The new species is very similar to Minettia (Frendelia) fuscofasciata from the Oriental Region in the following characters: mesonotum with a pair of black stripes between dc rows, hind tibia with 1 weak preapical ad, wing brown at base and abdomen whitish gray pruinosity, but it can be separated from the latter by the surstylus having 2 long and furcated apical processes and the phallus with a trapeziform
sclerite, round apically in ventral view.
with a well defined margin, lateral carinae strongly keeled, Y-carina with stalk weak (Figs.
Oval species: head concave posteriorly, posterior margin of head concave, eyes touching anterior pronotal margin; pronotum trapeziform
, lateral margins straight, surface of uniform texture, lacking a velvety patch on each callus; ostiolar auricle with a distinct knob dorsally at end of scent channel Sthenaridea Reuter
1, 10, 18, 24) trapeziform
, with margins more or less well defined, wider at base than long submedially (1.
2) in middle distinctly, arcuately excavated, with sides of excavation acutely produced, with a trapeziform
prominence mesally (prominence slightly emarginate in middle), and with subquadrate polished area on surface; median carina on propodeal dorsum somewhat shorter than in female, rugae on dorsum somewhat transverse; length relation between abscissae of radial vein of forewing (Fig.
3C, 3D, 4C, 4D, 5C, 5D): pronotum trapeziform
or broadly trapeziform
with curved posterior lateral angles, posterior margin slightly concave, anterior and posterior lobe not demarcated, calli obsolete; metapleural evaporatorium with area of flake cuticle broad or elongate triangular, flake cuticle anterior to mesothoracic spiracle well-developed, extending to below wing knob ("Druckknopf") and to anterior margin of metepisternum (Figs.