Calosotinae

 Calosota sp., from here.

Belongs within: Eupelmidae.

The Calosotinae are a group of wasps that are mostly parasitic on wood-boring beetles (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Thorax capable of limited longitudinal contraction; pronotum undivided; mesoscutum quadrangular or almost so, anteriorly with conspicuous rounded shoulders protruding outside the narrow and low pronotum; notauli present as shallow lines indicated by sculpture and confined to anterior half of scutum which is almost regularly convex; mesopleuron of same shape in both sexes, transformed into a large convex shield delimited ventrally by a subhorizontal groove in front of mid coxa.

CalosotinaeB88
|--Exosandalum Bouček 1988B88
| |--*E. compressiscapus (Girault 1915) [=Meseusandalum compressiscapus, Eusandalum compressiscapus]B88
| `--E. longiannulum (Girault 1929) [=Eusandalum longiannulum]B88
|--Balcha Walker 1862HB13, B88 [incl. Elemba Cameron 1908B88, Sauteria Masi 1927B88]
| `--B. indicaHB13
|--TanythoraxBM22
`--Calosota Curtis 1836HB13, B88 (see below for synonymy)
|--*C. vernalis [=*Calosoter vernalis]B88
|--C. charitolophoides (Girault 1915) [=Eupelmus charitolophoides]B88
|--C. chinensisL41
|--C. herodoti Girault 1934B88
|--C. hirsutioculus Girault 1925B88
|--C. metallicaB88
|--C. pagana (Girault 1915) [=Eupelmus paganus]B88
|--C. parva Girault 1932B88
|--C. plutarchi Girault 1932B88
|--C. tullii Girault 1934B88
`--C. varipunctata Girault 1932B88

Calosota Curtis 1836HB13, B88 [=Calosoter Walker 1837B88; incl. Hylephila Masi 1927B88, Hylephilisca Ghesquière 1946B88, Paracalosota Masi 1926B88]

*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).

[BM22] Burks, R., M.-D. Mitroiu, L. Fusu, J. M. Heraty, P. Janšta, S. Heydon, N. D.-S. Papilloud, R. S. Peters, E. V. Tselikh, J. B. Woolley, S. van Noort, H. Baur, A. Cruaud, C. Darling, M. Haas, P. Hanson, L. Krogmann & J.-Y. Rasplus. 2022. From hell’s heart I stab at thee! A determined approach towards a monophyletic Pteromalidae and reclassification of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 94: 13–88.

[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.

[L41] Liu, C. L. 1941. Revisional studies of the Vespidae of China I: the genus Pareumenes Saussure, with descriptions of six new species (Hymenoptera: Eumeninae). Notes d’Entomologie Chinoise 8 (6): 245–289.

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