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Lariophagus Crawford

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

Lariophagus Crawford, 1909. Type species: Lariophagus texanus Crawford, 1909, by monotypy.

Uriellomyia Girault 1915. Type species: Uriellomyia resoluta Girault 1915, by  original designation.

Lariophagus distinguendus (Förster, 1841)


South Africa. Worldwide.


Parasitoids of a wide range of beetles, many of economic significance, including Stegobium paniceum (Linnaeus,1758) (Anobiidae) in stored grain.


Ashmead, W.H. 1904. Classification of the chalcid flies of 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(4): 329.

Bouček, Z. & Rasplus, J.-Y. 1991. Illustrated key to West–Palaearctic genera of Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Paris, 140 pp.

Crawford, J.C. 1909. New Chalcidoidea. (Hymenoptera.) Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 11: 51-52.

Girault, A.A. 191., Australian Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea VI. Supplement. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 3: 313-346.

Noyes, J.S. 2018. Universal Chalcidoidea Database, Natural History Museum London. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/chalcidoids/index.html


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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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