Calosotinae

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… Continue reading Calosotinae

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Tineobius

Belongs within: Eupelmidae. Tineobius is a genus of wasps that are either ectoparasitic on caterpillars or hyperparasitic on other parasitoids of those caterpillars (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Head nearly or quite as high as broad, frons less than 1/3 of head breadth; scrobes not deep, not forming carinate channels; scutellum only moderately convex,… Continue reading Tineobius

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Anastatus

Belongs within: Eupelmidae. Anastatus is a cosmopolitan genus of wasps that parasitise eggs of other insects, mostly Lepidoptera and Heteroptera but also some other taxa such as cockroaches or Orthoptera (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Length of body usually less than 5 mm; first fumcle segment shorter than scape; vertex convex, eye longest in… Continue reading Anastatus

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Eupelmus

Belongs within: Eupelmidae. Eupelmus is a diverse genus of wasps with larvae parasitic on a variety of insect hosts, but usually found as a single larva on a relatively small host in a sheltered location (such as within a gall, cocoon or seed). In the subgenus Macroneura (recognised as a separate genus by Bouček 1988),… Continue reading Eupelmus