Lucerne seed wasp Bruchophagus roddi, photographed by V. V. Neymorovets.

Belongs within: Eurytominae.

Bruchophagus is a cosmopolitan genus of wasps, the larvae of which are (so far as is known) phytophagous, with some being notable seed pests.

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Antenna in male with elongate funicular segments which bear long erect setae arranged mostly in whorls, male funicle 4-segmented; first funicular segment in female always with linear sensilla, at least in distal two-thirds; frons narrower than height of head; gena posteriorly without conspicuous straight carina; sculpture often with many (sometimes dense) piliferous punctures.

<==Bruchophagus Ashmead 1888 [incl. Eurysystole Girault 1913, Phylloxeroxenoides Girault 1913, Systolodes Ashmead 1888]B88
    |--*B. borealisB88
    |--B. acaciae (Cameron 1910) [=Eurytoma acaciae]B88
    |--B. albivena (Girault 1925) [=Eurytoma albivena]B88
    |--B. binotatus (Ashmead 1900) [=Eurytoma binotata]B88
    |--B. brachyscelidis (Cameron 1912) [=Eurytoma brachyscelidis]B88
    |--*Systolodes’ brevicornisB88
    |--B. brevipetiolatus (Girault 1915) [=Eurytoma brevipetiolata]B88
    |--B. bruchophagoides (Girault 1925) (see below for synonymy)B88
    |--B. capitaticornis (Girault 1924) [=Eurytoma capitaticornis]B88
    |--B. cecili (Girault 1929) [=Eurytoma cecili]B88
    |--B. chauceri (Girault 1935) [=Eurytoma chauceri]B88
    |--B. clelandi (Cameron 1912) [=Eurytoma clelandi]B88
    |--B. davidi (Girault 1927) [=Eurytoma davidi]B88
    |--B. eleuther (Walker 1839) [=Eurytoma eleuther]B88
    |--B. fellis (Girault 1928) [=Eurytoma fellis]B88
    |--B. filisilvae (Girault 1927) [=Eurytoma filisilvae]B88
    |--B. gibbus (Boheman 1836)B88 [=Eurytoma gibbaB88; incl. E. funebris Howard 1880B88, GM79, Bruchophagus funebrisB88]
    |--B. haydni (Girault 1933) [=Eurytoma haydni]B88
    |--B. justitia (Girault 1915) [=Xanthosoma justitia]B88
    |--B. luteobasis (Girault 1931) [=Eurytoma luteobasis]B88
    |--B. maeterlincki (Girault 1915) [=Eurytoma maeterlincki]B88
    |--B. muli Bouček & Brough 1985B88
    |--B. murrayi (Girault 1929) [=Eurytoma murrayi]B88
    |--B. niger (Girault 1913) (see below for synonymy)B88
    |--B. ‘niger’ (Girault 1915) nec Girault 1913 nec Phylloxeroxenoides niger Girault 1913 [=Eurysystole niger]B88
    |--B. nigrinotatus (Girault 1915) [=Eurytoma nigrinotata]B88
    |--B. noctua Girault 1917G17
    |--B. opus (Girault 1915) [=Systole opus]B88
    |--B. pidytes (Walker 1839) [=Eurytoma pidytes; incl. Isosoma oritias Walker 1839]B88
    |--B. platypteraRD77
    |--B. quadriguttatus (Girault 1915) [=Eurytoma quadriguttata]B88
    |--B. queenslandensis (Girault 1914) (see below for synonymy)B88
    |--B. ravola (Walker 1839) [=Isosoma ravola]B88
    |--B. roddi (Gussakovsky in Rodd, Gussakovsky & Antova 1933) [=Eurytoma roddi]B88
    |--B. rostandi (Girault 1915) [=Eurytoma rostandi]B88
    |--B. rubriventris (Girault & Dodd in Girault 1915) [=Eurytoma rubriventris]B88
    |--B. secundus (Girault 1915) (see below for synonymy)B88
    |--B. silvensis (Girault 1915) [=Eurytoma silvensis]B88
    |--B. soror (Girault 1915) [=Eurytoma soror]B88
    |--B. striatifemur (Girault 1929) [=Eurytoma striatifemur]B88
    |--B. tasmanicus (Cameron 1912) [=Eurytoma tasmanica, Xanthosoma tasmanicum]B88
    |--B. tasmaniensis (Girault 1926) [=Eurytoma tasmaniensis]B88
    |--B. terrae (Girault 1929) [=Eurytoma terrae]B88
    |--B. virginicus (Girault 1915) [=Eurytomocharis viriginica]B88
    |--B. volux (Walker 1839) [=Eurytoma volux]B88
    `--B. vulgaris (Girault 1913) [=*Eurysystole vulgaris]B88

Bruchophagus bruchophagoides (Girault 1925) [=Eurytoma bruchophagoides, Bruchophagus inconspicuus Girault 1915 non Eurytoma inconspicua Girault 1915]B88

Bruchophagus niger (Girault 1913) [=*Phylloxeroxenoides niger non Bruchophagus niger Girault 1913 (not preoc. if in dif. gen.)]B88

Bruchophagus queenslandensis (Girault 1914) [=Eurytoma queenslandensis; incl. E. queenslandensis var. nigra Girault 1914 non Bruchophagus niger Girault 1913, E. nigrella Girault 1915, E. patruelis Girault 1915]B88

Bruchophagus secundus (Girault 1915) [=Eurytoma secunda; incl. E. acaciae Girault 1915 non Cameron 1910, E. australia Girault 1917]B88

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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. New chalcid flies. 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: 72–77).

[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.

[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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