Gollumiella darlingi

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


This species keys to G. longipetiolata in Heraty (1992), from which it can be differentiated by the short antennal flagellum (0.7 – 0.82 X height of head) and scape (0.7 – 0.81 X distance to top of median ocellus), and whitish yellow mid and hind coxae. The short scape and evenly brown petiole distinguishes this species from G. buffingtoni.






Etymology. Named after one of the collectors, Chris Darling



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