Elachertus

 Elachertus sp., from here.

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 for synonymy)B88
    |--*E. lateralis [=Diplolepis lateralis]B88
    |--‘Elachistus’ aeneoniger Girault 1917G17
    |--E. agonoxenae Kerrich 1961B88
    |--E. auripes (Girault 1913) [=Pseudelacherteus auripes; incl. *Proardalus nigricaput Girault & Dodd in Girault 1915]B88
    |--E. australis (Girault 1913) [=*Parentedon australis]B88
    |--‘Elachistus’ cacoeciae Howard 1885GM79
    |--E. cicatricosus (Girault 1915) [=*Euplectromorphella cicatricosa]B88
    |--‘Elachistus’ cidariae Ashmead 1898GM79 [=*Epardalus cidariaeG17]
    |--E. decemdentatus (Girault 1915) [=Ardaloides decemdentatus]B88
    |--E. delirus (Girault 1913) [=*Diglyphomorphella delira]B88
    |--E. edisoni (Girault 1915) [=Alophomorphella edisoni]B88
    |--E. europs (Walker 1839) [=Pteromalus europs]B88
    |--‘Elachistus’ evetriae Girault 1917G17
    |--E. fraterculus (Girault 1915) [=Parentedon fraterculus]B88
    |--E. geniculatusB88
    |--E. idomene Walker 1846 (n. d.) [=Elachestus idomene]B88
    |--E. inventrix (Girault 1915) [=Pseudelacherteus inventrix]B88
    |--‘Elachistus’ johansenni Crawford 1912GM79 [=Parentedon johansenniG17]
    |--E. lateralis [incl. E. artaeus]B88
    |--‘Epardalus’ louisiana Girault 1917G17
    |--E. marmoraticeps (Girault 1926) [=Sympiesomorphelleus marmoraticeps]B88
    |--‘Parentedon’ multidentatus Girault 1917G17
    |--E. nigrithorax (Girault 1913) [=*Pseudelacherteus nigrithorax]B88
    |--E. niveicornis (Girault 1915) [=Pseudelacherteus niveicornis]B88
    |--E. olivaceusA71
    |--E. paucifasciatus (Girault 1915) [=Sympiesomorphelleus paucifasciatus]B88
    |--E. scutellatus [incl. *Ardalus aciculatus]B88
    |--E. silvensis (Girault 1913) [=Pseudelacherteus silvensis]B88
    |--E. similis (Girault & Dodd in Girault 1915) [=Parentedon similis]B88
    |--E. simithorax (Girault 1915) [=*Ardaloides simithorax]B88
    |--E. sobrinus (Girault & Dodd in Girault 1915) [=Parentedon sobrinus]B88
    |--E. suttneri (Girault 1913) [=*Sympiesomorphelleus suttneri]B88
    `--E. thoreauini (Girault 1915) [=Sympiesomorphelleus thoreauini]B88

Elachertus Spinola 1811 [=Elachestus Nees 1834, Elachistus Förster 1856; incl. Ardaloides Girault 1915, Ardalus Howard 1897, Diglyphomorphella Girault 1913, Epardalus Girault 1916, Euplectromorphella Girault 1915, Parentedon Girault 1913, Peteenus Erdös 1961, Proardalus Girault & Dodd in Girault 1915, Pseudelacherteus Girault 1913, Sympiesomorphelleus Girault 1913]B88

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[A71] Askew, R. R. 1971. Parasitic Insects. Heinemann Educational Books: London.

[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[G17] Girault, A. A. 1917. Descriptiones hymenopterorum chalcidoidicarum variorum cum observationibus. III. Privately published (reprinted: Gordh, G., A. S. Menke, E. C. Dahms & J. C. Hall. 1979. The privately printed papers of A. A. Girault. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 28: 102–111).

[GM79] Gordh, G., A. S. Menke, E. C. Dahms & J. C. Hall. 1979. The privately printed papers of A. A. Girault. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 28: 1–400.

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