitish. Scape reddish brown, rest of .■inteniia black. Segments 2-5 of abdomen incised 
at meson of caudal margin, .5 only slightly, nlliers not ileeply. Ce])halic ocellus just tipi)ing 
apex of the triangular scrobicular cavity wliose lateral nuirgins are carinated. Body scaly, 
scutellum densely shagreened, center of scutum stibglabrous. Cephalic femur wide. Venation 
narrow, the postmarginal vein twice the length of the normal stigmal. Middle tarsi with 
distinct black teeth ventrad. Hind tibial s|iur single. Funicle 1 wider than long, club obliquely 
truncate, funicle 2 nearly thrice longer than wide, somewhat longer th.an :! which is subequal 
to the pedicel and next longest; funieles 7-.S subequal, somewhat wider than long. Scutellum 
declivous. Runs to racinci Cirault but differs in lacking the silvery liand of abdomen near 
base, in bearing the distinctly extruded o\i|iositor, the reddish c-plialic legs, in li:iving funicle 



26 ilEMOIJlS OF Tin; QfEliXSLJXD MCSEIM. 

2 longer than 3, the second stripe of fore wing somewhat narrower and more faded caudad, 
the nonpilose, subglabrous eaudoniesal part of scutum, the declivous scutellum, the much shorter 
cephalomesal triangular raised part of scutum, here scaly, in racinei densely shagreened like 
the scutellum. The head is shagreened, nearly as much as the scutellum. Axilla' shagreened, 
distinctly separated. Eyes nearly naked: Tn some specimens, the silvery baud of abdomen is 
present, distinct. 

The male has the first two pairs of legs (except coxa^ bright reddish yellow, the wings 
hyaline (a very obscure ovate spot from apex of stigmal vein), the postmarginal vein shorter, 
the scutum normal with faint complete parapsidal furrows, the head and thorax grass green, 
the pedicel and first four funicle joints reddish brown. AntenniB 11-jointed with one transverse, 
true ring-joint, the first funicle joint twice longer than wide, wider distad, longest, funieles 
7-8 subquadrate, larger than the very short pedicel; club solid. Compared with type of 
ruHnei. 

Described from fourteen males, twenty-eight females from tin egg-case of a nuintid,- 
April 22, 1914 (G. F. Hill). 

Habitat: Port Darwin, Northern Territory. 

Types: No. HySSTD, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, three females on a tag and male 
and female antennae and a female hind leg on a slide with type iiristotelea. 

18. ANASTATUS MAXIMUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 4.40 mm. Similar to blattidifiirax but more robust and the ovipositor 
is distinctly but shortly extruded and reddish bi-own. Funicle 1 a little longer than 2 or 3, 
Tarsi reddish brown. Infuscation of fore wing deep, that at base distinct. Segments 2-4 of 
abdomen slightly incised at meson of caudal margin. Much more robust than aristotelea. 
Scutellum more densely sculptured than rest of thorax. 

Described from one female captured in the forest. September 22. 1914. 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. HySSSO, Queensland Mnsenui, P>risliaiip. tlie female in alcohol with type of 
Atoposoma iiiujuttatipes Girault. 

DIAGNOSTIC TABLE Oh' THE AI'STKALIAX SPECIE.S (JF AXAHTATUS 

MOTSCHULSKY. 

Fkm.\le.s. 

The wings are perfect and of full length. Compare Eupelmii.s inutlieolor. 
1. Wings with two distinct fuscous cross-stripes; abdomen with a distinct silvery band near 
base (rarely the second wing stripe is incouijilete caudad). 
Body varicolored. 

Fore wings with two complete cross-stripes. Sca]ie obclavate. 

Honey yellow, the head and abdomen metallic: scape dark metallic green at 
proximal half, the rest together with the pedicel and funicle 1 reddish 
yellow; funieles 2-3 silvery white; rest of antenna black; an intervening- 
part of ovipositor valves honey yellow; funicle 2 thrice or more longer than 
wide. See description . . . . . . . . tricolor Girault. 

Fore wings with the second stripe inrom]jlete caudad, the tirst narrower, one third 
length of hyaline between the two; scape normal. 
Orange yellow; center of vertex, most of scutum, middle of pronotuni and 
the mesoventer and ]iropodeum metallic green; abdomen purple, with 
a silvery band near base; scape pale; antenna; otherwise black except 
joints 3-6 of funicle wliich are silvery white. Fore wing with one 
cross-stripe and a triangular fuscous area from stigmal vein. See 
description pasteuri Girault. 



AUSTEALIJy HTMENOPTEBA CHALCIDOIDEA, VII.—GIRAVLT. 27 

Body dark metallic green or pur[ile. Scape normal. 
Scape nonmetallic, rufous. 

Valves of ovipositor barely extruded, their tips white . . . . racinci Girault. 

Valves of ovipositor slinrtly extruded, their tijis l.rownish ljl,-ick . . 

hoinhdx Girault. 
Scape metallic, concolorous. A'alves of ovii>ositor barely exserted. 

Funicle \1 plainly longer than '.i; tip of ovipositor not white. Hind tibia with 
two spurs; hyaline cross-band of fore wing plainly narrower than the 
first cross-stripe pipnncuU Perkins. 

Funicle 2 nearly the same, the ti]p of iivipositur wliite; liind tibial spurs double; 
hyaline cross-band of fure wing Kubei(ual in lireadth to the first cross- 
stripe . . . . . . (ui.ftolelea Girault. 

Funii-le 2 subequal to il. Tip of ovipositor white. Hind tibia with one spur; 

hyaline stripe of fore wing very narrow, plainly much shorter (over 

twice) than first fuscous strijie. Fore wings infuscated lu'actically to tip . . 

hlattidifiirux Girault; compare maximus Girault. 

II. Wings infuscated from bend of submarginal vein to apex of jiostnuirgiual, the infusca- 

tion with two oblique, opposite eye-spots. 

Park metallic purjde, the scape rufous, the Hagellum and legs concolorous; caudal margins 
of segments 2-5 of abdomen incised at meson; funicle 2 about two and a half 
times longer than wide. Tip of ovipositor wliitish. Hind tibial spurs double. 
Caudal margin of segment 2 of aljdomeu silvery wliite. Front femur much 
swollen . . . . . . . . . . .... I'l iifatomidivora Girault. 

The same but only segment 2 of abdomen is incised at meson of caudal margin . . 

variety iioii('Xci><us Girault. 

III. Wings generally infuscated, w itliout eye sjiots or two distinct cross-bauds. 
Body dark metallic. 

Fore wings stained froui about base of marginal vein to apex. 
Scape whitisli. 

Scape, tip of ovipositor, tips of tibi;e and the tarsi whitish. Stigiual and 

postmarginal veins subequal; funicle 2 subeqnal to pedicel. Valves 

of ovipositor slightly exsevteil . . ntiniiiurinircus Girault. 

The same but valves of oviipositor extruded somewhat farther and all 

concolorous Z'".r Girault. 

Scape reddish brown. Kobust. 

Distal third of caudal tibia yellowish white; funicle 2 thrice or more longer 
than wide, (5 quadrate; valves of ovipositor extruded for a fourth the 
length of the abdomen, dusky at ti]i, black at proximal third, rest 
white. .Most of middle tiliia brownish. Wings sooty .. 

friilerici Girault. 
Fore wings with a dusky subrectaugular lilot.h appended from whole of marginal and 
postnuirginal veins. Scape concolorous. 
Tips of tibia> and tarsi whitish; valves of ovipositor extruded for about a third 
the length of the abdouu'U, whitish, black at distal third .. 

fsplcndidns (iiranlt. 
The same but extruded part of valves of ovipositor black at base and tip, 

the rest whitish, the distal bho k longer than the iiroxinial 

Iiiiitluiini Girault. 



28 ilEMOIllS OF THE QVKEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

I V, Wings hyaline. 

l.rgs, except eoxa>, yellow. 

A middle third of the valves of the ovi|i(isitoi- white: funiele 2 thrice longer than 
wide, 3 and 4 each somewhat sliurter than it. distinctly longer than the 
pedicel . . . . . . . • ■ • ■ • . . boussiiig<iutti Giraulc. 

Femora concolorous. 

Abdomen with a silvery baud near base. 

Valves of ovijiositor extruded for a tliinl tlie length of abdomen, black; pedicel 
and fnnicles 1 and 2 white; funiele 2 longest, a little longer than the pedicel; 
middle tibise (except a dusky band below knees) and distal half of other 
tibia', white . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iiistilaris Girault. 

Abdomen wholly concolorous. 

Pedicel distinctly longer than any of tlie funiele joints. 
Ovipositor not extruded. 

Tarsi brownish; funiele 1 longer than wide. .3 and i longest; caudal 
tibia* with two sjiurs. Abdouien depressed . . 

i_'oho[>Uroruin Girault. 
Ovipositor extruded for a tliird tlu' length of the abdomen. 

Distal half of cejihalic and caudal tibi», middle femur except uppei 
and lower edges, middle tibiie and the tarsi reddish brown; valves 
of ovipositor wliit(> I'cntrally . . . . . . ihinrini Girault. 

Gexi-s METArET.:\IA Westwood. 
1. METAPELMA WESTWOODI new species. 

Femali : — Length, 4.2."i mm., excluding ovipositor which is black and extruded for a 
length equal to seven eighths tluit of abdomen. 

Dark seneous green, the fore wings infuscated from near base of stigmal vein nearly 
to apex, with a brownish stripe across from distal third of submarginal vein, narrower 
centrally and a longitudinal brownish stripe connecting the two infuscations. Cephalic and 
middle femora and tibiie rich yellowish brown, also the cephalic tarsi ; all coxas and the hind 
legs dark metallic but the proximal fourth of bind tibia silvery white; middle tarsi black except 
proximal three fourths of first joint which is silvery white; middle tibial spur white; hind 
fenuir near base yellowish brown. Eyes only sparsely hairy. Hind tibial sjiurs double, distinct, 
the hind tibia and first tarsal joint comjiressed, very fiat but only moderately broad. Scape 
metallic, dilated ventrad along distal half ; jiedicel subecpial to funiele 1 which is distinctly 
longer than wide; funieles 2 and 3 elongate, twice the length of 1, subequal, each about five 
times longer than wide; 4 somewhat longer than 1, o-S shortening and widening, 7 quadrate, 
8 wider than long; club oval, shorter than funiele 2. Middle tibia; and femora distinctly longer 
than those regions of the other legs. The three ridges of scutum acute; axilUe rather narrowly 
meeting, with an obliqvie, bisecting ridge; whole body scaly. Postniarginal vein elongate, over 
thrice the length of the stigmal, a little longer thau the marginal. Caudal wings with about 
twenty lines of discal cilia where widest. Proxhnal margin of distal infuscation of fore wing 
triangularly projected proxinmd at cephalic third. The triangular elevation of cephalic scutum 
narrow, much longer than wide. Pronotuni and face hispid. Antenna- 13-jointed. 

From one female taken in jungle. May 2. UM4 (.\. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Tweed Heads (Tweed River), New .South Wales. 

Type: No. Ey 2SS1, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head, a hind 
leg and pair of wings on a slide. 



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29 



Genus NEANASTATUS (iirault. 
Marginal and subinarginal veins not differentiated, very long, the stigmal well developed, 
the postmarginal very long, thrive or more the length of the stigmal. A long oblique hairless 
line running cephalo-distad toward base of stigmal vein but not reaching it for some distance. 
Intermediate tibial spurs as long as the tarsi of these legs, stout, spiny, at apex ending in 
several stotit s|iines. Scntellum with a lii(.ad base and a median groove. Antenna) 10-jointed, 
with one riuggoint, the club 2-jointed. Head subtriangular, only as wide as the greatest 
width of the thorax, the frons broad, eyes not large, not convergent, the genal sulcus distinct ; 
mandibles tridentate. Antenn;e inserted below the eyes. ()vi|)ositor not exserted. Abdomen 
conic-ovate. Face convex. 

1. NEANASTATUS CINCTIVENTRIS Girault. Female. Genotj-pe. 

Length, 2.7-") to 3. .50 mm. 

Dark metallic green marked with l.riglit lemon yi'llou as follows; Base of abdomen 
encircled with a band just out from base; scutum with a long rectangular area down its 
center; cejihalic legs, intermediate legs excejit most of i-o.\a> and coxie of posterior legs; 
jwsterior femora and tibia^ and the distal four tarsal .ioints bluish to lilack, the distal joints 
of other tarsi black. Fore wings with a .lee]i smoky subrectangular area under the venation, 
its middle at the stignuil vein. Kycs with very sparse pubescence. First funicle joint longest, 
the others shortening, the distal two suliequal to each other .-iiid to the pedicel. Distal club 
joint subequal to first funicle joint. Head with dense, rather small thimble punctures. Thorax 
and abdomen polygonally sculptureil. .\ntenna brownish yellow. 

The types were captured by sweeping foliage of jungle growth along the banks ot' 
the Mulgrave River, near Gordonvale, March 30, 1913. 

I'l/jKs: Xo. Hj/.'SS.', Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two females on tags (two pins). 

The male is about siniil.-ir to the fenmie; its funicle joints are all .somewhat longer 
than wide, distiiutly hmger than the jiedicel. A male from forest, ty]ie loi-ality, March 21, 
1913. A rather common species. .\lso a jiair, same place, April. 

2. NEANASTATUS DESERTENSIS nev,- species 

FtiiKih: — Length. 2. ."ill nnu. 

Very similar to uuriicrtcj: Uirault but diifering in the following particulars: The- 
prepeetus is contrasting deep orange yellow; the lateral margins of pronotum are not metallic 
green but the caudal nmrgin is so yet very lightly, not distinctly; tlie distal third of caudal 
femur is not yellow except ventrad but wholly metallic |>ur)ile: the tiji "f middle tibia:, distal 
]iart of middle tibial spur ai'd the dist:il four tarsal joints of middle legs, are metallic jiurple: 
c.'iudal knees ami tibia? wholly mrt.dlic purple, also caudal coxa at base; distal joint of c-audal 
tarsus purple. Antennio \ery hispid. 

From one female taken in forest, April 1."), 1914 (A. 1'. Hodil). 

Hiihitat: Cloncurry, Queensland, 

Tijpc: Xo. UyJSS-}. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the spi'cimen on a tag. 

3. NEANASTATUS AURIFASCIATUS new species. 

Feiiuih': — Length, 2 mm. 

Dark metallic green, the abdomen. pro|ioileum, mesupleiinim and most of scnti'lluiij 
metallic purple, the abdomen with a rather broad golden orange baml just out from base its 
caudal nmrgin narrowly silveiy while. Wings hyaline. Antenine. and tirst two pairs of legs 
honey yellow, the middle coxa mostly eoncolorous, ihe cephalic one so at base. Caudal legs wliollv 
jmrple e.<cept trochanters, a minute s|iot just ventrad of knees and the tarsi which are white. 
Funicle 1 cpiadrate, slightly smaller than the pedi<el ; distal two or line,' fniiiele joints wider 



30 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEEXSLAXD MUSEUM. 

than long. The same as the other species otherwise. Tarsi white. Differs from reymondi in 
having clear wings, the orange abdominal band and wholly yellow middle femur. Differs from 
2>uncluticeps in lacking the cross-groove at base of scutellum and the color of the abdominal 
band. 

From one female taken in forest, April 8, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Cloneurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy2SS4. Queensland iluseum. Brisbane, the female on a tag. 

4. \EANASTATUS FLAVIPRONOTUM new species. 

Female: — Length, 2 nun. 

Dark metallic green, the wings hyaline, the prouotum, tegulie. mouth and a little less 
than proximal fourth of abdomen dorsad, golden yellow; also the antenna and fir.st two pairs 
of legs except intermediate coxie and intermediate femora slightly at base. Hind legs 
concolorous, their tarsi and the tibia; just below knees silvery white. Caudal margin of 
jironotum concolorous. Scutum and pronotum pilose, scutellum much less so. Occiput finely, 
circularly striate. Head densely punctate. 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest, March 3, 1912. 

Habitat: Thursday Island, Torres Strait. 

Type: No. HySSSS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag. 

5. NEANASTATUS PUNCTATICEPS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.85 mm. 

Metallic grass green, the scutellum, prupodcum and abdomen dark purplish, the abdomen 
with a silvery white band around base. Wings hyaline. Cephalic and middle legs silvery 
white, the hind legs metallic ]iurple, their tarsi white. Antenna; yellow-brown, the distal three 
funiele joints wider than long, joints 1 and 2 subquadrate, shorter than the pedicel, the latter 
short; scape clavate; club conic-ovate. Head rather coarsely punctuate, the scrobes absent 
but the scapes fit into an £j^-shaped facial impression which is obtuse. Thorax very finely 
scaly, subpilose. Middle tibial spur armed with black teeth toward apex. Generic characters 
present.* 

From one female taken August 9. 1913 by sweeping in forest. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy JSSti, Queensland Museum. Brisl)aue, the sjiecimeii iiu a tag; legs and 
antenna on a slide. 

This is the only species of the genus with a distinct cross-groove at base of scutellum. 

6. NEANASTATUS AURIVERTEX new species. 

Female: — Length. - nun. 

Dark metallic puri)le, the vertex orange yellow, rest of head, pronotum except the lateral 
margins (lateral aspect), prepeetus, propleura, preventer, middle legs, coxa', fore legs, hind 
trocliar.ters, hind femora distad, hind tibia* proximad and the tarsi, bright lemon yellow. 
Head uniformly, rather coarsely punctata. A narrow yellowish band just out from base of 
abdomen. Occiput purplish across the middle; antenna? orange yellow; pedicel shorter than 
funiele 1 which is longest, somewhat longer than wide; funiele 5 subquadrate, 3 and 4 a little 
longer than wide. First club joint the shorter. Ring-joint distinct. Hind coxa purplish 
above at base. Thorax scaly, with sparse pubescence on tlie long scutum, the scutellum with 
the median groove. Structurally like the genotyjie. Middle tibia? not armed with black teeth 
beneath. One mandible Iiidentate. tlie other with an inner angulation which does not form a 
distinct third tooth. 



• As always unless particularly mentioned. 



slide 



AUSTL-ALIAX HYMENOrTESA CHALCIDOIDEA. VII.—GIEAULT. 31 

From oue fomale taken liy sweejiiiig jimt^le gidwtli alciiij^- a forest streajnlet, .lime 29, IDia. 

Sahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Ti/pc: No. HySS87, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, tlie IVnmle on ii tag; liead on a 



7. NEANASTATUS PURPUREISCUTELLUM now spucies. 
Female: — Lengtli, IMH nnn. 

Golden yellow, the abdomen exeept a lirrt»id «liite hand around base which occupies over 
proximal third, the scutellum, the propodeum, the niesopleurum (except cephalic margin), 
mesoventer and the hind legs except coxaj and tibiie, dark metallic purple. The proximal 
silvery white base of abdomen with a narrow l>and of metallic purple at about middle. (Meson 
of scutum broadly from about cephalic fifth to caudal margin obscurely purplish, the broad 
mesal band dilating considerably caudad on each side to the lateral margins; this marking 
may be due to fading.) Thorax rather well-clothed with blackish pubescence; abdomen finely 
scaly. Head punctate as in the other species. Abdomen at tip above silvery white, the caudal 
margins of the segments straight. Hind tibial spurs double, oue very small, the other large, 
both purple. Mandibles tridentate. Fuuicle 1 somewhat lunger than wide, longer than the 
pedicel, 5 subquadrate, subequal to the pedicel. 

From one female taken by sweeping jungle along a road, February 23. 1912. 

Habitat: Eossville (Cooktown), Queensland. 

Type: No. By 3SSS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane. Ihc female on a tag; head and hind 
tibia' on a slide. 

8. NEANASTATUS FLAVIMESOPLEURUM n.w .species. 
Female: — Length, 2.7.j mm. 

Deeji orange yellow, the fore wing a little stained under the marginal vein; scutellum 
excejit lateral and distal margins, abdomen except a broad yellowish white baud around base, 
dorsal edge of caudal femora and all of caudal tibia> except tip, dark metallic purple. Funiele 
1 one and a half times longer than wide, nearly twice the length of the pedicel, longest of the 
flagellum. Otherwise as in iiuipureismiteUum. 

From one female caught by sweeping in junylc. .Inly 2S. 1913. 

HabUaf: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queenslaiul. 

Type: No. Hy38S9, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female mi a tag. 

A second female from the same place, April 2, 1914. 

9. NEANASTATUS INCONSPICUUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.90 mm. 

Differs from punctatieepa in lackiiij; tin cross sutuie on sniti'lluni and tlic lirst two pairs 
of coxEe are concolorous, the cephalic femora concoloroiis at base, the silvery liaiid of abdomen 
very narrow. The middle legs are pale brown. From reijminidi in the color of the legs and in 
having the hind tibi» white at extreme base dorsad and the distal four tarsal joints of middle 
legs purple as in punctutieeps. From aurifaxeiatus in the coloration of the first two pairs of 
legs. Funiele 1 a little longer than wide; scape and pedicel dark purple, rest of antennaj dull 
yellow. 

From one female caught in forest. May l.'i. 1914 (A. I', Do.ld). 

Habitat: Chindera ( Tweed Kiver), New Smith Wales. 

Type: No. Uy2S90, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag with tyi)e 
punctaticeps. 



32 MEMOmS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

10. NEANASTATUS TRINOTATUS new sjjecies. 

Fcnuili : — Length, 2.70 iiiiii. 

Deej) orange yellow, the lower face lighter, the wings hyaline; a conspicuous beehive- 
shaped marking on over caiidal third of the mesopleurum and a moderate sized cross-stripe on 
dorsal abdomen a short distance before tip, jet black; these markings conspicuously contrasting. 
Two minute black dots on hind coxa above at base and on base of abdomen a narrow black 
cross-stripe and at about middle two minute li\jic-k dots at each margin (dorsal aspect) in an 
oblique line. Sculpture as in iiiii.iiiiiicuriinx. Thorax with black pubescence which is moderate. 
Punicle 1 longest, a little longer Ihaii ^\ide. Tliis species resembles in its gross marking 
Lrptnwafitix avrfttiforpiis (Jiranlt. 

Kroni one female taken Mandi "i, ];I14. s\\ee[iing jungle (A. P. Dodd). 

flultitat : L'ooktown, (Queensland. 

Ti/JK : Xo. HitJS!>7. (^ni-ensland Museum. B'risbane, the female on a tag. 

11, NEANASTATUS REYMONDI n.w species. 

fviiiah: — Lengtli. 2.20 nun. 

Nearly similar to pniwfaliccpf: but very dark a'neous green, the head sneous coppery; 
the middle femur is dark greenish proximad. Differing .specifically as follows: Funicle 1 and 
the pedicel are a little longer than wide; the fore wing is uniformly stained and the discal 
cilia proximad of the oblique hairless line is somewhat coarser (about 11 lines in each), the 
venation is darker; there is a distinct carina between bases of antennae and no impressions 
for the scape while at base of scutellum there is no distinct cross-groove reaching from axilla 
to axilla as in [nitictatU'eifs. 

Described from one female caught in forest, Decemlier 25, 1912. 

Hdbitot: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. H 1/289:3. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; wings and an 
antenna on a slide with slide type of piiiictdticcps Girault. 

Dedicated to Paul Dubois Reyniond. 

A common sjiecies on certain trees in the lied (if Cape Ki\"er ( SejitemVier). 

12. NEANASTATUS MAXIMICORPUS new species. 

Ftiiiiile: Length, 3 mm. 

Very dark greenish blue, the wings hyaline; head except a metallic stripe across npi)er 
occiput, antenna^ pronotum niesad broadly at cephalic half, propodeum, distal margin of 
scutellum, hind femur and hind tibia, orange yellow; jiropleurum just above cephalic co.xaj 
(the ventral border of propleurum rather broadly), first two pairs of legs and distal two thirds 
of hind coxa, bright lemon yellow; front femora and tibiiP more or less orange; caudal 
margin of segment 2 of abdomen very narrowly silvery white, the broad whitish band around 
base of the abdomen thus absent. Thorax and abdomen finely polygonally scaly, the thorax 
dorsad i)ilose. Second segment of abdomen at meson of caudal margin very slightly excised, 
the other segments practically straight there. Head densely, finely punctate. Funicle 1 
longest, somewliat longer tlian wide. 

Frorii one female, taken Man-Ii (i. 1014 in jungle (A. P. Dodd). 

/Idhildl: Cooktown, QueeusUnid. 

Type: No. HySSilil, (Queensland .Museum, P.risliane, tiic female on a tag. 



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TABLE TO THE SPECIES OF NEANASTATUS GIRAULT. 
Body, excliuling apiiendagos, wholly metallic groeu (but the abdomen with a silvery or yellowish 
band near base). 
Scutellum with a transverse groove at base. Baud of abdomen silvery. 

Wings hyaline; cephalic and middle legs silvery white; joints 1-2 of fuuiclo sub(|iiad- 
rate, shorter than the pedicel. Grass green .. .. puuctaticTiK (Jirault. 

Scutellum without such a groove. Dark metallic green. 

Wings uniformly, very lightly stained; band of abdomen silvery; middle femur 
concolorous at base . . . . . . . . . . . . rcymondi Girault. 

Wings hyaline; band of abdomen golden orange. Middle femur all yellow .. 

ninifdscuitus Girault. 
Compare iiicoiispicuiis Girault. 
Body excluding appendages, dark metallic green but marked with yellow. Abdomeu with a 
silvery band more or less distinct. 
Head concolorous. 

Scutum with a long, rectangular yellow area down its center; cephalic and middle 
legs yellow except middle coxa; hind legs concolorous except tarsi. Fore 
wings with a rectangular smoky area against venation and with its middle at 
stigmal vein. Band of abdomen lemon yellow- . . . . cinctiventris Girault. 

Head more or less marked with yellow. Wings hyaline. 

Head nearly entirely yellow (excepting a stripe across upper or middle occiput). 

Pronotum mesad broadly at cejjhalic half, jiropodeum, distal margin of scutellum 
and hind femora and tibia) orange yellow; part of jiropleurum and first 
two pairs of legs, lemon yellow. Caudal margin of segment 2 of abdomen 
very narrowly silvery white. Funicle 1 longer than wide 

ma.rim icorptts Girault. 

Vertex orange yellow; rest of head, prepectus, jironotum except lateral margins, 

propleura, proventer, coxa?, middle legs, tarsi, fore legs, hind femur distad, 

hind tibiai proximad, lemon yellow . . . . . . auriveriex Girault. 

The same but the pronotum with only the caudal margin narrowly metallic, the 
caudal femur all metallic and distal four joints of middle tarsi purple . . 

dcscrtcnsis Girault. 
Head nearly all green, the mouth alone yellow-. 

Pronotum, teguUe and a little less than proximal fourth of abdomen dorsad, 
golden yellow; first two pairs of legs yellow except middle coxa and middle 
femur a little at base. Hind tibia just below knee white . . 

flaiipronotitm Girault. 
Body, excluding appendages, yellow marked with black cu- metallic. 
Abdomen metallic except the silvery band near base. 

Golden yellow; scutellum, propodeum, mesopleurum excejit cephalic margin, mesoventer 
and hind legs except coxa and distal third of fenuir ventrad, dark metallic 
purple. Wings hyaline . . . . . . . . pur pureiscut ellum Girault. 

Orange yellow; scutellum except lateral and distal margins, dorsal edge of caudal 
femur and all of caudal tibis except tip, purple. Funicle 1 nearly twice the 
length of the pedicel. Wiugs a little stained under the marginal vein . . 

jia r im t'soplcu ru i)i Girault. 
Abdomen mostly yellow. 

Deep orange yellow, the wings hyaline; caudal third of mesopleurum and a stripe 
across dorsal abdomeu a short distance before tip. jet black. Two dots on 
hind coxa dorsad at base and a pair of marginal dots on abdomen at about 
middle . . . . . . ■ . • ■ • • ■ • ■ ■ liinotattis Girault. 

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34 MEMOISS OF THE QUEENSLAND MVSEVM. 

MESEUSANDALUM new geuiis. 
Female: — Form elongate, the abdomen long and conical, distinctly longer tban the rest 
of the body, the ovipositor exserted distinctly bnt shortly. In Ashmead 's (1904) table of 
genera running to Eusandalum Batzburg (the middle tarsi are armed) but the antennee are 
11-jointed with a ring-joint and a 2-jointed club, the flagellum filiform, the club not distinctly- 
differentiated. Legs slender, the hind tibia with a single spur. Second abdominal segment 
very slightly incised at meson of caudal margin, others entire, segment 2 a little the longest,. 
3 distinctly the shortest, 7 nearly as long as 2. Scutum with two longitudinal impressions,, 
incomplete from caudad. Axilla- widely separated, their inner margins regularly curved. 
Stigmal vein subsessile, the postinarginal short but over twice the length of the stigmal, the 
marginal vein moderately short, distinctly shorter than the submarginal, much longer than the 
postmarginal. Face almost carinated as in the Dirrhinini. Genal suture distinct. Strigil 
present. Lateral ocelli at extreme eephalo-lateral angles of vertex, barely separated from the 
pyos, the latter n.iked. See the third species. 

1. MESEUSANDALUM CYANEIVENTRIS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 4.2n nini.. inehidiiig the ovipositor. 

Dark metallic green, the scutellum, axilla; and abdomen coppery or bronze, the venter 
of abdomen blue. Wings hyaline. Legs and antenna? concolorous except knees and proximal 
four tarsal joints which are wliitc. Pedicel short, a little shorter than distal club .ioint, which 
is next shortest of the flagellum; ring-joint large; funicle 1 long and slender, 2 and 3 subequal,. 
a little shorter than 1, somewhat over thrice longer than wide; others gradually shortening, the 
distal club joint ovate, not much longer than wide. First tarsal joint of middle legs not half 
the length of the same joint of hind legs, which is slender. Scrobes glabrous. Head and thorax 
densely, finely scaly, the scutellum more finely so, nearly longitudinally lineolated. Propodeum, 
without carina", delicately scaly. Pronotum with transverse lineolations. 

From one female taken January 7, 1914 in forest. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Ttipe: No. HyiSyi, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag. 

2. MESEUSANDALUM STYLATUS new .species. 

Female: — Length, 0.75 mm., excluding the ovipositor which is extruded for a length equal 
iv that of the abdomen or a little more. 

Differs from the preceding in having the abdominal stylus nearly as long as the 
extruded portion of ovipositor, the hind tibia bears two spurs, segment 2 of abdomen has a 
slight incision at caudal meson and is as long as or a little longer than 3, the stigmal and 
postmarginal veins are a little longer, the color is purplish, the fore wLngs stained more 
especially longitudinally along the middle out to apex of venation, the tibise are reddish browm 
except cephalic ones just below knees, the postmarginal vein is over twice the length of the- 
stigmal, the tarsi brown; head and thorax densely finely punctate including a contrasting 
semicircular area at caudal meson of propodeum and which is more than half the length of that 
region at the meson; this area is deeply sutured from the transverse, subglabrous mesal portion of 
the propodeum and appears to belong to the abdomen. Spiracle large, round, with a curved 
sulcus just mesad of it; no carina; on propodeum. Segments 2 and 3 of abdomen glabrous, the 
following transversely, finely wrinkled, the last (7) and the stylus punctate like the thorax,, 
the stylus with a .sharp median carina. Caudal margin of pronotum conically produced distadj 
subacute at apex. Funicle 1 as long as the scape, four times tlie length of the distal antenna! 
joint which is much shorter than the joint preceding it. 

From one female caught on a tree trunk, 2-9-13 (H. Hacker). 

Habitat: Enoggera (Brisbane), Queensland. 

Type: No. HygS95, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one female minuticn-mouuted ;. 
middle and hind legs and an antenna on a slide. 



AUSTSALIAN HYMEXOrTEHA CnALCIDOIDEA, TH.—GIEAVLT. 35 

3. MESEUSANDALUM COMPRESSISCAPUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 3.1(1 mm. ineUiding ovipositor. 

Differs from cyancivintris in being somewhat smaller, the ovipositor e.xtruded somewhat 
less (the stylus as long as it in both si)ecies), the scape is distinctly compressed (uniformly 
expanded ventrad its entire length, the expansion straight, not convex) ; the ring-joint is wider, 
the flagellum more slender, the club less differentiated, the jiedicel somewhat shorter; the post- 
marginal vein is somewhat longer, the venation very pale, the scutelhim a little more finely lined 
longitudinally. Jlind tibial spur single. 

Described from one female. 

Hahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyJSOti, Queensland Museum, Jirisbaiie, the specimen on a tag witli tyjie 
cyaiieieentris and an antenna and hind tibia on a slide with an antenna of a female cyaiuifenlris. 

This genus is perhaps Eusaitdiilum but the exceptional antenna; are not mentioned in 
the various descriptions of that genus and it is ncit the business of systematic Ijiology to gues.s. 

Genus SOLINDINELLEI'S Girault. 

Head normal, from cephalic aspect rounded, the genal sulcus distinct, the eyes rounded 
and bearing short, scattered, inconspicuous hairs; the antenna^ inserted slightly below ventr.al 
ends of eyes, their scrobes short but distinct. Antenna; lU- jointed, subclavate, one ring-joint, 
the scape short, the pedicel small, not half the size of the first funiele joint which is longest of 
the funiele; cluli 2-jointed. ovate. Lateral ocelli not touching the eye margins. Scutelhim 
very short, triangular, simple but with a median sulcus, the axilla; very small, very widely 
separated, obscure. Abdomen sessile, so much compressed as tn be merely a line from dorsal 
aspect, as long as the thorax, the ovipositor not exserted. 8cutum impressed, the furrows 
complete. Jtiddle tibial spur long and stout, two thirds the length of the middle tarsus, the 
proximal joint of the latter ventrad with dense black teeth; these teeth are also on succeeding 
joints and around the base of the tibial spur but less dense. Cephalic femur lightly swollen, 
unarmed but with a line of solitary, stiff hairs. Hind legs normal, the spur single. Wings 
hyaline, the j)Ostmarginal vein long, suliequal to the marginal and four or more times longer 
than the stigmal which is well developeil. Marginal fringes sliort. Hody mi'tallic, sculptured, 
varicolored. Corrected descrijition. 

Like Neaiutstatiis excluding the shape of the abdomen. 

1. SOLINDINELLEUS PULCHRICORPUS Girault. Female. Genotype. 

Length, '2.79 mm. Dark metallic greenish, the long scutal impression and the scutelluni 
distad coppery. Marked with bright lemon yellow as follows: TIi head except center of vertex 
between the lateral ocelli and a broad stripe frdm side to side (eye to eye) of the occiimt; 
the legs except proximal half of caudal coxje, ]iroximal two thirds of caudal femora, all of 
caudal tibiae (except at each end), the dusky distal tarsal joint and the tip of the middle tibial 
spur; proximal third of tegute; and a whitish band around most of the caudal margin of 
jironotum (dorsal aspect). An orange yellow, transverse-elliptical s|iot on jiropodenm, each 
side of meson, as seen from dorsal aspect just on each side of the apex of scutelluni. The 
latter bears a tlun clump of long white hairs on each side before apex. Antenna; brownish, the 
scape yellow ventrad, the pedicel the same at tip. Head and scutum with irregular, more or 
less obscnre punctures, the mesonotum densely shagreened or reticulated. Venation dusky. 
A more or less obscure yellowish stripe near base of abdmnen, lateral aspect. The =!pecies 
resembles Neaitastatus maximicorpus. There is also a rather large, triangular lemon yellow 
spot just eephalad of mesopleurum. Type re-examined. 

Babitat: Brisbane, Queensland. Associated with galls. July. 

Type: No. Hy2S9~, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a female on a tag. 



36 MEMOIES OF THE QDEEXSLAND MUSEUM. 

NEOCALOSOTEE new genus of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Head not much excavated, the frons somewhat concave, the antennal serobes 
distinct, the vertex rather thin. Eyes moderately large, bare; ocelli iu an equilateral triangle, 
the lateral ones rather farther from the eye margins than from the median ocellus. Antennie 
inserted at the mouth border; 11-jointed, no ring -joint, the club 3 jointed; similar to the male 
antenna; of the genus Scelio Latreille; seajjc not distinctly swollen nor very long; pedicel a 
little longer than first funicle joint, which is distinctly longer than wide; funicles 2-6 shortening 
all somewhat wider than long, the sixth distinctly so. Mandibles 4-dentate, the teeth small. 
Legs all normal; middle tarsi without strong teeth ventrad; posterior tibial with two apical 
spurs. Pronotum longer than the scutum ; parajisidal furrows deep and distinct. Axillaj rather 
widely separated. Propodeum with many irregular faint cross-carinffi, also rather faint median 
and lateral carina;. Scutellum with a delicate cross-suture before apex. Abdomen barely as 
long as the thorax; conic-ovate, the ovipositor exserted for a length equal to two thirds that of 
the abdonien, second segment deeply incised at meson of caudal margin, occupying over one 
third of the surface; caudal margins of remaining segments straight; third scarcely one fourth 
as long as second; fourth and fifth subequal, together as long as second. Wings perfect; 
marginal vein not much shorter than submarginal; stigmal vein short and curved; post- 
marginal barely as long as the stigmal. 

1. NEOCALOSOTER PULCHRIPENNIS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, 3.25 mm., excluding the ovipositor. 

Black; most of lower face, propleura and cephalic margin of pronotum, venter of 
thorax more or less, basal two thirds of ovipositor and the antennse (except the scape), reddish 
brown; femora and tibiae somewhat suffused with brown; tarsi and antennal scape bright 
golden yellow; abdomen steel blue. Head (exeeirt lower portion of face), pronotum, scutum, 
scutellum (except apex) and second abdominal segment smooth and shining. Kest of abdomen, 
lower portion of face and apex of scutellum, very finely scaly. Fore wings hyaline, with an 
irregular smoky transverse band across wing at joining of marginal and submarginal veins 
and another at apex of marginal vein and involving the stigmal vein, the second band much 
the wider. 

Described from one female caught by Mr. F. P. Dodd in December, 1913. 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (Kuranda. near Cairns). 

Type: No. Hy 2S9S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a female on a tag, the head and a 
liind leg on a slide. 

Genus PAROODEBELLA Girault. 
Synonym: Parasolindenia Girault. 
The same as Aiiastatus l)ut the wings mere scales, absent or greatly reduced. 

1. PAROODERELLA APTERA Girault. Female. Genotj-pe. 

Length, 3.25 mm. 

Very dark metallic green, nearly black; base of abdomen with a silvery white stripe 
across it above, narrower mesad, broader beneath; distal four antennal joints white; tarsi and 
knees yellowish; scape brownish. First funicle joint longest, longer than pedicel, funicles 
2 and 3 nearly as long as 1, subequal. Mesoseutum punctate. Hind tibise with one spur. 
Front femur beneath emarginate near apex. "Wingless. 

Habitat : Cairns, Queensland. 

Type: No. 1.1S71, South Australian Museum. Adelaide. 



ACSTEALIAN HYMENOPTEFA CHALCinolIiEA, VlI.—ailUriT. 37 

2. PAROODERELLA HEMIPTERA (Girault). Female. Genotype of Paramlindenla Girault. 

Length, 3.50 mm. 

Head and abdomen dark melallic- green, the thorax reddish, the legs concoloroiis with it; 
a white band across base of abdomen; proximal half of antenna yellowish white (scape, 
pedicel, ring-joint and first three funicle joints, 3 suffused with dusky), the rest black. Fore 
wings fuscous and hispid from base of marginal vein to apex but interrupted more than half 
way to the apex by a central, triangular naked and hyaline spot, which extends nearly to 
margins from opposite sides. Funicle 1 longest but yet subcqual to 3, the following shortening, 
the club shorter than scape. Head with a scaly sculpture and also the thorax and abdomen but 
less rough. Posterior wings hyaline. Marginal vein long, rather broail, the stigmal very short, 
the postmarginal nearly absent. Fore wing densely hispid excei>t in [jlai'ps. 

Uabiiai: Cairns, Queensland. 

Type: No. 1.1275. South Australian .Museum, Adelaide. 

3. PAROODERELLA MANCA new species. 

Female: — Length, '^..'iO nnn.. exclusive of ovipositor which is extrmled for a length equal 
to a fourth that of the abdomen. 

Mahogany brown, wingless, the head and cephalic coxa.^ dark metallic purple, the abdomen 
lustrous black, also the hind legs; legs otherwise brown (iiududing caudal tarsi) washed with 
a little metallic purple. Scape brown; rest of antenna black. Valves of ovipositor brownish, 
darker at base. Thorax washed here and there with metallic purplish. A broad silvery band 
around abdomen just out from base. Wings scale like, not twice longer than wide, brownish, 
distad truncate, without marginal cilia and only with a subniarginal vein which rvnis to apex; 
wings not reaching abdomen, their discal eiliation coutiiied to apex. Funicle 1 like a ring-joint, 
2 longest, nearly twice longer than wide, 3 somewhat shorter, a little longer than the pedicel; 
others shortening and broadening, 5 and 6 sulxpiadrate, S distinctly wider than long. Hind 
tibial sjjur single. Mesonotal ridges acute. Eyes nearly liarc. Scutum with a median carina. 
Head and thorax subglabrous, the scutellum longitudinally lineolated. Segments 2 and 3 of 
abdomen obtusely incised at meson caudad, the caudal margins of the other segments straight, 
caudad of segment 3. the surface scaly. AxilUu distinctly sejiaratcd a short distance, longest 
cephalo-caudad. 

From one female taken May in. 11114 by sweeping forest. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy2SllO. Queensland ]Museum, Brisliane. the specimen on a tag; caudal leg, 
antenna and a wing on a slide. 

4. PAROODERELLA SEMIPUTATA new species. 

Similar in all respects to maiiea but the valves of the ovi]iosifor are white, dark at 
extreme tip and base, the thorax and legs are wholly metallic purple, the band over base of 
abdomen is obscure or absent, the frous is broader (in iiiniiea moderately narrow), the pedicel 
is somewhat longer, subequal to funicle 2 which is subequal to 3 and 4, the scutum lacks the 
median carina (in both species the lateral ridges of scutum are sharp carinas), the head is 
jdainly scaly, the mesopleurum more coarsely longitudinally lined. Wings apparently the same 
but hyaline. Caudal margins of abdominal segments not seen. Tarsi white. Abdomen scaly. 
Scape dusky at tip dorsad. 

From one female taken by sweeping jungle along a forest streandet, June 29, J 913. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S900, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag with type 
manea; jiortion of antenna on slide with type- »ifl/ic((. 



38 MEMOmS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

5. PAROODERELLA SEWITECTA new species. 

Female: — Of the same stature and so forth as scmiputata but differing in having the 
scape coneolorous, valves of ovipositor not extruded, bromiish at tip, the silvery white band 
of the abdomen distinct, the very small wings longer, fuscous with a rather broad central 
hyaline cross-stripe as long as the proximal fuscous part, longer than the distal fuscous portion 
(in semiputata the minute wings are mostly uncolorcil, fuscous at base). Otherwise about the 
same; antenual segmentation the same. 

From one female taken November S, 191.3 by swee]iing forest. 

EaUtat: Stewart 's Creek (Towusville). Queensland. 

Type: No. By 2001, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag with type 
favithorax. 

A second female at Peutland, Queensland, forest in early September. The caudal 
margins of abdominal segments are not incised. 

6. PAROODERELLA FLAVITHORAX new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 3 mm. 

Head dark metallic green, the thorax, legs, scape, pedicel, ring-joint and first three 
funicle joints, honey yellow; rest of antenna black; abdomen dark purple, with a broad, 
silvery white band around base. Wings vestigial but perfect, reaching to end of proximal third 
of the abdomen, with a rather broad band of fuscous across apical edge and another much 
broader one a short distance proximad from distal part of submarginal and proximal two 
thirds of marginal veins. Scutellum densely scaly, the scutum polished, the axillro scaly, the 
head less so. Caudal margin of abdominal segments sliglitly incised at meson, the abdomen 
reticulated, the third segment smoother. Eyes practically naked. AntennsB 13- jointed, with 
one large ring-joint, the club long, 3-jointed; pedicel subequal to funicle 3 which is longest 
of the funicle, 1 slightly shorter, 2 a little shorter than 1 which is subequal to 4, the distal 
joint slightly longer than wide. Hind tibial sjiurs double, uuich unequal, tlie first tarsal joint 
long and slender, 

Male: — Not known. 

Described from one female captured by sweejiing in jungle, November 1.5, 1913 (A.P,D.). 

Habitat: Harvey's Creek (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HySDOS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag. 



Cfxi's CKRAMBYCOBIUS Ashmead. 
1. CERAMBYCOBIUS PAX Girault, Female. 

Length, 4 mm., exclusive of the long ovijiositor which is curved downward and is a little 
longer than the abdomen. 

Metallic green, abdomen and scutellum purple, ovipositor brown, its sheaths black; 
antenna! dark purple; tibi» brown except above, tarsi brown. Fore wings deeply infuscated, 
the fumation divided through the middle by a clear line. Postmarginal vein nearly twice the 
length of the stigmal. Posterior tibiaj with one spur. Face deeply exca\ated above antennse, 
the excavation smooth and shining, the cephalic ocellus distant from it, the lateral ocelli closer 
to cephalic one than to eye margins; before the cephalic ocellus a subquadrate, smooth 
depression and a fovea behind each lateral ocellus; vertex rather coarsely punctate; eyes with 
barely perceptible hairs, practically naked. Body with sculpture like that of Tetrastichus. 
Axilla; just touching inwardly. Scai]e extending far beyond the vertex, foliaceously dilated or 
comjiressed but not convexly, the foliation uniform and distinct; first funicle joint shorter 
than the pedicel, not much longer than wide, second and third joints longest, subequal, longer 



AUSTRALIAN HYMEXOPTERA VH ALCIDOIDKA. VIL—aiRArhT. 39 

than the pedicel, the other joints shortening but all longer than ivide. Antennae 1?. jointed, 
■club 3-jointed, no ring-joint. Antennsc inserted near the middle of the face. Head wider than 
long. Valves of ovipositor densely, shortly feathery, straight. Incisions of abdominal segments 
small, inconspicnoiis, the abdomen cylindrical, a liltle longer than the tliorax. Corrected 
description. 

Habitat: Kiiranda, t|)neensland. .Jungle, November 4, llill. 

Tape: Xo. Hii3;)0J, Queensland Jluseum, Brisbane, the above female on a tag, the legs 
and antenna" on a slide. 

SrBFAMiLV TAX EOJSTK i M 1 X,K. 
This sulifamily is distinguished from the A|ihelinina^ by usually bearing a ]i(istMiargin:il 
vein and usually the marginal vein is much reduced, the middle tibial spur stout, the iiara])sidal 
furrows variable, curved off laterad and sometimes meeting before apex. The mesopleurum is 
always entire and convex and this is the cliaracteristic of the grnup. 

TANEOSTKIMOMVIA new genus. 

Characterized by the 11-jointed antenna', the club solid ■■ind well detined. the scape short, 
slightly convexed beneath or slightly compressed, the funicle joints all transverse linear, the 
first two like, ring-joints, the third a little less like 1 being wider, the others wider and of 
equal width. Pedicel somewhat longer than wide at apex. Parajisidal furrows rather widely 
separated caudad, meeting scutellum just mesad of the niesal ends of the axilla?. Mandibles 
tridentate. Hind tibial spur single. Axilla rather widely separated. Thorax clothed with 
scattered, short, stiil, black setiB. Marginal vein of moderate length, not long, a little longer 
than or subequal to the slender stigmal and postmargiual veins. 

1. TANEOSTIGMOMYIA SPENCERI new species. Female. Genotype. 

Length, II. S2 nun. 

Lemon yellow, the scutum and paraj)sidcs orange yellow, the appendages concolorous, the 
wings hyaline; three distinct (and a fourth and tifth less distinct, proximad and distad of 
them respectively) black stripes across the abdomen proximad of middle. Cephalic and caudal 
(centrally) margins of proj)odeum and dorsal thoracic sutures black. A fuscous, oblique spot 
across the cephalic margin of each axilla. Fore wings densely ciliate, the marginal fringes 
short. Valves of ovipositor slightly exserted, black. Club as long as the scape. 

Habitat: Kuranda, Queensland. Forest, September 12, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Ti/pe: X'o. HijJlfii)-!. Queensland Museum. Brisliane, the female on a tag; hind leg and 
the head on a slide. 

TANEOSTIGMOIDPILLA new genus. 

Somewhat like Taiicostigmodes Ashmead but the antenna; 9-joiuted with one very short 
ring-joint, the club 3-jointed, the three funicle joints much longer than wide, the first distinctly 
more than twice longer th.an wide. Scai)e greatly, foliaceonsly dilated ventrad.* Mandibles 
bidentate, tlfe second tooth broadly truncate at apex. Parapsidal furrows widely separated 
eaudad. Axilla? also well separated, well advanced into the jiarapsides, the latter very short, 
curved. Scutellum with a thin, transverse suture near its distal margin. Marginal vein as 
long as the snbmarginal, the stigmal very short but longer than the extremely short i>ost- 
marginal. Abdomen flat above, conic-ovate, the ovi]>ositor barely exserted. 

1. TANEOSTIGMOIDELLA NYMPHA new species. Female. Genotype. 
Length, 1.3.j nun. 

Pale honey yellow, the abdomen black but concolorous along the lateral aspect and with 
a narrow honey yellow strii>e across out from base, this stripe interrupted at meson by the 

• Convexly so. 



40 MEMOmS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

black. Axilla; deeper in color; legs pale straw yellow; transverse suture of seutellum, scape, 
proDotum and flagellum black. Wings hyaline. Scutum with dense, stiff black pubescence, the 
seutellum with six long black hairs. Thorax scaly, non-metallic. Funieles 2 and 3 subequal, 
distinctly longer than the pedicel; joints 1 and 2 of the club subequal, longer than wide. 
Scape silvery white at extreme tip. 

Hdbitat: Seymour (Ingham), Queensland. Jungle, February, 3913. 

Type: No. EySOOS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

A second female was taken in jungle at Gordonvale, Queensland, .June 4, 1913. 

2. TANEOSTIGMOIDELLA MIXTA new species. Female. 

Length, O.SO mm. Like the genotype structurally. Orange yellow; abdomen black; 
propodeum, scape, except the black ventral margin of the foliation, pedicel, funicle 1 and the 
whole of one side of the other two funicle joints, the distal two thirds of the distal club joint 
and the legs, silvery w-hite. Tip of abdomen rather broadly, two triangular or cuneate spots 
on the lateral margins (dorsad) of proximal half, a large round area with a black dot in its 
middle at distal third laterad. of abdomen, also silvery white. Antenna} otherwise black. 
Fore wings obscurely infuscated centrally. Scape with an oblique black stripe across it from 
the black ventral margin. Joint 1 of funicle not much longer than its width, the other two 
each a little wider than long; antenna? 9- jointed, one ring-joint. 

Hdhitat: Townsville, Queensland. Associated with ornamental plants (rubber), July 11, 



1912. 



Type: Xo. IlyiDOO, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 



3. TANEOSTIGMOIDELLA ARGENTISCUTELLUM new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.2.5 mm., excluding ovipositor. 

Silvery white; face and meson of pronotum, thoracic sutures very narrowly, the sclerite 
between seutellum and postscutellum, propodeal spiracle, thorax laterad of postscutellum dorsad, 
abdomen except lateral aspect and antenna; except scape at base and at apex dorsad, jet black. 
Caudal tibial dusky just below knee. A broad strijje across middle occiput (broken centrally) 
and a blotch on each side above it around edge of cheeks, also black. Vertex, scutum, parapsides 
and axilla; deep orange yellow. Wings hyaline. Scutum with dense black, stiff but inclinate 
pubescence. Thorax densely shagreened, the propodeum with a median ridge, delicately scaly, 
its caudal edge black. Seutellum with only about six black setse in pairs, the caudal pair 
largest, the sclerite suffused with yellow. Parapsides narrow, boomerang-shaped. Valves of 
ovipositor slightly extruded, black. Mandibles bidentate, the second tooth broadly truncate. 
Funicles 2-3 subequal, somewhat longer than wide, each somewhat shorter than 1, slightly 
longer than the pedicel which is subequal to club 1. Scape greatly dilated. Eing-joint distinct. 
Caudal wings with about nine lines of discal cilia. Hind tibial spurs double. Abdomen 
purj)lisli. 

From one female caught in jungle. .July 30, 1914 (A. 1'. Dodd). 

lliihited: (iordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Hy 2909, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and a 
hind leg with slide type of Zarhopcdoieles ei:r)llari.<i. 

EUTEICHOSOMELLA new genus. 

Like Tiiiieostieinioidelhi Girault but the club solid, the face intlexed, the eyes strongly 

convergent at dorsal edge of the face, the antenna; inserted farther ventrad being at the mouth 

border, the scape slender. Antennre 7-jointed with one short ring-joint. Mandibles with two 

minute teeth, the second tooth followed by a broad truncated piece. Parapsidal furrows 



jrSTHALIAX HYMEXOPTEHA CIIALCIDOIDEA, VlI.—tllUAULT. 41 

delicate. Scutelhim finely louiiitiuliually striated, without an apparent cross-suture near apex. 
Fore wings quite as in Aphehiius; int'useated. 8cutollum long. Like Apliehnux but tlie eyes 
convergent, the face infle.xed, the antenn;i:> with a ring-joint, the middle tibial spur stout. 

1. EUTRICHOSOMELLA ALBICLAVA new species. Female. Genotype. 

Length, il.sn mm. llouey yellmv, the scutellum and abdomen orange yellow; face of 
pronotum, mesojileura, a strijie across base of abdomen and another across at distal three 
fourths, dusky. Fore wings stained under the marginal vein, the stain accented at apex of 
submarginal and stigmal veins. Thorax finely scaly. Discal cilia proximad of the oblique 
hairless line twice coarser thau the main ciliation, aliout from 7 to S lines. Scape, i)edicel, 
funicle 1 and the legs orange yellow; club white, rest of antennae yellowish white. Funicle 1 
shortest, a little wider than long, 2 and 3 snbequal, each a little longer than wide. Pedicel 
long, two thirds the length of the funicle. 

Hahitiit: Gordonvale (Cairns) and Cooktown, (|)neenshind. .lungle, ilay S, 19i:J 
(A. P. Dodd) at Gordonvale (type). 

Type: Xo. Eyi'JOT, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

2. EUTRICHOSOMELLA MULTIFASCIATA new species. 

Female: — Length, ].10 nun. 

Very similar to alhichii'a Girault but differing in the following particulars: The jiedicel 
is distinctly longer, subelougate; the funicle joints are longer, 3 a little longer than 2; the 
caudal pair of the four bristles on margin of scutum are minute, not large, coarse and equal 
to the cephalic pair as in the genotype; the cephalic pair of bristles on scutum are smaller; 
the disc of scutum is naked, not with a half dozen or so scattered setaj; the bristle on each 
axilla and the four on scutellum are all snmllcr; the scutellum is densely polygonally reticulated; 
the axilla3 meet inwardly, not rather widely separated; the abdomen bears about iive cross- 
stripes of black; the fore wings are more uniformly infn.scated, the iufuscation only accented 
proximad of the hairless line at base of marginal vein and there rather indefinitely; the cilia 
proximad of the hairless line are finer and there are about eleven lines (only about six in the 
genotype) ; and the middle tiliia) are fuscous except at tips. The funicle is wholly white in 
both species, the hind tibia? fuscous below knees. The same otherwise. 

General color pale yellow. Cross-stri])CS on abdonu>n coinmenciug some distance out 
from Viase. 

From one female captured from a window, December 1-t. I'.Mi. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Gairns), Queensland. 

Tiipc: No. Ey;200S. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

3. EUTRICHOSOMELLA BLATTOPHAGA new species. 

Female: — Length, l.l.j nun. 

Very similar to aWiclava Girault but not markcil at all ttith black and the iufuscation 
under the marginal vein of fore wing is very faint and unif(uin. Sidi's and venter of thoi'ax 
lemon yellow. Only the abdomen and vertex is orange yelhiw. rephalic femur swollen. 
Abdomen squarely truncate at apex. 

From many specimens reared with Bhittieiihi ayhiiieaili from native Mattid eggs, February 
(A. P. Dodd). Jungle. 

Habitat: Babinda, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySdin, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, five females on a slide with type 
Blatticida ashmeadi Girault. 



42 MEMOIEU OF THE QUEENSLAND MCSEl'M. 

illSCOGASTEKOMORPHA new genus. 
Head normal, the face inflexed, tbe serobes well developed, the mandibles strong, triden- 
tate, the antennaj inserted ventrad of the middle of the face, 13-jointed and as in Fteromalus 
except that the two ring-joints are not quite so large; funiele joints all somewhat longer than 
wide and all somewhat longer than the pedicel; club 3-jointed. Scape slender, long. AxilUo 
barely separated, the delicate curved parapsidal furrows joining distinctly some distance 
before reaching the caudal margin of the scutum, the latter simple. Propodeum very short, 
laterad of the spiracle with two parallel carina; (nearly in the lateral as|ieet yet dorsad). 
Abdomen short and stout, ovate, produced beneath, the ovipositor not exserted, none of the 
segments greatly lengthened. Fore wings as in Fteromalus, the well-developed postmarginal 
vein two thirds the length of the marginal, longer tlian the stigmal. Pubescence not conspicu- 
ous. Hind tibiiO with but one spur. 

1. MISCOGASTEROMORPHA AJAX new species. Female. Genotype. 

Length, 1.6.5 mm. [Shining black, the abdomen (except the flat dorsal surface nearly 
to extreme tip) and legs honey yellow, the legs rather lemon yellow; first and third coxae and 
base of second coxaj black. Wings hyaline, scai>e lemon yellow, the flagelUim black. Imme- 
diate base of abdomen dorsad yellow. Mesopleurum glabrous, the pronotum and mesonotum 
densely scaly. Funiele joints more or less subequal. Fore wings moderately, densely ciliated, 
the marginal cilia short. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland, .luiigle, .Tune 101, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Type: No. HyS911, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head and a hind tibia on a slide. 

Mr. A. P. Dodd has identified a second specimen of this species from the same place. 

2. MISCOGASTEROMORPHA EUPELMIFORMIS new species. 
Fematc: — Length, l.ljil mm. 

Resembles in general Enpi'lmcnnorpha ijiiailricotor Girault liut tlie marginal stripe of 
abdomen extends only a little distad of middle; the conical scutum, head, axilla) and scutellum 
are the metallic purple parts while the rest of the coloration is as in that species, except that 
the abdomen is orange yellow. The fore wings have a yellowish tinge. Scape except at tip 
above, pedicel and club white; funiele 6 suffused with whitish, quadrate; funiele 1 longest, a 
little longer than 6 which is shortest and subequal to jiedieel; funiele joints thus all subquad- 
rate but 1 a little longer than wide. Mandibles tridentate. Thorax sculptured about as 
in the Eiipelmomorplia but minute setigerous punctures are visible on the scutum. Disk of 
abdomen at proximal third washed with purple. Segment 2 of abdomen longest, occupying 
about a little less than a fourtli of the surface, the abdomen delicately scaly. 

From one female captured August 13, 1913 by sweeping in forest. 

Uabitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy2913. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag; head 
on a slide between slide types of Eiipilmomorpha quadrieotor and Etipchnomorplia tricolor. 

Gexus ATAXEOSTIGMA Girault. 
Head thin cephalo-caudad, the vertex very short, the antenna" inserted below the middle 
of the face and the ventral ends of the eyes, the seajie cylindrical, the tlagellum filiform, 
C-jointed including the pedicel, no ring-joint. Antenna' 7-jointed, the club not differentiated. 
Postmarginal vein hardly developed, the stigmal very snmll. short, sessile, the nuirginal long 
and slender, as long as the submarginal, the venation as in Coccophagns. Intermediate tibial 
spur three fourths the length of the ]iroximal joint of the middle tarsus, slender, legs normal. 
Axilla> consjiicuously advanced into the parapsides, widely separated, the scutum convex, the 



AUSTE.IIJAX IIYMENOPTESA CI/ALCIDOIDE.I. !'![.— GIEAULT. 43 

furrows delicate ainl iianow Imt distinct, lorved liut nut slicnt. HcntfUuin short, sini|>Ie, 
Abdomen depressed, oval, not quite as lunj)' as tlie thorax. I'roiKMleal spiracle minute, round. 
Mesopleuruni convex, entire. Fore win;,' without an olili(|ne hairless line. I'arapsidal furrows 
widely separated at scutellnui. 

1. ATANEOSTIGMA Pin^CHRA (Urault. Genotype. 

Male: — Length, 3 nini. 

Black, marked with bright lemon yellow as follows: All ot' scutellum exeopt cephalic 
margin and a broad, sagittate area along the median line; a cons})icuous wedge-shai)ed area 
on each side of the abdomen at proximal third, its apex mesad; tlie lateral margins of the 
scutum conspicuously and all of each jiarapside; tlie antenna? (honey yellow); all of head 
except most of the disc of vertex; and the legs, the distal tarsal .joint dusky. Head and 
thorax polygonally reticulated. Wings hyaline. Tyjies re-examined. 

Sabitat : Brisbane, Queensland. 

Types: No. By 3913, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two males on separate slides 
(remounted). 

EUPELMOMORPHA new genus. 

Feiniilc: — Antenuai inserted below the middle of the face, 12-jointed with one very 
short but distinct transverse-linear ring-joint, the club .'i-.jointed ; si'robes forming a triangle. 
Face not iuflexed. Parapsidal furrows delicate, curved off laterally, converging distad and 
barely separated at the scutellum (.-it their extreme apex). AxilUe barely separated. Marginal 
vein short, about a fourth the length of the subniarginal, about four times longer than wide 
and somewhat longer than the stigmal which is rather short and curved; oblique hairless line 
present. Mandibles tridentate, the middle tooth longest. Hind tiliiai sjiur single. I'ost- 
marginal vein absent. The male antennai bear four long brandies. 

Differs from Miacogasteromorpha in lacking the postmarginal vein, the short marginal 
Tein and the single ring-joint which is very short. 

1. EUPELMOMORPHA QUADRICOLOR new species. 

Female: — Length, l.fin iimi. 

Reddish yellow, the propodcum, head, a rather large sulitriangular sjiot in center of 
scutum at cephalic margin or leading from cejilialic margin conically to scutellum, its apex 
subacute and a marginal stripe down the abdomen from base nearly to apex (lateral aspect) 
dark metallic purple. Abdomen suliihur yellow. Legs reddish yellow. Wings hyaline. Distal 
half of scape (excluding bulla) and of pedicel silvery white. Scape long, slender and curved; 
pedicel a little shorter than funicle 6, which is distinctly longer than wide and longer than 
any of the club joints. Panicles 2-3 subequal, nearly thrice longer than wide, 1 and 4 subeijual, 
each slightly shorter than 2 and 3, 5 shorter and thicker, a little shorter than (i. Club shorter 
than the scape, somewhat wider than the funicle. Head finely scaly reticulate, the thorax 
similarly sculptured, the greeu area of scutum with fine whitish hairs; this long cuneate area 
is green instead of purple. Normal for the family and resembling a species of Eupelmus 
except that the ovipositor is not exserted and the aliilomen is more depressed. 

Described from two females taken by sweepiug in the forest, August 13, It) 13. 

Uabitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Types: No. TIy:".n4. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the females on a tag, the heads 
on a slide. 

2. EUPELMOMORPHA TRICOLOR new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.(31) mm. 

The same as the preceding but the whole thorax and cephalic femora are dark metallic 
purple. Scutellum very finely longitudinally striate in both sjiecies. Only the distal third of 
scape white. Scutum green. 

From one female captured January 1, 1913 by sweeinng in forest (A. P. Dodd). 



44 MEMOmS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. EyS'Jlo, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen with types of 
qnadricotor. 

A very similar and common species occurs in the grass of forests at Capeville (Pent- 
land), Queensland. It differs in having the marginal stripe of abdomen complete, thinner 
distad than proximad and the distal lialf of scape white. A minute dot against marginal stripe 
of abdomen at apes of proximal two thirds.* 

3. EUPELMOMORPHA BICOLOR new species. 

Female: — Length. 1.45 mm. 

Similar to Iricolor but smaller, the legs are all concolorous with each other and the- 
marginal stripe of abdomen ends at distal fourth, that is, is somewhat shorter. Also the 
funicle joints are shorter, 2 longest, the others subequal or nearly and a little shorter than 2. 

Prom one female captured by sweeping in forest. January 2, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyddlG, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen witli types of ([Kadri- 
color. , 

Genus TAXEOSTIGMODES Ashmead. 
1. TANEOSTIGMODES GLOBOSUS new species. 

Female: — Length, ].8(i )iliii. Kubust. 

