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Chrysolampid wasps of the Afrotropical Region

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea)


Jambiya (incertae sedis - uncertain placement within the planidial larval clade of Chalcidoidea).
Distribution Worldwide.
Biology Either hyperparasitoids of Lepidoptera through Tachinidae (Diptera) or Ichneumonoidea, or primary parasitoids of wood-boring beetle larvae (Anobiidae and Platypodidae), and less commonly Hymenoptera, Orthoptera or Neuroptera.


Bouček, Z. 1978. A generic key to Perilampinae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) with a revision of Krombeinius n.gen. and Euperilampus Walker. Entomologica Scandinavica 9:299-307.

Boucek, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. pp. 832pp. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, U.K., Cambrian News Ltd; Aberystwyth, Wales.

Darling, D.C. 1982. Description of a New Species of Krombeinius (Hymenoptera: Perilampidae) from the Philippines, and the Phylogenetic Relationships of the Genus. Psyche 89: 307-316.

Darling, D.C. 1988. A review of the genus Krombeinius (Hymenoptera: Perilampidae) with a reexamination of generic limits and phylogenetic relationships and the descriptions of two new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 96(1): 70-74.

Darling, D.C. 1995. New species of Krombeinius (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Perilampidae) from Indonesia, and the first description of first-instar larva for the genus. Zool. Med. Leiden 69: 209-229.

Darling, D.C. 1996. Generic concepts in the Perilampidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea): an assessment of recently proposed genera. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 5 pp. 100-130.

Gibson G.A.P. 1993. Superfamilies Mymarommatoidea and Chalcidoidea (pp. 570-655). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Gibson, G.A.P., Huber, J.T., Woolley, J.B. (Editors) 1997. Annotated keys to the genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) :794pp National Research Council Research Press, Ottawa, Canada.

Heraty, J.M. & D.C. Darling. 2007. A new genus and species of Perilampidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) with uncertain placement within the family. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 138: 33-47.

Heraty, J. M., Derafshan, H. A., Ghafouri Moghaddam, M. 2019. Review of the Philomidinae Ruschka (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Perilampidae), with description of three new species.
Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 77(1): 39-56. https://doi.org/10.26049/ASP77-1-2019-03

Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G.A.P., Liljeblad, J., Munro, J., Rasplus, J.-Y., Delvare, G., Janšta, P., Gumovsky, A., Huber, J., Woolley, J.B., Krogmann, L., Heydon, S., Polaszek, A., Schmidt, S., Darling, D.C., Gates, M.W., Mottern, J., Murray, E., Dal Molin, A., Triapitsyn, S., Baur, H., Pinto, J.D., van Noort, S., George, J. & Yoder, M. 2013. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics 29: 466–542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cla.12006

Rasplus, J.-Y. 1987. Description d'une nouvelle espèce du genre Krombeinius Bouček, 1978 récoltée en Afrique de l'ouest (Hymenoptera, Perilampidae). Revue Française d'Entomologie (nouvelle série) 9: 9-12.

Risbec, J. 1951. 1. Les Chalcidoides de l'Afrique occidentale française. Mémoires de l'Institute Français d'Afrique Noire, Ifan-Dakar. 13:7-409.

Risbec, J. 1958. Chalcidoides nouveaux d’Afrique du Sud. Occasional Papers of the National Museum of South Rhodesia, Bulawayo 22B: 147 – 162.

Strand, E. 1911. Neue exotische Chalcididen der Gattungen Phasgonophora Westw., Heptasmicra Ashm., Anacrytpus Kby., Antrocephalus Kby., Aperilampus Wlk and Chryseida Spin. (Schluss) Fauna Exotica. 1(3):9-10.

Walker, F. 1871. Part 4. Chalcididae, Leucospidae, Agaonidae, Perilampidae, Ormyridae, Encyrtidae. Notes on Chalcidiae. 55-70. London.\

Zhang, J., Heraty, J.M., Darling, C., Kresslein, R.L., Baker, A.J., Torréns, J., Rasplus, J-Y., Lemmon, A., Lemmon, E.M. 2022 Anchored phylogenomics and a revised classification of the planidial larva clade of jewel wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Systematic Entomology 47: 329– 353. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12533


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Photograph of Jambiya © John Heraty & Chris Darling.

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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