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Eulophid wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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







Distribution Worldwide.
Biology External or internal parasitoids of a wide range of insect orders, but mainly Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Diptera. A few species are phytophagous, and some are predators of gall-mites or nematodes.


Gibson 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.

Hansson, C. & Straka, J. 2009. The name Euderinae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) is a junior homonym. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111: 272–273.

Neser, O.C. 2012. The first record of Astichus Förster (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Entiinae), parasitoids of Ciidae (Coleoptera) in bracket fungi, from the Afrotropical region and the description of four new species from South Africa. Zootaxa 3183: 49-64.


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