Black, the abdomen and legs (excejrt coxa?) intense lemon yellow, the dorsum of abdo- 
men Avith four broad, regular dusky cross-stripes evenly distributed from base to apex. Antennee 
black, the pedicel and first ring-joint W'hitish, the former dusky above at proximal half, the 
scape greatly foliaceously dilated; funicle 1 a little longer than wide, a little longer than the 
pedicel, 6 a little wider than long; antenna! 13-jointed with one ring-joint. Axilla3 just meet- 
ing, the scutellum acute eaudad, longitudinally lineolatcd ; scutum, axillae and parapsides trans- 
versely lineolated. Parapsidal furrows meeting just a little before tip, complete. Stigmal and 
postmarginal veins long, subetjual, as in Eueomys, the marginal distinctly longer than either; 
wings hyaline, densely ciliate discally (fore wings). Mandibles tridentate, the third tooth 
broadly truncate. Hind tibial spurs single. Face normal. Abdomen stout, as long as the 
rest of the body, the ovipositor not exserted. 

From one female caught in forest, April 9, 1911. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ey391~, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag; head, middle 
and hind tibi.n3 on a slide. 

A. TANEOSTIGMODES GLOBOSUS NOVUS new variety. 

The same but the pedicel wholly white, the abdomen with faint cross-stripes, the cephalic 
femur dusky dorsad and the sclerite just cephalad of tlie mesopleurum margined with golden 
yellow. Also the funicle joints are all a little longer. 

From one female caught May 13, 1911 by sweejjing forest on sand-ridges near coast 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Chindera (Tweed River), New South Wales.f 

Type: No. HySDlS. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag with type 
globosus. 

2. TANEOSTIGMODES BIFASCIATIFRONS new species. 
Female:— Smulitr to i/lohusiix but the folhjwiug j.arts golden or pale yellow: Pro- 
pleurum, tegula?, cosm (except middle coxfe), mesopleurum (deep orange) and ventral half of 
face (but not the cheeks). Ventral half of face with a rather broad, longitudinal stripe down 



• Eupebnomorpha liaivthomei new species. A female type in alcohol. September. Queensland Museum. 
., „ „, tAlso a female by sweeping iu forest along the banks of the Hawkesburv River at Brooklyn. 
N.S.W., November 14, 1914. " 



AUSTRALIAN HYMENOPTEEA CBALCIDOWEA, VIL—GIHAULT. 4.j 

each side about halt' its own wiijth from the eyes. Tip of club and a ioiigitudinal stripe up 
the expansion of the scai>e. pale. Pedicel wholly whitish, somewhat shorter than funiele 1 
which is longest, distinctly longer than wide, the distal fuuicle joints wider than long. Wings 
hyaline. 

From one female caught in forest, Sejitember IL', 191-1. 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland). Queensland. 

Type: No. IIyS919, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female in alcohol with tyi)e of 
Atoposoma unguttatipes Girault and other eulophids. 

SUBFAMItA- APIIKLIXIN^i:. 

This group is related to the Taneostigmina\ The postniarginal vein is always absent, 
the middle tibial spur is rarely stout though often elongate, the femoral furrow is frequently 
present, the thoracic phragma never absent, the marginal vein most frequently as long as the 
submargiual, never punctiform and the jiarapsidal furrows are always distinct and straight. 
Also, the species are rarely metallic and the antennal funiele is never (jjointed. 



Tribe APIIELININr. 

Gen-US APHKLINl'^? Dalman. 

Synonym: Perissopttriis Howard. 

I have been unable to distinguish differences in the thorax of forms of either genus 
and one of the species described below connects the two as far as wing pattern is concerned. 

In Aphelinus the club appears solid or 2-jointed according to the species. In the species 
with the first two funiele joints transverse (e.g. fuscipcnnis Howard), the next joint seems 
to belong to the club but in those species with the funiele joints (juadrate (more or less) the 
third joint from the pedicel seems a part of the funiele. The difference seems graduate. 

1. APHELINUS HAECKELI Girault. 

A female, forest, Gordonvale, Queensland, April 15, 1914. The thorax is without a 
median sulcus, scaly. The general color may be greenish yellow and the abdomen on distal 
half bears obscure dusky cuneate marginal spots. The ovipositor is not shortly extruded as 
in australiensis. Caudal wings with about six lines of discal cilia, aljout four lines in 
australicnsis. Type re-examined. 

2. APHELINUS DIES tiirault. 
Length, 1.30 mm. 
The type is on a slide and was captured by sweeiiing in March. 

3. APHELINUS AUSTRALIENSIS Girault. 

Length, 0.80 mm. 

Thorax with a narrow median grooved line. Mamlibles tridentate. Marginal cilia at 
apex of fore wing very short. Pedicel much longer than proximal club joint, the latter about 
a third the length of distal one. Hind wings near tip with five lines of discal cilia. The type 
is on a slide and was cajitured .Tune 14, 1912. 

4. APHELINUS FUSCIPENNIS Howard. 
One female, October 30, 1911 at Mossuian, Queensland from foliage of a roadside plant. 
Is this really fuscipennis or a parallel or chance Australian species similar to that species? 



46 MEMOmS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

5. APHELINUS PERISSOPTROIDES new species. 

Female: — Length, O.so nun. Conijiareil with t\'pes of riisk-ini, miUoiii and grotiusi. 

In my table of Australian speeies, disregarding the wings, runs to grotiusi from which 
it differs in being flattened and robust, the first cUib joint widens distad and is somewhat wider 
than long while tlie discal ciliation of the fore wings is broken into naked areas forming a 
colorless pattern somewhat as in Perissopterus except that the ciliated spaces are not infuscated 
deeply and the hairless ones less numerous than usual. Prom rusTciiii in the distal ciliation of 
the fore wing and general coloration. From miltoiii much as from grotiusi. From fuscipennis 
in bearing but seven lines of cilia proximad of the hairless line, in having the pattern on the 
fore wing and somewhat different antenna'. The ciliated areas on the fore wing are faintly 
dusky; the bare or half-bare spots are as follows: Apical margm narrowly; a rounded area 
just distad of venation; one in centre of blade opposite stigmal vein and one at caudal margin 
()p])osite the one distad of venation. When viewed with a lens, there appear to be four rounded 
faintly dusky spots arranged in a square in the centre of the wing. Mandibles bidentate. 
Legs white, immaculate. Postscutellum transverse. Scutum with a median groove. 

Prom one female cai:)tured in forest, April 17, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

TJahitat: Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy293(), Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 

This species has all the characters of Perissopterus except the small triangular post- 
scutellum; the mesonotal sclerites seem quite normal as do also those of my Perissopterus 
ine.rpticahiJis. The genus Perissopterus should be carefully seutiniied because its general 
resemblance to Aphelinus is most striking and we have just seen a species of the latter which has 
the fore wings which approach the peculiar type of wing pattern common to species of 
Peris.W[)terus. 

6. APHELINUS MILTONI new speeies. 
Female: — Length, 0.07 mm. 

In my table to the Australian species running to grotiu.'ii Girault from which it differs 
as follows: The general coloration is deeper, being golden or orange yellow; the abdomen is 
somewhat more slender, the ovijiositor somewhat extruded as in mistraliensis; the fore wings 
somewhat broader and Iiear shorter marginal fringes; club 1 is longer than wide (subquadrate 
in grotiusi^ ; and in the fore wing, the oblique hairless line is barely differentiated and 
]>roximad of it there are about six lines of discal cilia (only three in grotiusi). Mandibles. 
H-dentate in both speeies. 

Prom one female taken in forest, January -t. 1912. 

TJahitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 20-31, QueenshiTid Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to John Milton. 

7. APHELINUS RUSKINI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.15 mm. Kobnst. 

In my table of species runs to grotiusi from which it may be distinguished by having 
both funicle joints subannular as in fu.^eipeiinis, in having the first club joint cup-shaped, 
somewhat wider than long, in bearing about seven lines of discal cilia proximad of the hairless 
line, in being more robust and in bearing a distinct median groove on the thorax. General 
color dull honey yellow tinged with reddish. Pore wings with about thirty lines of very fine 
discal cilia where widest. Form as in fuseipennis. Dift'ers from milloui in being much more- 
robust, duller and darker in color, in having the oblique hairless line very distinct, the cilia 
proximad of it distinctly much coarser than those of the main ciliation. Also the first club- 



AUSTEJLIAX lIYilEXOrTEHA CUAWIVOWEA, m.—GinAVLT. 47 

aiul the fuiiii-le joints are shorter. Wings hyaline. Hind wings sliort ami liroad but acute at 
apex, where broadest with about 8 linos of discal cilia. Third tooth of mandilile suliobsolete. 

From one female taken by sweeping iu forest, January 4, liU^. 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyJiiJl, (Queensland Museum, Brisliane, tlie female on a slide. 

8. APHELINUS LITERATUS new species. 

A living female of tliis S[KH-ies reared fnmi a Cltioiianpis on cockatoo apple, November 
]0, 1913 and immersed in balsam sliowed to perfection its indescribable beauty and odd 
markings. Along each side of the abdomen are eight large globular to quadrate silvery spots 
and what appear to be the spiracles showing centrally within these as black dots; an ovate 
spot of same on base of abdomen on each side of meson; on propodenm a triangle filling the 
meson with a transverse cuneate dash on each side; on postscutellum a square centrally distad 
and a larger triangle on each side; on scutellum an inverted tati of tlie lower case filling meson 
and on each side of it a lower ease gamma followed laterad by a round dot (on axilla). Tlie 
scutum bears an Viisiloii capital with its arms extended and reaching to base, the arms extend- 
ing around caudal and lateral margins, Tlie vertex has a pattern. The gammas on the 
scutellum are unsymmetrical being unlike. A row of black dots beneath the row of spots. 
lateral aspect of abdomen. Figure S on fore wing not complete. 

Differs from incxplicaiilis Girault in having the thoracic and vertex markings (the 
vertex bears a peculiar pattern) and in the fore wings, the figure S being incomplete, the 
caudal circle not complete<l liy the caudal line whose apex is drawn out thinly around the 
caudo-distal wing margin. Otherwise, the same. The pattern of silvery on vertex includes 
three straight lines running caudad which separate tlie lateral ocelli from each other and 
from the respective eye margins. 

From three females reared as indicated above. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy29J-l, Queensland Museum, IVrisbane, one of the females on a slide. 

9. APHELINUS NOX (Jirault. 

'' Two females, sweeping iniscellaiieous vegetation in an o]ien field near town. Mackay,. 
Queensland, October 19, 1911 (A.A.G.). Tlie two fuuicle joints are short, transverse, each 
much shorter than the first club joint '' (A. 1'. Dodd). 

In the table of species, aiil((i. ]i. Is.'^, all the types were seen except that of fimi-ipeiiiiin;. 
line 2.5 (one line before lnii:cl'<li). Uinur read liiniicr. 

Gexus COCCOI'IIACrS Westwood, 

Synonym: Pro.ipidtdfa Ashmead. 

The sjiecies of l^rofipaltcUa intergrade and it is impossible to distinguish the genera in 
the ease of many species; even the stigmal vein is not constant. For extreme TroitpattcUa 
forms compare abnormiconiis and allies. These form a distinct genus but there may be inter- 
variations. The species may or may not have a ring-joint, 

1. COCCOPHAGUS ANTIOPA (Oirault). 

I'rospaltvUd aiitiopa (iirault. 

General color golden yellow, the abdomen, jiropodeuin, ijronotum and cephalic two 

thirds of scutum dusky. Funicle joints elongate, 1 over twice the length of the pedicel. 

shortest, .3 two and a half times longer than wide, longest, subequal to club 1. Tv]ie 

re-examined. 



48 MEMOIRS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

2. COCCOPHAGUS AURANTU Howard. 

" Female. — Length, 0.7 imn.; expanse, 1.1(3 mm.; greatest width of fore wing, 0.18 mm. 
Joint 1 of funicle shorter and narrower than pedicel and than joint 2. which is subequal to 
pedicel in length and width, joint 3 shorter than joint 2. Surface of thorax smooth. General 
color light brownish yellow; occipital line, margin of pronotum and a median stripe on 
mesoscutum, scapulae, outer edge of metanotum, abdomen, especially lateral margin, darker; 
antenniE and legs light fuscous; eyes black, ocelli red; wings hyaline, veins slightly dusky. 
Fore wings with disk densely, finely and uniformly ciliate, costal margin with very short 
marginal cilia beginning at stigma, growing gradually longer at tip of wing and on lower 
outer margin becoming half the width of wing; broadest portion of wing beyond stigma; 
hind-wings as with preceding species. 

Described from two female specimens reared May S), 1SS7, by D. W. Coquillett from 
Aspidiotus aurantii, var. citrinus, from San Gabriel, Cal. " 

3. COCCOPHAGUS ALBISCUTELLUM Girault. 

A. COCCOPHAGUS ALBISCUTELLUM SCHILLERI new variety. 

Female: — Lengtli. OJlj nun. 

Extremely like the typical form but the caudal femora are not dnsky as in that form, 
the fore wings are only obscurely dusky xiuder the marginal vein and are somewhat narrower, 
the incisions of the abdomen appear as so many white cross-stripes and the proximal tarsal 
joints are shorter. No type. 

From one female taken in forest, December 9, 1913. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

A second one same place, June 17, 191-t. In this specimen, the head was orange 
yellow. 

A female of the typical form, Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland, jungle. May 24. The 
scutellum is more yellowish. The antenna; a little slenderer, the fore wings less distinctly 
infuscated. Compared with type. The North Queensland specimen bore a distinct, narrow 
median groove on the scutellum and tliis is distinctly indicated on the type specimen now in 
balsam. The fore wing is infuscated under the marginal vein only. The ovipositor is as in 
Alileras. Stigmal vein directed cejihalad. Hind wing acute, with about five lines of discal cilia. 

4. COCCOPHAGUS FILIUS new species. 

FemaJe: — Length, 0.75 mm. 

A'ery similar to bosieeUi Girault but the club is wholly black, the scutellum contrasts 
being brilliant lemon yellow, the axilla; and mesopleurum are black, also upper occiput and 
the funicle joints are all somewhat shorter. The ovipositor valves just tip the abdomen. 
Otherwise alike in every detail. The ovipositor is inserted farther distad, a little distad of the 
middle. 

From one female taken by sweeping in forest, April 28, 1914. 

Hnbitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. E-yS9f4, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag with type 
of Aphelinus ruskini. 

5. COCCOPHAGUS TRIGUTTATUS new species. 
Female: — Length, 1 mm. 

Differs from the generic diagnosis in bearing a very sliort ring-joint and the hind 
tibial spurs are double. 

Intense golden yellow (greenish yellow), the wings hyaline, the antennae and legs 
concolorous. On the distal half of abdomen, three conspicuous round black spots from dorsal 



AVUTBALIAN HYMEXOPTEllA CHALCIDOIDEA, VII.—GJUAVLT. 49 

aspect arranged in a triangle, the a|iicul cuie at tip. the liasnl two at lateral margin, one on 
each side just beyond proximal half (sometimes, it' the segments are stretched, split 
transversely into two more or less rectangular spots) ; a small triangular spot at apex (eephalad) 
of each axilla, also jet black, as well as the ce])halic margin of scutelliim between the parapsidal 
furrow ends. Base of fore wing very slightly dusky and a curved, narrow black line down 
jiropodeum on each side near margin. Head and thorax finely reticulate. Jfandibles tridentate. 
First funicle joint twice longer than wide; 12 and :! distinctly shorter, not much longer than 
wide, 2 a little the longer; .'S subeipial to pedicel; idub distinct, ovate, without a terminal nipple, 
its joints wider than long. Funicle and club with closely applied, rather coarse hairs which 
arise at the base of each joint and extend its length (exce|it first funicle joint where they 
arise farther distad). 

Described from five females reared in cnnnei-tiou with a cecidomyiid gall on the stem of 
a .young Euciihiptiis corilinbosu (blondwood) but whicli was intVstcd with unarmored coccids, 
November 13. 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Northern Queensland (Uordonvale near Cairns). 

Types: No. By 2035, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two females on a tag, one female 
and a head on a slide. 

6. COCCOPHAGUS SOPHIA new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Etniale: — Length. O.o(} mm. 

Golden yellow, the wings hyaline and closely allieil with aiirroUi (iirault bnt the first 
funicle joint is not globular and distinctly shorter than the second but all three joints of the 
funicle are distinctly longer than wide and subefjual, the pedicel slightly shorter than each. 
Also, the club is more slender and the abdomen is not dusky. The hind wings are very narrow', 
distinctly not as wide as the caudal marginal fringes of those wings (in aureola, nearly as 
wide at widest part as these fringes). 

Described from two females reared from .-in alcyrodiil. November 9, 1911 (A. A. 
Girault). 

Hahitdt : Northern Queensland (Cairns). 

Ti/pe^: No. My S0S6, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the aliove specimens on a slide, 

~. COCCOPHAGUS AURICAPUT new species. 

Female: — I^ength, 0.08 mm. 

Orange yellow, the abdomen black, the legs lemon yell^^\ exi-i-jit the dusky hind coxa. 
Antennse lemon yellow, the funicle joints increasing in length distad. :t longest, nearly twice 
as long as wide, 1 snbequal to the pedicel, distinctly longer than wide: club joints longer than 
wide, about snbequal to funicle 2. Fore wings densely, finely ciliate, the stigmal vein short, 
sessile. Hind wings acutely pointed, with abmit eight lines of fine discal cilia where widest. 
Middle tibial spur long and slender. M.-indililes bident,-ite. the second tooth broadly truncate. 
Wings hyaline. 

From one female taken in forest. .lanuary 4, UM'j. 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hyi9S~. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the s|i(Hinicii on a slide with that 
of Panisraiioideii ilieleiiai. 

8. COCCOPHAGUS BOSWELLI new species. 
Female: — Length. (l.Sil mm. 

Deep orange yellow, the scutellnm lemon yidUnv. the abdomen and rlnli jet lilack. thi- 

fore wing with a black cross-stripe from a little over the ]a-oximal half of the marginal vein, 

its distal margin oblique. Club whitish at extrenu' base and extreiru' tip; funicle 3 white. 

Valves of ovipositiu' shortly extruded. Kuuicle :! a little the shortest, ail nearly equal an. I 

D 



50 MEMOIRS OF THK QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

about twice longer than wide, a little longer than the pedicel. Club enlarged, somewhat over 
twice wider than the tunide in one asjieet. Legs silvery white. One short ring joint present. 
Hind coxffi black, the middle dusky. Hind wings short, narrow, with four rows of discal cilia. 
Proximal tarsal .joint much longer than the others. Middle tibial spur small, truncate. The 
stigmal vein nearly parallel with cephalic margin. 

From one female taken in jungle, March (i. 1014 (A. P. Dodd). 

Eabilat: Gooktown, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3i>38, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, tlie female on a slide with type 
Scelinencyrtu.t tricolor Girnult. 

9. COCCOPHAGUS SWIFTI new species. 
Female: — Length, 0.7.5 nun. 

Sooty black, the scutellum and propodeum contrasting bright golden yellow, also ventral 
third of head, the antenna? and legs pale yellow but the distal two joints of tlie club a little 
dusky. Parapsidal furrows yellowish brown; fore wings dusky margin to margin under all 
of marginal vein. Differs from Eiicarsia aurUlioriix in general coloration; funicle 1 is 
distinctly longer and the stigmal vein somewhat shorter and parallel with cephalic wing margin; 
also in aurithorax the hind coxa and femur is distinct'./ infuscated. Differs from albiscutel- 
lum schillcri in having the propodeum golden yellow, the iUniele joints much longer and so on. 
Prom antiopa in its much darker color, having the entire scutiun black except lateral margins 
very narrowly, the jiropodeum light yellow ;>ad the hind wings decidedly broader and the 
greater size. Parapside yellowish ceplialad. Funicle 1 thrice longer than wide, 2 and 3 
subequal, two and a half times longer than wide; club joints 1-2 subequal, each somewhat 
shorter than funicle 3; club 3 still shorter but longer than the pedicel. Antennse subfiliform. 
Thorax finely, densely, longitudinally lined. Hind wings with six lines of faint discal cilia. 
Ovipositor inserted distad of middle. Compared with tyjics of named species except the 
variety of albiscuteUum. 

Prom one female taken in forest, .lune 10, l'J14. 

Uuhiial : Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3939, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 

Dedicated to .lonatlian Swift. 

10. COCCOPHAGUS ASHMEADI new .species. 
FiiiKile: — Length, 0.7.~i mm. 

Exactly similar to iiirjriventrix except that funicle 1 is barely shorter than 2 and the 
scutum cephalad is dusky. Also, the club is more definite and the sides of the thorax are 
black. Compared with types of iiiiirircntri.'i. iiiitio[i{i and perpulchelhts. The funicle joints 
are distinctly shorter than in the latter and the antennal coloration different. In <iiitiopii 
the flagellar joints are all longer and the genera] coloration different. 

Frnni one female taken in forest on sand-ridges near coast. May 13. 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

lldhiUil : Chindera (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy 39:30, Queensland Museiin\. llrisljaiie, tlic specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to Williarji II. Aslimeaii for his iiripcMtant slmlies on the majiir griiupings of 
the llymenoptera. 

11. COCCOPHAGUS THOREAOTNI new species. 
Female: — Length, o.7i) mm. 

Orange yellow, the wings hyaline, the abdomen, legs and antenna lemon yellow; a short, 
wedge-shaped spot on cephalic scutum each side of meson, a faint round dot cephalic aspect 



AUSTEALIAN EYMENOPTEEA CHALCIDOIDEA, ril.—OlEACLT. 51 

of each axilla, a transverse spot on abdoiiieii at base aud a rather large rouud spot in center 
of abdomen, black or dusky black. Ditfers from Eiicarsia justitia in having the black mark- 
ings and shorter marginal fringes on the fore wings which here are not more than a sixth of 
the greatest wing width. Prom aureola in having funicle 1 somewhat longer than wide, the 
coneolorous abdomen and the black markings. From hir/ttltatus in the somewhat narrower 
more coarsely ciliated fore wings, the longer stigmal vein and the markings. Closely allied 
\vith aureola. Caudal marginal fringes of hind wings a little longer than the greatest width 
of those wings, funicle 1 a little shorter than the others; a minute ring-joint. Club .joints 
longer than wide. Discal cilia of fore wing uniform, five lines of it on caudal wings where 
■widest. 

From one female taken along the Tweed River, May .3. 19] -i (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Tweed Heads, New South Wales. 

Ti/pc: Xo. Hij3931, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the sjiecimen on a slide. 

This species is dedicated to Henry David Thcn-eau. 

12. COCCOPHAGUS CLARISCUTELLUM new .species. 

Female: — Length, 0.7.5 mm. 

Reminds one of alhiseiitellum, the scutellum brilliant, contrasting silvery white but the 
ovipositor is not as in Ahlenis. the scutum is honey yellow, blackish at cephalic third, the 
hind coxa and femur black, rest of legs wliite; face silvery and with a black cross-stripe at 
the clypeus, the vertex and rest of head orange yellow; fore wings with a dusky cross-stripe 
across from whole of marginal vein. Antennae and the small parapside orange; club joint 3 
black. Funicle 1 subglobular, smaller than the small pedicel, not quite half the length of 
funicle 2 which is distinctly longer than wide, longer than the peilicel, subequal to 3; club 
joints subequal to distal funicle joint or a little shorter, the club not well defined; a minute 
ring-joint. Distal part of club 2 dusky. Fore wings uniformly but not densely ciliate, their 
marginal cilia short, not a fourth the greatest wing wiilth. shorter than the longest marginal 
cilia of hind wings, the latter with about four rows of distal cilia proximad, their caudal 
marginal eilia a little longer than their greatest width. Thorax without a median sulcus. 

From one female taken by sweeping jungle along the Mulgrave River, April 12, 1914. 

Habitat: (lordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Tiii>e: No. Hi/ 3033. Queensland Museum. P.risljani'. the specimen on a slide. 

13. COCCOPHAGUS BIGUTTATUS new species. 
Female: — Length, 0.72 mm. 

Pale honey yellow, the wings hyaline; jironotum at middle rather widely and a diamond- 
shaped spot on each side of thorax in the vicinity of the axilla; black. Stigmal vein very short, 
nearly sessile, the fore wing very densely, finely ciliate discally. Funicle joints not long, 3 
quadrate, the other two a little longer than wide. subei|ual to pedicel, the club well-defined. 
Ovipositor and valves distinctly extruded for a length equal to nearly a fourth that of the 
abdomen, the valves dusky blackish. Scutum simple, scaly. Middle tibial spur long and 
slender. Abdomen distad with faintly indicated, narrow cross-stripes (just befcjre apex). 
Marginal fringes of fore wing short. The two spots seem to be on leiilmlic two thirds of 
each axilla. 

From two s[iecimens taken by sweeping iantnna. October 2ii. 1911. 

Habitat: Mackay, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3i)3.3, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one female on a sliile. 



52 MEMOIRS OF THE QIJ^ENSLAND MUSEVM. 

14. COCCOPHAGUS PICITHORAX new species. 

Female: — Length, O.tiO mm. 

Exactly similar to the following (lautus) but ditfering in having each lateral margin 
of abdomen black from base to ape-x of jiroximal three fourths. Differs from Encarsia cybele 
in having much narrower fore wings, the marginal stripe of abdomen less conspicuous and 
the antennal joints all shorter. 

From one female taken on grass in forest, .\]>ril 4, 1914. 

Ilabiidt: Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Ttipc: Xo. IJi/C^O-U. (Queensland iluseum. Brisbane, the female on a slide with type 
liialKs. 

15. COCCOPHAGUS LAUTUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.05 nnn. 

.Tet black, the abdomen brilliant golden yellow, the antenna) and legs a little paler than 
the abdomen; propodeum suffused with yellowish; lateral margin of parapsides and mesal 
margins of eyes yellowish. Wings hyaline, the stigmal vein sessile, directed cejihalad. Posterior 
wings not long nor broad, with a line of discal cilia along each margin and a scattered central 
line. Fore wings with about twenty lines of fine discal cilia where broadest. Funicle joints- 
cylindrical, subequal, each about one and two third times longer than wide. 1 a little shorter 
than the others which are subequal to the distal two club joints, the proximal club joint a 
little shorter than the others. Club barely wider than the funicle, the flagellum filiform or 
nearly. Middle tibial spur slender, not especially long. Marginal fringes of hind wing 
(caudal margin) somewhat longer than the greatest width of the blade, longer tliau any of 
tiie fringes of the fore wing. Pedicel subequal to funicle 1. 

From one female taken by sweei)ing grass in forest, April 1. 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns). (Queensland. 

Type: No. HiiJ9J,'i, (Queensland Museum. Brisbane, tlie sipecimen on ;i slide with type 
of LulhromeieUa loiitiieiliata (iirault. 

16. COCCOPHAGUS ARGENTEUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.G.5 mm. 

Silvery white, the wings with a more or less obscure dusky long cjval spot in center of 
blade projecting a little distad of venation, the following parts honey yellow — center of vertex, 
scntum, parapsides and scutellum. Tlie following jiarts jet black — dorsum of abdomen except- 
ing for thi'ee round spots in a triangle, one at apex, the other two opposite, at the lateral' 
margin at distal two thirds; center of occiput ; and tlie club except distal half or more of distal 
joint. Lateral halves of each funicle joint and the axilla) dusky. Funicle joints subquadrate, 
smaller than the club joints, subequal to the jiedicel. Ocelli in a triangle, the lateral ones 
away from the eyes. Scutum and scutellum with scattered seta). Hind wings with about six 
lines of fine but not dense discal cilia, all disappearing at apex, the caudal marginal fringes- 
short. Fore wings with a more or less obscure sooty longitudinal area centrally but eaudad. 
of middle, extending from proximal third of marginal vein some distance distad of venation 
and coterminous with the discal cilia, the wing naked broadly from ape.x to ven,ation (excepting 
from the central extension in the sooty area). There is also a more or less naked area just 
beneath the end of the marginal vein. Stigmal vein sessile; Antennie 9-jointed, with one very 
short ring-joint. 

From one female taken on a window, .January 1(3, ]914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Hyi93G, Queensland .Museum. Brisbane, the female on a slide. 



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53 



1~. COCCOPHAGUS PERPULCHELLUS new species. 

FtmoU : — Lengtli. ii>ii iiini. 

Brilliant lemon or greeiiisli yellow . the tore hmi;;., with u jet black strijie across tlieni 
under all of marginal vein and smoky nniler ]iri).\inial tw(] thirds of snbniarKirial vein; legs 
silvery white, the antenna* silvery tinged with yellow, the first two club joints jet black. Abdo- 
men, metapleura, propodenm except broadly at meson ;ind pronotum, jet black, the incisions of 
abdomen showing a little as white. Immediate tip of al)domen and the tip of the valves of 
the ovipositor, white. Antenna^ filiform but the chdi distinct, shorter than the funicle whose 
three joints are thrice or more longer than wide. I a little the shortest. Pedicel snbglobular. 
much shorter than funicle 1. Club joints a little wider, ilistinctly longer than wide. Scutellum 
apparently with a thin nu'dinn grooved liiu\ Hind wings acute. Ovipositor inserted at distal 
third. One ring-joint. 

From one female caught in forest, .Vpril L's, l',i|-t. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns). (.Queensland. 

Type: No. J7j/ .'.''.>",". <^)ueensland Musetiui, l'.risbau(\ the teniale or; a slide. 

18. COCCOPHAGUS ABNORMICORNIS new species. 

FiiiKilc: — Length, 11.7(1 luin. 

Purplish black; heail (exi-ept inuili of oc-ciput), scutum (except cephalad rather 
Ijroadly along meson at cejihalic hjilf), parapsides and si-utellum (except a large round spot 
on each side at caudal margin) honey yellow-; centrally, .■-cutiim mange yellow. Knees, tibia; 
■e.xeept just below knees, tarsi and propoileuiii laterally, alsn honey yellow. Antenna? brownish, 
the flagellum tapering; ]iedicel subequal to funicle 1!; fiiiiici,' 1 abruptly short, wider than long, 
2 over twice its length, ,'! longest, subecpial to 1 and - of the club, each of these three joints 
twice (or more) longer than wide, club 2 narrower; distal club joint narrow, subequal 
to funicle 2; club not differentiated. Marginal vein distinctly shorter than the submarginal, 
the stigmal short but with a distinct neck; marginal fringes of fore wing a little longer than 
usual; a more or less obscure brownish cross-stripe from the whole of the marginal vein. 
Hind femur compressed. Mandibles bidentate. the second tooth followed by a truncation 
(or broadly truncate, its lateral apical angle acute). Mesopleurum entire, small. Thorax 
finely scaly. Abdomen truncate behind. 

From one female caught in forest, August 22, ]iU2. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queenslanii 

Type: No. Hii.29SS, Queensland Museum, itrisbaue, the female ou a tag; head, fore 
iving and hind leg on a slide. 

19. COCCOPHAGUS SINGULARIS new species. 

Female: — Exactly simdar to the ]ireceduig but the legs are all silvery white, the occiput 
bears cnily a faint, narrow cross-stripe centrally, the two caudtil s[iots on scutellum are longer 
and closer together (the yellow space between them is luirrow. this median line distinctly 
much less than half the width of one of the spots; in ahiioniiieonds. the two spots more round 
and the mesal space between them is distinctly more than half the width of one of the spots). 
Marginal vein black, rest of venation |iale. 

From one female caught in forest, M.arch :i], HUf. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), t^ueeuslaud. 

Type: No. Hy 2i)o'J. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

20. COCCOPHAGUS AUREOLA (CJirault). 
Funicle 1 in the male is longer than in the fenude. Aiilea. p. ISO, line 5 of the 
description, fnniele read eluV. 



54 MEMOIES OF THE QVEEXSLAXD MVSEVM. 

21. COCCOPHAGUS REGULUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.95 mm., cwludiug ovipositor. 

Similar to abiwnnicorrds and singularis but at once dlstinguislied from either in liaving 
funicle 1 longer than wide, the pedicel elongate- (somewhat over twice longer than wide at 
apex: only slightly longer than wide at apex in abnormicornis and siiiyularis), the black on 
the scutum acutely prolonged conically to scutellum (more or less obscurely so in the other 
species), the marginal vein longer, somewhat over half the length of the submarginal, the fore 
wing dusky from base to apex of venation, the head black except vertex. Valves of ovipositor 
extruded distinctly a short distance. Legs black, the knees whitish, also the tibia;, the caudal 
femur comiiressed, large. Antenna^ about as in singuUiris but slenderer, the pedicel elongate 
as noted. 

From one female caught l>y sweeping forest, ilay -t, 191-i (A. P. Dodd). 

Uahitai: Murwillumliah (Tweed River), New South Wales. 

