Gollumiella buffingtoni

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Gollumiella buffingtoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Eucharitidae
Subfamily: Gollumiellinae
Genus: Gollumiella
Species: G. buffingtoni
Binomial name
Gollumiella buffingtoni
Heraty, 2004


This species keys to G. longipetiolata in Heraty (1992). G. buffingtoni can be distinguished from all other species of Gollumiella by the combination of all yellow coxae, yellowish white legs, a basally dark brown and striate petiole, and an elongate scape exceeding the median ocellus ( Fig. 1 ). Some females of G. longipetiolata also have the apex of the petiole lighter in color and the scape may exceed the median ocellus, but their coxae are always dark brown.


China, Japan






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