Chrysolampus schwarzi, photographed by Michael Gates.

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 2002H02
    |    |  i. s.: ElatomorphaB88
    |    |         Parelatus Girault 1916B88
    |    |           `--*P. ater (Girault 1915) [=Elatus ater, Chrysolampus ater]B88
    |    |--+--+--Brachyelatus Hoffer & Nowicky 1955MH11, B88
    |    |  |  |    |--*B. viridisB88
    |    |  |  |    |--B. flavicornis Bouček 1988B88
    |    |  |  |    `--B. masneri Bouček 1988B88
    |    |  |  `--Austrotoxeuma Girault 1929MH11, B88
    |    |  |       |--*A. coerulea Girault 1929B88
    |    |  |       `--A. kuscheli Bouček 1988B88
    |    |  `--Chrysomalla Förster 1859MH11, B88
    |    |       |--*C. roseriB88
    |    |       |--C. hesperisHB13
    |    |       `--C. poeta (Girault 1929) [=Toxeumoides poeta]B88
    |    `--Chrysolampus Spinola 1811MH11, B88 (see below for synonymy)
    |         |  i. s.: *C. splendidula [=Diplolepis splendidula]B88
    |         |         C. aeneicorpus (Girault 1915) [=*Toxeumoides aeneicorpus; incl. T. magnimaxillae Girault 1922]B88
    |         |         C. clypeatus Riek 1966B88
    |         |         C. hirtus Riek 1966B88
    |         |         C longigaster Riek 1966B88
    |         |         C. oblongiscutellum (Girault 1922) [=*Paratoximopsis oblongiscutellum]B88
    |         |         C. picturatus Riek 1966B88
    |         |         C. silvensis (Girault 1929) [=Toxeumoides silvensis]B88
    |         |         *Elatus’ thenaeB88
    |         |--C. elegansMH11
    |         `--+--C. schwarziMH11
    |            `--C. sisymbriiMH11
       |    |--PhilomidesMH11
       |    `--AperilampusMH11

Chrysolampus Spinola 1811MH11, B88 [incl. Elatus Walker 1848B88, Lamprostylus Förster 1856B88, Paratoximopsis Girault 1922B88, Toxeumoides 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.

[H02] Hong Y. 2002. Amber Insect of China. Beijing Scientific and Technological Publishing House.

[MH11] Munro, J. B., J. M. Heraty, R. A. Burks, D. Hawks, J. Mottern, A. Cruaud, J.-Y. Rasplus & P. Jansta. 2011. A molecular phylogeny of the Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). PloS One 6 (11): e27023.

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