Type: No. Ey39i0, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

22. COCCOPHAGUS UNFASCIATA new species. 

F'emale: — Length, U.7.3 mm. 

I Deep golden yellow, the abdomen with a black stripe across its middle dorsad anci 
another across base, the axilla?, propodeum and pronotum also black. Fore wings dusky from 
margin to margin under all of marginal vein, the marginal fringes long, the longest about 
two thirds the greatest wing width and about as long as the caudal fringes of the hind wing. 
Fore wing with about eleven, the hind wing with about three, lines of discal cilia where 
widest. Club acuminate, the conical distal .ioint longer than either of the other two 
which are subequal. each somewhat longer than wide, longer than any of the funicle joints. 
Funicle 1 somewhat wider than long. '2 and 3 subequal, each a little longer than wide, a 
little longer than the pedicel, distinctly longer than 1. Thorax shagreened. without a median 
groove. Legs white; antenna" yellowish white. Differs notably from aiitiopa in the somewhat 
longer marginal fringes of tlie tore wing, the different color, the short tirst funicle joint 
and the differentiated club wliicli narrows distad. 

From one female caught by sweeping forest. May IS. Ifll4. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (t'airns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy29il, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

23. COCCOPHAGUS ARGENTIFASCIA new species. 

Female: — Length, U.7U mm. Ovijiositor inserted distad of proximal half as in 
aiy/enteus. 

Orange yellow; lower face, ])ronotum. propodeum and immediate base of abdomen 
dusky. -Abdomen black with a broad silvery white band across just out from base (occupying 
a little over a third of the surface). Legs excej)t proximal half of coxa?, silvery white. Antennse 
lemon yellow, distal club joint dusky. Pore wings with a light brownish stripe across them 
beginning a little distad of proximal third of marginal vein and ending a little distance distad 
of venation. Flagellum cylindrical, the club a little wider than the funicle; pedicel shorter 
than funicle 1 v.hich is a little shorter than 3, 2 longest, a little over twice longer than wide, 
a third longer than 1. Club joints longer than wide. Stigmal vein with a short but distinct 
neck. Fore wings rather slender. Scutum with scattered seta-. 

From one female taken from a window, February 24. 1914. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. EySOfS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 



AUSTSALIAX HYMEXOPTKKA (11 ALVIDOUlEA. VU.-^V.IIUVLT. 



55 



DIAGNOSIS OF TlIK Al'STKALIAX SPECIES OF COCCOFHAGVS WESTWOOD. 
(Compiled from types exi-cpt iinritiitii.) 
Submarginal voin of fore wiiif; distinctly longer tli.-ui the marginal (more or less a half longer) ; 
flagellum tapering frcjm base, fuuiele ] al>rii|itly shortened. Species purplish black 
marked v.itli yellow. 
Head, scutum except cephali.- margin ami ratlL.T broadly along meson at cephalic half, 
parapsides and scutellum (except a large round spot on each side at caudal margin), 
honey yellow; knees, tibise except just below knee, tarsi and propodenm laterad. 
also honey yellow. Funicle 1 wider than long. 2 snlie(|ual to the pedicel. An 
obscure brownish cross-stripe from marginal vein . . ahnormicornis Girault. 

The same but the legs all white (see description) .. .. singularis Girault. 

The same as ubiionnicornis but funicle 1 plainly huiger than wide, the pedicel elongate, 
subequal to funicle li, the fore wings distinctly infuscated from base to apex of 
venation, the marginal vein over a half the length of the submarginal. Black on 
meson of scutum extending farther distad . . . . . . rciiiihts Girault. 

Submarginal vein of fore wing obviously more or lei-s suliei|u:il to the marginal; flagellum 
subfiliform or regularly clubbed. 
Stigmal vein round, sessile or subse^sile. nearly at right angles to apex of marginal 
(appearing casually like a dro]i of water on the under surface of a plane surface); 
neck of stigmal vein if present, a constriction, tlie knob globular and forming the 
principal part of the vein. 
Golden or orange yellow species. 

Bright golden yellow, the abdomen with a triangle of three large round black 
spots on distal half, the ai)ical spot at ajiex of abdomen; wings hyaline, 
broad; distal two funicle .joints quadrate, each shorter than 1, the clul) 
distinct, short; stigmal vein sessile . . . . . . Iriguttatus Girault. 

Pale honey yellow, the valves of ovij)Ositor distinctly extruded. Thorax with two 

black spots one on each axilla. Wings hyaline, moderately broad, 

the stigmal vein with a short neck, obliipie. Club well defined. Funicle 

joints short; meson of pronotum broadly dusky .. liifiuttdtus Girault. 

Yellow and black species, often nmrked with silvery white. 

(Jrange yellow, the abdomen and caudal coxa black; funicle .joints increasing in 
length distad, 3 nearly twice longer than wide, 1 subeciual to pedicel, 
longer than wide. Fore wings hyaline, densely ciliate, the stigmal vein 
sessile. Mandil>les biilentate. tlie second tooth broadly truncate. Club 
defined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . auricaimt Girault. 

Orange yellow; lower face, pronotum, pro|io<l('um and immediate base of abdomen, 
dusky; alulomen black with a broad baud of silvery white across it near 
base. Legs white. Fore wings with a light brownish doss-stripe; stigmal 
vein with a short neck. Funicle 2 hmgi'st, club defined. Ovipositor inserted 
distad of middle . . . . . . urgent if asi'ia Girault. 

■Silvery white; center of vertex, scutum, parajisides and scutellum. honey yellow; 
dorsum of alidomeu (exce|>t three large, round spots in a triangle, one at 
apex, others at distal two thirds at uuirgin), center of occiput and club 
(except distal half of .joint 3) black. Lateral half of each funicle .joint 
and the axilla; dusky. Funicle joints subquadratc. Fore wings with an 
isolated infuscated area, naked distad. Stigmal vein subsessile. Club 
distinct. (Jvipositor inserted distad of middle . . aiiicnteus Girault. 

Golden yellow, the cephalic two thirds of axilhe, jiropodeum, a broad stripe across 
abdomen near middle and pronotum black, the wings hyaline. See 
description. Male poe' Girault.* 

* A nomcu nudum, the description lost. The .specimen is in the Queensland Mu.seum on a slido 
and is from Northern Queensland (Gordonvale) . 



56 MEMOins OF THE QVEEXSL.iXD MUSEUM. 

Black species. 

Legs aud auteuino lemon yelluu except caudal coxse and femora; wings byaliue, 
the stigmal vein sessile, the postmargiiial vein as long as it; funicle joints 
distinctly longer than the pedicel, 1 nearly twice longer than wide, all with 
an apparent cross-division into hal\'es; clnb distinct. Caudal coxa and 
femur with a distinct longitudinal lineolation. Marginal vein somewhat 
longer than the submarginal. Caudal wings very broad, with about 
sixteen lines of discal ciliation . . . . . . fwneralis Girault. 

ytignial vein longer than wide, without a constricted neck, not subsessile, subuniform in 
width (tapering distad) and more jiarallel with the cephalic wing margin. 

Club very distinct, twice wider than the narrow funicle. 

Deep orange yellow, the scutellum lemon yellow, the abdomen and club .jet; fore 
wing with a black cross-stripe from a little over i^roximal half of marginal 
vein ; club white at base and tip ; funicle 3 white, a little the shortest, 
nearly twice longer than wide, a little longer than the pedicel. Legs 
silvery white. Fore wings with aljout sixteen lines of discal cilia, rather 
slender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bosweUi Girault. 

The same but club all black, the scutellum contrasting brilliant lemon yellow, 
the axillat, niesopleura and u]iprr occijiut are black and the funicle joints 
are all somewhat shorter. The nvijiositor is inserted farther distad, a little 
distad of middle . . . . . . . . . . . . filius Giraul^. 

Club not very distinct thougli mostly well defined, not twice the width of the funicle. 
Marginal fringes of fore wing a fourth or more the greatest wing width. 

Light brownish yellow; margin of pronotum. a median stripe on scutum, 
scapulio, lateral edge of propodeum and abdomen especially margin- 
ally, darker. Wings hyaline, the fore wings uniformly, finely ciliate. 
Funicle 1 shorter and narrower than pedicel, 2 subequal to pedicel, 3 
shorter than 2, longer than ]. Club well defined . . aiirantii Howard. 

Lemon yellow, the pronotum and abdomen black; fore wing with a sooty 
stripe from whole of marginal vein; fuuide 1 aliout half the length 
of 2, 3 longer than 2. about twice longer than wide; fiagellum filiform, 
the pedicel short. Legs very pale, ilarginal cilia a third the greatest 
wing width . . , . . . iiii/rireiitris Girault. 

The same but funicle 2 is barely shorter than 3 and the sides of the thorax 
black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ishmeadi Girault. 

Golden yellow, the wings hyaline, the three funicle joints subequal, distinctly 
longer than wide, the ]iedieel a little shorter than either. Caudal 
wings not as wide as their caudal marginal cilia; club slender, defined. 
Marginal cilia nearly half the greatest wing width 

fsophia (iirault and Dodd. 

Similar to (iiiniiitii but the abdomen wholly dusky, the rest of the body deep 
orange yellow; also funicle 3 is subequal to 2 and the nmrgiual cilia 
of fore wing where longest .-ire only a fourth (or a little more) of 
the greatest wing width . . . . . . aureola Girault. 

Golden yellow; |u-onotum, |iro)!iii]eum. a.xilln'. a stripe across base aud at 
middle of abdomen black; fore wint;- with a dusky stripe across from 
marginal vein; longest nuirginal cilia two thirds the greatest wing 
width; funicle about as in aureola, the club defined; caudal wings much 
narrower than their longest marginal cilia .. unfaxeiala Girault. 



AVSTEALIAX lirMEXOPTEHA CHALCIDOIDK.i. VII.—OIKAVLT. 57 

Similar to oiirantii hut the fure \vinj;s iiifust-ateii .-icross fmni whole of mai-- 
giiial vein, the propodeuni. cephalic two thiiils of sciituiii and most of 
each parapside, are also dusky wliile the fiuiicle joints are elongate. 
3 two and a half times longer than wide; longest marginal cilia of 
fore wings somewhat over a tliird the greatest width; pedicel sub- 
globular. Club not dift'erentintod . . . . ontiopn (Jirault. 
Marginal cilia of fiu'e wing shorter. 

Funicle 1 abruptly shortened, quadrate, shorter than the pedicel. Black; 
scutellum silvery white; legs white e.\cei>t hind coxie and femora; face 
silvery and with a black cross-stripe at tlie clyiieus; vertex, parapside 
and caudal two thir<ls of scutum yellow; .Mutcnna' yellow, club :! black. 
Fore wing witli a dusky stripe from whole of in;irginal vein; funicle 
joints 2 and :> somewhat lonycr than \> ide, sul)iM|nal 

{■liirisnili'lliim Oirault. 
Funicle 1 not abrujitly sliortiuieil and longer than wide. 

Ovipositor distinctly extruded. 

Black, the scutellum silvery white; antenna' ]iale yellow, the fuuiele 
joints subequal. a little longer than wide: legs whitish except 
caudal femur which is ilusky ; fore wings duskj' under all of 
marginal vein . . . . . . . . tilhisculeUum Girault. 

O\'ipositor not extruded. 

Abdomen all black. Fore wings with a ilistinct cross stripe under all 
of marginal vein. 
8cutum all black excepit lateral margins very narrowly. 

Black; scutellum, propodeum and ventral third of head, lemon 
yellow; wing \vith a cross-stripe; funicle 1 thriee longer 
than wide; antenna' and legs pale yellow; club 2 and ?> 
dusky . . . . . . . . . . sirlfti Girault. 

Scutum yellow excejit rather narrowly cejihalad; legs white, the 
pronotum dusky. 
Distal club joint blaik ; Inn.l fenuir bhok. Lennin yellow, the 
sides of thorax black. I'unicle :! twice longer than wide 

.S( in i n igricla vus G irault . 

Proxinual two club joints black. Legs all white. Lemon yellow, 

the metajdeura and propodeum mostly black. Fuuiele 

3 thrice longer than wide . . perpulchellus Girault. 

Alidomen entirely yellow except lateral margins in one case. 

Black; alidomen brilliant gohlen. the legs and antenna' |ialer than 
it; iirojiodeuni sutt'iised with yellow; lateral margin of parap- 
sides yellow; wings liyaline; funicle joints all nearly twice 
longer than wiile, 1 shorter . . . . Uiiiliis Girault. 

The same but nnirgin of abdomen narrowly black from base to apex 
of proximal three fourths .. .. jncithonix Girault. 

Intense orange yellow, the wings hyaline; n short wedge sha[ied 
spot on cephalic scutum, eai'li side of nu'son, a faint round 
dot cephalic aspi'ct of axilla, a transverse spot at base of 
abdomen and a round spot centrally on abdonu'u, black. 
Funicle ] sonu'what longi'r than wide, shorter than the others 
bv a little . . Ihorfuaini (iirault. 



58 MEilOmS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

COCCOPHAGOIDES neV genus. 

Type: CoccopJiugus abnormicornis Girault. 

Coccophugus sivgularis and ('. rcgiihiK belong here. 

The genns dififers from Cocrophtigiix in having a markedly tapering flagelhun, the first 
funicle .ioint alirnjitly shortened and the marginal vein ilixiiiiclhi slmrter than the submarginal. 

GExrs PHYSOUS Howard. 
1. PHYSCUS NIGRICLAVUS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.15 mm. 

Like nigriceps Girault but only the hind coxa Idack and the club and funicle 1 ; 
the fore -nings are slenderer and longer; the abdomen also afijiears slenderer and the hind 
femora are much slenderer. Funicle joints subequal, longer than the short pedicel, each about 
twice longer than wide. Distal club joint longer. There is a black dot on pronotum caudo- 
laterad. 

From one female taken by sweeping in forest, January 2, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS9iS, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

A second female, same place, .Tune 10, 1914 (A.A.G.). The base of the abdomen on 
each margin was fuscous in this specimen. 

2. PHYSCUS FLAVICEPS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length, 1.10 nun. 

Like nigrielavnx but only the distal funicle joint is white and tlie body is unmarked i 
funicle joints subequal, pedicel blackish above. Otherwise identical or nearly. 

Prom one female cauglit by sweeping foliage, edge of jungle, Xoveiiiber 1, 1913 (A. P. 
Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy i04l. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

3. PHYSCUS DECEMGUTTATUS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd. 

Female: — Length. l.i;."i mm. 

Exactly similar to iiigriei /is but tlie distal cross-band of alidomen is absent, that across 
base fainter and from the base along each side there is a longitudinal row of five quadrate, 
black spots, the line not reaching the anal spiracles. Pedicel white. 

From one female taken in jungle, November 15, 1913 (A. 1'. Dodd). 

Habitat: Harvey's Creek (t^airns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS94J. t^ueensiaml Museum, Brisbane, the specimen ou a slide. 

4. PHYSCUS SUPERBUS new species of A. P. Dodd and A. A. Girault. 

Female: — Length, l.GO mm. 

Reddish brown, the scutum somewhat darker; the face lighter, the dorsum of abdomen 
intense lemon yellow, margined with dusky and with an obscure dusky cross-stripe beyond the 
middle; sides of thorax more or less yellow; trochanters, ai)ices of tibia; and the tarsi white, 
also the apical liali of antcnnal sca))e, ajiical half of pedicel and the second funicle joint, the 
rest, of antenna) dusky black. Kyes greenish; fore wings hyaline, broad, verv densely ciliate. 



AVSTBAIIAX IlTMIiXOrTFliA CHALCIDOWEA. ril.—ClSAVLT. ?9 

Midille tibial spur lnii},' ;iiiil stunt, the middle tarsi sliort an<l tliii-kened. Pedicel somewhat 
shorter than fuuiele 1, whieh is distinctly shorter than 2. 3 a little shorter than 2; the first 
club joint as long as preceding joint, the second longer. 

From one female caught by sweejiing in forest, August .">. IfiK! (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), (Queensland. 

Type: No. HySDfe. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on 
a slide. 

5. PHYSCUS MULTICOLOR new species. 

Female: — Length. 1 nuji. 

Black, the wings hyaline, tlie nljddTuen and legs golden yellow (cox* not distinctly seen) ; 
antenna snow white excejit funicle !. club 1 and proximal third of second club joint, which are 
black. Thorax densely longitudinally slmgreened. Funicle joints lengthening a little distad 
in succession, each somewhat less than twice longer than wide, each somewhat longer than the 
pedicel, distinctly shorter than club 2. hScajie dusky. Proximal club joint a little shorter than 
any of the funicle joints. Eing-joint present. 

From one female taken in jungle, ilarch ii, UU-l (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Cooktown, Queensland. 

Type: Xo. Hy394~. C^ueensland Musmun. I'.risbane, the above specimen on a slide. 

6. PHYSCUS ADDISONI new species. 

Female: — Length, d."."! nun. 

Dark metallic purple and very tinely. densely scaly, the fore wings slightly infuscated 
throughout. Legs and abdomen intense golden yellow, the abdomen dorsad at meson a short 
distance before tip with a short, thick, slightly curved conspicuous black cross-marking. Distal 
fifth of the slender scape, pedicel, ring-joint and fnnicles 2 and 3 jjure white; club suffused 
with whitish distad; funicle 1 a little longer than 2 wliicli is subequal to 3, the iirst funicle 
joint distinctly longer than wide, distinctly longer than the pedicel; club 1 distinctly longer 
than 2. Caudal wings short, broad, with alnjut six lines of scattered diseal cilia, their caudal 
marginal cilia not long but distinctly longer than that of the fore wing. The latter densely, 
imiformly, finely ciliate discally. .Staining obscurely deeper under whole of the marginal 
vein. Caudal legs dusky. Middle tibial spur short, rather stout. Axilla' very widely separated. 
Antenna; with a short ring-joint. 

From one female caught in forest. May 2. 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Tweed Heads, New South Wales, 

Type: No. HyS9i8, Queensland .Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to .Tose]ih Addison. 

7. PHYSCUS POPEI new species. 

Female: — Length, o.9il nun. 

Deep orange yellow, the wings hyaluu>; funicle 1 and the dub jet. Funicle joints sub- 
equal, each somewhat longer than wide, barely longer than the i>edicel. somewhat shorter than 
either club joint. Valves of ovipositcjr extruded a little. Mandibles bideutate. One ring- 
joint. Legs pallid white, all tibias dusky at base and most of hind fenuir, all lightly so. Fore 
wings densely, finely ciliate, the nuirginal cilia short. Ven.-ition pallid. Hind coxa dusky at 
base. Propodeum dusky laterad. 

From one female caught in forest on sand-ridges near coast. ^May 9, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat : Chindera, New South "Wales, 

Type: No. HyidUl, Queensland Museum. Krisbane. the specimen on a slide. 

The fore wings are somewhat wider and more densely ciliate than those of niyrielaviis 
■^nd the funicle joints are distinctly shorter. The types compared. The species iiiorielavus 
also bears the ring-joint. 

The species is dedicated to Alexander I'ope. 



60 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEEXSLAXD MCSECM. 

Gencs ENCARSIA Foerster. 
1. ENCARSIA CYBELE Girault 

Antra, p. ISO. line 7 of descriiitii.ii, pUnnhi ii'.id obscurely. 

2. ENCARSIA WHITTIERI new species. 

Female: — Lenytli, 0.70 nun. 

Golden yellow, the head. ]iiouotnni and (.■eiihalie scutum obscurely, dusky; meso- and 
inetapleura, propodeuni except at uieson and somewhat less than jiroximal half of abdomen, 
lilack, the distal margin of the black abdomen prolonged at meson in tlie shape of a round 
spot. Legs white, antenna; pale yellow, filifonn. Fore wings broad, uniformly, densely eiliate 
diseally (about 25 lines), the marginal cilia short; dusky across triangularly from the base 
of the marginal vein. Proximal tarsal joint elongate. Funicle .3 longest of the flagellmn, 
thriee longer than wide, 1, 2 and 3 subequal, each a little longer than the pedicel; both club 
joints longer than wide, a little shorter than funicle 3. Mandibles weakly tridentate. 

From one female taken May 2, 1914, by sweeping in jungle (A. P. Dodd). 

Eabitat: Tweed Heads (Tweed Kiver), New South Wales. 

Type: No. 'Sy?9.')0. Queensland iluseum. Brisbane, the sjiecimen on a slide with the 
type of CoccophafiHH tliorrauini Girault. 

Gexus ASPIDIOTIPHAGUS Howard. 
1. ASPIDIOTIPHAGUS CITRINUS (Craw.). 
One female from a wiuclnw. iughain. Queensland. February 17. 

'' Female. — Length, iL.'iS nnn. ; expanse, 1.16 mm.; greatest width of fore wing, 0.09 
nun. AntenuiE light yellow brown; eyes black, ocelli bright red; head yellow; occiput dark 
brown; pronotum dark brown; mesonotum yellow; metanotum yellow brown; abdomen brown; 
legs uniformly dusky yellow; wings with marginal vein dark fuscous, and a broad fuscous baud 
extending directly across wing from marginal vein as a base. Spiracular hairs on preaual 
abdominal joint very long. Thorax somewhat wider than head or abdouu^n, these being sub- 
equal in width. ' ' 

2. ASPIDIOTIPHAGUS AUSTRALIENSIS Girault. 
Length. 0.00 nun. The type is on a slide and was cajitured at 1.500 feet. May 29, 1913. 

Gexus ABLERfS Howard. 
1. ABLERUS SPECIOSUS Girault.* 

Length, 0.60 mm., excluding ovijjositor. The tyjie locality is Gordonvale. The parap- 
sides are probably white, rapidly fading after deatli. Funicle 1 subequal to pedicel which is 
dusky at base. Ovipositor extruded for about a fifth the length of the abdomen. A iiatcli 
of about four short lines of coarser cilia under end of marginal vein. Funicles 2 and 4 each 
a little longer than 1. The type was reared from lecaniuni scales on a forest bush, December 
4, 1912. A second female was obtained on the 17th following from cockatoo apple infested 
with a Chionaspis, Gordonvale. Also, a fenuile from Port Darwin, Northern Territory, 
November 10, 1913, forest (G. F. Hill). 

A ni.ale reared with two females from the coccid on cockatoo apple in November, 1913 
«t Gordonvale, bore slenderer antenna} than in the female, the club longer, apparently 2-jointed 
Mit no articulation is i)resent. The antennal segments are as in tlie female but there are two 
minute ring-joints; funicle 3 is smaller .•uid black wliile the others are longer. 

• The head is white with a silvery band across just under the eyes followed by a narrow 
metallic greenish stripe. 



AUSTHJIIAX }IYMK.\VI'Ti:i!A CHALCI HOI HE.I. V ) 1 .^cniAOLT. 01 

2. ABLERUS PAN Cirault. 
A female, forest, C^ajieville (Peiitlaiul), Queenslaml. .lanuaiy, 11U3. Tlip rnMiidihIcs are 
tridentate. The third tooth cjlitnso and slmrtcr, Tv|ie re-examined. 

3. ABLERUS SEMIFUSCIPENNIS (Uirault). 
Length. il.7."p imn.. exc-hidint; ovi|iositur wlii.-h is extruded fur a tliini tlie length of the 
abdomen. Pedicel black at base above, tlie s.-aiie dorsad; niaudililes tridentate; longest 
marginal cilia of fore iving a little shorter than those of hind wing. Distal margin of wing 
fumation straight. Tlie type is cm a slide and was taken February 17, 191.3. 

4. ABLERUS SPECIOSISSIMUS (Oirault). 

Length, 1 mm., exclusive of ovi]jositor which is extruded for one fourth the length of 
abdomen. Mandibles and antennae as in seiiiifvKcipiiini.s. The tyjie was taken in forest, 
January 27. 19i:i and is on a slide. 

5. ABLERUS VENUSTULUS new species. 
Female: — Length, o.s") nun. 

Running to xj'icioxiia but dilfering in liaving a distinct black stripe across fore wing 
from all (or nearly) of the marginal vein aud the fenuira are black except at each end 
(, cephalic femora all white in siicclosim. the cephalic tibiiu and other femora and tibia; with 
a distinct black band around them, rather broail. near knee); the tibial in this new species 
are white exeejiting .iust below knees. Also close to picciiic.s but the broad wing stripe in that 
species is faint, its first funicle .ioint is short yet longer than the second and the tibia) are 
black except at each end. Here, the first .ioint of funicle is longer yet somewhat shorter than 
the second which is longest ; longest marginal fringes of fore wing somewhat over a fourth 
the greatest wing width. Mandibles -tdentate, the inner tooth formed by an enuu-gination of 
the apical margin of the third tooth. Valves of ovipositor eoucolorous. 

Described from one specimen captured I'V sweeping in the forest, X(>\eml;>er 1, 1913. 

Habitat: tlordonvale ((.'aims). Queensland. 

Type: No. HyCOol, Queensland Museum. Drisbane. the above specimen on a slide with 
a female of the f(.)llo\\ing species. 

6. ABLERUS UNNOTIPENNIS new species. 

female: — Length, I.2II niiii. 

Like upeciosissimn.s but on the fore N\ing there is only a ratiier long wedge-shaped 
spot somewhat eaudad of ajiex of marginal vein aud extending a little beyond the midlongi- 
tudinal line. Head white, metallic green below antenute (face). 

From one specimen captured with ve mist id us. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Ity,'!.i5\i. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, a female im a slide with nnuslalns. 

1. ABLERUS PICEIPES Girault. 

Female: — Length, U..5() nun. 

Very similar to poincarei (lirault but differing in the follouiug particulars: The mar 
yinal fringes of the fore wing are longer (nearly two thirds the greatest width of the wing, 
in poincarei plainly not much over a third), the fore wing is lightly dusky under all of the 
marginal vein, margin tci ni;irgin, no oliliipie cross-stripe indicated; the first funicle joint is 
not nundi longer than wide though plainly longer than wide; the ]iedicel is shorter and also 
the ovipositor. 



62 MEMOIRS OF THE QVEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Described from one female captured from the foliage of gum in October, 1913 (A. P. 
Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 2'.)53, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the above specimen ou a slide (with 
two females of BrachychrysochareUa duMa Girault). 

8. ABLERUS B^USOIDES new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.50 mm. Very short and compact. 

Wholly dark Ijlue-black except tirst four tarsal .ioints and joints 2 and 4 of the funicle. 
B'ore wings deeply embrowned as in nympha but the fumation is very convex distad extending 
nearh- to apex, leaving ajncal margin and the portion of cephalic margin around to stigmal 
vein, subhyaline. Hind wings more lightly stained and not as far distad. Discal cilia of 
fore wings very fine, barely visible, the marginal cilia short, longest around apex, very much 
as in clisiocampe Ashmead (both wings). Body iinely lined, the mesopleurum coarser. Mandi- 
bles tridentate. Extruded portion of ovipositor valves short, white, black at tips. Antennee 
much as 1 figured for clisiocampe but funicle 4 is a little shorter than 2. Evidently closely 
allied with the North American cliiiocuinpc but the tips of tibiaj are not silvery white, the 
club is uniformly dark, the extruded valves of the ovipositor are white except at tips and 
the wings are infuscated somewhat farther distad. The ver}' short fonn (from dorsal asjject 
abnost round without the head) is also characteristic. Of the .Australian species closest to 
nympha from which it may be easily distinguished. 

From one female taken by sweeping in forest. September 2. ItiKl. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy205i. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen ou a slide. 

9. ABLERUS SOCRUS new species. 

Female: — Length, i).~>^ nun. 

In my table of species I'uns to hyatiinrs but uuicli smaller, the funicle is wliolly white 
(joints 1 and 'A in liyalinus dusky), funicle 4 is somewhat shorter, only sliglitly longer than 
wide; funicle 1 a little longer than 2 (a little shorter in liyalinus); tlie mandibles are smaller 
and the marginal fringes somewhat longer (in hyaliiu'f: somewhat less than a third tlie greatest 
wing width). Otherwise the same except that the head is whol-y w-hite except lower margin 
of face and margins of occiput and the strijie across at antenna;. There is a distinct narrow 
silvery cross-stripe just caudad of scutellum. Fringes of fore wing moderate, somewhat over 
a third the greatest wing width. Wings hyaline and apparently different from those of 
liyalinus in that there are not several lines of coarse cilia just proximad of stigmal vein. 

From two females taken in forest. .\]uil l(i. 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Cloncurry. Queensland. 

Type: No. Hyi055, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, a specimen on a slide with type 
Arehenonns albifcmiir Girault. 

10. ABLERUS HOWARDII new species. 
Female: — Length, 0.60 mm. 

In my table of species runs to piincuni from wliicli it differs in having the fore wings 
hyaline. Diifers from piceiprs in the clear wings and the shorter marginal fringes of the 
fore wing. Valves of ovipositor black at tij). Club somewhat stouter than usual. Vertex 
white. Funicle 1 a little longer than wide, shorter and narrower than the jiedicel, 2 sub- 
<juadrate, also 4 but the latter distinctly wider than the others. I.,<ingest marginal fringe of 
fore wing about a fourth the greatest wing width. 



AUSTMALIAX HTMEXOPTTCBA CHILCIDOIDEA. ril.—GfEAVLT. 63 

From one female caiij;lit by swee|iiny in fuiest. A|iiil l(i, 1!I14 (A. V. Dodd). 
Habitat: Cloncurry, (.^ueenslaiul. 

Type: No. Uy39o6. Qiieenslaiul Musoiiin, Brisbane, the female cjn slide with type 
Coccophayvs peri>u\ch(llus Girault. 

Dedicated to Lelaud Ossian Howard. 



GENU.S PLASTOCHARELLA Girault. 
Antea, p. 195, line .". of tlie description, the second iritli read icitliDiit. 

1. PLASTOCHARELLA FUSCIPENNIS tJirault. 
Length, 1.05 mm. I nfusc.it ion „t' fore winy drrpcr under the niaryin.al vein. The type 
was taken, February Hi. llll.'l from a window and is on a slide. 

2. PLASTOCHARELLA INCONSPICUA new .species. 

Female: — Length. IK'tt) nun. 

Brownish black, the wings liglitly stained from base of marginal vein to apex, naked 
proximad from the same |ioiiit. Pedicel elongate, longci' than the funicle, the three joints 
of the latter subquadrate but 1 a little longer than tlu' other two which are slightly wider 
than long. Club longer than the rather short scape which is only somiwvhat longer tlian the 
pedicel. Median groove on thorax not seen, yulmuugiual vein distinctly longer than the 
marginal. Legs dusky l>lack. 

Much smaller than fiisriiicniiis and uniform in color, the nuirgiiial vein shorter (some- 
what longer than the submarginal in the giuiotypi'), n(arly the proximal half of fore wing 
Is naked and clear, the club is distinctly longer than tlie funicle and the jiedice! is long. The 
marginal fringes of fore wing are twice limger than is the case with the genotype where they 
are very short. In fuscipciiiiis the pedicel is plainly shorter than the funicle. 

From one female cauglit by sweeping in forest, .lanuavy Hi, l!li:',. 

Haiitat : Magnetic Island (Townsville). Queensland. 

Type: No. Bi/Jll.tT. (Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specujien on a slirle with type 
appendages of Aiiastatii.': iiisiihtnti Girault. 



3. PLASTOCHARELLA MAXIMA new .species. 

Female: — Length, 1.85 mm., excluding the shortly cxsrrted o\ipositor. 

Jet black, tip of abdomen, the legs except hind coxa: and a broad band around the base, 
of the abdomen, silvery white; lower ]iart of face (suft'used), caudal half of scutum, much of 
parapsides and the narrow median groove of thorax, dull yellow. Wings infuscated as in 
fuscipetinis. Mandibles tridentate. Funicle ■". distinctly the longest, 2 shortest, a little longer 
than wide, 1 distinctly longer than wide but not mudi longer than - yet wider; club longer 
than the funicle. Thorax very finely lined. Strigils distinct, tarsi as in the Elasmidio; middle 
tibial spur not especiallly stout; hind tibial spurs double. Abdomen slender, conic-ovate, 
longer than rest of the body. Antenna! inserted down near the mouth, the scape long and 
slender. Venation much as in CocrojilHif/iiK- the stignuil vein minut;e. Fore wings distinctly 
Ijroader than with fuscipennis; in l)oth species, they arc snbhyaline proximad of the marginal 
vein. Mesopleurum rather flat, divided by a suture transversely as nsu:'l in Chalcids. 

This is an enormous member of thi' subfamily. 

From one female caught in jungle. Decenibm- '11, I91.T (A. I', liodd). 

Habitat: Harvey's Creek (Cairns), t^ueensl.-md. 

