belongs to the subfamily
Entedoninae by having 2 setae on submarginal vein, scutellum with
a single pair of setae, fronto-facial suture distinctly separated
from anterior ocellus and male scape with sensory pores placed
at the ventral edge.
This genus may be distinguished from the other Entedoninae
included in the key by the combination of the following characters:
postmarginal vein long at most as stigmal vein, fronto-facial suture
straight and propodeum usually without median carina and plicae.
can be separated from Asecodes
by not having row of setae extending from stigmal vein; from Apleurotropis
by not having transverse carina on pronotum and median carina on
propodeum; moreover, Apleurotropis
have longitudinal grove posteriorly on mesoscutum and Pleurotroppopsis
has also a pair of longitudinal lines on scutellum.
Keys to Achrysocharoides
species are available for Britain
), Japan (Kamijo,
) and North America (Yoshimoto,
; Kamijo, 1991
Moreover, Hansson (1983)
revised the Swedish species.