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of the Afrotropical region

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

Ademon Haliday, 1833


Biosteres Förster, 1862

Bitomus Szépligeti, 1910

Desmiostoma Förster, 1862

Diachasmimorpha Viereck, 1913

Fopius Wharton, 1987

Opius Wesmael, 1835


Phaedrotoma Förster, 1862

Pseudorhinoplus Fischer, 1972

Psyttalia Walker, 1860

Rhynchosteres Fischer, 1965

Sternaulopius Fischer, 1965

Utetes Förster, 1862

Xynobius Förster, 1862


Solitary endoparasitoids of Cyclorrhapha (Diptera) larvae.




Fischer, M. 1971. Index of entomophagous insects, Hym., Braconidae, World Opiinae. Le François, Paris, France. 189 pp.

Fischer, M. 1972. Hymenoptera: Braconidae (Opiinae I) Das Tiereich 91, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany. xii + 620 pp.

Fischer, M. 1977. Hymenoptera: Braconidae (Opiinae II-Amerika). Das Tiereich 91, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany. xxvii + 1001 pp

Fischer, M. 1987. Hymenoptera: Braconidae (Opiinae III-äthiopische, orientalische, autralische und oceanische Region. Das Tierreich 104, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany. xv + 734 pp.

van Achterberg, C. & Prinsloo, G.L. 2012. Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Opiinae, Alysiinae) reared from aquatic leaf-mining Diptera on Lagarosiphon major (Hydrocharitaceae) in South Africa. African Entomology 20: 124–133.


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or © Kees van Achterberg (Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden).

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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