Definitions For Glossary Terms

INCOMPLETE NOTAULUS
Notaulus that is visible anteriorly on the mesoscutum but which does not extend posteriorly to the transscutal articulation.
INNER ORBIT
Synonymous with 'inner margin of the eye' for most chalcids, but in Mymaridae the narrow region of the head between the inner margin of the eye and the preorbital suture. [photo]
INNER PLATE OF OVIPOSITOR
The elongate portion of the second valvifer beyond the semicircular sheet, which surrounds the ovipositor stylets and is terminated by the apically projecting ovipositor sheaths . [drawing]
INTERANTENNAL AREA
Region of the upper face between the scrobes, sometimes called the interantennal prominence, projection or crest because it is convex, ridged, or even lobed. [drawing][photo]
INTERANTENNAL CREST
See interantennal area
INTERANTENNAL PROMINENCE
See interantennal area
INTERMALAR DISTANCE
Maximum distance between the mouth corners, that is, the breadth of the mouth cavity.
INTERORBITAL DISTANCE
Distance between the inner margins of the eyes; usually the minimum distance but sometimes otherwise defined.
INTERRUPTED LINEA CALVA
A linea calva that has one or more setae on the dorsal surface of the wing at some intermediate point within the bare band (see also closed linea calva and open linea calva). [drawing]
INTERVOLSELLAR BRIDGE
Ventral surface of the phallobase between the base of the volsellae, including the intervolsellar process. [drawing]
INTERVOLSELLAR PROCESS
Ventromedian projection of the phallobase that extends posteriorly between the volsellae of the male genital capsule, and which is continuous anteriorly with the ventral ridge. [drawing][photo]