Type: No. Hy2958, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head on a 
slide. 

In fuscipennis, the club is subeipuil in length t.i the f inicl". 



G4 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEEXSLAND MTSEVM. 

MYOCNEMELLA new genus. 
For description, see o/itcii. y. 19.t. 

C4ENUS MYIOCNEMA Ashmead. 

1. MYIOCNEMA MARMORATIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Lengtii. U.><il nim. Witli the liuliitus of Apheliims. 

Pale golden yellow, the alidnmen dark brown except along the sides and marked with 
]iale golden yellow as follows: A narrow stripe across base with a nipple-like prolongation 
at meson distad, three round marginal spots, the distal one smallest (a dot) and at 
apex of ]proxima] two thirds, a very n.-irrow cross-stripe at apex of proximal three fourths and 
two more distinct cross-strii)es following the one at base, both broadly interrupted at the 
meson or subinterrupted ; these two stripes join the first and second marginal spots. 
Propodeuni dark brown from lateral margin half way to meson, the spiracle appearing like a 
minute yellow dot. Thorax scaly reticulate; without a median sulcus. Club somewhat longer 
than the funide, subequal to the scape, the pedicel over half the length of the funicle; funiele 
1 ring-like, 2 twice the length of 1, 3 a little wider than 2, 4 largest, somewhat wider than 
long and about a fourth the length of the club. Fore wings as in Aphelinus but without a 
hairless line, the discal ciliation fine, dense, disappearing proximad of the origin of the mar 
ginal vein; a line of long stout bristles along .submarginal vein and two shorter lines of 
similar bristles just caudad of the submarginal vein. Marginal cilia of fore wings short. 
Caudal wing short and broad. Club 1 subquadrate, 2 conical and somewhat longer. Scape a 
little compressed. Mandibles bidentate, the second tooth truncate. Hind tibia dorsad, armed 
with long stiff bristles. Legs normal; middle femur with a long bristle ventro-laterad just 
before knee. Fore wings hyaline, the venation transparent, the marginal vein only a little 
over half the length of the submarginal. Hind femora compressed, the tibial spur single; 
middle tibial spur long and slender Antenna' shajjed like those of Aphelinus. 

In one antenna the dub is solid! 

Habildt : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland, forest, December 9. 1913. 

Type: No. nij?9Sii, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Gexlts AXERISTUS Howard. 

This genus differs from Coccopli(i;ni>i Westwood in having the sca])e short, the tlagellnm 
strongly flattened, the hind tibia! flattened and with a row of short bristles dorsad. 

1. ANERISTUS FUMOSIPENNIS new species of Girault and A. P. Dodd . 

Female: — Length, O.SO nnn. 

Differs from the generic diagnosis in bearing a short ring-joint; the club is not very well 
differentiated from the funicle. Like Coccophagiis Westwood, except the antennal differences 
(the flagellura compressed somewhat, jiresence of ring-joint) and the flattened apex of hind 
tibia;. 

Wholly dark metallic jmrple, the legs and antennas coucolorous, excejiting most of 
cephalic tibise. distal half of intermediate tibia) and the tarsi, which are yellowish white. Fore 
wnngs with a conspicuous smoky-black blotch under the marginal vein, the area large, pro- 
jecting convexly beyond the venation, its ]iroximal margin obliquely truncate from about 
proximal third or more of the marginal vein. Intermediate tibial spur stout, as long as proximal 
joint of intermediate tarsi. Mandibles bidentate, the broad inner tooth emarginate, so that 
a total of three teeth are nearly formed. First funicle joint longest, distinctly longer than 



AVSTEALIAX HYMEXOPTETLI Cll AUI DOIDF.A. VI] .—GlEAVLT. (i.> 

wide; 3 subi|\ia(lrat<>. siilie(|ual to tlie (uHlicel; distal cliil. jnint witli a iiii.j.le lil<f piid due to 
termination of the vestiture before tip. Body finely reticnlati'd. Ifind winj^'s lu-oad, with 
about a dozen lines of fine, uniform discal eilia. 

Jl/<j(t>: — The same but the winys hyaline, the pedic^el globular, the .joints of the flagelhnn 
longer. 

Described from two males, seven females, received froTii Mr. G. F. Hill, Government 
Entomologist, Northern Territory, and labelled " No. l.">. Bred from uiiidi'ntifii'd coceid. 
18-viii-13." 

Habitat: Xorthern Territory (Port Darwin). 

Types: No. Uii2'j6v. (Queensland Museum, Brisbane, two males, one female on a siich- 
with miscellaneous fragments and five females together on a tag. 

Several females, type locality. October 10, ]913 and two males, three females reared 
from coeeids on custard apple, Btapleton, N.T., Feliniary 4, ISUS (G. V. Hill). .\ common 
species. 

2. ANERISTUS DIABOLICUS new species. 

Of the same appearance and stature as fumosiiieHiii.i but differing in the spot on the 
fore wing which is shorter, its proximal margin straight (not oblique as in the other species), 
its conical projection distad shorter, a flat convexity rather than a truncated eone and the 
spot is therefore a little wider than long rather than somewhat wider than long. Also the 
scape and cephalic knees and tibiat are white and all of middle tibiaj except slightly just distad 
of knee (in fumosipeiinis, the jn-oximal half of middle tibia is black). Finally, funicle 1 is 
barely longer than wide, 2 and 3 somewhat wider than long. Compared with types of futnosi- 
pcnnix. 

From one female caught by sweeping at Halifax, Ajiril, iyi4 (A. P. Dodd). 

Hahiiat: Halifax (Ingham). Queensland. 

Type: No. By 2961, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 



Trihe PTEROPTRIGINI. 

APTEROPTRIX new genus. 

Differs from ArdiciiomHS Howard in that the clidi is 3-jointed, the first and seconil 
funicle joints are not ring-like and the marginal cilia of the fore wing are long. 

1. APTEROPTRIX ALBIFEMUR new species. Female. Genotype. 

Differs from the second species in that the legs are white except the coxm and the hind 
femur above at middle, there is no hairless line back from the venation, the wing is less distinctly 
infuscated caudad of the venation and the mandibles are bidentafe. Funicle 1 and 2 sub- 
ecjual, somewhat longer than wide, 3 slightly longer and subequal to the pedicel. Club well 
defined. Club joints each longer than the pedicel. A naked sjiace distad of venation in both 
sjiecies. 

Described from one female captured by sweeping in forest. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. EyL"J6?. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the female on a slide. 

2. APTEROPTRIX NIGRA (Girault). 
Casca iiiiira Girault. Antea. p. 198, line 2 following the description the words the maJe 
of Casca agrees witli the female of Archenomits should be omitted. The female anteunio were 
erroneously described, there being three funicle joints of which '2 is intermediate between 1 
and 3, the latter longest, a little longer than wide. The club is distinctly 3-jointed. Type 
re-examined. 



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MEMOIES OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 



Genus ARCHENOMUS Howard. 

Antennffl 8-jomted, the club apparently 2jointed; funiele joints 1 and 2 very short, 
3 and 4 each longer than 1 and 2 together. The following species is, more or less, doubtfully 
included. 

1. ARCHENOMUS BIGUTTATUS new species. 

Female: — ^Length, 0.77 nun. 

Black, the scutum and scutelluni silvery white, the former with a large, wider than 
lono- black area from cephalic margin across meson of more than cephalic third; axilla; black, 
forming a lateral pair of roundish spots on middle of thorax. SeutellUm (apparently) with a 
narrow lateral groove. Cephalic femora, cephalic and intermediate tibi® and the tarsi whitish; 
tips of caudal tibia; wliitish; antennas pale yellow, the scape and pedicel black. Fore wings 
with a distinct dusky stripe across from the marginal vein, the stripe accented just caudad of 
ai)ex of that vein, the latter rather thick, distinctly shorter than the submarginal and prac- 
tically truncate at apex, the stigmal vein obsolete. A naked area on fore wing just disto- 
caudad of apex of venation. Marginal fringes of fore wing tolerably short, not more than 
a fifth the greatest wing width, shorter than the caudal fringes of the hind wing; the latter 
with a pair of lines of discal cilia which fade distad. the base of the blade infuseated. Vertex 
yellowish. Eyes bulging, coarse, round. Flagellum filiform, no distinct club, the second 
funiele joint like a thick ring-joint, not half the length of the small pedicel, the other flagellar 
joints long, subequal, each somewhat over twice longer than wide and longitudinally striate. 
Mandibles liroadly truncate but with a median sinus. Scape only slightly longer than funiele 
1. Antennas 9-jointed. with the ring-joint. 

From one female caught in forest. May lo, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Chindera (Tweed River). New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy SyGS, Queensland JIuseum, Brisbane, the female on a slide. 

NEOCASCA new genus. 

Female: — Differs from BanlyJif: Howard in bearing a ring-joint in the antenna and 
in having the fore wings normal, that is. not long and curved and without long marginal cilia. 
Marginal vein distinctly much siiorter than the submarginal. No hairless line. Middle tibial 
spur small. Ovipositor inserted a little proximad of middle of abdomen. Scutelluni distinctly 
wider than long. Marginal vein nearly thrice the length of the short stigmal. A short phragma 
J I resent. 

1. NEOCASCA MULTIGUTTATA new species. 

Female: — Length. tl.OS nun. 

Golden yellow, the abdomen ]iale yellow, the wings hyaline, the legs eoncolorous, the 
antenna; a little dusky. Hind femur at proximal half and the coxiE washed with dusky. A 
flat triangle on pronotum at meson, the axillse (or at least a large elliptical spot apparently 
upon them or covering them) and most of mesojileurum, jet black. Abdomen broadly dusky 
down the meson and with five marginal spots from base to apex, dusky black. Legs 
pallid, also the venation. Fore wings with about 22 lines of minute, rather dense discal cilia. 
Proximal joint of middle tarsi distinctly longer than the others. Antenna; inserted not far 
from the mouth, 8-jointed, the funiele 2-jointed, tlie club distinct, longer than the funiele 
whose joints are a little longer than wide (joint 1) and somewhat wider than long (2); 
pedicel a little longer than funiele joint 1. Scape moderate. Mandibles bidentate, the second 
tooth obliquely truncate, broad. 

From one female caught in forest, April 16, 1914 (A. i^. Podd). 

Habitat: Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy S964. Queensland .Museum. Hrisliaiie, the sjieoimen on a slide. 



AUSTEALIAX UYMESOPTEK.l CJIJLCIDOIDKA, Vll.—GUIAULT. G7 

I have frequently mistaken nienilicvs ut' this gninp for true eiieyrtids. Several genera 
in the Taneostiguiinio resemble genera in this i;i"ii|. mmv much and there are seemingly inter- 
grading forms. In the eases of species of Aphciiiius, Coccophagus and Pliyscus T have been 
puzzled in regard tu wliieh group they should be classed. The Aplieliuina; frequently liave the 
mesopleuruni entire, the antennaj are inserted below the middle of the face, the middle tibial 
spur is frequently _ elongate (but usually slender), the mandibles are 2- or 3-deutate, the form 
short and compact and the tarsi usually o-jointed. Four-jointed tarsi are not exeejitional in 
the Encyrtidse. The wings here are frequently with an olilique hairless line, ring-joints are 
visually absent, jumping is usual and the hosts are coccids. Alorco\er, the varietv of form 
and markings is great. 

These characters certainly .-ipproach very closely those of the Kncyrtida^. 

A minute, wingless male of the Apheliniiii. with antenna: aliout as in Kictmoccnis, is 
native to the jungle of North Queensland. 

Subfamily SIGNIPHf)RIN.-E. 

Gent-s SKiNIPHORA Ashmead. 

1. SIGNIPHORA AUSTRALIENSIS Ashmead. Female: male. 

I give the recent review of this species in my .\ Systematic Monogra]ph (jf the Ch.-ilcidoid 
Hymenoptera of the .'^ulifaniily Signiphorina' ((iiraidt. I'.M:'.). 

" .Siiiinphiini (lustniliinsis Ashmead, llH)0,"pp. 40!l. 411). 

The original description of this species is exactly as follows: 

Female. — Length, 0.(30 mm. jSilneous black, the niesonot\im with ;i bronzy tinge, the 
scutellum with a slight bluish tinge; legs black, a s]iot on knees ;ind tarsi white or yellowish 
white, the anterior tibia) yellowish beneath ; wings fuscous with a hyaline band across the disk 
from apex of the marginal vein. 

Type.— Cat. No. -1771, U.S.N.M. 

Eahitat. — Australia (Albert Koebele, collector). 

Host. — Ehynch. : Sp. not identified. 

By studying the types I am enabled to oll'er the following ;idditional descrijitive details: 
Like nigra but ditl'ering colorationally in that the head and thorax are metallic to some extent, 
fhe vertex and mesonotum distinctly metallic green (hut not in balsam mounts), the latter 
finel.y transversely lined; body finely polygonally .sculptured, including the abdomen (the 
sculpturing not distinct in balsam mounts) ; the fore wings dift'er ;is described — they are 
embrowned throughout, but somewhat dist:id of the middle there is a broad clear band, 
subcrescentic in shape and touching the costal margin at the apex of the stignial vein. This 
area is broader at the caudal margin than at the cejihalic one, barely reaching the latter; 
the stigmal vein differs in that it is like a short conical prolongation bending off slightly from 
the marginal; thus it is short and much broader at its |>oint of origin than is the case wdth 
that of nigra. Like nigra, there is also a clear area proxiniad, but this is somewh:it more 
prominent with this species. (See beyond.) The nuile is like the fennile. 

The species has imt been mentioned ;igain in the liter:iture; it is \ :iri.-ilil(> ;is will be 
■shown later. 

I have studied the follow'ing sjiecimens: The tag-mounted types now renuninted in 
sylol-balsam ; these were and are labeled ' Signiphora aastrulienHs Ashmead, female. Type 
No. 4771, U.S.N. M. Australia. Koebele, 1-.' The type consists of three females. Also a 
slide from the collections of the United States Dejiartment of Agriculture. Washington, District 
of Columbia, bearing 2 males and 12 females and labeled ' lS4it. Ac/inthococcid on Kuealiipliis. 
Gosford, N,S.W., Nov. 1S99, A. Koebele.' These specimens v.aried considerably in the 
fumation of the fore wing and in the length of the marginal fringes. In all of them the 
latter were distinctly shorter thiiri in the tyjie specimens, wliile the majority of the specimens 



08 MEMOIES OF THE QFEENSLAXD MVSEVM. 

showed the clear, subhyaline band at the middle very indistinctly, not clear eut as in the 
type spet-iniens excepting with several of them. Casually, in most of these specimens, the fore 
wings appeared to be fumated throughout, the cloudiness gradually fading out distad. I have 
since captured a female specimen of this species ou a window of a barn at Koma. Queensland, 
October 6, 1911. 

Baiitat. — Australia — New South Wales (Gosford) ; Queensland (Eoma). 

Bost. — Aeanthococcid on Eucalyptus. 

Types. — The three females as indicated in foregoing." 

A female was taken from a window. November 2. 1912 at Proserpine, Queensland. The 
propodeum is delicately jwlygonally reticulated. 

A. SIGNIPHORA AUSTRALIENSIS ORBICULATA new variety. Male. 

Dift'ers from the tyi)ical form in that the distal fiimation of fore wing consists of a 
large circular spot centrally, the surrounding portions hyaline. 
Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 
Type: No. Hy 296.5. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

2. SIGNIPHORA ASPIDIOTI Ashmead. 

The recent treatment of this species is also quoted from Girault (1913). 

" Sigtiiplwra aspidioti Ashmead, 1900, pp. 409, 412. 

On the same page that coquiUetti was described, Ashmead described a new species under 
the name of aspidioti in the manner quoted below. This species is identical with coquiUetti 
structurally, but differs in that the distal half of the antennal club is dusky, a phenomenon not 
observed in the series of specimens of coquiUetti examined by me but which would be expected, 
to occur in a number of specimens if it was merely an incidental variation. I cannot do- 
otherwise than consider aspidioti valid. Its original description was in this manner: 

Femate. — Length, about 0.50 mm. Lemon or golden-yellow, head faintly dusky above; 
apical half of antennal club, anterior half of mesonotum, and a broad transverse band at 
base of abdomen, including nearly half its length, dark brown; wings with a broad fuscous- 
band, as in previous species. 

Type.— Cat. No. 4859, U.S.N.M. 

Habitat. — Mexico: San Louis. 

Host. — Rhynch: A.spidijjtus ncrii Bouche {^litdcra- A'all.). Bred November, 1.S94 by 
Tyler Townsend. 

Besides the type sjiecinieu. I found another female specimen of it in the collections of 
the United States National Museum labeled ' 470==. Bred from Aspidiotus nerii (:= hederw 
Vail.), San Luis, Mex., November, '94.' This specimen is evidently an original one. I have 
labeled it as a liomotype. The antennal club in aspidioti is more clavate and longer than that 
of coquiUetti apj)areutly. The single type female is labeled as the specimen just noted,, 
and, additionally, ' 4859,' the type number." 

Two females were taken from windows, Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland, August 3 and 
October 9, 1912. This is the first Australian record. Later, a female was captured from a 
window of an empty dwelling at Ingluim, Queensland, in February, 1913. 

3. SIGNIPHORA RETICULATA Girault. F^emale. 

The original description of this species is quoted. 

' ' Length 0.80 mm. Moderate in size for the genus. 

Black, the head and thorax dark metallic green, the wings perfectly hyaline, with no 
proximal fumation. Venation, legs and antenna" brownish black. Proximal three tarsal joints 
.ind much of the cephalic tibia, yellow. Mesonotum and vertex, finely, transversely lined. 
Abdomen, the rectangular (wider than long) scutellum, the transverse mesopostscutellum and. 



AUSTHALIAX TIYMEXOPTKBA CHALCIDOI DEA, m.^dlEAILT. 



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tlie triangular propodeum all similarly distinctly polygonally reticulated. Disc-al bristle absent. 
Stigmal vein conieal. ilarginal fringes of the fore wing very short, these of the jiosterior 
wings slightly longer, the latter wings very broad, where widest full three-fourths the width 
•of the fore wings. Antennal tdub eonic-ovate and moderate in lengtli. ' ' 

Described from a single female si)ecinien raptured in forest. November 0, 1912. 

Sabitat : Ayr, Queensland. Also, Gordouvale. forest, .January. 

Type: No, TliiliSl, Queensland iluseum. Brisbane, tlie specimen on a slide. 

•'Belongs to the nigra group and to that section of it when' tlie marginal fringes 
are very short. Closely allied with the Australian species cunina Girault from which it differs 
in bearing hyaline wings, narrower fore wings and in being inifeh less robnst. The species 
funeralis has decidedly longer marginal fringes and its wings are deeply fumated throughout." 

A second female was caiitured in the forest at Gordouvale in .January. 

4. SIGNIPHORA FUNERALIS Girault. Female. 

This species was recently described in the following words ((iirault, IfUo). 

" Length, 0..5.5 nun.; moderately snuill for the genus. General color uniformly black, 
■slightly suffused with brownish aud distinctly metallic on lii'ad and niesoscutuiu, the metallic 
<;oloratiou being bluish green; antenna? and legs nearly concolorous. sooty black, the tarsi 
2iallid yellow. Eyes dark red. Fore wings distinctly fiunated throughout, but the sootiness 
gradually deepens proximad; there at the caudal wing margin caudad of the clistal portions of 
the submarginal vein is a longitudinal clear area, subrectangular in shape. 

Belongs to the iiiffra group and to that section of it including those species bearing 
■short marginal fringes at the apex of the fore wing, namely, niijra Ashniead, niistraliciisis 
Ashmead and dactylopii Ashniead, and more closely allied with the first. However, it differs 
from it as follows: The fore wings arc fumated continuously throughout, the body bears 
■metallic coloration, the marginal fringes of the fore wing at apex are somewhat shorter. 
With the two other species it need not be confused. As concerns the other species of the nigra 
group, namely noacli Ashmeail. maxima Girault. pulchra Girault and nigrella Girault, 
funeralis should not be confusable, since all of these sjiecies bear uuich longer nuirginal 
ciliation on the fore wings; specifically, in general coloration it dift'ers from all of these 
-species excepting pnlchra because the fore wings are nearly uniformly fumated throughout: 
from piilclira it may be distinguished also by means of the pallid tarsi, the broader wings, the 
absence of the discal bristle and so on. 

Antennal club not unusually long, conic-ovate and about four times longer than its 
.greatest width; fore wings moderately broad, their longest marginal cilia somewhat less than 
lialf their greatest width; discal bristle absent. Posterior wings moderate in width, not as 
wide as their longest marginal cilia. Oblique hair-line crease of fore wing slightly indicated, 
present but faint. ' ' 

Haiitat : Herberton, Queensland. December 2S. 1911. 

Type: No. Hy771. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the single female on a slide (with 
several triehogrammatids and an Anagrus') . 

5. SIGNIPHORA CORVINA (iirault. Female. 

I quote from Girault (191:!), 

" Length, 1.10 mm.; large, robust. 

General color deep black, tinged on the head and thora.x with nu^tallic bluish green, the 
whole of the mesonotum thus colored; legs, antenna^ and venation brownish black, but the tarsi 
and cephalic tibiiB interiorly yellow brown. Fore wings hyaline excepting along about the 
proximal half, or out not quite to the end of the venation. The stained proxiunil area of the 
ving is peculiar; thus its distal uu)rgin is obliquely (i-auilo proxim.-ul) truncate, the caudal 



70 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

iiiicllongituflin.-il (nearly) half being more clear. Hence, somewhat as in mclnncliolicn, fhe 
I'umi.tion is unler the venation extending caudad somewhat beyond the midlongitiulinal line of 
the blade. K is longer, however, than the rlouded area of the species named. Distal tarsal 
joints only slightly darker. 

Belongs to the ni<ir<i gronp and to tliat ]iortion of it inclnding fiincralis. mistraliensis, 
nU/ra, and dactrjloini bnt is more closely related to the last named two. It differs from 
nifira in that the fore wings are fnmated somewhat farther distad (nearly to the apex of the 
stigmal \eiu), the body is metallic on the head and thorax, finely, transversely lined at the 
mesonotum and more robust. From (liiclyloini it ditfers as much as it does from nigra; 
however, the fumation of the fore wing does not form a band across the wing from thn 
marginal vein but is quite different and distinct. 

The fore wings are broad, tlieir luarginal cilia very short, subequal in length to the 
stigmal vein, somewhat shorter at the .■ii>ex; olilique crease slightly indicated; discal bristle 
absent: stigmal vein straight, a conical )ir(il(ingation of the marginal vein. Posterior wings 
very broad, two-thirds the widtli of the broad fore wing, which is only twice longer than 
broad. 

Marginal fringes of posterior wings subequal in length to those of the fore wing. 
Mandibles bidentate. Proximal joint of cephalic tarsus only half the length of the same 
joint of the caudal tarsus. Antennal club stout, conic-ovate, bearing a number of short longi- 
tudinal sulci, which are arranged in three circular groups along the joint, giving the appearance 
(casually) of three joints; the club only about two and a half times longer than wide (its 
greatest width at apex of proximal third)." 

Hahiltit: Eoma, Queensland. October G, 1911. 

Type: No. Ey~72, Queensland Jluseum, Brisbane, the single female on a slide. 

6. SIGNIPHORA AUSTRALICA (lirault. Male. 

The following summarizes all tluit is known of this species (Girault, 1913), except two 
locality records added later. 

" Length, 0.,54 mm.; moderately small for the genus. 

General color black, the vertex and mesonotum metallic bluish green, the antenna^,, 
venation and caudal femur sooty black, the tarsi and remainder of legs pallid yellowish, the 
distal tarsal joint not nuich darker if at all; fore wings fnmated throughout, the proximal 
fumation (out nearly to the end of the nuirginal vein) deeper, the whole divided somewhat 
distad of the middle of the wing by a moderately broad subhyaline band which is nearly 
regular in width and joining the costal wing margin at the end of the stigmal vein; the 
fore wing is also clear directly beneath tlie sulimarginal vein for nearly its whole length. 

Belongs to the nigra gronjj and that section of it containing those species bearing 
marginal cilia at the apex of the fore wing whiili are subequal to or longer than a third of 
the wing's greatest width, hence allied with mii.rinui Girault, pidi'hrd tiirault, iioacki Ashmead. 
and nigreUa Girault. However, resembling aiistralieiisis Ashmead and at first mistaken for that 
species; the transverse clear band is somewhat farther distad (on the costal margin half or 
more of it extending beyond the ajiex of the stigmal vein), more uniform and not coming to a 
point at the stigmal vein; the longer marginal cilia of the fore wing in australica, the narrower 
fore wings, the pallid legs and other characters easily distinguish the two species. Of the four 
species with which it is allied, it resembles, perhaps, imlchra more than the others because of 
its moderately narrow fore wings, but the discal bristle is absent and the oblique hair-line-like 
crease but slightly indicated ; the legs are much lighter in color. The species need hardly be 
confused with any other sjiecies of the genus, even its closest allies. 

Fore wings witli the marginal cilia moderately long, those at ajiex only about slightly 
over a third of the greatest width and slightly longer than the apical marginal cilia of the 



AVSTFALIAX HTMEX0PTEI;A (IIAIAIDOIDEA. VII.—GIBAVLT. 71 

posterior wings; stiginal veiu forming a regular concave curve nitli the inner eilge of the 
marginal vein at its apex, but the curve is not as deep as usual. Posterior wings moderately 
broad, subequal in greatest width to their longest marginal cilia or slightly more or less than 
subeqiial. Antennal club long and moderately stout, spindle-shaped, slightly over four times 
longer than its greatest width which is near its middle, w itli no regiilarly grouped or prominent 
longitudinal sulci." 

Jlahitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queenslaml. Two males, December 4 and 21, ISMl. 

Type: No. Hij77J. Queensland Jluseum, Brisbane, one male on a slide. 

A female at Mackay, Queenslaml, October U), 1911, and one at Gordonvale (Cairns), 
January, l!n2. In the latter all tlie femora were dark. 

7. SIGNIPHORA RECTRIX new species. Female. 

Length, 0..')4 nun. Like aspiilidli Aslnnead but the antennal cluli wholly dusky, the 
cejihalic two thirds of scutum dusky while the abdomen at proximal h;ilf is only obscurely 
dusky, hardly noticeably so, not conspicuously as in (hipklioli. Also, the fore wings are 
somewhat narrower, the longest marginal cilia slightly longer than the wing where widest. 
Legs coneolorous. Discal bristle absent. 

Habitat: Kurauda, Queen.daud. Forest. 

Tiipe: No. Uij idtiti, Queenslaml Museum, Brisbane, the feni:ilc> on a slide. 

8. SIGNIPHORA PERPAUCA new species. Female. 

Length, 0.(!9 mm. 

Difl'ers from flavdUt Girault in having the jiedicel lung ami slender, al)Out four times 
longer than wide at tiii and from flava Girault in having on'/ the abdomen suffused with 
orange or pinkish, the club jiallid. distinctly capjied with dusky; and from botli in having 
the cephalic fourth of the scutum dusky black, the fore wings only light brown ami solely so 
under the marginal veiu. Discal bristle absent. 

Habitat: Seymour (Ingham), Queensland. Forest, February 20. 

Tiipr: No. Hiii9G~, Queensland Museum, P>risbane. the I'emale on a slide, 

9. SIGNIPHORA THUSANOIDES new species. Female. 

Length. 0.9.J mm. 

Like dachjlopii Ashmead but the fuscous s!r-,ie across the fore wing is farther distad, 
nearly half way between apex of venation and ajiex of blade but a little proximad of half way. 
Marginal cilia around ajiex of fore wing a little shorter than the stigmal veiu. Proximal 
joint of hind tarsus a little shorter than the same joint of intermediate tarsus (the two equal in 
dactylopii). Cephalic tibise jiale ycilowisli. Mesonotum finely transversely lined. The stripe 
across the fore wing is rather broT' its lateral margins broken. Discal bristle absent. Hind 
wings very broad, over half the width of the fore wings. Mandibles bidentate. Four ring- 
joints. Club thrice lor ;er than broad. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Forest, Uecendier 2, UMM. 

Type: No. Hy:'96S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one female on a slide, 

10. SIGNIPHORA BEETHOVENI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.10 mm. Kather robust. 

Dark metallic green, the four proximal tarsal Joints pale yellow. In my talile of flu- 
earth's species (Girault, 1913) runs to maxima Girault from wliich it differs in that the fore 
wing bears a distinct smoky cross-stripe from whole of *.he marginal and stigmal veius, otherwise 
hyaline. The distal margin of this cross-strij)e is nnu-e or less obscurely but deejdy incised 
at middle and at the proxijiial margin at caudal half a hyaline indentation of rectangular 
shape (longer than wide cephalo-caudad). Marginal cilia at apex of fore wing not (|uite twice 



72 MEMOIRS OF THE QFEEXSLANU MUSEUM. 

the longth of the stigmal vein, aliout a third of the greatest wing width. Discal bristle absent. 
Tliorax transversely, finely lined. (Caudal wings somewhat wider than their longest marginal 
cilia, about two thirds the width of the fore wing. Three ring joints. Mandibles bidentate. 

From one female taken by sweeping forest on sand-ridges near coast, May 9, 1911 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Chindera, New South Wales. 

Type: No. Hy B969, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to Ludwig von Beethoven. 

In this genus I have met with a striking case of parallelism but unfortunately the 
record was lost. However, a species captured in virgin jungle at Gordonvale, Queensland 
agreed in every detail with the description of a West Indian or South American species and it 
is liardly likely that the two can be the same s[)eeies but rather similar forms developed from 
the same parent stem. Cases of this kind in other genera of this and other families are not 
extremely rare. For example, JpheUiius ftiseiiiciniis Howard, an extremely common species in 
the cultivated orchards of North America, is dujjlieated by specimens reared from native coccids 
in the forests or bush of North Queensland. It is not likely that the Queensland specimens are 
really correctly identified as fuse) pen iiis. There may be differences not yet seen but these 
differences do not seem really a necessity. The species may have been introduced into North 
America, not improbable in this particular case. Parallel development of species groups in 
genera is still more marked and cases of this are common. 

SuBF.\MiLY ENCYRTIN^E. 

Trim AMIRIXI. 

Male and Female: — Mandibles absent; postmarginal vein absent, the marginal vein 
pimctiform, the stigmal well developed; posterior tibias with two spurs. Otherwise like the 
Miriui. Costal cell wide, its margin convex. 

Gexu.s AMIRA Girault. 

Female: — Head from cephalic aspect rounded, the frons narrow, the antennaj inserted 
near the clypeus, the scrobes separate, converging above, the head punctured, the inmctures 
minute. Lateral ocelli nearly touching the eyes, the latter convergent. Thorax punctured 
like the head. Abdomen fiat, sliort, from above triangular, no longer than the thorax; the 
hypopygium small, the ovijiositor not exserted. Wings hyaline, the venation not quite attaining 
the costa, the long submarginal vein approaching the costa gradually, then turning oft' to form 
the stigmal. Axillaa meeting inwardly. Second abdominal segment short, barely longer than 
the following three segments. Antenmc 12jointed, capitate, the scape somewhat convexed 
beneath, the pedicel long, nearly half the length of the funicle, about thrice longer than wide 
at apex, the distal funicle joints much wider than long, the first joint of the funicle subquadrate; 
one very short ring-joint, the club .3-jointed. Fore wings with a short hairless line from middle 
of stigmal vein; the same not much oblicjued. Frons arched or convex, the scrobes not very 
long. 

Male: About the same but totally different in color and the pedicel much longer, as 
long as the funicle. 

1. AMIRA FABREI (iirault. Female ; male. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, ■; mm. Robust. 

Shining black, the wings hyaline, the intermediate tibia; toward tip and tarsi brown. 
Head and thorax besides the pin-punctures, densely finely scaly, the abdomen also densely scaly. 
Discal ciliation of fore wing dense. Seutellum densely longitudinally lineolated or nearly. 

Male: — Length, l.SO mm. 

Like the female but all the sides and venter of thorax and the legs, the head and 
antenna;, the seutellum except a spot along the meson at apex, the axilUt and the sides of 



austi;alia\ nvMEXopTEHA cnAj.cuHtniF.A. ih.—gjuault. 7r, 

scutum centrally (invasion from the pleurum), lemoii yellow; tarsi Ijrown. Antennal pcilic«l 
elongate, longer than tlie scape which is more convexed than in the female, the latter with all the 
joints aistinctly wider tlian long and more or less equal. AiiteDiml rluli darker. Lateral 
ocelli somewhat farther from the eye than in the female. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Forest. Beared frr)m a sjiiilcr's egg-sac. 

