Chalcidoidea

Belongs within: Diaprioidea.Contains: Eucomys, Ectromatini, Coelocybidae, Epichrysomallidae, Systasidae, Metapelma, Neanastatidae, Mymaridae, Tetracampidae, Aphelinidae, Trichogrammatidae, Azotidae, Agaonidae, Eupelmidae, Tanaostigmatidae, Encyrtidae, Eurytomidae, Spalangiinae, Pelecinellidae, Chalcididae, Leucospidae, Cleonymidae, Lyciscidae, Eunotidae, Moranilidae, Torymidae, Megastigmidae, Ormyridae, Diparidae, Cerocephalidae, Neapterolelapinae, Melanosomellidae, Pirenidae, Perilampidae, Pteromalidae. The Chalcidoidea is a hyperdiverse group of mostly small, parasitoid wasps (though some derived subgroups are phytophagous). Phylogeny… Continue reading Chalcidoidea

Eulophinae

Belongs within: Tetracampidae.Contains: Cirrospilus, Sympiesis, Eulophinusia, Diaulomorpha, Platyplectrus, Elachertus, Euplectrus, Elasmus, Eulophus. The Eulophinae are a group of wasps that mostly develop as parasites of insects burrowing or mining in plant tissues. In most members of the tribe Eulophini, the posterior margins of the propleura are transverse and diverse at right angles at the prosternum (Burks… Continue reading Eulophinae

Torymini

Belongs within: Torymidae. The Torymini are a group of torymid wasps in which the groove between the mesopleuron and metapleuron is straight or slightly curved, and the gaster is sessile or on a shiny, usually pale petiole. Most species are parasitoids of gall-forming or wood-boring insects; some are phytophagous seed-eaters (Bouček 1988). In most genera,… Continue reading Torymini

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Eurytoma

Belongs within: Eurytominae. Eurytoma is a diverse group of small wasps including both parasitoid and phytophagous species, with the majority being the former. The genus has long been regarded as poorly defined; Burks commented in 1978 that “Many species are placed in Eurytoma not because they are greatly like the type species, but because it… Continue reading Eurytoma

Anagrini

Belongs within: Mymaridae. The Anagrini are a group of fairy wasps characterised by four-segmented tarsi and a truncately sessile metasoma held in place by a large thoracic muscle, the phragma (Girault 1929). <==AnagriniG29 |–Pteratomus Packard 1866G29, GM79 [incl. Packardiella Ashmead 1904G29, GM79] |–Metanthemus Girault 1928G28 | `–*M. aureus Girault 1928G28 |–Parallelaptera Enock 1909G29, GM79 [incl.… Continue reading Anagrini

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Anaphes

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… Continue reading Anaphes

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Chalcididae

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea.Contains: Cratocentrinae, Haltichellinae, Conura, Dirhininae, Phasgonophorini, Epitranus, Brachymeria (Brachymeria). The Chalcididae are a group of chalcidoid wasps characterised by large, ventrally dentate hind femora that are adapted for jumping. Characters (from Bouček 1988): Body often large and non-metallic, gaster convex, not collapsing; gena posteriorly with strong carina; thorax strongly punctate, prepectus very small,… Continue reading Chalcididae

Trichogrammatidae

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea.Contains: Trichogramma, Oligositinae. The Trichogrammatidae are a group of minute chalcidoid egg parasites characterised by the possession of three-segmented leg tarsi. Members are divided between the Trichogrammatinae, in which the aedeagus has accessory structures such as a phallobase, parameres and volsellar digiti, and Oligositinae, in which the aedeagus is simple and tubular (Naumann… Continue reading Trichogrammatidae

Ormyridae

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea. The Ormyridae are a group of chalcidoid wasps that parasitise plant galls of other insects (Bouček 1988). The majority of species are included in a single genus Ormyrus; attempts to divide this morphologically diverse genus into finer subgroups have generally not been successful. Ormyrids: attacking the gall Published 28 December 2011 Everyone… Continue reading Ormyridae

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Eurytominae

Belongs within: Eurytomidae.Contains: Bruchophagus, Sycophila, Eurytoma. The Eurytominae are a group of eurytomid wasps in which the antenna has at most twelve segments; a single anellus is present which may be almost fused with the first funicular segment, and the apical segments are mostly fused into a clava (Bouček 1988). <==Eurytominae [Aximinae, Eudecatominae, Eurytomini, Harmolitinae,… Continue reading Eurytominae