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Eupelmidae

Eupelmid wasps of the Afrotropical Region

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

Classification

Calosotinae 

Eupelminae

Neanastatinae 

Distribution Worldwide, but most diverse in the tropics and subtropics.
Biology Parasitoids or hyperparasitoids of insects that are usually in a concealed situation or parasitoids of insect or spider eggs.

References

Ashmead, W.H. 1896. On the genera of the Eupelminae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4: 4–20.

Ashmead, W.H. 1904. Classification of the chalcid flies, or the superfamily Chalcidoidea, with descriptions of new species in the Carnegie Museum, collected in South America by Herbert H. Smith. Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum, 1, i–xi, 225–551, pls. xxxi–xxxix. https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.10341

Brues, C.T. 1907. New chalcid-flies from Cape Colony. Bulletin of the Wisconsin Natural History Society 5: 46-53.

Cameron, P. 1884. Hymenoptera (Families Tenthredinidae—Chrysididae). Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta, 1, 1–487, 20 pls.

Fusu L, Ebrahimi E, Siebold C, Villemant C. 2015. Revision of the Eupelmidae Walker, 1833 described by Jean Risbec. Part 1: the slide mounted specimens housed at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris. Zoosystema 37: 457–480. https://doi.org/10.5252/z2015n3a3

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.

Gibson, G.A.P. 1995. Parasitic wasps of the subfamily Eupelminae: classification and revision of world genera (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae). Memoirs on Entomology, International 5: 421 pp.

Gibson A.P. 2017. Synonymy of Reikosiella Yoshimoto under Merostenus Walker  (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae), with a checklist of world species and a revision of those species with brachypterous females. Zootaxa 4255: 1–65. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4255.1.1.

Gibson A.P. 2017. Revision of world Ooderella Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae), with description of the first males for the genus. Zootaxa 4289: 1–74. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4289.1.1.

Gibson, G.A.P. 2018. Revision of Lutnes Cameron (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae). Zootaxa 4415: 330–356. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4415.2.5

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

Risbec, J. 1952. Contribution à l'étude des Chalcidoïdes de Madagascar. Mémoires de l'Institute Scientifique de Madagascar, Série E 2: 1–449.

Waterston, J. 1916. Chalcidoidea bred from Glossina morsitans in Nyasaland. Bulletin of Entomological Research 6: 381-393.

Waterston, J. 1916. Notes on African Chalcidoidea - V. Bulletin of Entomological Research 7(2): 123-132.

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Photographs © Simon van Noort and Hamish Robertson (Iziko Museums).


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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