Metopius mimicus Townes and Townes, 1959

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Metopius (Metopius) mimicus Townes and Townes, 1959
Diagnosis and Relationships
Lower tooth of mandible present on outer edge of upper tooth as a distinct but small projection (Fig. 4). Interantennal process of face compressed and with a median carina (Fig. 1). Second recurrent vein with 1 bulla, or rarely with 2. Occipital carina complete, extending close to foramen magnum and reaching hypostomal carina ventrally. Flagellum not short and blunt, its wider segments 1.2 to 1.85 times as wide as long. Claws of front and middle tarsi apparently simple, or sometimes pectinate on their basal 0.3. First metasomal tergite in side view rounded above, the tergite about 1.35 to 1.6 times as long as high. Third tergite about 0.9 times as long as wide. Apicolateral angles of tergites a little less distinct than in M. krombeini.
1. Metopius mimicus face...
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Known only from central Arizona.
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 April, 2014. 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.