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Philocentrus Steffan

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

Philocentrus Steffan, 1959. Type species: Philocentrus argenteolus Steffan, 1959, by monotypy.



Senegal, UAE.


Parasitoids of xylophagous beetles. An undescribed species from UAE was reared from a twig of Euphorbia larica infested by the longhorn beetle Idactus iranicus Breuning, 1975 (Cerambycidae) (Delvare, 2017).


Delvare, G. 2017. Order Hymenoptera, family Chalcididae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE 6: 229-232.

Steffan, J.R. 1959. Revision de la tribu des Cratocentrini (Hymen. Chalcididae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 33: 287-325.


Photographs © Gérard Delvare (Cirad / UMR CBGP, Montferrier-sur-Lez Cedex).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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