Eucharitidae

Belongs within: Perilampidae.Contains: Eucharitinae. The Eucharitidae are a group of wasps parasitic on ants. Like the closely related Perilampidae, eggs are not laid directly on the host; instead, they are laid amongst vegetation and hatch into mobile planidium larvae that then actively seek out a suitable host. Synapomorphies (from Heraty et al. 2013): Axillae fused,… Continue reading Eucharitidae

Eucharitinae

Belongs within: Eucharitidae.Contains: Tricoryna, Austeucharis, Chalcura, Schizaspidia, Stilbula. The Eucharitinae are a group of wasps in which many species of which have the scutellum strongly produced apically. Characters (from Bouček 1988): Male antennae often with branches; pronotum dorsally strongly shortened and mostly concealed by the head; prepectus evidently fused with pronotum, although fusion sometimes indicated… Continue reading Eucharitinae

Perilampidae

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea.Contains: Perilampinae, Eucharitidae. The Chrysolampinae are a group of wasps distinguished from the closely related Perilampinae by their retention of a moveable prepectus. The biology of most species is uncertain, though the hosts where known are species of Coleoptera (Bouček 1988). <==Perilampidae [Perilampoidae]HB13 | i. s.: Sinoperilampites Hong 2002H02 | `–*S. livescentus Hong… Continue reading Perilampidae

Chalcura

Belongs within: Eucharitinae. Chalcura is a diverse genus of wasps known from southern Asia and Australasia. Characters (from Bouček 1988): Flagellar segments in female serrate, in male with a number of longer or shorter branches, often in 2 rows; pronotum dorsally strongly shortened and mostly concealed by the head; prepectus fused with pronotum; axillae well-developed;… Continue reading Chalcura

Perilampinae

Belongs within: Perilampidae. The Perilampinae are a group of endoparasitoid wasps characterised by a short and immobile pronotum forming a sharply fronted collar. Perilampines include both primary parasites and hyperparasites. The mobile planidium larva of a hyperparasitic species seeks out a suitable primary host of its eventual target, but upon entering the primary host it… Continue reading Perilampinae