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Mesopolobus Westwood

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

Mesopolobus Westwood, 1833. Type species: Mesopolobus fasciiventris Westwood, 1833


Mesopolobus modestus (Silvestri, 1914)

Mesopolobus omoensis (Risbec, 1955)

Mesopolobus punctatus (Mercet, 1930)

Mesopolobus ripicola Rasplus, 1989

Mesopolobus secundus (Crawford, 1912)

Mesopolobus species




Parasitoids of Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera.


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. 1976. African Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera): new taxa, synonymies and combinations. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 39: 9–31.

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.

Mitroiu, M.D. 2013. A review of the Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) parasitizing synanthropic flies in Romania. Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii "Al. I. Cuza" Iasi (Biologie Animala) 59: 147-151.

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

Westwood, J.O. 1833. Descriptions of several new British forms amongst the parasitic hymenopterous insects. Philosophical Magazine (3) 2: 443-445, 14 figs.


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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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