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Psilochalcis Kieffer

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

Psilochalcis Kieffer, 1905. Type species: Psilochalcis longigena Kieffer, 1905.

Psilochalcidia Steffan, 1951. Type species: Psilochalcidia dentata Steffan, 1951.

Classification

 

Psilochalcis capensis (Steffan, 1948)

Psilochalcis dentata (Steffan, 1951)

Psilochalcis hirtella (Masi, 1943)

Psilochalcis longigena Kieffer, 1905

Psilochalcis patrizii (Masi, 1929)

Psilochalcis propinqua (Steffan, 1954)

Psilochalcis pumila (Klug, 1834)

Psilochalcis schoutedeni (Steffan, 1954)

Psilochalcis senegalensis (Steffan, 1951)

Psilochalcis soudanensis (Steffan, 1951)

Distribution

Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda. Also Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental, Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Parasitoids of Lepidoptera, less commonly other Hymenoptera or Coleoptera and Diptera.

References

Kieffer, J.J. 1905. Neue Eucharinae und Chalcidinae. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 49: 1-262.

Steffan, J.R. 1951. Note sur la tribu des Cratocentrini (Hym. Chalcididae, Brachymeriinae); description de deux espèces nouvelles. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 22(5): 596-602.

Credits

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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