Types: No. Hy 307O, Queensland Museum. Drisliane. two [lairs ou separ.ate tags (four 
]iins) and a slide with fenuile fore wing and lieails. 

Tribe ARRHEN( )PHA(;I N J. 

ARRIIENOPHAGOIDEA new genus. 

1. ARRHENOPHAGOIDEA COLORIPES new species. Female. Genotype. 

Length, O.s.j nun. Ditiers Ircmi the gi'imtype of Ariliinopliaj/as Aurivillius in bearing 
5-joiuted tarsi. The antenna:' are 5 jointed, ((uite .-is in Arrlunophngux — scape, pedicel and 
3-jointed club, the proximal two joints of the Latter transverse linear, the third joint four 
times their united length. Differs from Hhopoidciis Howard in the shorter form, the lack of 
an oblique hairless line on the fore wing and in the short, thick antennae. The species is 
similar in every respect to Arrhenophacius chionaspidis Aurivillius excepting that the legs are 
all concolorous except the knees, tips of tibiio, tarsi, the intermediate legs and the cephalic 
tibiie which are yellowish. Also the middle tibial spur is stouter. No yellow on body. 

Hahitat: Ingham, Queensland. February 17. 191o. 

Type: No. EyS071, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the single female on a slide. 

The frons is broad, no substigmal spot but a marginal vein is indicated by a slight knot 
or swelling, w-hich gives off a short, acute stigmal vein. The venation does not reach the costal 
wing margin. Middle tibial spur distinctly siroUcii or thick as normal. Hairless line of fore 
wing apparently absent. Type re-examined. 

A second species has been seen either from southern or western Queensland Ijut unfortu- 
nately it was mislaid and I could not describe it from the parts mounted on a slide. The hind 
tibia; were white, the fore wing with a more or less obscure hairless line and snbstigmal spot. 

Gkxi's ARKHEX(lPTlA(irS Aurivillius. 
1. ARRHENOPHAGUS CHIONASPIDIS Aurivillius. 

According to Schmidekneokt (U109) Ashmead records this widely distributed species 
from Australia. I give its principal characteristics. 

Tarsi 4-jointed; antennse as in Arrhenophagoidca ; fori' wings without an oblique hairless 
line, the marginal, postmarginal and stigmal veins absent ; marginal veiu represented by a 
circular fumated spot. Shining black, the disk of abdomen with some yellowish dorsad. Antennsu 
honey yellow, also the legs but dorsal aspect of caudal legs blackish and most of cephalic femur. 
A small yellow area just eephalad of tegula; a nmderately broad, yellow fascia on upper face 
(on or near caudal margin of vertex). Mesothorax scaly but the seutellum finely, delicately 
longitudinally striate. Wings hyaline. Mandibles acute. Tibial sjiurs all small. Widely 
distributed — Europe. Asia, North America and Australia. 1 have seen si)eeiniens from .lava and 
Porto Rico (West Indies). Parasitic upon various coccidie of commercial importance. 



Tribe ENCYRTIXI. ff-lAf'triC^ (iGr A / £ 

fuse wiHh the 



It is unfortunate Init it is to l)e feared that this trilie will lireak ihiuu ami 
Ectromini. Species of the genus JEnasieJla Girault sometimes liave bidentate mandibles. 
Cristatithorax Girault is exactly similar to flitilioiuiinis Westwood yet in different tribes. 
Two Australian genera are descril)ed with 4-dentati" mandibles. Careful com]>arisou of the 
genera of the two will show still other marked ]iarallelisms. In the great majority of eases 
no doubt has been experieiu'eil as to tlie dentation but doubt exists as to the nu\aning of the 



74 MEMOIES OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEVM. 

latter. Either parallel evolution has been at work or there is do basic reason for separation 
or else the characteristics of the two };ronps have been overlooked. The number of tibial spurs 
on the caudal legs seems to be without significance. I have used the tribal separations for the 
present. My own table is not a good one and is used here for descriptive reasons only. It 
was compiled before I was able to use Asliniead's table and also because some group characters 
used in that table seem to me very trivial. (..(/.. sculpture. Some of the old genera are very 
indefinite and hardly valid. 

Gesvs ECHTHROBACCHA Perkins. 

With the habitus of the ectromine Eclilliiriilri/iiiua Perkins but the head is rather more 
meniseiform, the front between the eyes is mucli wider, the system of large punctures on the 
head is much more distinct, the punctures larger, not dense, sparser toward the facial impression. 
Tlie maxillary palpi are longer, the fourth .joint much more elongate. The ocelli form more of an 
equilateral triangle, the caudal ones well separated (but not much) from the eye margins. 
The marginal vein is rather longer. Mandibles tridentate, the inner tooth broadly truncate. 
Antennaj usual. Oblique hairless line wedgeshaped, not reaching the marginal vein. Post- 
marginal vein short. 

1. ECHTHROBACCHA INJURIOSA Perkins. Female. Genotj^ie. 

Length. 1.2-5 mm. 

Head black, faintly metallic, witli evident large, shallow punctures scattered over the 
front, most numerous about the ocelli; fnnicle joints increasing slightly and gradually in width 
from 2 to 6. Mesonotum shining, finely distinctly punctated and clothed with short dark hairs 
and black with metallic greenish tints. Scutellum dark at base, finely punctured, clothed with 
short hairs and with a few scattered, long and erect ones. Mesopleura black with a purplish 
lustre. "Wings hyaline, uniformly ciliate. Abdomen triangular, with a purplish lustre. Antenna; 
sordid yellow, the club generally entirely dark. Tibia; and tarsi yellow, the front and hind 
femora usually blackish for the most jiart. 

Saiitat: Cairns. Queensland. Parasitic ujiou Bacclia. 

Type: Query. 

Gexus ECTOPIOGNATHA Perkins. 

Head mmlerate, lower face much inflexed, frontal S|iace between the eyes moderately wide; 
eyes with short, pale hairs. Front with a dense microscopic sculpture and more or less evident 
traces of faint, sparse punctures. Ocelli apparently in an equilateral triangle, the caudal ones 
separated slightly from the eyes. Mandibles broad, with three distinct teeth and an inner 
angulation resembling a more minute fourth one. Maxillary pali>i very short, -l-jointed. 
Antenna; lljointed, the club ovate. 3-joiuted. the scape much dilated ventrad, the iiedicel 
long; funicles 2 and .3 smallest, a little wider than long; club about two thirds the length of 
the funicle. Mesonotum with very fine surface scnl|iture and scattered feeble punctures which 
are setigerous. Axill89 separated at mescui. "Wings with short marginal cilia, evenly ciliate, 
the hairless line present. Marginal vein a little longer than wide, dilated, the postmarginal 
indicated, the stigmal distinct, somewhat shorter than the marginal. Abdomen short, sub- 
triangular, depressed dorsad, witli a foNea on each side toward the base and which bears very 
long seta>, often so closely apiu-essed as to lie visible only on careful examination. Ovipositor 
barely extruded. 

1. ECTOPIOGNATHA MINOR Perkins. Female. Genotype. 
Length, 0.75 mm. 

Head metallic green, the seajie l.lark. rest of antenna pale yellow exoejit the dark distal 
half of club; mesoscntum brilliant nietallic a'neus. pilose, shining, the scutellum usually darker. 



AUSTSALIAX IIYMEXOrTKKA Cn ALCJUOIBEA. VIL—GIRAULT. 7.-> 

more coiipery; niesopleiira shiiiins i.uri.lish. Legs almost wholly whitish. Alj.h. i yellowish. 

bordered with dark. Wings hyaline. 

llaliilat: Cairns and Townsville, C^neensland. Parasitic njion eggs of Siphaiila. 
Types: Query. 

2. ECTOPIOGNATHA MAJOR Perkins. Female. 
Length, 0.7.5 nnn. 

Head in front eopjiery. more brassy aliove, dull, with dense niinnte srnl|itnri'. the seape 
black, rest of antenna pale, the distal part of elub subinfuseate. Mesonotum slightly shining, 
very faintly sculptured, blue-black; scutellnni hardly metallic except at tip, where in some views 
it is shining coppery. Legs whitish. Abdomen yellowish with a dark border. 

Habitat : Cairns, Queensland. I'arasitic on eggs of PUitijhrachys or an allied geuns. 
And see below. 

This is a synonym of the first species. 

JIauy females, several males wlii,-h were all dark metallic \nu\A,- in coh.ration were 
reared together with an Aiihclinus from pentatomid eggs ou Canya uiiatraU.i at Gordonvale, 
April 7, 1913 (A. P. Dodd). The fore wings are very finely ciliate discally; tlie males are like 
the females except that the scape is pale, thick but not dilated, the chili solid, a ring joint 
present; funicle joints longer than wide, 3 longest, 1 and 6 subeipial, somewhat Linger than 
wide. Funicle joints clothed with scraggly, rather long hairs. The pedicel is scarcely louger 
than wide. The female antenna? also bear the very short ring- joint. 

Also many specimens from leafhoiijier eggs on Eiu-alyplns phil iiphylla, Gordonvale, 
January, 1913 (A. P. Dodd) and from similar eggs on banyan, Townsville, Queensland, October, 
1911 (A.A.G.). And several specimens from Mr. F. P. Dodd labelled " Fulgorid ova and 
parasites." One female, Cooktown, Queensland, February. 1912, window. One female from 
forest, Gordonvale, .January 5, 1914 and August 13, 1914. Also three females, four males, from 
foliage of a wild citrus plant, October 30, 1911 and on egg-masses of a white jassid ou same 
tree.' One female, February 26, 1913, sweeping along Herbert River, Halifax. 



Genus ECHTHR0G(JXAT(.)PU8 Perkins. 

Head shaped much as in EtJitlir<i(lrjiiiiu.i Perkins, the face inflexed, the eyes large, 
the least S]iace between them much less than the w-idth of an eye; between the eyes the face 
with very minute surface sculpture; lateral ocelli near the eyes, the latter sparsely hairy, the- 
hairs inconspicuous. Antenna) inserted far below the middle of the face, the scrobes elongate, 
the scape simple, elongate, the club large, about as long as the f\inicle, the joints of the 
latter wide and short; antenna; 11-jointed, the cluli 3-jointed. Pedicel over a third the length 
of the funicle. Mandibles with three strong acute teeth. Maxillary paljii 4-jointed, moderately 
long, the distal joint longest; labial palpi 3-jointed, about half as long as the maxillary. 
Axilla; ajiproxinmte. Mesoscutum with short, whiti', decumbent hairs, the scutellum with a 
very dense sculpture, very dull, contrasting with the metallic aiul finely punctured scutum. 
Oblique hairless line present on fore wing, the stigmal vein short, the marginal subelongate, 
the postmarginal slightly developed; marginal cilia short. 

The eyes are much smaller in the male, the siiai-e between them wi<li'r than one of them; 
the male face is metallic like the scutum, the antenna^ nuich more elongate, the funicle joints 
elongate, the first subequal to the pedicel, the club subequal to the distal two funicle joints and 
solid. 

* Babinda. QueensUind. 



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MEMOIRS OF THE QUEEiXSLAXD MUSEUM. 



1. ECHTHROGONATOPUS EXITIOSUS Perkins. Female: male. Genotype. 

Length, 0.87 mm. 

Head with greenish or other metallic lustre, tlie front microscopically sculptured, rougher 
•about the ocelli and with traces of larger, shallow punctures. Antenna; black, the club wide, 
flattened, subequal to tlie funicle. Scutum somewhat shining seneous in some aspects, finely 
punctate. Scutellum black, dull but the extreme apex conspicuously metallic; mesopleura 
]iur|)lish black. Abdomen shining Virassy, coppery or jiurplish metallic at the base, black distad. 
Legs pale yellowish. Fuuicle largest, wider than long, 1 a little longer than wide, 2 and 3 
subquadrate, 4-6 enlarging. 

Male scape pale; furiide 6 longest, 4 and o subequal. slightly shorter than G, distinctly 
U>nger than 1. Funicle bearing long hairs directed cephalad. 

Habitat: Brisbane, Bundaberg and ('aims, (Queensland. Parasitic on Coiialotms and 
allied genera. 

Tijpc: Query. 

Genus CHALCERINYS Perkins. 

Differs froui Echthrogonatopus Perkins in the metallic scutellum which is sculptured 
nearly like the scutum. Marginal vein somewhat longer than wide, the stigmal a little longer 
than it, the postmai'ginal hardly developed. The front between the eyes is wider than is the 
ease with the genus named. Differs princii)ally from Echthrogonatopus in the relative lengths 
•of the marginal and stigmal veins. Axillic sliglitly separated, the eyes sparsely hairy. 

The male has the first funicle .ioint longest, much longer than the pedicel, joint G next 
longest to 1; the club solid. Also, the eyes are very widely separated. 

1. CHALCERINYS EXIMIA Perkins. Female; male. Genotype. 

Length, 0.7.5-1 mm. 

Metallic green, in places yellowish-brassy, the mesopleura and abdomen black, at most 
slightly metallic, the antenna? testaceous, more or less sordid, the legs yellow except tips of tarsi. 
Head densely and minutely sculptured and with evident traces of larger, very feeble punctures. 
Caudal ocelli nearer to the eye margins than to one another. Thorax with very dense, minute 
sculpture, the scutum and scutellum with similar and inconspicuous pale pubescence, the scutellum 
smoother and more shining apically. Abdomen subtriangular. depressed. 

The male is the same but the antennae are long, the scape and funicle 1 distinctly 
marked with black, the club slender and elongate, dark or largely so. 

Uahitaf: New South Wales — Sydney; (Queensland — Childers and Bundaberg. Parasitic 
upon (loiiatopiis or an ally. 

Type: Query. 

Gexus SAKAX(.)TL'M Perkins. 

Rather slender and elongate; head (cephalic asi>ect) subelongate, the eyes moderate in 
size and diverging apically, the front with dense, liiicroscopic sculpture and sometimes also 
with very faint punctures. Ocelli in an isosceles triangle, the caudal ones near the eyes 
and nearer to each other than to the cephalic one. Antenmse gradually clavate, the scape simple, 
elongate, the proximal joints of funicle much narrower than the distal ones, the club small, 
the i)edicel shorter than funicle 1. Maxillary palpi with a very long distal joint which is 
subequal to the other three united. Labial palpi short, the middle joint extremely short. 
Scutum with appressed, white pubescence, the scutellum with an erect tuft of bristles. Wings 
infuscated at distal half or more, the submarginal vein much decurved before reaching the 
marginal, the latter long, the stigmal rather short, the postmarginal little developed. Proximal 
third of fore wing nearly naked; oblique hairless line present. Caudal legs long, slender. 
Abdomen rather elongate, depressed, the ovipositor barely extruded. 

The male is not known. 

Ajiiiarently allied with Chfiloiiciinis Westunoil ililfering in the longer head, the elongate 
form and the solid club. Compare Em^cmionclla. 



ArSTEALIjy HYMEXOPTEIIA CHALCIDOIDEA. m.—GIEAVLT. 77 

1. SARANOTUM AUSTRALliE Perkins. Fpinale. Genotype. 

Length, 1.7.5 mm. 

Head dull, submetallii', the fai-e below the antennii; and the soape testaceous or 
ferruginous; scutum somewhat shining, aeneous; scutcllum yellow, the parapsides bronmerj 
propodeum very smooth and shining, brassy; mesopleiira ]iur|>le. metapleura with white hairs. 
Legs brownish yellow or testaceous, the intermediate or candiil tibial and the caudal femora 
piceous for the most part. Abdomen brassy at base, otherwise brown. Fore wing with a 
small proximal cloud and another over more than the distal lialf but the extreme tip and two 
minute, obscure spots (one at tip of marginal vein, the other nearly opposite) more or less 
hyaline. 

Habitat: Bundaberg, Queensland. Parasitic upon Psi iKlix/oiKiliipKx. 

Ttjpe: Query. 

MKT.VLLOXELLA new genus. 
1. METALLONELLA AUSTRAUENSIS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length. O.SO mm. 

Wings fully developed, hyaline, the marginal vein punctiform, the stigmal short but 
distinct, the postmarginal absent; first tooth of mandible mucli shorter than the other two; 
antennee inserted at the mouth border, much as figured for PsyscUcdontus insidiosus Crawford 
but the club is 3-jointed, the antenna; 10-jointed, no ring-joint. Copper coloured, the 
scutellum deep blue. Thorax and abdomen densely scaly reticulated. Axillse just meeting 
inwardly. Abdomen short, triangular; tarsi yellow. Antenna; dark fuscous, the tip of the 
scape, fifth or last funicle joint and iniich of club yellowish; pedicel longer than funicles ]•.■$ 
united, long obconical, slender. 

Habitat: Brisbane, Queensland. Forest. April iii. 191.'! (If. Hacker). 

Type: Xo. Hy 397.1, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the female on a tag, the head on 
a slide. 

2. METALLONELLA LONGFELLOWI new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.5U nnn. 

Park metallic green, the wings hyaline, the antenna' and legs (except hind coxa;) 
pale yellow. Thorax densely shagreened. Valves of ovipositor distinctly extruded for a sixth 
the length of the abdomen, the latter more or less brownish. Pedicel dark above, stout, as long 
as the next three joints combined, the first four funicle joints subeqnal, small, wider than long, 
like large ring-joints, but ■> is abruptly larger, subquadrate. Club a little longer than the 
funicle. Differs from aiistndii iisis in coloration, in having the ovipositor extruded, the mandi- 
bular teeth even, the pedicel not elongate, longer than wide but stout and the club a little longer 
than the funicle. The teeth of the mandibles are small in both species and both bear an oblique 
hairless line on the fore wing in the usual position. The head is wider in australiensin; the 
abdomen of the latter is a little longer than the thorax and acute at apex; also the scutum 
bears many short black hairs from very minute punctures; the stignuil vein is longer also, than 
in this new" species, well developed and the fore wings larger. Conqiared with type of 
aiistratieiisix. 

Described from one female captured .lanuary 4, ISilH in the forest. 

Habitat: Capeville (Pentland), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS97J; Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Dedicated to Henry W. Longfellow. 

The frons is moderately narrow in both species anil this cli.-iracter together witli the fully 
developed wings and stronger body sejiarates the genus from Mitatloii. Also, the body is no) 
very fiat or depressed. 



78 MEUOISS OF TEE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

EUSEMIOXELLA now genus. 

See table of genera. Scutellum with a tuft of black hairs at apex; the head is longer 
than wide, the eyes convergent above, face not noticeably inflexed, the serobes short, incomplete; 
head without large punctures. Marginal vein long, over a third the length of the submarginal, 
over twice the length of the moderate stigmal which is nearly twice the length of the short 
postmarginal. Oblique hairless line present. Mandibles with three short, subequal teeth. One 
hind tibial sjiur. Antenna; 11-jointed, slender, the distal funicle joints a little wider than 
long; funicle partly white. 

1. EUSEMIONELLA CRISTATA new species. Female. Cienotype. 

Length. 1 nun. 

Orange yellow, the legs pallid, the hind legs yellowish; scape dusky yellowish, the 
pedicel afnd first four funicle joints white, fifth funicle joint whitish at base, rest of antennit 
black. Abdomen silvery white at proximal third, the rest jiurplish, conic-ovate, short. Thorax 
densely shagreened, the scutum subhisjiid and with obscure thimble punctures. Fore wings with 
a distinct black sjjot at the base of the marginal vein, the ciliation denser and coarser over the 
spot; also with a large, suboval, brownish black area filling center of bhule nearly to each 
margin and about midway between apex of blade and apex of venation. 

Habitat : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Jungle, June 5, 1913. 

Type: No. II'i)S'J74, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 

Genus OOENCYRTUS Ashmead. 

1. OOENCYRTUS METALLICUS CiJrault. Female. 

Length, 1.10 mm. 

Short, compact. Metallic purjile with greenish tinges, the scutum with conspicuous 
thimble punctures and very finely densely piolygonally scal_v, the scutellum and face similarly 
sculjitured ; vertex and head densely reticulated, the former without thimble punctures. 
Pronotuni very short but wide. Lateral ocelli not quite touching the eyes. Eyes at vertex 
margined obscurely with ochreous. Venation smoky brown, the fore wings subhyaline but 
near the middle with a large subhemispherieal chocolate brown cloud extending from margin 
to margin from the marginal vein, its apex much distad of the end of the stigmal vein and 
caudad before reaching the caudal margin interrupted by a clear line jirojected into it; its 
proximal margin is nearly confluent with the olilique hairless line. Marginal vein punctiform, 
the postmarginal developed, half the length of the stigmal. Marginal cilia of fore wing 
extremely short, the discal very dense and fine. Sides of thorax sometimes yellowish. Axilla; 
meeting in an acute point, the stutellum diamond-shaped, caudad with two of the sides 
forming a hemisphere. Legs yellowish, washed with dusky. Abdomen very short, subtriangular, 
wider than long. Antennie yellowish white witli the distal funicle joints blackish and the 
scape and pedicel washed with the same color; club not enlarged, the flagellum slightly enlarging 
distad, the pedicel as long as the combined lengths of the first two funicle joints, the distal 
two joints longest and widest of funicle, not much longer than wide. Antenna; 11-jointed. no 
ring-joint. 

Habitat: Roma, Queensland. Eggs of Tani Icphi-osia, October G, 1911. 

Types: No. H\j 3i)75, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, three females on a slide. 

A single specimen to a host. 

2. OOENCYRTUS BICOLOR new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.50 unn. Small; valves of ovipositor a little extruded. 

Dark metallic blue, the abdomen coppery; sides and venter of tlun.'i.N .-uid alidomen 
orange yellow; legs pale, washed with dnsky; the antenna; whitish, the scai>e a little dusky, 
the pedicel and funicle 6 blackish. Head orange yellow, the face golden yellow. Fore wings 



ArSTSJLIjy nYMKXOPTEEA CnALCIDOIDEJ . VlL—GlUArLT. 7!) 

liyaliue but with a tlusky Idotfli acidss fnmi the distal thinl or mure (if the suljiiiarjfiiial ami 
whole of stigiiial veius; tlie cephalic part of this strijie is rectangular, obliijued caudo-distad. 
wider than long (normal position) and is separated from the other much longer than wide, 
caudal portion (on caudal margin) by an oblique liyaliiie line; the caudal portion is jiarallel 
with the caudal margin and jiroximad of the axis of tlie lirst. About eight lines of discal 
cilia proximad of the hairless line. Marginal vein jjunctiform. the postmarginal very short, 
distinct, the stigmal moderate, distinct, a little over twice the length of the marginal. Tlind 
tibial sjiur single, minute. Mandildes with three weak leeth. A.xilte narrow, barely sejiarated. 
Thorax and head scaly reticulate. Scajje a little compressed; club shorter than the scape, 
acutely conic-ovate, about three fourths the length of the funicle or a little more; pedicel 
distinctly longer than any of the funicle joints whii'h are all a little wider than long Init 1 is 
quadrate; funicle joints gradually widening distad. Frons moderately narrow; head rounded, 
face intiexed, cheeks a little over half the length of the eyes. Scntelluiii large. Ring- joint 
minute. 

From one female caught in forest. April ](1, VMi (A. 1'. Dodd). 

Habitat: Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. ByS976, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag, a hind tibia 
and a fore wing on a slide. 

Gexus ISODi^DMOIDES Cirault. 

Somewhat similar to I.soilromus Howard but the marginal vein not jiunctiform. the 
stigmal nearly twice longer than it but not especially long, the pleura of propodeum without 
dense white pubescence and the anteuniE bear a ring-joint, the club solid, the antennae 
10-jointed. Head (cephalic aspect) slightly wider than long, the scrobes rather short, forming 
a triangle, distant from the cephalic ocellus, the antenme inserted near the clypeus, the club 
obliquely, acuminately truncate along one side, not half the length of the funicle where the 
first joint is cylindrii-al anil as long as the pedicel, the distal joints wider than long but 
narrower than the club. .Scape slender, pedicel long, tlie ring-joint very short. Eyes somewhat 
convergent dorsad, the lateral ocelli not quite touching their nuirgins. Axilla; cuneate, meeting 
at the meson. Scutellum simple. Abdomen short, triangular, flat above, the ovipositor not 
exserted. Mai'ginal vein about twice longer than broad, the jiostmarginal subvestigial, scarcely 
perceptible; fore wings fumated and with an oLilique hairless line. Intermediate tarsi armed 
beneath with black teeth as in many eni>elmine genera but here not quite so densely. Hind 
tibife W'ith one spur. The two lateral mandibular teeth acute, suber|ual, the mesal shorter and 
truncate. Somewhat similar to Mcnisroci'/ilialiis Perkins of the Ectromini. 

1. ISODROMOIDES TRIANGULARIS tUrault. Feiualo. Genotype. 

Length. 1.7."j mm. 

Black, scarcely metallic but the distal margins of the scutellum verdigris green; tips 
of tibise and all of each tarsus whitish yellow. Antenna; suffused slightly with brownish. Fore 
wings entirely embrowned except proximad out as far as the end of the submarginal vein, the 
fumation accented under the marginal and stigmal veins. A'enation brown. Head and thorax 
densely, finely punctate, the punctures formed by reticulation. Axilla^ smoother. 

Hahitat: Townsville, Queensland. Parasitic upon Eiuptirops iloddi Eothsc-hild. .Tangle.' 
Anril 28, 1003 (F. P. Dodd). Many females. 

Types: No. EySi)77, Queensland Jhiseum, Brisbane, three females on a card; hind legs, 
antennie, a head and fore wing on a slide. 

Mr. A. P. Dodd kindly identified the host, a tineid parasitic upon Fulgorida; and whose 
peculiar habits are described in Novitates Zoologic*. XIII. liMni. |ip. liii-li;;). In the second 
paragrajih of p. 166, it is stated " The ichnenmons all issue from tin" one hole, and the earlier 
ones to emerge are finely powdered. ' ' 



80 MEHOmS OF THE QUEEXSLAKD MUSEUM. 

Genus ^NASIELLA Girault. 

Head (cephalic aspect) routnled, the facial impression broad but not acutely margined, 
the scrobes forming a triangle; frons reticulated, without jmnctures; antenn® inserted below 
the middle of the face, nearly on a line with the ventral ends of the eyes, the cheeks short. 
Eyes slightly convergent above; lateral ocelli their own diameter distant from the eyes. 
Vertex and mesouotum with similar sculpture, tlie mesonotum, however, with sparse thimble 
punctures; scutum longer than the scutellum. .\xilte meeting in an acute point; pronotum 
short. Abdomen short, pointed-triangular, the dorsum flat, without dense pubescence, the 
hypopygium extending sligthly beyond the tip. Strigils present; hind tibial spur single. Inner 
two teeth of mandible subequal, the lateral one a little longer, acute. Fore wing broad, the 
discal ciliation dense, the marginal short ; marginal vein punctiform, slightly wider than long, 
the stigma! moderately long, the postmarginal well developed, about two thirds the length 
of the stigmal; oblique hairless line not conspicuous. Antenna" 12-joiuted with one very short 
ring-joint, the club 3-jointed; scape clavate, compressed, there being a regular foliaceous 
dilation toward apex but this is not enormous and fan-shaped as in some genera yet distinct 
and foliaceous; flagellum clavate, the funicle joints noticeably widening distad, the club thick 
and oval, wider than but only half the length of the funicle. the latter with 1 and 2 somewhat 
longer than wide, each somewhat shorter than the pedicel. Pubescence of antenna bristly. 
Mesonotum densely reticulate in polygons. Eyes longer than the malar space. Frons 
moderate. 

The genus resembles AiKujijrus but the club is truncate at apex. 

1. ffiNASIELLA BRACHYSCEUDIS Girault. Female. Genotype. 

Length, 2.10 mm. 

Short, moderately robust. Metallic green, the scutellum feneous, the propodeum and 
abdomen purplish black. Scape and jiedieel black, the club and venation smoky brown, the 
funicle lemon yellow to brownish but the first joint more or less dusky. Legs ferrugineous 
except proximal half (or nearly) of cephalic femora, all of the eoncolorous coxae, the dark 
distal tarsal joint and most of hind legs which are eoncolorous except at the end of each 
tibia and the tarsi. An elongate purplish black spot on cephalic tibia laterad. Fore wings 
with a small, rounded cloud at the base of the stigmal vein. Frons imperial purple. A'ertex 
and thorax finely, densely reticulated, the polygonal areas sunk slightly below the surface 
but not like punctures. Funicle 1 longest, 2 and 3 subequal, quadrate, slightly shorter than 1, 
6 twice wider than 1, subequal in width to the widest part of the scape. 

Hahitiit: Brisbane, Queensland. Associated with the gall of a BrnHn/scfli.s. October 23, 
1911. 

Tjiprs: No. HijJfi^S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, many females on a card. 

2. ffiNASIELLA APIOMORPHffi new species. 

Female: — Length, l..'it) mm. 

Same as brachyscelidis Girault Ijut smaller, the antenna?, intermediate femora and tibiae 
and proximal half of cephalic tibiae eoncolorous. the marginal vein a little longer than wide. 
Otherwise identical. Scape a little expanded ventrad in both sjiecies. Second tooth of 
mandible broadly truncate. 

Male: — The same but the antenna' thick, cylindrical. lOjointed with a ring-joint, the 
clulj solid and not greatly longer than the funicle joints which are clothed with not long hairs 
and longer than the small pedicel; antenna; dark brown. Scape slightly compressed. Funicle 
joints stout. 

Described from one male, eleven females labelled "1.5. Nat. Mus. A'ictoria. Bred from 
Apiomorpha pileata. Dandenong. .J.Kershaw. 2. 1900." 

Hahitat: Dandenong, Victoria. 

Types: In the National Museum, Jlelliourne. the above series of specimens on a card. 
.Mso 12 females labelled "1(3. Nat. Mus. A'ictoria'' on a card and 1.14.1900." 



JUSTHALIAX HYMENOPTEHA CHALCIDOIDEA. Vlj.—dl h'AlLT. SI 

3. iENASIELLA AMPUS new si»cies. 

Female: — Length, l.A', niiii. exclusive of uvipositor wliit-h is extruded for a tliird tlie 
length of tbe abdomen. 

Same as apioiiioyiiluF but somewhat smaller, the ovipositor is distinctly but not longly 
extruded, the general coloration is dark metallic jiurple, the knees, tips ot tibiaj and tarsi 
brownish; also funicle 1 is distinctly wider than long not a little longer than wide as in 
apiomorpluF. The obscure thimble punctures are not evident on the face. All the funicle joints 
here are wider than long, 1 shorter than 2, wliereas in (ipiomorphw joints 5-G only are wider 
than long, 1-3 subequal, -i a little longer than M. Face less distinctly carinated between the 
antennas. 

The male antenna' are black and less densely cJDthcd. the li;iirs thinner and cui'led ; 
funicle 1 smaller than the others, not as lari;e as the pedicc'l which is as large as the other 
funicle joints and subglobular. Compared with types of iipiotiiorplia'. 

In this species the mandibles are more distinctly tridentate. 

Described from one male, five feniali's l.-ibelled "17. Nat. Mus. Victoria. Bred from 
Apioinorpha pileata, North Melbourne." 

^Habitat : North Melbourne, Victoria. 

Types: In the National Museum. Melbdumc, the specimens on a card. 

4. .ffiNASIELLA PALUDIPES new species. 

Fenidh': — Length, 1.3S mm., the ovipositor just tip])ing the al^domen. 

Differs from the other species in having the legs jiale yellow except coxa?, a metallic spot 
just below knees on middle tibia! dorsad and one at same place on hind tibia^, a longer one on 
hind tibia before tip (dorsad) and dorsal part of hind femur at distal half or more. Second 
tooth of mandible broadly truncate. Marginal vein ]ninctiforui. General color very dark green, 
blackish nearly, the antenna' concolorous. Epistoma without a carina. Scattered thimble 
punctures less evident due probably to the back ground. Head dark metallic green. Funicle 
suffused with yellowish, only joint 6 being wider tlian long, the others quadrate or a little 
longer than wide. 

From one male, five females labelled " :in. Nat. ,Mns. \'ictoria. Lilydale, May :27, '09. 
M. Cha]inian." Reared from leaf-hojiiiers. 

Habitdl : Lilydale. Victiuia. 

Types: In the National Museum. Melbourne, the above s]iecimfiis on a card 

CKxrs l'Si:i'lii:\("iKTKLL.\ (iirault. 
1. PSEUDENCYRTELLA FASCIATA (iirault. Female. Genotype. 

Lengtli. L' mm. 

