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Chartocerus Motschulsky

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

Chartocerus Motschulsky 1859. Type specimen: Chartocerus musciformis Motschulsky 1859.


Chartocerus elongatus (Girault, 1916) (Bahamas, Italy, Ivory Coast, Senegal, U.S.A.)


Chartocerus hyalipennis Hayat, 1970 (Ghana, India, Nigeria)


Chartocerus philippiae (Risbec, 1957) (Madagascar)


Chartocerus subaeneus (Förster, 1878) (Afrotropical, Palaearctic)

Distribution Worldwide.
Biology Parasitoids or hyperparasitoids of aphids, psyllids, mealybugs, scale insects and flies.


Woolley, J.B. 1997. Signiphoridae. In: Gibson, G.A.P., Huber, J.T. & Woolley, J.B. (Eds.), Annotated Keys to the Genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). NRC Research Press, Ottawa, pp. 693–699.



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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