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Iphitrachelus Haliday

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family: Platygastridae; Subfamily: Platygastrinae)

Iphitrachelus Haliday, 1835. Type species: Iphitrachelus lar Haliday, 1836, by monotypy.

Iphitrachelus africanus Huggert, 1976 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Iphitrachelus danielssoni Buhl, 2005 (South Africa, Togo)

Iphitrachelus gracilis Masner, 1957 (Ivory Coast)


Afrotropical, Australasian, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental regions.


Parasitoids of gall midges (Cecidomyiidae).


Haliday, AH. in Walker F. 1836. On the species of Platygaster, &c. Entomological Magazine 3: 217-274.

Masner L. 1993. Superfamily Platygastroidea (pp. 558-565). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Masner, L. & Huggert, L. 1989. World review and keys to genera of the subfamily Inostemmatinae with reassignment of the taxa to the Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 147: 1-214.

Sundholm, A. 1970. Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea. South African Animal Life 14: 305-401.


Photographs 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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