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Oodera Westwood

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

Oodera Westwood, 1874. Type species: Oodera gracilis Westwood, 1874, subsequent designation by Ashmead, 1904.

Oodera felix Werner & Peters, 2018

Oodera heikewernerae Werner & Peters, 2018

Oodera madegassa Bouček, 1958

Oodera magnifica (Risbec, 1951)
Oodera mkomaziensis Werner & Peters, 2018
Oodera namibiensis Werner & Peters, 2018
Oodera species 3 in Werner & Peters, 2018
Oodera species 4 in Werner & Peters, 2018
Oodera species 5 in Werner & Peters, 2018


Botswana, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania.

Also Palaearctic region (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, southern & central Europe, Russia) and Indo-Australasian region (Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, West Papua). Introduced to Nearctic region (Canada, USA).


Hosts: Camaedoera (Buprestidae), Agrilus (Buprestidae), Agrilus graminis (Buprestidae), Agrilus suvorovi (Buprestidae), Agrilus viridis (Buprestidae), Prinus palliatus (Anobiidae), Xyleborus (Scolytinae).


Ashmead, W.H. 1904. Classification of the chalcid flies of the Superfamily: Chalcidoidea, with descriptions of new species in the Carnegie Museum, collected in South America by Herbert H. Smith. Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum. 1(4): i-xi,225-551, 39pls. 

Baltazar, C.R. 1966. A catalogue of Philippine Hymenoptera (with a bibliography, 1758-1963). Pacific Insects Monograph. 8: 1-488. 

Bouček , Z. 1958. Eine Cleonyminen-Studie, Bestimmungsstabelle  der Gattungen mit Beschreibungen und Notizen, eingeschlossen einige Eupelmidae (Hym. Chalcidoidea). Sborník Entomologického Oddeleni Národního Musea v Praze. 32: 353-386. 

Bouček , Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera).  A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. 832pp. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, U.K., Cambrian News Ltd, Aberystwyth, Wales.

Bouček , Z., Subba Rao, B.R. & Farooqi, S.I. 1979. A preliminary review of Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera) of India and adjacent countries. Oriental Insects. 12(4): 433-468. 

Cameron, P. 1903. Description of new genera and species of Hymenoptera taken by Mr Robert Shelford at Sarawak, Borneo. Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 39: 89-181. 

Crosby, C.R. 1909. Chalcid-flies reared from galls from Zumbo East Africa. Brotéria, Lisboa (Zoologia). 8: 77-90. 

Dalla Torre, K.W. von. 1898. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. V. Chalcididae et.  Proctotrupidae. 598pp. Lepzig

Dzhanokmen, K.A. 1978. Hymenoptera III. Chalcidoidea 5. Pteromalidae. Opredelitel' Nasekomikh Evropeyskoy Chasti SSSR. 57-228.

Farooqi, S.I. and Subba Rao, B.R. 1986. Family Pteromalidae. (In:  Subba Rao, B.R., Hayat, M. (Eds) - The Chalcidoidea (Insecta:  Hymenoptera) of India and the adjacent countries. Part II.) Oriental Insects. 20: 279-306.

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

Gahan, A.B. 1925. A second lot of parasitic Hymenoptera from the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Science. 27: 83-109. 

Gibson, G.A.P. 2003, Phylogenetics and classification of Cleonyminae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae). Memoirs on Entomology, International 16: 1-339.

Giraud, J. 1863. Hyménoptères recueilles aux environs de Suse, en Piémont, et dand le départment des Haut-Alpes en France et description de quinze espèces nouvelles. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien (Abhandlungen). 13: 10-46. 

Hedqvist, K.-J. 1957. Über die Gattung Heydenia Först (Hym. Chalc.). Opuscula Entomologica, Lund. 22: 39-48, 4 figs. 

Hedqvist, K.J. 1967. New genera and species of chalcid flies (Hym., Chalcidoidea) and a new species of Foenatopus Smith (Hym., Ichneumonidae, Stephanidae) from Hoggar. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft. 39: 180-190. 

Hedqvist, K.J. 1961. Notes on Cleonymidae (Hym. Chalcidoidea). I. Entomologisk Tidskrift. 82(1-2): 91-110. 

Herting, B. 1973. Coleoptera to Strepsiptera. A catalogue of parasites and predators of terrestrial arthropods. Section A. Host or Prey/Enemy. 3: 185pp. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, Institute of Biological Control.

Mani, M.S., Dubey, O.P., Kaul, B.K. and Saraswat, G.G. 1973. On some Chalcidoidea from India. Memoirs of the School of Entomology, St. John's College, Agra. No 2: 1-128. 

Nikol'skaya, M. 1952. Chalcids of the fauna of the USSR (Chalcidoidea). Opredeliteli po Faune SSSR. 44: 575pp. Zoologicheskim Institutom Akademii Nauk SSSR, Moscow and Leningrad  Text in Russian.1963:  Israeli Prog. for Scient. Transl., Jerusalem 593pp

Parihar, D.R. and Kampantzov, A.V. 1997. Faunal diversity and associated predators and parasites of wood-boring Coleoptera of Rajasthan desert. Annals of Arid Zone. 36(4): 367-372. 

Risbec, J. 1951. 1. Les Chalcidoides de l'Afrique occidentale française. Mémoires de l'Institute Français d'Afrique Noire, Ifan-Dakar. 13: 7-409. 

Risbec, J. 1957. Chalcidoïdes et proctotrupoïdes de l'Afrique occidentale française. Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire (A). 19: 228-267. 

Tudor, C. 1971. Data noi asupra Chalcidoidelor (Hymenoptera - Chalcidoidea) dii Romania. Analele Universitatii Bucuresti (Biologie Animale). 20: 101-104. 

Walker, F. 1872. Part 5. Encyrtidae (continuation), Myinidae, Eupelmidae, Cleonymidae, Spalangidae and Pirenidae. Notes on Chalcidiae. 71-88, 16 figures. London.

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

Westwood, J.O. 1874. Thesaurus entomologicus Oxoniensis, or, illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects,.  for the most part contained in the collection presented to the University of Oxford by the Rev. F.W. Hope. xxiv+205pp, 40 plates. Oxford.

Yang, Z.Q. 1996. Parasitic wasps on bark beetles in China (Hymenoptera).  iv+363pp. Science Press, Beijing.


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