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Plumalexius rasnitsyni Brothers, new species
The genus name, which is masculine, is derived from “Plumariidae”, to which it was first assigned, and “Alexandr”, the first name of Professor Dr Rasnitsyn, honoured in this Festschrift.
Male. Compound eye oval with convex inner margin; antenna with many long fine erect setae (number of antennomeres unknown); mandible with four apical teeth along truncate apical margin; maxillary palp at least 5-segmented; labial palp at least 3-segmented. Pronotum much shorter than mesoscutum, with slight anterior collar (flange) and posteroventral angle rounded; mesoscutum transverse; notaulus distinct, complete; tegula small, convex; metapostnotum apparently about as long as metanotum; propodeum long, weakly constricted apically; meso-metapleural suture straight. Hind wing with two closed cells, vein C present only basally, anal (vannal/plical) lobe less than half length of wing. Tibiae without spines or strong setae; tibial spurs 1–2–2; basitarsomeres much longer than other tarsomeres; arolia large; claws simple. Metasoma ovoid, sessile basally, apical tergum apparently simple, seventh sternum reduced, hypopygium simple with convex apex.