Platylabus rufus, copyright Marko Mutanen.

Belongs within: Ichneumoninae.

The Platylabini are a group of ichneumonid wasps that parasitise geometroid moths, particularly Geometridae (Gauld 1984).

Characters (from Gauld 1984): Clypeus convex; speculum punctate; propodeal apophyses present; petiole dorsally flatted, O-shaped in cross-section, usually with carina between tergite and sternite; apex of gaster usually truncated.

|--Neolevansa Gauld 1984G84
| `--*N. hirsuta Gauld 1984G84
|--Pristiceros Gravenhorst 1829 [incl. Neopristiceros Heinrich 1961, Pristicerops Heinrich 1962]G84
| |--*P. serrariusG84
| |--‘Platylabus’ bakeri [=*Pristicerops bakeri]G84
| `--‘Ichneumon’ lascivus [=*Neopristiceros lascivus]G84
|--Platylabus Wesmael 1844 (see below for synonymy)G84
| |--*P. rufusG84
| |--P. altitudinisG84
| |--P. brilliantus Kusigemati 1986G88
| |--P. caeruleus (Cameron 1901)G88, C01b [=*Lamprojoppa caeruleaG84]
| |--*Pyramidophorus’ flavoguttatusG84
| |--‘Lamprojoppa’ fuscinervaC01b
| |--P. taiwanus Kusigemati 1986G88
| |--P. takeuchiiG88
| |--*Pachyjoppa’ tibialis Cameron 1901C01a
| `--P. uraniusG88
| |--P. u. uraniusG88
| `--P. u. viridisG88 [=*Chlorojoppa viridisG84]
|--Notoplatylabus birmanicus Heinrich 1974NI11
|--Cyclolabellus pertenuisG88
|--Dentilabus birmanicusG88
| |--C. celebensisG88
| |--C. formosanus [=Pristiceros formosanus]G88
| |--C. insulindicusG88
| | |--C. i. insulindicusG88
| | `--C. i. javenicusG88
| `--C. taihorinus [=Pristiceros taihorinus]G88
|--Pagarenes Cameron 1903G88, G84
| `--*P. erythropusG84
| |--L. exhortatorBS23
| `--L. gotoi Kusigemati 1986 [=Dentilabus gotoi]G88
|--Levansa decorata [incl. L. artaxidia]G88
`--Hypomecus quadriannulatusG88

Platylabus Wesmael 1844 [incl. Chlorojoppa Cameron 1907, Lamprojoppa Cameron 1901, Pachyjoppa Cameron 1901, Pyramidophorus Tischbein 1882]G84

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BS23] Blaimer, B. B., B. F. Santos, A. Cruaud, M. W. Gates, R. R. Kula, I. Mikó, J.-Y. Rasplus, D. R. Smith, E. J. Talamas, S. G. Brady & M. L. Buffington. 2023. Key innovations and the diversification of Hymenoptera. Nature Communications 14: 1212.

[C01a] Cameron, P. 1901a. Descriptions of seventeen new genera of Ichneumonidae from India and one from Australia (continued). Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7, 7: 374–385.

[C01b] Cameron, P. 1901b. Descriptions of seventeen new genera of Ichneumonidae from India and one from Australia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7, 7: 480–487.

[G84] Gauld, I. D. 1984. An Introduction to the Ichneumonidae of Australia. British Museum (Natural History).

[G88] Gupta, S. 1988. New distributional records for Ichneumoninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) of the Indo-Australian area. Oriental Insects 22: 301–357.

[NI11] Norhafiza, A. F., & A. B. Idris. 2011. A catalogue of Ichneumoninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from Malaysia. Serangga 16 (1): 29–50.

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