Parepistenia

Belongs within: Lyciscidae. Parepistenia is a primarily Southern Hemisphere genus of chalcidoid wasps. Specific hosts are as yet unknown, though some species have been raised from logs containing beetle borings (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Eyes short, rounded-subtriangular, at most nearly 1.4 times as long as broad; antenna with eight distinct segments between pedicel… Continue reading Parepistenia

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Agamerion

Belongs within: Lyciscidae. Agamerion is an Australasian genus of wasps found on smooth eucalypt trunks; larvae have been raised from cockroach eggs placed under eucalypt bark. Members of the genus have deep, carinate, inverted V-shaped scrobes, a short pronotum and a non-protruding ovipositor (Bouček 1988). Agamerion Haliday 1844 [incl. Euchrysia Westwood 1874]B88 |–*A. gelo (Walker… Continue reading Agamerion

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Thaumasura

Belongs within: Lyciscidae. Thaumasura is a genus of wasps found in south-east Asia and Australasia that develop as parasites of wood-boring beetle larvae. Adults are mainly found on dying or freshly felled trees (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Relatively large body size; coloration often metallic; females with gaster prolonged into a tail. Forewing often… Continue reading Thaumasura