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

Tetracampinae

Belongs within: Tetracampidae. The Tetracampinae is a group of small parasitic wasps that are mostly known to develop as parasites of leaf-miners or in eggs of leaf-feeding insects (Bouček 1988). Male tetracampines have five tarsomeres in the fore- and hindlegs, but only four in the midlegs (Heraty et al. 2013). Synapomorphies (from Heraty et al.… Continue reading Tetracampinae

Tetrastichus

Belongs within: Tetrastichinae. Tetrastichus is a cosmopolitan genus of parasitic wasps, with known hosts including Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and phytophagous Hymenoptera (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Clypeal margin bilobed; scutellum with two pairs of setae, anterior pair removed from front border; submarginal vein with one or 2 dorsal bristles only; propodeum mesad of spiracle with… Continue reading Tetrastichus

Neotrichoporoides

Belongs within: Tetrastichinae. Neotrichoporoides is a genus of wasps found primarily in tropical and subtropical parts of the Old World, with some species found in temperate regions and South America. Larvae are mostly associated with Diptera boring in stiff-stemmed grasses (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Body almost always over 1 mm length, rather parallel-sided.… Continue reading Neotrichoporoides

Euplectrus

Belongs within: Eulophinae. Euplectrus is a cosmopolitan genus of wasps developing as gregarius ectoparasites of caterpillars (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Pronotum rather short, dorsally with a fine transverse carina. Scutellum lacking longitudinal grooves, sculpture mostly rather fine or almost smooth. Hind tibia with elongate spurs. <==Euplectrus Westwood 1832B88 (see below for synonymy) |–*E.… Continue reading Euplectrus

Platyplectrus

Belongs within: Eulophinae. Platyplectrus is a genus of wasps developing as solitary or gregarious ectoparasites of caterpillars (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Scutellum with sublateral grooves; propodeum with large undivided submedian areas, single median carina behind basal cup; hind tibia with two distinct spurs, the outer shorter than the inner; first tergite of normal… Continue reading Platyplectrus

Cirrospilus

Belongs within: Eulophinae. Cirrospilus is a cosmopolitan genus of wasps developing as parasites or hyperparasites of leaf-miners, small sheltered larvae, pupae or eggs, often developing in galls on leaves of various plants (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Body mostly with yellow pattern or if thorax completely dark then propodeum distinctly reticulate; male scape rarely… Continue reading Cirrospilus

Elachertus

Belongs within: Eulophinae. Elachertus is a diverse and cosmopolitan genus of wasps developing as endo- or ectoparasites of small caterpillars. Members of Elachertus may have either a petiolate or sessile gaster, and the funicle may be 4- or 5-segmented; in general, they lack raised reticulation on the mesoscutum (Bouček 1988). <==Elachertus Spinola 1811 (see below… Continue reading Elachertus

Eulophinusia

Belongs within: Eulophinae. Eulophinusia is a genus of parasitic wasps found in Australia; where known, hosts are small moths. Characters (from Bouček 1988): Body length up to 1.5 mm, dorsal thorax and face often with yellow pattern; antennae in both sexes simple, short, flagellum not distinctly clavate, funicular segments 2 to 4 transverse; notauli incomplete;… Continue reading Eulophinusia

Diaulomorpha

Belongs within: Eulophinae. Diaulomorpha is a genus of parasitoid wasps known from Australasia and South America. Known hosts include tenthredinid leaf-miners and small caterpillars (Bouček 1988). The life and times of Diaulomorpha Published 28 October 2019 Diaulomorpha is a fairly typical genus of the diverse micro-wasp family Eulophidae. Like most other eulophids, members of this… Continue reading Diaulomorpha