Anaphes

Female Anaphes iole, photographed by Max E. Badgley.

Belongs within: Mymaridae.

Anaphes is a cosmopolitan genus of fairy wasps with a subsessile metasoma and subdivided scutellum (Girault 1929).

Characters (from Girault 1929): Antenna of female nine-segmented; antennal club solid. Scutellum preceded by large frustrum-shaped sclerite separating large triangular axillae and by a second, linear-transverse one; scutellum large, oval. Tarsi four-segmented. Metasoma subsessile, with no distinct petiole. Ovipositor free.

<==Anaphes Haliday 1833 GM79
|–A. behmani Girault 1929 GM79
|–A. conotracheli RD77
|–A. diana N91
|–A. hercules Girault 1911 GM79
|–A. iole Girault 1911 GM79 (see below for synonymy)
|    |–A. i. iole GM79
|    `–A. i. anomocerus Girault 1929 GM79
|–A. nigrellus Girault 1911 GM79
|–A. pallipes Ashmead 1887 GM79
|–A. pratensis Foerster 1847 GM79
|–A. sinipennis Girault 1911 GM79
`–A. victus MH11

Anaphes iole Girault 1911 GM79 [incl. A. ovijentatus Crosby & Leonard 1914 G29, GM79, A. perdubius Girault 1916 G29, GM79]

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[G29] Girault, A. A. 1929. North American Hymenoptera Mymaridae. Privately published (reprinted in: Gordh, G., A. S. Menke, E. C. Dahms & J. C. Hall. 1979. The privately printed papers of A. A. Girault. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 28: 233–261).

[GM79] Gordh, G., A. S. Menke, E. C. Dahms & J. C. Hall. 1979. The privately printed papers of A. A. Girault. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 28: 1–400.

[MH11] Munro, J. B., J. M. Heraty, R. A. Burks, D. Hawks, J. Mottern, A. Cruaud, J.-Y. Rasplus & P. Jansta. 2011. A molecular phylogeny of the Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). PLoS One 6 (11): e27023.

[N91] Naumann, I. D. 1991. Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, ants, sawflies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 916–1000. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[RD77] Richards, O. W., & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms’ General Textbook of Entomology 10th ed. vol. 2. Classification and Biology. Chapman and Hall: London.

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