Species with or without rows of setae
radiating from stigmal vein; however, all species recorded
on leafminers have fore
row of setae radiating from stigmal vein. Submarginal
(SMV) with 2 setae dorsally. Postmarginal
(PMV) very short, usually shorter than stigmal
Flagellum usually with 2 funicular
and club 3-segmented, although it is sometimes
difficult to separate funicle from club. Male scape with
sensory area on scape restricted placed ventrally.
Head with distinct occipital groove; fronto-facial
distinctly separated from anterior ocellus and
V or Y-shaped.
usually slightly sculptured. Pronotum
very short and without transverse carina. Notauli usually
incomplete. Mesoscutum and scutellum without longitudinal
with a pair of setae. Propodeum smooth, shiny and without
median carina and plica.
Petiole not distinct.
green to dark, usually metallic.