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Eucharitinae

Eucharitine wasps of the Afrotropical Region

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

Classification

Ancylotropus Cameron, 1906

 

Athairocharis Heraty, 2002

 

Babcockiella Heraty, 2002

 

Cherianella Narendran, 1994

 

Cyneucharis Heraty, 2002

 

Eucharis Latreille, 1804

Eucharissa Westwood, 1868

Hydrorhoa Kieffer, 1904

Kapala Cameron, 1884

 

Mateucharis Bouček & Watsham, 1982

 

Mictocharis Heraty, 2002

 

Neostilbula Heraty, 2002

Psilocharis Heraty, 1994

 

Risbecia Heraty, 2002

Stilbula Spinola, 1811

 

Zulucharis Heraty, 2002

Distribution

Worldwide, most common in tropical regions; absent from New Zealand.

Biology

Parasitoids of ant larvae (Myrmycinae, Formicinae and Ponerinae).

References

Heraty, J.M. 1994. Classification and evolution of the Oraseminae in the Old World, including revision of two closely related genera of Eucharitinae (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae). Life Sciences Contributions, Royal Ontario Museum 157: vii+174pp. 

Heraty, J.M. 2002. A revision of the genera of Eucharitidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the World. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 68: 1-359.

Heraty, J.M. 2017. Catalog of World Eucharitidae, 2017. Electronic publication: https://hymenoptera.ucr.edu/EucharitidaeCatalog2017.pdf

Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G.A.P., Liljeblad, J., Munro, J., Rasplus, J.-Y., Delvare, G., Janšta, P., Gumovsky, A., Huber, J., Woolley, J.B., Krogmann, L., Heydon, S., Polaszek, A., Schmidt, S., Darling, D.C., Gates, M.W., Mottern, J., Murray, E., Dal Molin, A., Triapitsyn, S., Baur, H., Pinto, J.D., van Noort, S., George, J. & Yoder, M. 2013. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics 29: 466–542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cla.12006

Heraty JM, Burks RA, Nhleko N & van Noort S. 2018. Morphology and life history of an ant parasitoid, Psilocharis afra (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae). Zootaxa 4482: 491–510. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4482.3.3 https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4482.3.3

Masi, L. 1917. Chalcididae of the Seychelles Islands. Novitates Zoologica 24: 121-230.

Murray, E.A. and Heraty, J.M. 2016. Invading Africa: a novel transoceanic dispersal by a New World and parasitoid. Journal of Biogeography 43: 1750-1761.

Risbec, J. 1952. Contribution l'Ètude des Chalcidoides de Madagascar. Mem. Inst. Sci. Madagascar (E) 2: 1-449.

Risbec, J. 1958. Chalcidoïdes nouveaux d'Afrique du Sud. Occasional Papers of the National Museum of Southern Rhodesia No 22(B):147-162.

Westwood, J.O. 1868. Descriptions of new genera and species of Chalcididae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London 1868:xxxvii

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or photographs © John Heraty (UCR).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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