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Eupelmus Dalman

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

Eupelmus Dalman 1820. Type species:

Eupelmus (Episolindelia)

Eupelmus (Eupelmus)

Eupelmus (Macroneura)




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


Ferrière, C. 1939. Chalcid flies attacking noxious beetles in India and New Guinea. Bulletin of Entomological Research 30: 163-168.

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.


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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


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

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