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Trichogrammatidae

Trichogrammatid wasps of the Afrotropical Region

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

Classification

 

Aphelinoidea Girault, 1911

 

Bloodiella Novicky 1935

 

Brachygrammatella Girault, 1915  

 

Chaetogramma Doutt, 1975  

 

Chaetostricha Walker, 1851   

Kyuwia Pinto & George, 2004
 

Epoligosita Girault, 1916  

  Haeckeliania Girault, 1912
 

Lathromeris Förster, 1856   

 

Lathromeromyia Girault 1914

 

Megaphragma Timberlake, 1924   

 

Microcaetiscus (Ghesquière, 1946)  

 

Oligosita Walker, 1851   

 

Oligositoides Doutt 1968

 

Paracentrobia Howard, 1897   

 

Paratrichogramma Girault 1912

Poropoea Foerster, 1851
 

Trichogramma Westwood, 1833   

 

Trichogrammatoidea Girault, 1911

 

Tumidiclava Girault, 1911

 

Ufensia Girault, 1913

 

Uscana Girault, 1911   

 

Xiphogramma Novicky 1940

Distribution

Worldwide.

Diversity Worldwide: 800 described species in about 84 genera. Estimated total of 4000 species worldwide. Trichogrammatidae contain some of the smallest insects with a total adult length ranging from a paltry fifth of a millimeter to 1.5mm.
Biology Parasitoids of eggs of other insects (most commonly Hemiptera, but Coleoptera and Lepidoptera eggs are also parasitized).

References

Foerster, A. 1851. Eine Centurie neuer Hymenopteren. Vierte und fünfte Dekade. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens, Bonn 8: 1-42, 1 plate.

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.

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

Laudonia S, Viggiani G, Biondi S. 2017. A new species of Poropoea Foerster from Africa (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Trichogrammatidae). ZooKeys 658: 81–87. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.658.11501

Pinto, J.D. & George, J. 2004. Kyuwia, a new genus of Trichogrammatidae (Hymenoptera) from Africa. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 106: 531-539.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or © Stefania Laudonia & Gennaro Viggiani (University of Naples Federico II).


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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