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Eupelmus (Macroneura) Walker

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Eupelmidae; Subfamily: Eupelminae; Genus: Eupelmus)

Macroneura Walker, 1837. Type species:

  Eupelmus dagatiguyi (Risbec, 1951)

Eupelmus pedatorius (Ferrière, 1939)




Parasitoids or phytophagous on a wide variety of insects and plants.


Fusu L, Ebrahimi E, Siebold C, Villemant C. 2015. Revision of the Eupelmidae Walker, 1833 described by Jean Risbec. Part 1: the slide mounted specimens housed at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris. Zoosystema 37: 457–480. https://doi.org/10.5252/z2015n3a3

Gibson, G.A.P. 1995. Parasitic wasps of the subfamily Eupelminae: classification and revision of world genera (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae). Memoirs on Entomology, International 5: 1-421.

Gibson G.A.P. 2017. Synonymy of Reikosiella Yoshimoto under Merostenus Walker  (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eupelmidae), with a checklist of world species and a revision of those species with brachypterous females. Zootaxa 4255: 1–65. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4255.1.1.

Silvestri, F.1915. Contributo all conoscenza degli insetti dell'olivo dell'Eritrea e dell'Africa meridionalei. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della R. Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura, Portici 9: 240-334.

Werner J & Peters RS. 2018. Taxonomic revision of the genus Oodera Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae, Cleonyminae), with description of ten new species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 63: 73-123. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.63.12754


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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