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Eulophidae

Eulophid wasps of the Afrotropical Region

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

Classification

Entedoninae

Entiinae

 

Eulophinae

Tetrastichinae

Unplaced: Trisecodes Delvare & LaSalle, 2000

Distribution Worldwide.
Biology External or internal parasitoids of a wide range of insect orders, but mainly Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Diptera. A few species are phytophagous, and some are predators of gall-mites or nematodes.

References

Burks, R.A., Heraty, J.M., Gebiola, M. & Hansson, C. 2011. Combined molecular and morphological phylogeny of Eulophidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea), with focus on the subfamily Entedoninae. Cladistics, 27, 581–605. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00358.x 

Gibson 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.

Gumovsky, A. 2018. New enigmatic species of the genus Pediobius (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae) from Afrotropics, with notes on related genera. Zootaxa 4438(2): 201–236. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4438.2.1

Hansson, C. & Straka, J. 2009. The name Euderinae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) is a junior homonym. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111: 272–273.

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

La Salle, J. 1993. Aprostocetus (Ootetrastichus) theioneurus (Masi) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): a hyperparasitoid on the cereal stem borer Chilo partellus (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Africa. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 67: 445-451.

Masi, L. 1917. Chalcididae of the Seychelles islands. (With an appendix by J.J.Kieffer.) Novitates Zoologicae 24:121-330.
Munro, J.B., Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Hawks, D., Mottern, J., Cruaud, A., Rasplus, J.-Y. & Jansta, P. 2011. A Molecular Phylogeny of the Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera).
PLoS ONE, 6 (11), e27023. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027023

Polaszek, A. & LaSalle, J. 1995. The hyperparasitoids (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae, Encyrtidae, Eulophidae, Eurytomidae) of cereal stem borers (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Pyralidae) in Africa. African Entomology 3(2): 131-146

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or © Janine Kelly (Biosystematics Division, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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