Asaphinae

Asaphes cf. vulgaris, copyright Pierre Bornand.

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea.

The Asaphinae are a group of chalcidoid wasps mostly developing as parasites or hyperparasites on Sternorrhyncha, particularly aphids and scales (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Occipital carina distinctly developed, distinct carina present posteriorly on gena; scutellum anteriorly acuminate but axillar grooves interrupted in the middle and their descending part very deep; propodeum medially with rather coarse irregular sculpture often suggesting areolation; petiole anteriorly with transverse raised edge or carina, its body often parallel-sided and with longitudinal ribs; basal tergites more or less greatly enlarged, not collapsing.

<==Asaphinae [Asaphini]
|–Ausasaphes Bouček 1988 B88
|    |–*A. pallipes Bouček 1988 B88
|    `–A. atripes Bouček 1988 B88
|–Enoggera Girault 1926 [incl. Enoggerella Girault 1926] B88
|    |–*E. polita Girault 1926 B88
|    `–E. nassaui (Girault 1926) [=*Enoggerella nassaui] B88
`–Asaphes Walker 1834 [incl. Isocratus Förster 1856, Parectroma Brethes 1913] B88
|–*A. vulgaris Walker 1834 B88
|–A. americanus Girault 1914 GM79
|–A. californicus Girault 1917 G17
|–A. rufipes Brues 1908 G17, GM79
`–A. suspensus HB13

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[G17] Girault, A. A. 1917. Descriptiones hymenopterorum chalcidoidicarum variorum cum observationibus. V. Privately published (reprinted 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: 116–131).

[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.

[HB13] Heraty, J. M., R. A. Burks, A. Cruaud, G. A. P. Gibson, J. Liljeblad, J. Munro, J.-Y. Rasplus, G. Delvare, P. Janšta, A. Gumovsky, J. Huber, J. B. Woolley, L. Krogmann, S. Heydon, A. Polaszek, S. Schmidt, D. C. Darling, M. W. Gates, J. Mottern, E. Murray, A. D. Molin, S. Triapitsyn, H. Baur, J. D. Pinto, S. van Noort, J. George & M. Yoder. 2013. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics 29: 466–542.

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