Potentially undescribed Neanastatus, photographed by Maherjos.

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea.

The Neanastatinae are a group of eupelmid wasps characterised by a large subconical pronotum and limited ability to contract the thorax compared to other eupelmid subfamilies (Bouček 1988).

<==Neanastatidae [Neanastatinae]
    |--Lambdobregma schwarziiHB13
    `--Neanastatus Girault 1913HB13, B88 [incl. Metaplopoda Masi 1926B88, Solindenelleus Girault 1914B88]
         |--*N. cinctiventris Girault 1913 [incl. *Metaplopoda grallaria Masi 1926, N. grallarius]B88
         |--N. aeschyli Girault 1921B88
         |--N. ariostoni Girault 1922B88
         |--N. aurifasciatus Girault 1915B88
         |--N. aurivertex Girault 1915B88
         |--N. bilingae Girault 1923B88
         |--N. darci Girault 1933B88
         |--N. desertensis Girault 1915B88
         |--N. divinus Girault 1922B88
         |--N. flavimesopleurum Girault 1915B88
         |--N. flavipronotum Girault 1915B88
         |--N. inconspicuus Girault 1915B88
         |--N. maximicorpus Girault 1915B88
         |--N. novus Girault 1920B88
         |--N. parvus Girault 1920B88
         |--N. pulchricorpus (Girault 1914) [=*Solindenelleus pulchricorpus]B88
         |--N. punctaticeps Girault 1915B88
         |--N. purpureiscutellum Girault 1915B88
         |--N. rabelaisi Girault 1922B88
         |--N. reymondi Girault 1915B88
         `--N. trinotatus Girault 1915B88

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[HB13] Heraty, J. M., R. A. Burks, A. Cruaud, G. A. P. Gibson, J. Liljeblad, J. Munro, J.-Y. Rasplus, G. Delvare, P. Janšta, A. Gumovsky, J. Huber, J. B. Woolley, L. Krogmann, S. Heydon, A. Polaszek, S. Schmidt, D. C. Darling, M. W. Gates, J. Mottern, E. Murray, A. D. Molin, S. Triapitsyn, H. Baur, J. D. Pinto, S. van Noort, J. George & M. Yoder. 2013. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics 29: 466–542.

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