Dark metallic purplish, the legs concolorous. the tarsi yellowish; fore wings with a 
fuscous stri[ie across them from the stignuil vein; auteuiue concolorous. Mesoscntuni with fine 
scaly sculpture and dense pin punctures; the scutellum finer, with longitudinal lining, the 
axilla; meeting inwardly. Antenna? inserted near the clypeus, filiform, the scape very long, 
extending far above the clyjjeus and more than half the length of the long slender flagellum, 
whose joints are all more than twice their width; pedicel about two and three quarter times 
longer than wide at apex, shorter than the first funicle joint; club not enlarged, 2-jointed, the 
funicle 7-jointe'd, no ring-joint. Head (cephalic aspect) narrow, longer than wide. Marginal 
vein scarcely longer than wide, the postnuirginal shorter than the stignial. .Mandibles with the 
three teeth about equal. 

Habilat: Scottsdale. Tasmania. 

Type: l.lJ7'i, South .\ustraliaii ]\Iuse\nii. one female on a tag; hiurl leg and antenna 
on a slide. 

The genus differs from Pseiideiicyrtiis Aslunead in lia\ ing the elongate scajie. the narrow- 
head, the 2-joiuted club and the jiunctate scutiun. 
F 



82 MEUOinS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

PH^NODISCOIDES new genus. 

1. PHffiNODISCOIDES AUSTRALIENSIS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, l.UO mm. 

Bluish black, the legs yellowish brown, the co.xip jjale. the hind femora jiale proximad, 
washed with bluish along distal two thirds; a.\illie meeting inwardly, reddish brown. Wings 
sooty, with a dirty appearance, ilcar as far out as the bend of the submarginal vein. Antennae 
12-jointed with a very short ring-joint, the S-jointed club and the distal funiele joint white, the 
rest black except the yellow-brown scape; first two funiele joints longest, subequal, each a little 
longer than the pedicel, cylindrical. Teeth of mandibles subequal, strong but not very long. 
Postmarginal and stigmal veins equal, each about a third shorter than the marginal. An obscure, 
oblique hairless line from the base of the stigmal vein. Propodeum with a median carina, 
opaque, not sculptured, the thorax finely reticulated but the scutellum smoother distad. Head 
impunctate or nearly, with an obtuse ridge between the antenna>. Frons moderate. Palpi white. 
Funiele 1 nearly thrice longer than w'ide. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. Forest, April 27, 1913. 

Type: No. IIii?f)79, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the above specimen on a tag, the 
head on a slide. 

t'ERCHYSfKLLA new genus. 

Seemingly closely allied with ('<'rcliiixiiis Westwood. the mandibles long and slender, the 
two outer (lateral) teeth long and subc(|ual, each over twice the size of the third but the 
postmarginal vein is hardly develo]ied, very much shorter than either the marginal or stigmal 
veins which are not very unequal, the marginal vein about thrice longer than wide, the stigmal 
a little longer than it. . Also, the mesonotum is densely coriaceous, the scutellum glabrous, the 
axilla; shining but finely reticulated, meeting inwardly. Funiele joints distad of 1 a little 
wider than long, the club wider than the funiele and about half its length. Head rounded, the 
frons moderately broad, the face inilexed, the cheeks two thirds the length of the eyes. Hind 
tibia with two spurs. Fore wings with an oblique hairless line. Valves of the ovipositor slightly 
exserted. Antenna) 12-jointed, one very short ring-joint. 

1. CERCHYSIELLA NIGRA new specie.s. Female. Genotype 

Length : 1.60 mm. 

Black, lustrous, tlie wings hy.aliiie; distal half of tibiie and the tarsi reddish brown on the 
intermediate legs, the tarsi and ti|is of tibia> in other legs pale yellowish. Pedicel a half 
longer than thick at apex, longer than the first funiele joint which is a little longer than wide. 
Funiele 6 wider than long the joints wiilcning a little distad. Tliird mandibular tooth acute, 
not truncate as in nigrella. 

Jfahilat : Oordonvale '(Cairns). Queensland. .Fungle. ^lay 25. 1913. 

TyiJc: No. EyCnSO. Queensland Museum, Brisbane. 

2. CERCHYSIELLA NIGRELLA Girault. Female. 

Length, 1.60 mm. 

The same as nigra, but the mamlililes iire somewhat stouter and tlie third tooth not so 
well developed being in fact very short and trumate against the side of the middle tooth; the 
first funiele joint is distinctly longer tlian wide, tliree-fourths the length of the pedicel (in 
nigra funiele 1 is nearly quadrate and nut ninre tlian half the length of the pedicel). The 
funiele joints are all stouter. Hind tibia with two s|iurs. The two outer teetli of mandibles are 
longer .-ind stouter than in the genotype. .-\|iex of distal club joint white. 

llahitut: Halifax (Inghiun) Queensland. February 2.5, 1913. 

Tiipe: No. Hy'lOSt. Queensland Museum. Brisbane. 



ArSTBALFAN IIYMENOrTEHA CHAT.CIDOJDEA. VIJ .—CISAULT. <?3 

3. CERCHYSIELLA UMBILICATA now species. 
FiiiKiJe: Lengtli, 2 mm. 

Dark xiictuUic green, the ubilomeii inir|)le excejit at extreme base; legs and antenna! 
recWisli brown except club, coxa? and proximal lialf of femora ; jiedicel a little dusky. Wings 
A-ery slightly stained. Mandibles long, slender, with two strong, acute outer teeth and a third 
nuich shorter inner one. Axillas a little separated. Head and thorax densely scaly, the vertex 
with scattered umbilieate imnctures and a row of same along the eyes; scutum and scutellum 
umbilicately punctate, the ]>unctures moderately (■(jarse. not i-ontlueut, absent along the meson 
of scutellum. Abdomen very finely scaly, as long as the rest of the body, the ovipositor a little 
extruded. Propodeum subglabrous, with three narrow carina' at the meson, the three well 
separated. Hind tibial spurs doiihlt. uneipial. Scape ilistiin-tly compressed, (excluding bulla) 
stouter than the funicle; jiediccl not much longer than wiile at apex, longer than funicle 1 
which is longest yet barely longer than wide; following joints gradually shortening and 
widening; club no more than half the length of the funicle whose distal three .joints are 
subpetiolate. Thorax clothed with short black hairs. Cheeks nearly half the length of the 
eyes. Frons moderately broad. Scrobes deeji, forming a semicircle. Hind wings curved. 
Marginal vein about twice longer than wide, the stigmal long, eurved, a half longer than the 
marginal; postmarginal vein not half the length of the marginal. I'ronotuni transverse. Costal 
cell of hind wings extending to the liooklets. 

From one female taken in jungle. May •"<. 1911) {\. 1'. Doddj. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), t|jueens!,'ind. 

Type: Xo. HirJ'.'Si.'. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specinuMi on a tag; a fore wing, 
head and hind tibia on a slide. 

GENI-.S (.'KKCHYSIUS Westwood. 
1. CERCHYSIUS AUSTRALIENSIS Ashmead. Female. 
Length. 2.6 mm. 

^■Eneous-black. the head blueblack, the face N'entrad of scrobes metallic bluish green, 
the mesopleura, scutellum and abdomen decidedly metallic greenish; antenn;ti black; legs except 
coxa-, distal half of himl femora and proximal two thirds of hind tibiae Ijrownisli yellow. Wings 
fuscous, the proximal one third hyaline. Venation brown. Stignud and postmarginal veins 
longer than the nuirginal. ()vi|iositor about the lengtli of the first joint of liind tarsi, their 
valves broad. 

lldtiitiil: Australia. 
Til [It: Cat. A'o. -IS:i.',. United .states National Museum. Washington, D.C,, r.S,.\. 

2. CERCHYSIUS HISPIDISCUTUM new species. 

Fiinale: Length, 2 nun.. e.\rhhlMig n\ ipusihu-. 

Similar to Shaiiali iiciirlouli a clan pi itiiis liut .-it oiii-e distinguished spei-itically by the 
distinct whitish pubescence cm tlie srutum (present in that sjiei-ies but not conspicuous), the 
whitish knees and tarsi, the wholly conecjjorous middle tibia-, the dark a'neons green colour, the 
legs and abdomen (exce[it at basiM very ilaik purph', by the sliorter nuirgiiml vein which is 
punctiforni or nearly, slightly longer than wide, the somewliat shorter jiosfmarginal (in relation 
to the stigmal), by the slender scape, tlie slender pedicel and the longer first two joints of tlu' 
funicle wliich are longest, subequal, each a little over twice longer than wide and sonu-what 
longer than tlie pedicel «iiicii is subequal to funicle 4. The oviiiositor is extruded for a 
distinctly greater length (about two thirds the length of abdomen). Scnl]iture similar in both, 
or nearlv but in the fore wing the discal ciliaticui is absent proxiiimd \intil near the tip of the 



S4 MEilOIJtS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

submai-ginal vein. In this second species tliere is a silvery crescent on tlioracic iileunim just 
cejilialad of the mesopleurum, tlie latter very finely jiolygonally reticulated. 

From one female caught September 28, 1913 (H. Hacker). 

Habitat: Calouudra (Brisbane), CJueensUuul. 

Tyi>e: No. Sy idSS. Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head and fore 
wing on a slide. 

3. CERCHYSIUS ROBUSTUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 2. .50 mm., excluding o\ ijiositor which is extruded for a length equal to- 
two thirds that of the abdomen. 

Differs from the genotype of Coccidoxcnns in that the frons is moderate, not prominent, 
the scrobes deep, forming a semicircle or nearly; the ]i(istmarginal vein is somewhat shorter than 
the stigmal and the axilte are a little separated. 

Metallic blue-green, the abdomen exce]it .across the base, very deep blue nearly black. 
Valves of ovipositor and antenna; black; knees, tips of tibije (more broadly in intermediate' 
legs being nearly distal half) and the tarsi reddish yellow. Head and thorax very finely scaly 
and w'ith many scattered, small setigerous punctures; scaliness of scutellum distad with a 
longitudinal direction or flow. Wings hyaline, the venation dark. Postmarginal vein only 
about half the length of the stigmal, somewhat longer than the marginal. Mandibles witk 
the two outer acute teeth longer than the inner. Oblique hairless line of fore wing with about 
four short lines of discal cilia proximad of it. Hind tibial spurs double. Head with short, 
stiff white hairs scattered over the surface and which contrast. Pedicel subequal to funicle 2,. 
funicle ] longest, somewhat over twice longer than wide; other funicle joints each shortening 
:i little, 6 being subcjuadrate ; club short, not more than somewhat over a third the length of 
the funicle. Funicle densely clothed. Valves of ovipositor a little compressed. Scutum a. 
little longer than scutellum. Propodeum and abdomen scaly, the former with an intermediate 
glabrous portion on each side of meson. I'uiiescence of scutum similar to that of the head but 
not as conspicuous. 

From one female caught in forest, November .5, ]91o. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns). (Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy?9Sl, Queensland Museum. I'.'rishane. the female on a tag; lieful. fore 
wing and hind tiliiie ()n a slide. 

4. CERCHYSIUS BELLULUS new species. 
^'e)ll(lh•: — Length, ]M~) mm. Ovipositor extruded a very short distance. 

I.)ark metallic purple, the wings uniformly lightly stained and with a .small darker stain 
along the stigmal vein. Legs concolorons liut the tarsi and tips of tibiae pale. Stigmal and 
postmarginal veins subequal, tlie latter a little longer; hind tibiiB with one spur. Antenna' 
12-jointed, the ring-joint exceedingly short, hidden, the whole blackish; club 3-jointed. Byes- 
convergent above. Thorax very finely shagreened and the scutum and scutellum with numerous 
setigerous thimble punctures which are c(Mis])icuous but not confluent by far. Axillaj barely 
separated. Alidomen scaly. Pedicel longer than all the funicle joints (separately) of which 
1-3 are subequal each slightly longer than wide. Frons rather narrow. Cheeks somewhat slKU'ter 
than the e.yes. Mandibles usual. Venation fuscous. 

Habitat: Hughenden, Queensland. Forest-downs. July 14, 1912. 

Type: No. HyS98S, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, one female on a tag; a liind leg and 
the head on a slide. 

5. CERCHYSIUS AUSTRALIS new species. 

F'einali : — Length, 2.10 mm., excluding the ovijiositor which is three t'ourtlis tlie length 
of the abdomen; their valves compressed a little, a little broader than usual. 

Dark metallic green, the abdonum blackish, the legs black; valves of the ovipositor black. 
l''ore wings witli a distinct brownish baml :ii-ross them from the nuirgiual and stigmal veins.. 



ArSTBALIAX HYMEXOPTJi]!.! CUAIJIDOlTtEA. VlI.—GIRArLT. 85 

otherwise hyaline, tlie veiiMfion libck, thi- liladc [nvm'. lh.> i)c]strii;ir},'iiial vein a fourth sliorter 
than the stigmal the latter somewliat Imiuer tliaii the iiiarKiiial. Thinl tooth of mandible 
shorter than the outer two which are equal ami not loni;. Marginal vein a little longer than 
wide; from the stigmal an oblique hairless line wliich is incomplete and bounded proximad 
by five short lines of eilia. Knees and tarsi yellowisli brown. Axilla; meeting inwardly, with 
a carina between them. Thorax densely scaly. Tegula- large, reddish brown. Antenua; black, 
]2-.ioiuted, joints 1 and 2 of funicle subcqual, each about twice longer tlian wide, longer than 
the pedicel, the distal or sixth funicle .ioiut a little wider than long; one very short ring-joint. 
Pronotum transverse. Scutum downy from numerous obscure setigerous punctures. Frons 
moderate, ('heeks a little over half the length of the eyi's. Abdcnnen aliout as long as the rest 
<if boily. ciiuic-ovate. 

From one fenuile taken by sweeping niisrclianeous M'getation, left bank of Pioneer 
Siver, October 19, 1911. 

Hiihitat: Mackay, Queensland. 

Tjiiir: Xo. Hi/^'cliKS, Queensland Museum. TSrisbane, the sperimeu on a tag; head, a fore 
wing and a hind leg on a slide. 

The club is not half the length of flu' fnniile. Scape rather stout. Iliud tibial spurs 
double. Mandibles broad. 

6. CERCHYSIUS OVIDUCTUS new .species. 

FciiKih : — Length. n.T."; mnr.. cxclndiug the ovipositor which is extruded for two thirds 
the length of the abdomen. 

.Metallic pur]ile. tlii" wings livaline. Knees, tips of tibia', tarsi and distal third of 
middle tibi;e yellowish. Scutum and scutelUim densely, finely polygoimlly scaly and with 
scattered, obscure, small sctigerous punctures. AxilUe distinctly separated for some distance. 
Seutellum metallic green at a[iex, a little shorter than the scutum. Valves of ovipositor black. 
Marginal vein a little longer than wide, the stigmal twice longer than it, the postmarginal 
subequal to the stigmal. Oblique hairless line ju'esent, with three or four scattered, short lines 
of cilia pr{)ximad of it, these cilia ilistiiu'tly coarser than the very fine ciliation of the main 
part of the lilade. Margimil cilia cjf tore wing very short. Abdomen Hat, triangular, not 
as long as the thorax. Two outer teeth of nuindibles a little longer than the inner, all acute, 
not long. Cheeks sube(iual in length to the eyes, the frons moderate. Head (cephalic aspect) 
rounded, the frons (lateral asjjcct) not prominent. Antenua^ inserted at the clypeus, quite as 
figured for Clwlci/ri/iiix Perkins but the club is somewhat over half the length of the funicle, 
the first joint of the latter <pmdrate, the seccmd a little longer than wide, the next four subequal 
in length but eaidi very slightly broader in succession and sonunvhat longer than wide. Pedicel 
:\ iitth^ longer than fuuicles 1 ami 2 coiultiued. 

Mali.: — The same but the antenuic filiform. 9-.joiuted, the club soliil and distinctly 
louger than any of the preceding joints except the scape; pedicel short, barely longer than 
wide; funicle joints all distinctly longer than wide, 2 and 3 longest, each nearly twice louger 
than wide. Flagelhun clothed with moderately long, sid't hairs. 

Described from a pair cajitured by swee]iing in the forest. Uei-ember L'4, 1911. 

Habitat: Double Islaml ((/aims). Queenslaml. 

Tjii>€s: No. HiiJ'JS:. (^uecnslaiul Museum. Brisliane. the pair on a tag, the he;uls on a 
slide. 

In lii.spiilisciiliiiii and </h.W; (i/i.s-. the axilhe are rather broadly joined and with a carina 
between them. The species iiu.stralix differs from liispUliscutiim mainly in having a fuscous 
baud ou the foie wing, that wing in the l.-itfer species hyaline; but also the marginal vein is a 
little longer in i:-i:,l);ilis. The hairless line in both species is guarded proxinmd by short lines 
■of discal cilia, five in <iii.stntlis. three in liifpiilisriilitm and the line is huiger in the former. 



86 MEMOmS OF THE QUEli^SLASV MtSEVM. 

The fore wings of robustus are about as in hini>i<lisciitvm but in auatraUensis there is a stain 
against the ^tigmal vein, the latter is a little shorter than the postmarginal, the marginal is a 
little longer than uide and the hairless line is nearly complete, firoximad of it about eight 
long lines of discal cilia. Also, in australiensis, funiele joints 1 and 2 are only a little longer 
than wide anil the axilUt' are a little se]iarated. 

NKASTVMA<UI('S iipw gpn\is. 
1. NEASTYMACHUS AURATICORPUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.70 mm. 

Golden yellow, the wings hyaline but a little yellowish along under the venation. A 
blackish stripe across middle of occiput, face of pronotum, disk of dorsal abdomen and a spot 
near margin on each side of base, metallic jjurplish. Axillis with a short carina between them. 
Thorax densely, minutely scaly and with numerous minute pin-punctures which bear short 
white hairs. Mandibles with three equal teeth. Scape slender, curved, the pedicel a little over 
twice longer than wide, somewhat longer than funiele 1 which is subequal to 2, 3 and 4 subequal, 
a little shorter than 2, 6 a little longer than wide; funiele 1 twice longer than wide. Club barely 
wider than the funiele. the tiagellum filiform. Cheeks two thirds the length of the eyes. 
Frons moderate. Serobes forming an elongate triangle. Funiele hispid. Abdomen as long 
as the rest of the body, pointed triangular. Marginal vein somewhat over twice longer than 
wide, the stigmal abont its length, the postmarginal somewhat over half the length of the 
stigmal. Ten or more lines of coarser discal cilia proximad of the hairless line. Club somewhat 
over a third the length of funiele. Lateral ocelli a little separated from the eyes. Hind tibial 
s|iurs distinct, double. Club dusky. Head a little longer than wide. Agrees otherwise with 
the generic description. 

From one female caught in forest, April 24, 1914. 

Habittit : Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. lJy29S8, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, fore 
wing and a hind tibia on a slide. 

A second female, March 28, 1914, same place. The wings were hyaline. 

HAB"ROLEPf)PTKRYGIS new genus. 

Somewhat like Pfenihinasiu (iirault of the Ectromini, the head short and indexed, the 
\ertex subquadrate but the stigmal and marginal veins are moderately long and subequal, each 
a little over twice longer than wide, the ]postmarginal vein a third shorter. The antenna are of 
the same general form yet the club is oblicpiely truncate and somew-hat longer than the funiele. 
the six joints of the latter lamellate, i.e.. each lateral end narrowed and curved distad and the 
pedicel is also acutely prolonged from one distal angle. Hind tibia? not seen. Mandibles small, 
weak, \\itli three short sul>e<|ual teeth. Fi'(tns rather narrow, the vertex flat. 

1. HABROLEPOPTERYGIS FELIX new species. Female. Genotype. 

Ijength, 1.10 mm. 

Orange yellow, finely densely shagreened. the ]iroxinial half of the abdomen washed 
with metallic greenish, the propodeum and distal half of abdomen pale yellowish. Legs deep 
lemon yellow, the antennse nearly the same, the club paler yellow. Fore wings deeply embrowned 
from a little proximad of the bend of the submarginal vein distad nearly to apex, leaving the 
apical margin rather broadly hyaline. Caudal wings uniformly embrowned, broad (about 
16 lines of fine diseal cilia). The distal margin of the infumation on the fore wing is dai'ker 
forming a rather broad two-thirds circle. The fore wings in this species are uniformly fumated 
l)Ut a broad stripe under distal jiart of submarginal and all of marginal vein, distinctly darker. 



AUSTi;ALJ.t.\ JIYMENOl'TEBA CHALCIDOIDEA, VU.—GIRAULT. 87 

Head pale or ivurv wliito. tlir face \eiitr:iil nf the i\ves crossed Ijy a wavv cfark stripe whkli 
passes through the base of the antennm. Si-aje veiitrad edgeii with bhu-k. Axiihe iiieetin}i 
inwardly. Hairless line of fore wing with about fi\e lines proxiniad of it. 

Habitat: Gordouvale (Cairns), C^neenshuul. .lungle, .June .'>, 191:',, a female. 
Type: No. HjlSHSB, Queensland Museujii. P.nshane. the above female on a sliile 
One female, Knranda, jungle, September Hi. lili:! (.\. I'. Doildj and Deeember '.). 
1913. 

Ckx't's CHKIl.oXKflM'S Westwood. 

1. CHEILONEURUS GONATOPODIS Perkins. Female. 

Length, 1 mm. 

Ferruginous or yellow, the club of the antenna- and usually the basal part of the hind 
tibisB, blackish or infuseate. Ocelli on a subnu'tallie area and forming a triangle with a narrow- 
base but the triangle hardly twice as high as wide at base. Eyes with a very few short, 
indistinct hairs. Scape very slender, cylindrical. Senium with a caudal cross-band of blue 
with a silvery lustre due to the pubescence; propodeum dark at the sides. Wings infuseate on 
more than the basal half except that at the tijis and round the margins they are nearly 
hyaline; a darker transverse mark bearing long black seta", near the base of the marginal vein. 
Abdomen dark at tip and on each side at extreme base; distad of the dark at base on each 
side there are some very long seta>. Scutum Avith silvery jmbcscence. 

Huhitdt : Cairns, Kuranda, Bundaberg and Childers, Quei'usland, 

Parasitic on PsciiiJogonatoinis, KcIithroilclpJui.r and so forth. 

Tiipc : Query. 

2. CHEILONEURUS CHLORODRYINI Perkins. Female. 

Tjcngtli. l.-')!! mm. 

^'ery like the preceding species and the Xcu'tli American .sHcrci/i in habitus but differs 
from the former in lacking the caudal metallic cross baud nn the si ntum, which however has 
the same silvery jiubescence. Scajie well roinnled on tlic vetitial siile aiul distinctly dilated. 
From cephalic aspect, eyes strongly convergent cepliahid, the least sjiaee between them 
excessively narrow, not very nmch wider than an ocellus. The ocelli are [ilaced in tlie form 
of an excessively elongate triangle, the anterior one being extraordinarily remote from the 
caudal ones. Hairs on the eyes excessively short but numerous. Scape yellowish, its ventral 
mar'gin dark; pedicel and funiide white, the club black. Wings :is in jianatnpoiiis. 

Hdhildt: Kuranda, Queensland. In coccjons of ('Jiloroilrijiiuis. 

Tifl". : (^Uiery. 

3. CHEILONEURUS PURPUREIVENTRIS new species. 

Female: — Length, 1 mm. 

Orange yellow, the abdomen an.l caudal third "i snitnni m<talli,- purple (the latter 
green) ; also the antennal club is black. Tuft of hairs at a[pex of scutellum black. Fore wings 
deeply embrowned from the apical half of the benrl of the submarginal vein distad nearly to 
tip; the latter and a small sjMit just distad of marginal vein hyaline. The three lines of distal 
cilia proximad of the oblique hairless line rather long and C(jars>r, very much longer than the 
cilia of the blade generally. Manilibles with tinei- small, mute teeth. Scape distinctly dil.ateci 
ventrad hut not very greatly exjpanded; pedici'l not especially long, longer tli.an any of the 
funicle joints of which all are wider than huig. 14 sube(pml, ."i atul 6 distinctly longer than 
them. Thorax very linely longitudinally liueolate reticulated, .\xilke barely separated. Metallic 
green caudal tliird of scutum hispid with sihciy white liaiis. \'ertex very n:irrow, nearly flat, 
the face greatly inflexed, the frons snl)|ironiinent, o\ erli.anging the face, narrow. Legs palo 
yellow. Vertex with a line of faint punctures ;ihmg i-acli eye ni.-irgin, the surface coriaceous 



S8 MEMOins OF THE QFEEXSLANV MVSEUM. 

Piibpscenee on scutum sparse, the scutellum naked. Tip of valves of ovipositor slightly extruded, 
white. Marginal vein twice the length of the stigmal the latter subecpial to the postmarginal. 
Tnfumation of fore wing dee]ier under the marginal vein. Antenna? 12-jointed, one ring-.^oint, 
club three fourths the length of the funicle. Pedicel metallic purple above. Ventral border of 
scajie black. 

Male: Not known. 

Described from two females captun'il bv sweejiing miscellaneous vegetation on the 
Herbert River. February 20, 1913. 

Hahitat : Halifax, Queensland. 

Tjipr: Xo. JI}i3990, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the aliove specimens on a tag; a 
lu'ad and a tliird antenna on a slide with type si-miHUiricJarnx. 

4. CHEILONEURUS SEMINIGRICLAVUS new species. 

FimaJc: — Length, 1 mm. 

Differs from ptirpurcircntri.s in li;i\ ing the smituin wholly concolorous, the i)edicel jjurple 
above, distal two joints only of club lihick. Stigmal vein a little longer than the postmarginal. 
Caudal third of scutum without the silvery hispidescence. The scape is a little more expanded, 
t'onsiderably convexly dilated in botli species. Middle tibia darkened just below knee. 

From one female captured with the [ireceding. 

Habitat: Halifax, Queensland. 

Tijpc: No. HiiS991, Queensland Museum, Brisljane. the specimen on a slide with type 
head of preceding. 

5. CHEILONEURUS PERPULCHER new .species. 

Female: — Length, l.lo mm. I'ostniiirginai vein aljsent. !MandiI>U*s \vitii tliree rather 
Jong, acute teeth. 

Lemon yellow; meson of pronotum rather broadly, scutum and scutelluui metallic grass 
green; propodeum, abdomen, distal half of caudal femur, caudal tibiie except at each end, the 
infuscation of fore wing, metallic purjjle. Thorax densely polygonally sealy, the scutum with 
silvery pubescence. The lemon yellow axilla' a little separated at meson. Scape slender; 
pedicel longer than any of funicle joints, a little longer than wide at apex. Funicle joints 
widening distad, 1 as long as 6 but distinctly narrower. Club enlarged, nearly as long as the 
funicle. Frons moderate. Himl tibial spurs double, the smaller spur no longer than the apical 
fringes. Apex of fore wing rather broadly and apical and caudal margin distad of venation 
narrowly (broadly at first from proximad) clear, tlie infuscation from the curve of the 
submarginal vein. Marginal vein black, truncate; hairless line with about i-o lines of cilia 
jiroximad of it. Caudal wings with about sixteen Hues of uniformly fine discal cilia. 

From one female caught by sweeping forest uplands. May 29, 1914 (A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Maclean (Clarence Eiver), New South Wales, 

Ti/pe: Xo. Hy S99S, Qvieensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, fore 
^\ing and hind tibia' with slide ty]ie of Criatatithorax pasteuri Girault. 

6. CHEILONEURUS DUBIUS new species. 
1 captured on March 1, 1914 in a jungle ijocket. (iordouvale, a female specimen agreeing 
in every particular with chlorodryini Perkins except tliat the space between the eyes was about 
three times the diameter of an ocellus, thus not excessively narrow and the cephalic ocellus could 
not be called exeessi\'ely remote from the other since the three were in a triangle not nuicli 
more tlian twice higher than broad at base. The ocelli were not in a metallic area. 
Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 
Type: None designated. 



ArSTKALIAX UTMENOVTIiHA CITALCIDOI DKA. VIL—OUlAf LT. 



89 



A('Hin'S(>l'l)l'I[A(;rS un\ semis. 
1. ACHRYSOPOPHAGUS OVIDUCTUS u.w species. Genotype. 

Fiinali : — Length, l.Ii.j mm., exc-ludinu the on ijidsitDr wliieli is extnuleil fer a littli^ over 
half the length of the abtlomen. 

Orange yellow; face of iirniiiitum c-i-iitrally. s.-utiim, |irii]ioc|eiiin, ].roxiiiial margin of 
abdomen and its lateral margin along imiximal half, metallic green. Tarsi, fore legs and distal 
half of middle tibiae, wliite. rest of legs blackish. S<-a|ie yellow, next tln-ee joints dusky, joints 
3-6 of funicle silvery white, the elub black. Face between the serobes lemon yellow, I'ore 
wing hyaline, deeply sooty from the straight ]iroxiiiial border of discal ciliation (about half the 
length of the marginal vein distant proximad of that vein) distad to over half tlic distance 
to apex from the apex of venation, tlie ajiieal margin of tlie infnsi-ation highly, regularly convex. 
Oblique hairless line with about six rather .leuse lines of disi-al cilia i)roximad of it. Marginal 
vein thrice the length of the short stigmal, the |uistmarginal vein half the length of the stigmal. 
Distal margin of infumation of fore wing witli a hyaline, naked path bordering it; from tlience 
distad, the wing slightly infuscated. Ovipositor \alves black at distal third, soiled white 
elsewhere. Thorax very finely scaly, the scutum with silvery white puhescence. .\xilla.' broadlv 
separateil mesad, no carina between tliem. Tuft of bristles on scutellum between center and 
apex, distinct but scanty, divided into two small tufts. Mandibles with three equal, acute 
teeth. Scrobes well developed, the face strongly intlexed ventrad. Head narrowed ventrad, 
distinctl.y longer than wide, the face convex, the frons rather narrow, a little over thrice the 
diameter of the cephalic ocellus. Scape hmg and slender; |)edicel somewhat less than twice 
longer than wide at apex, uuicli longer tlian any of the fuMicli' joints which are short, 1 
snbquadrate, 5 shortest. '.i-G somewhat wider th.-m long; cluli large, :i jointed, a little longer than 
the funicle. Hind tibial spnr single. 

l-'rom two females caught by swee]iing in forest, April Hi, l'.H4 (.\. I'. Hodd). 

Hubittit : (Jloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy3'<93, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, twn females on a tag; head, fore 
wing and a hind leg on a slide. 

In the second female, the tuft on si-utelhun was (juite norni.al. The autennal club is 
distinctly compressed or flattened from the sides. Discally, on dorsal abdomen within jiroximal 
half, there is much metallic coppery narrowing proximad and joining the metallic green across 
base. 

2. ACHRYSOPOPHAGUS CLAVATUS now species. 

Fcmali : — l.enytli, 1 mm., exi-luding i.\ i|iiisitiir wliic-h is exlii'ded for half the length 
of the abdomen. 

Differs from the genotype in being somewhat sm.-iller, in ha\ing thi> valves of the 
oviijositor wholly whiti'. the scutum distinctly sluu-ter, the pronotum metallic greeTi mesad, 
the propodeum wholly yellow, the [iroximal half of the abdomen dorsad dark metallic green, 
the coxa) and femora except distal end of hind femur silvery white, the axillfe joined and with 
a carina between them, the head wholly yellow, also the faci- of pronotum. Legs orange yellow. 
Face in oviductus metallic just above the inflection. .\11 funicle joints and apex of scape 
silvery white, pedicel and scape orange yellow, the former blackish above at base. Club black. 
.Joints 2-4 of funicle shortest. The fore wings are a little narrower than in the genotype, the 
short, silvery pubescence less conspicuous on scutum, more so on scutellum. Hind femur with 
a black stripe down it laterad from middle to apex and central (also in the genotype). Com- 
pared with type of oriiliictu.s. 

From one female caught in forest, .Line 10, liil4. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns) . (Queensland. 

Ti/pe: No. Hy3994, Queensland Muse\im. Brisbane, the specimen on a l.ag; heail, fore 
wing and a hind tibia on a slide. 



90 MEMOIRS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

Marginal vein a little longer than in the genotype, eight or more times longer than 
wide in both species. In tliis species, the jiostmarginal vein is at least two thirds the length 
of the short stigmal, the latter less than a fourth the length of the marginal. In the single 
specimen, the tuft on scutelhnn was very sparse, represented by four or five long lilack hairs. 
In the genotype, the metallic stripe across base of abdomen is rather broad. 

t'HRYSOPOPHAGUIDES new genus. 

