Metopius secundus Townes and Townes, 1959

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Metopius (Cultrarius) secundus Townes and Townes, 1959
Diagnosis and Relationships
Lower tooth of mandible entirely absent (see M. comptus page, Fig. 1). Interantennal process compressed, with median carina (Fig. 1). Facial shield without a median longitudinal carina. Occipital carina absent ventrally, below level of occipital foramen. Tarsal claws of fore and mid legs with pectination only on basal 0.3 and difficult to see. Galea and glossa long. Epicnemial carina short, extending dorsally just above sternaulus. Posterior-lateral corner of scutellum weakly produced, rather blunt (Fig. 4). Second metasomal tergite black, with the posterior-lateral corners yellow (Fig. 2).
1. Metopius secundus face...
2. Metopius secundus latera...
Known only from the holotype, collected in San Ignatio, New Mexico.
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.

There are no specimens currently determined for this OTU, or those specimens determined for this OTU are not yet mappable.

This page was assembled by Bob Wharton and Danielle Restuccia and was supported by the National Science Foundation under PEET grant # DEB 0328922. We thank David Wahl (American Entomological Institute) for extended loans of material used for this study. Images for most of the Nearctic species of Metopius were taken by Aubrey Colvin. Page last updated October, 2013. The material on this page is freely available, but should be acknowledged if used elsewhere.

This material is based upon work at Texas A&M University supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DEB 0328922.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.