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Antrocephalus Kirby

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

Antrocephalus Kirby, 1883. Type species: Halticella fascicornis Walker, 1871.


Antrocephalus species

Antrocephalus biacutus Schmitz, 1946

Antrocephalus crassipes Masi, 1940

Antrocephalus elisae Schmitz, 1946

Antrocephalus erythropus Schmitz, 1946

Antrocephalus euphorbiae Risbec, 1954

Antrocephalus ferrierei (Masi, 1936)

Antrocephalus mitys (Walker, 1846)

Antrocephalus pachymerus Masi, 1940

Antrocephalus punctatus Kieffer, 1905

Antrocephalus subelongatus (Kohl, 1906)

Antrocephalus sulcatus Schmitz, 1946

Antrocephalus villiersi Risbec, 1957

Distribution Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia. Also Australasian, Palaearctic, Neotropical Oceanic and Oriental regions.
Biology Parasitoids of Lepidoptera, less commonly other Hymenoptera and Diptera..


Bouček, Z. 1974, On some Chalcididae and Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera), with descriptions of new genera and species from Africa and one species from Asia. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 37(2): 327-330.

Cameron, P. 1905, On the Hymenoptera of the Albany Museum. (Third paper) Record of the Albany Museum 1: 297-314.

Cameron, P. 1907, Descriptions of species of parasitic Hymenoptera, chiefly in the collections of the South African Museum, Cape Town. (Second paper) Annals of the South African Museum 5: 203-225.

Fabricius, J.C. 1787, Mantissa Insectorum sistens species nuper detectas 1:272 Copenhagen

Gibson G.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.

Kieffer, J.J. 1905, Neue Eucharinae und Chalcidinae. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 49:262

Schmitz, G. 1946, Chalcididae de l'Afrique Central. Exploration du Parc National Albert, Mission G.F. de Witte Fas. 48:54 Congo Belge, Inst. Parcs. Nat. Albert, Mission G.F. de Witte.


Photographs Charissa de Lange (Pretoria) or Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).

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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