Feiiuiti : — Differs from Achri/sopopjiagu.i in having the tliird touth of mandible truncate, 
moderately broad, the funicle joints all longer than wide, the club long but shorter than the 
funicle. not enlarged and not with very ()bli(|ue divisions as in that genus; the cheeks are a 
little longer than the eyes. Tlie funicle joints are longer, the clul) slenderer and not as long 
as the funicle. 

1. CHRYSOPOPHAGOIDES WESTWOODI now species. 

Female: — Length, 2.75 nun., excluding extruded part of ovi]iositor which is as long as 
the abdomen. 

Postmarginal vein very slightly developed, much shorter than the stigmal which is not 
quite half the length of the marginal, the latter a little less than half the length of the long 
submarginal. Dark metallic purple, the fore wings deeply embrowned from the proximal end of 
marginal vein to apex, but on oiijiosite sides at the edges there are two small hyaline spots, the 
cephalic at the end of the jiostmarginal vein, the caudal spot larger. Face ventrad of eyes 
(which are convergent), scape, face of jn-onotuni, thoracic pleura, propodeum (except laterad) 
and axilla^, orange yellow. Funicle and pedicel sufl'used with orange. Legs and extruded portion 
of ovipositor yellowish white, the intermediate femora at tip, the tibia> just below knees purplish, 
the hind tibiic purplish on each end. Scutum with very fine, dense silvery hairs which form 
distinct jiilosity. the thorax densely, finely scaly, the scutelhim densely jmnctulate, the propodeum 
smoother, witli some (but not iiuich) silvery pubescence laterad. Fore wings densely ciliate. 
Scutelhim with the usual tuft of black hairs. Scape curved, thick; pedicel long-obconie, longer 
than any of tlie funicle joints of which '2 and 4 are a little the longest. ] and 3 subequal. 4 
subequal to 2, 5 to 1. (i sliortcst. a little longer than wide, 2 mil qnite a half longer than wide; 
club barely wider than the filiform funicle. P^ice between the antenme with numerous minute 
pin-punctures; also some of the latter on the cheeks and on the face along ventral border of the 
convergent eyes. Frons narrow. Axilla? very slightly separated, .\iitennie ]2-jointed with one 
ring-joint. Face inflexed. Scrobes semicircular. 

From one female, mixed forest and jungle. May, 1913. 

Udhitdt: Gordonvale (Cairns). Queensland. 

TiijK : No. //// .','),'i.7, (.Queensland Museum. Hrisbane, one female on a tag; head on a slide. 

(iENus ENt'YRTTTS Latreille. 
1. ENCYRTUS GILBERTI new species. 

Fcmolc: — Length, 1.28 nun.. 

Orange yellow, the abdomen dorsad |iurplish black. Legs honey yellow; club black; 
antenna; honey yellow; pedicel washed with [jurplish, funicles .1 and (! silvery white. Pedicel 
longer than any of the funicle joints of which 1 is longest, somewhat longer than wide, 2 and 3 
subequal, a little shorter than 1. 4 quadrate, ') and 6 a little wider, a little wider than long. 
Club rather large. Fore wing with a broad brown baud across it from somewhat less than 
distal half of submarginal vein to apex of stigmal; also brown along distal fourth from apex, 
the proximal margin triangular, converging from either side :ind then obtusely prolonged 
centrally over half way ]iroximad to the first brown stripe; just opposite this apical prolongation 
an oblique brown streak enters the wing from either margin, obliqued caudo-distad (the cephalic 
one), ceph.-ilii ilistad (the laudal one) aM<l .apiu'oaches either side toward its apex. At the 



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bend of tlie submarginal vein is a straight dcjeppr bioivn streak beset with still' bristles and 
a narrow, curved hyaline line at caudal three fourths divides the first cross-stripe longitudinally. 
The distal stripe aud streaks are blackish. Marginal vein black, about thrice longer than wide, 
subequal to the stignial, the postmarginal colorless, shorter. Axilla; separated by a short 
carina. Thorax finely scaly and with scattered, minute setigerous punctures. Pubescence not 
conspicuous. Face inttexed, the frons narrow, about two aud a half times as wide as the 
diameter of an ocellus. Mandibles w'ith three subequal teeth. 

From one female caught by sweeping in forest. December 19. I'Ml. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns'), Queensland. 

Ti/pc: No. H\j3996, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the siiecimcn on a tag; head and an 
injured fore wing on a slide. 

2. ENCYRTUS NEWCOMBI new species. 
Female: — Length, 1..50 mm. 

Exactly similar to (jUhcrti but the abdomen concolorous, the first four funicle ioints 
Idackish, also the pedicel. Hind tibial spurs double (not seen in the other species). 
From one female caught Febru.arv Hi. Ifli:! on a window (If. Hacker). 
Habitat: Brisbane, Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy2997, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a slide. 
Dedicated to Simon Newcomb, astronomer. 

3. ENCYRTUS SPINOZAI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.1.5 mm. 

Dull honey yellow, immaculate; funicles 1, 4 and '> silvery white; club black. Pedicel 
distinctly longer than any of the funicle joints of which the first is somewhat longer than 
wide, the following joints subquadrafe. Club wider than the funicle. Fore wings marked as 
in the pireceding species but the apical infuscation is distinctly not connected with the 
M-shaped streaks proximad of it, its proximal margin practically straight; moreover, the 
middle jjiece of the M-shaped marking is isolated nearly. The infuscation under the venation 
is uniform, not accented. Postnuirginal vein barely longer than wide, Frons a little narrower 
than in yilbcrti. Thorax finely sheened. Axilla^ barely separated. 

Prom one female caught sweeping in jungle, A]iril 2, 1918. 

Habitat: Mulgrave River (Gordimvale near Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Uii2:>9S, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the female on a lag; head and t'lue 
wings on a slide. 

4. ENCYRTUS ARISTOTELEA luns species. 

Female: — Length. ].'_10 mm. 

Very similar to iieireintihi but snuicwliat less inlmst. the first four autcniuil joints .an? 
pale yellow, the postmarginal vein is somewhat less than half the length of the stigm.al (fully 
two thirds in newcombi). Antenme as in i/ilhvrli. Otiiiuwisc the same as iicireomhi. AxilUe 
broadly joined, with a carina between them. Similai to iiilhirti but the abdomen wholly 
concolorous. Hind tibial spur single. 

From one female caught by swccjiing edges of jiingle, .lanuary :'., IIMI (.\. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. HyS999. Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the speciim-u on a tag; head, hind 
tibia and fore ^^ing on a slitle with ty]ie (filberti. 

6. ENCYRTUS TRIGUTTATUS new species. 

Female: — Length. 1.50 mm. 

Similar to f/ilberli but the abdomen bears at a|iex aliove a distincj rovmd purjile spot 
and two fainter purple sjiots one on each lateral imirgiu just out fidui base. Also, tlie body is 
somewhat more robust and the scutum bears nmre c(nispicuous blackish pubescence. Differs 



92 MEMOIBS OF THE QVEEXSLAXD MUSETM. 

from newcomhi in the coloration of the abdomen; from spiiio:ai in the distinctly darkei', deeper 
yellow coloration of the body, the pur|)lish markings, the more conspicuous pubescence and the 
wing pattern. From (iristotelcd differs in being deeper orange yellow and in having the 
abdominal markings. Hind tibial spnr apparently single. AxilliE with a carina between them. 

From one female caught by swee])ing in a mangrove swamj). Tweed Ri\er. May 14, 1914 
(A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat : Chindera, New South Wales. 

Type: Xo. HySOOO, Queensland Miiseuui. Hrisljane. tlie specimen on a tag with type 
spinoiai. 

7. ENCYRTUS WUNDTI new species. 

Female: — Length, 1.20 mm. 

Orange yellow, the abdomen metallic purple, the scutellum washed with purple and less 
distinctly so, the scutum; abdomen suffused with yellowish. Legs eoneolorous. Antennae 
coneolorous except funicle C and the club which are black. Scajie moderately dilated, pedicel 
subequal to funicle 1 which is somewhat longer than wide and longest; funieles 5 and 6 
distinctly wider than long; club somewhat less than half the length of the funicle. Lateral 
ocelli not touching the eyes, the vertex moderately broad, the cheeks somewhat less than half 
the length of the eyes. Mandibular teeth short, subequal. Head lenticular. Axillse distinctly 
separated for a short distance. Hind tibial spurs double. Vertex with thimble punctures 
caudad of the cephalic ocellus and with a row of punctures along the eyes. Thorax finely scaly 
but with numerous setigerous punctures. Scutellum somewhat longer than the scutum. Marginal 
and stigmal veins subequal. the former a little over twice longer than wide, the stigmal curved, 
the postmarginal vein no longer than wide. Fore wings deeply embrowned from base not 
quite to apex, the margins of the latter rather broadly hyaline. Proximad of oblique hairless 
line, discal cilia numerous but distinctly coarser than the main ciliation. Distal joint of 
maxillary palpus black. Frous broader than usual and face convex. 

From one female taken in forest, Decemlier 31, 1912 (.A. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Type: No. Hy 3001, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; head, fore 
wing and a hind tibia on a slide. 

Dedicated to TVilhelm Wundt. 

A second female, same jilace, July Hi. 1914. I'robably not a member of this genus but 
of the next one. 

8. ENCYRTUS PURPUREIVENTRIS new species. 

FtiiKilt: — Length. 1.2.J nun. iieseniMes Xesyrpopliagiis uitguttatu.s in general apjiearanee. 

\'ery deep orange yellow, the abdomen wholly imperial purple, also scutellum at distal 
tiiird lightly. Legs paler and the antenna^ but the club black; funicle 5 and 6 white, pedicel 
jiurjile above at base, iirst four funicle .ioints dusky. Ajsilto slightly separated yet with a carina 
between them. Thorax iinely scaly, the scutum and scutellum with sparse, minute setigerous 
punctures, the former very slightly waslied with metallic. Fore wing sooty from a little distad 
of middle of submarginal vein to apex, the infuscation fading somewhat at apex, accented at 
vephalic half of its proximal margin, under the marginal vein and under the apex of stigmal 
vein and divided by a liyaline stripe of moderate narrowness whose proximal margin intersects 
ajjex of stigmal vein; this naked, hyaline cross-stripe is narrowed abruptly at center by a 
proximal projection of the proximal margin of the distal half (or somewhat more) of the 
infuseation which is accented rectangularly at its cejihalo-proximal corner, some distance distad 
of the marginal vein. Marginal vein black; jiostmarginal vein a little less than half the length 
of the stigmal. Hairless line of fore wing with about seven lines of cilia proximad of it. 
Dilation of scape moderate. Pedicel sumewhat lontjer rhaji tuuicle 1 wliich is subequal to 3 and 



.irsTi;.lLIAX inMK.\OPTI-:i;.l CHALCIDomirj. VU.—CIRAVLT. f)3 

soiiiewliat Iciiigt-r tli.-iii wide. L' siilx>inK!l to 4 and .j. siilKiiiadrati', (i a little wiilcr than lono. 
Frons narrow; cdioeks nearly as lonfj as the eyes. A line of tine setiie alciny the facial margin 
of eat'li eye. Hind tibial spur single. 

From three females caught liy sweejiing orange trees in a neglected garden, August 1.5, 
1914. 

Huhitat : (iordonvale (Cairns), (Queensland. 

Type: No. HiiSniH. (Queensland Museum. Brisbane, tud females on a tag; head, for& 
wing ami a hind tibia on a slide. 

9. ENCYRTUS PARUS new species. 

Similar to inuidli but the face nitie-xed, the scutum as purple as the seutellum, the 
]>edicel and first tliree fnnicle joints i>nrplish, the pedicel somewhat longer than funiele 1 
which is snbquadrate; the axillie joined, with a short carina between them. 

Described from one female captured by sweejiing in the dry bed of Cape Kiver. forest, 
September 1:0, 1914. 

Habitat: Cajieville ( Pentland ). (,)ueensland. 

Type: Xo. Hti.UUJl. fjueeiisland Museum. I'.risliane, the sjiecimen in alcohol (head 
severed) with tyjie of Atitiiosonia ttiif/itt tat iin s. 

l'Ai;AI'IkT<;\(>!>IS('rs new genus. 

1. PARAPHiENODISCUS VERUS new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, ].L'."i nun. Eoliust. Differs from I'ha nodisciis in that the sca]ie is 
foliaceously dilated. 

Reddish yellow, the abdomen ]iale hcuuy yellow, .also the heail, legs and antenna e.xcept 
the club which is black (but whitish at extreme apex). Fore wings stained brownish from base 
to end of venation, from thence distad less so. Head lenticular, the frons nuiderately broad, the 
cheeks over half the length of the eyes. Mandibles with three equal teeth. Funiele joints 1 
and 2 snbquadrate, the others shortening each a little, the distal one dusky cm one side. Last 
joint of maxillary palpi black. Hind tibial spur single. Margiiuil vein somewhat over twice 
longer than wide, slightly shorter than the stigmal, the I'ostnnirginal not ipiite half the length 
of the nuirginal. Hairless line on fore wing with about 10 lines of much coarser cilia proximad 
of it. Costal cell rather broad, its cephalic margin convex. Scajie distinctly but only 
moderately dilated; pedicel subequal in length to fnnicle 1; club about half the length of the 
fnnicle. Body flattened, very iinely scaly, the thorax \vith many scattered, minute setigerous 
punctures. Axilla' separated a little. Abdomen subglabrous. Seutellum with a thin plate 
allium! the distal edges (plate-like rim). 

From one female caught in forest, April 9, 19 bi. 

Habitat: Gordonvale (Cairns). (Queensland. 

Tji/ie: Xo. Hy S00£', Queensland Musmun, Brisbane, the spi'cimen on a tag; head, hind 
tibia and [lart of fore wing on a slide. 

2. PARAPHffiNODISCUS WUNDTI Cirault. iie,e Encyrlns. 

.-EXASOMVI I-:LLA new genus. 
1. fflNASOMYIELLA COLERIDGEI new species. (Jenotype. 
Female: — Length, 1.2.J mm. Frons over six times the diameter of cephalic ocellus, 
moderate, about twice wider than with Kiteyrtiis (lilherti and aristoti lea. Dilation of scape very 
convex. Marginal vein a little longer than wide. Club conic. 

Honey yellow, immaculate except that the scape has a conspicuous, longer than wide black 
area from ventral margin between base and middle; wings proxinuid lightly stained yellowish; 
venation jiale. Frons moderate. Mandibles with three acute teeth. Scajie dusky along ventral- 



94 MEMOITtS OF THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM. 

margin just before tip. I'edicel small, liariUj' longer than wide, yet somewhat longer than any 
of the funicle joints which are all distinctly wider than long, 2 and 3 a little the longest, 6 
widest, all hispid; ring-joint present. Hind tibial spurs double. Stignial vein long, curved, 
over twice the length of tlie marginal, the postmarginal longer than the marginal. Many lines 
of distal cilia (over a dozen) proximad of hairless line. Whole body with a frosted appearance, 
subglaucous, extraordinarily finely scaly reticulate. Cheeks somewhat over half the length of the 
eyes. Seutellum reaching base of abdomen, the axillaj distinctly separated by a short triangular 
projection at apex of scutum but they are not ver_y wide apart. Thorax with scattered, short 
white pubescence. Vertex sloping; face inflexed. Wings hyaline. 

Prom one female caught by sweeping forest. 

Enliitat: Gordonvale (Cairns), Queensland. 

Tjipc: No. HyoOO.'t, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, the specimen on a tag; fore wings, 
hind tibia and head on a slide. 

COPIDOSOMOPSIS new genus. 
Fi'Duilc: — Form small, the thorax very convex, globular, the abdomen rather distinctly 
narrower than it and somewhat longer, narrow-triangular. Agrees otherwise with the description 
of Copidosomyia but the frons is broad, the cheeks longer than the eyes, the serobes long. 
Also the marginal vein is punctiform, the postmarginal absent, the stigmal twice longer than 
the marginal. Mandibles rather long, with three acute, small teeth, of which the middle is the 
longest. Axilla? distinctly separated for a short distance. Marginal vein thickened, almost 
circular. 

1. COPIDOSOMOPSIS PERMINUTUS new species. 

Female: — Length, 0.70 mm. 

Dark metallic purple, the wrings hyaline; scape, middle legs (except coxa;), tarsi and tips 
of hind tibiae broadly (cephalic tibia; not seen), yellow. Funicle 1 distinctly longer than wide, 
subequal to the pedicel, the following joints quadrate, the distal three a little wider than long. 
Head and thorax finely scaly. Club no thicker than the funicle and shorter. Very few setse 
proximad of hairless line of fore wing, the line not very definitely bounded by a single line 
of cilia. 

From one female, all remaining nut of i.lL'O reared from a '■ pyrale larva,"' April 23, 
1914 (F. P. Dodd). 

Habitat: Kuranda, Queensland. 

Type: No. By.lOOd, Queensland Museum, Hrisbane, the specimen on a tag; fore wing, 
head and fragments of antenna:' on a slide. 

HLATTICIDA new genus. 
1. BLATTICIDA ASHMEADI new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Lengtii, 1.25 mm. 

Very dark metallic blue, the wings hyaline, the seutellum contrasting metallic green, 
the Jegs and antenna' rich yellowish brown but the much enlarged club black. Head and thorax 
delicately scaly with obscure setigerous punctures (in rows on the vertex), the scutum pilose; 
seutellum densely punctate. Mandibles with three small teeth, the inner tooth shorter. Funicle 
joints annular. Axilhe slightly separated. Scape distinctly dilated for its entire length, not 
long, the pedicel a little longer than wide yet much longer than any of the funicle joints which 
do not differ much in length (4 and i) shortest) but 6 is twice wider than 1. Club as long as 
the funicle and pedicel united, obliquely truncate, over twice the width of funicle 6, the 
flagellum strongly capitate. Face strongly inflexed, the vertex and frons moderately narrow 
but over thrice the diameter of the cei)halic ocellus, the lateral ocelli oblique and against the 
eyes. Metaiileura bare, the body pubescence not conspicuous. Marginal vein somewhat over 
twice longer than wide, the stigmal shorter than it by a fourth or more, the postmarginal vein 



AVSTSALIAN nTMKNOPTEKA Cn ALClltiil DF.A. VIl.—CIUAll.T. .115 

not loiigiT than wide; nlilii|ni' luiirloss line [iivsi'iit. the iii:ii}jiii;U I'rinjios veiv short, th<! iliscal 
filiation tine and dense, rmiioileum transverse at niesou, widening laterad. Anteimie 12-jointed, 
a very short ring-joint being present. Cheelvs not nuu-h more than lialf tlie length of the eyes. 
Hind tibial spur single. Abdojnen a little shorter than I he tliorax. (Icpressed, Iriangnlar, the 
ovipositor just tipping it. 

Male: — The same lint tlie frons is broad, the lateral ocelli a little separated from the 
eyes while the antenna' are liliform. wholly colored like the legs and the chib is solid. Scape 
not as distinctly swollen; fnnicle joints subgl(d>nlar and much longer than the pedicel excepting 
funicle 1 which is mneh longer than wide. Funicle joints bristly, the bristles not very long. 

From one male, five females reared from eggcases of a native cockroach from the jungle 
and in company with Eutrichoaomrlhi hldttnpliniiti (iiranit, February, lltlf (A. 1'. Dodd). 
Habitnt : Babinda, Queensland. 

Tjipcs: No. BySOin. Queensland Museum, lirisbanc, oiu' nuile, five females on .-i tag, 
one fenuile, one male and female head on a slide with type of liiiliichosomclla lihillopliniin. 

Of the above eggcases, two were jiarasitized, the parasites issuing from l)oth ends by 
way of two perfectly circular holes, oni' at each end and on (jpposite siiles of the dorsal ridge 
of the eggease. The eggcases are rather small, of a greyish color, the l)r]ttom and bottom sides 
and a longitudinal stripe soniewhtit below the dorsal edge ablire\iated at each end and 
interrupted once beyond or before the middle, dark reddish brown. 

Subsequently a female was found in a botth' hibelh-d " ( ionloiivale. sweeping grass, 
forest, April 10, 3912.'' In this specimen the cephalic knees were d\isky. 

NEOCUI'IDOSOMVIA new genns. 
Fe/tuile: — Differs from CopidoxDwijni Girault in that the head (ceph;ilic aspect) is 
rounded and a little wider than long, not ovate and plainly longer than wide. Al.so, the frons 
is twice broader and the scrobes normal, forming a dei'p triaTigle, the fai-e inflexed. The 
antenna has a short ring-joint. Axilla; slightly separated. Abdomen as long as the thorax, the 
ovipositor not exserted. Second segment of abdomen occupying only a fourth of the surface. 
Outer two teeth of mandibles distinctly longer than the inner. Otherwise as described for 
Copidostomyia. 

1. NEOCOPIDOSOMYIA VIRIDISCUTELLUM icw species. (Jenotype. 
Female: — Length, l.llo nun. L'obust. 

Purplish black, the scutelhun dark nietallii' green, the fore wing lightly enibr(]wned from 
the bend of the submarginal vein to apex or nearly so; distal half of tibi;c and the tarsi 
yellowish brown. Antenna; concolorous, scajie a little compressed, excised ventrad at ti]); 
pedicel one and a fourth times longer than wide at apex, subequal to funicle 1 which is 
distinctly longer than wide, the longest, l! a little longer than wide, 5 and ti distinctly wider 
than long, ('lub obliquely truncate, not more than half the length of the fnnicde. Cephalic 
ocellus about twice its diameter from either I'ye. Head densely finely scaly, the vertex with 
obscure, small ]iunctures. Scutum sculptureil like the vertex but the srutellum densely 
punctulate. .Vbdomeu scaly like the scutum but witliout the punctures. Pubescence incon- 
spicuous. A darker sjiot against the marginal and proximal two thirds of stigmal veins. 
Marginal vein somewhat less than twice longer than wide. Oblique hairless line narrow. 
Mesopleura finely, longitudinally scaly and lineil. Hind tibial spur single. 

Prom four females on a card labelled ".Apr. :.'4, 190.">. V. P. l>odd.'' 
Habitat: Townsville, Queensland. 

Types: No. Tly .3008, Queensland Museum, Prisbaiie. four fi'males on a card: head, 
jiortion of fore wing and a hind tibia on a slide. 

Later, another card with seven females, one male was found bearing the same data and 
:i flower-like case of what appeared to be a fulgorid. the host. The male was broken but as 
far as could be seen resembled the female except thai the frotis vvas liroader and the funicle 
more hairy. 



96 MEMUIItS Of THE QVEEXSLAMI MUSEUM. 

NEBLATTICIDA new genus. 
Female: — Head (cephalic aspect) rounded, the face inflexed, the eyes convergent 
ee)jlialad, the frons narrowing cephalad. rather narrow, caudad where broadest, four times 
the diameter of the cephalic ocelhis; cheeks as long as the eyes. Antenna' 1-jointed, capitate, 
the scape greatly dilated, the funicle a little longer than the large, obliquely truncate club, the 
six joints widening distad, all much wider than long but not annular. Mandibles with three 
equal, short, acute teeth. Marginal vein about four times longer than wide, a little over 
twice the length of the short stigmal, the postmarginal present but wider than long; hairless 
line on fore wing distinct. Hind tibial spur single. Legs simple. Abdomen pointed conic-ovate, 
as long as the thorax, depressed above. Scutellum broad, as long as the scutum, the prouotum 
transverse. Axilla separated a short distance. Scutellum large, broadly rounded. 

1. NEBLATTICIDA FASCIATIPES new species. Genotype. 

fiiiuih; : — Length, LI- iimi. 

Dark coppery, the thorax with contrasting silvery white pubescence which is abundant 
but not dense, the setie not crowded. Legs black, the tarsi, cephalic knees, tips of all tibia;, 
a narrow band around caudal legs proximad and distad of knees, the first oblique, most of 
middle femora except a narrow, oblique stripe across some distance before the knee and a 
rather large diffused spot dorsad somewhat proximad of middle, middle knees, a white oblique 
stripe across middle tibise .just ventrad of knees (separated from them by an oblique black 
band), a spot dorsad a little proximad of middle of intermediate tibia; and distal fourth of the 
latter and funicle joint 6, silvery white. Funicle 5 suffused with whitish along one lateral half 
and funicle 4 along lateral third or less. Frons where narrowest not quite twice the diameter 
of the cephalic ocellus. Fore wings smoky from somewhat distad of middle of submarginal 
vein to within a rather short distance of apex, the distal margin of the infuscation broken 
centrally into two lobes which are farthest distad ; a narrow longitudinal clear stripe not f;\r 
from caudal margin runs through the body of the infumation but does not completely divide it, 
diffusing disto-caudad, proximad terminating in the oblique haii'less line caudad; oblique 
hairless line with abimt 9 lines of cilia immediately proximad of it and a dense cluster of cilia 
are farther proximad of these lines; a sliort, transverse hyaline line runs in front of the 
venation. Pedicel small, a little longer than wide, longer than any of the funicle joints of 
which 6 is largest, 1 and 2 smallest; funicle 1 twice longer than wide, (i a little more than that 
and longer, (ilub joints wider than long. Scape with a scaly sculjiture, longer than the funicle. 
Thorax very densely, minutely shagrecned. 

From one female caught in forest. April l(i, 1914 (A. 1'. Doddi. 

Hiibitiit : Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Ti/iic: No. EySOOfi, Queensland Museum, Hrisliaue, tlie female on a tag; head, middle 
and hind legs and a fore wing on a slide, 

CHEILONEUROIDES new genus. 
Female: — AVith the habitus of Clieiloiieiinis. Vertex flat: frons very prominent, narrow, 
the face inclined ventro-caudad. Cheeks somewhat longer than the eyes. Runs to Cheiloneurns 
Westwood but the scutum also has a tuft of hairs like that of the scutellum, this tuft a little 
cephalad of center; the scape is broadly dilated ventrad for its entire length and the post- 
marginal and stigmal veins are longer, the stigmal as long as the marginal, a little longer 
than the postmarginal. Hind tibial spur single. Mandibles with three subequal, obtuse, short 
teeth. Antenna) capitate, much as in the flagellum of the Mymarid genus Polynema. 

1. CHEILONEUROIDES BICRISTATUS new species, (ienotype. 
Female: — Length, ].3(l mm. 

Orange yellow, the abdomen brown ; antenuio pale yellow except ventral edge of scape 
along proximal two thirds and distal two club joints all of which are blackish. Legs brownish. 



Ar.STNAlJ.IX lIYMEMIPTKiri CH AI.CI DOIDKA. V 11 —Gl UAVLT. 97 

silvery wliite toward tips of tibiy ami |iriixiiiiail mi leiiicira ami tla^ kiii'cs ami tarsi; inter- 
mediate legs Avith a narrow blaek band al«i\|. and below knees. Meso[jle\inuii eaudad washed 
with purple. Caudal fourth of srutnui iiictalb.- bluish .and there idothed witli dense silvery 
white pubescence. Scutum and smitidUini \ery tiuely, deusely, longitudinally lineolated but 
metallic part of scutum transversely so. A.xilhe barely sejiarated. Distal two thirds or more 
of first .ioint of hind t.arsus black. Fore u ings embrowned from the iirst bend of the sub- 
marginal vein to apex, deeper under the marginal vein and quite as in species of Chciloiicurus 
except that the white spot .iust distad of venation includes the whole area suliteuded by the 
postmarginal and stigmal veins. ()blii|ne hairless line liroad. not well delimited by setip. 
Marginal vein about two and a third times longer than wide, i'edicel much longer than any 
of the funicle .joints, nearly twice longer than wide .-it apex; fiinirlc> slender proximad, widening 
a little distad, the joints all subcjuadrate but ."i and (i wider tli.-iii I he others. Distal part of 
submarginal vein as usual curving but the .-nrvi' is rather long and miicuri'. 

From two females i-aught on tlu^ fi.li.ige ,,f Anili/iil'ii yniwing in gardens in the town. 
October 23, 1911. 

Habitat: Townsville. Queensland. 

Type: No. Ht/JOln. (^neensl.and .Mnsmm. Urisbane. mie female on :i tag: head, wing 
and hind tibife on a slide. 

I'.XKAl'incrs m'w uenus. 
1. PARAPHYCUS ABNORMISCAPUS new speeies. (lenotype. 

!''( iiiair: — Length. 1.'-'." mm., exi-hiding (i\ ipositor whieh is distinctly but shortly extruded. 

Deep orange yellow, the head excejit vertex, the pronotnm excejjt lateral margin, propleura, 
mesopleura, legs, metaidenr.a .and abdomen very pale yellow, contr.asting; face of ])ronotum. 
cephalic margin of scutum and doisum of abdomen exi-ept along each margin where there are 
pale yellowhsh marginal spots, lilaek. A large obsrure ronmlcil area in center of scutum on 
each side of the meson and a distinct, large arrow sli.ipeil spdt in center of the scutelluiu 
(covering most of it, the apex blunt and at base of scntellnm. the spot leaving the distal 
margin yellow) jiurjile. A spot lielow knee and mie across tiji of middle tiliia and a spot 
centrally on lateral caudal fenuir. one just below knee and one a little dist.ail of middle on 
caudal tibia, dusky black. Wings hyaline. Upper half of occiput black. Antennai colored 
like the legs. Extruded valves of ovipositiu' ilusky, whitish at extreme ba.se and apex. Marginal 
vein punctiform, the postmarginal distinct, somewhat longer than the marginal, the stigmal 
long, curved, about thrice the length of the jiostuuirginal. Mandibles with three equal, small, 
acute teeth. Axilla; separated by a short carina, Frons broad, face intiexed, the cheeks 
somewhat shorter than the eyes. I'edicel and scape dusky the latter stout, obconic, the pedicel 
globular, the funicle joints subequal, ea-h a little longer than wide, a little over half the 
length of the scape (excluding the bulla). Club slemler, nearly h.-ilf the length of the funicle. 
longer than the scape (even if the bulla is included). Marginal fringes of fore wing very 
short, the hairless line guarded by two lines of cilia proximad and tliree or four inconspicuous 
lines of cilia under, and parallel with, the subnuirginal vein. Main discal ciliatiou of the fore 
wing fine, dense. Thorax densely, very finely scaly. Propodeum with several transverse 
blaek spots on each side. Distal margin of scutellum pale yellow. Antennie with a very thin 
ring-joint, the flagellum longitudinally striate, llin.l tibial spurs double, verv nne(|iial. S,-ap' 
shajied like an ordinary pedicel. 

From one female caught in forest. A|ail 1.'.. liMl (A. 1". HoddV 

Habitat: Cloncurry. (^ueenslaml. 

Type: No. Hy-lnll. (.(ueensland Museum. Urisbane. tlie specimen cm a lag. 
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NEOCLADELLA new genus. 

Female: — Form elongate, the abdomen conic-ovate, a little produced at apex, longer than 
the rest of the body, the ovipositor valves stout, prominent, extruded a little. Frons rather 
broad; mandibles with three short obtuse teeth but the third is wider, obliquely truncate but 
not very broad. Fourth joint of maxillary palpi nearly as long as the others combined, stouter 
alsL). Marginal vein barely longer than wide, thick, as long as the stigmal and more so than the 
postmarginal which is barely developed. Hind legs flattened (except the tarsi), broad, the 
tibial sjiurs short, double. Anteniuc inserted below the middle of the inflexed face, the scape 
very short, broadly dilated for its entire length, somewhat longer than wide; jjedicel flat, a 
little longer than wide; fuuicle with the joints wider than long, the first much the shortest, 
combined somewhat longer than the club which is ovate, wider than the fuuicle, 3-jointed, the 
ring-joint ahsent. Axill* distinctly a little sei)arated. 

1. NEOCLADELLA COMPRESSIPES new species. Genotype. 

Female: — Length, l.S.j nun. 

Dark metallic blue, the scutollum and abdomen purple, the wings hyaline; tarsi white. 
Thorax densely, finely, polygonally scaly, the axilla; finely, transversely so. Pedicel longer than 
any of the funicle joints of which i to (i are subeipial, distinctly wider than long, 1 much wider 
than long, only about a third the length of the others. Club much longer than the scape, the 
latter distinctly longer than the pedicel. Hairless line of fore wing with two Hues of coarser 
discal cilia along its proximal border and with two shorter lines of cilia somewhat farther 
])roximad of these, the four lines more or less joined caudad. Discal cjlia of fore wing fine, 
dense, distinct, the marginal fringes very short. 

From one fem.ale caught in forest, Ajiril 14, 1913 (A. I'. Dodd). 

Habitat: Cloncurry, Queensland. 

Type: No. HySOlS, Queensland Museum. Brisbane, the specimen on a tag;