may be distinguished from
all the Cirrospilini
in the key, with which it shares funicle 2-segmented in both sexes,
propleura separated posteriorly, submarginal vein with 3 or more
setae dorsally and 2 or more pairs of scutellar setae, by having
mesoscutum much shorter than pronotum medially, distinct petiole
and distinct tentorial pits on lower face. It also can be distinguished
from C. ambiguus
notauli complete and reaching posterior margin of mesoscutum,
while from Diaulinopsis
by having postmarginal vein not longer than 1.25 times the length
of the stigmal vein and by not having male scape swollen.
According to Boucek (1988)
can be distinguished from S. silvicola
by having much shorter petiole, shorter scutellum and yellow gaster.
He also revealed that there are at least other 3 Australasian
species not yet described.
, introduced in several Mediterranean countries
in relation with the Phyllocnistis citrella
control, has spontaneously spread out in all this area, revealing
a high dispersal capability. In Italy and Jordan the species has
been also recovered from other Lepidoptera and Diptera leafminers
(Massa et al., 2001