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Philomidine wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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


Distribution Afrotropical and Palaearctic.
Biology Parasitoids of bees (Halictidae).


Darling, D.C. 1988. Comparative morphology of the labrum in Hymenoptera: the digitate labrum of Perilampidae and Eucharitidae (Chalcidoidea). Canadian Journal of Zoology 66: 2811-2835.

Darling, D.C. 1992. The life history and larval morphology of Aperilampus (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) with a discussion of the phylogenetic affinities of the Philomidinae. Systematic Entomology 17: 331-339.

Darling, D.C. 1996. Generic concepts in the Perilampidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea): an assessment of recently proposed genera. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 5 pp. 100-130.

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

Risbec, J. 1951. 1. Les Chalcidoides de l'Afrique occidentale française. Mémoires de l'Institute Français d'Afrique Noire, Ifan-Dakar. 13:7-409.
Strand, E. 1911. Neue exotische Chalcididen der Gattungen Phasgonophora Westw., Heptasmicra Ashm., Anacrytpus Kby., Antrocephalus Kby., Aperilampus Wlk and Chryseida Spin. (Schluss) Fauna Exotica. 1(3):9-10.

Walker, F. 1871. Part 4. Chalcididae, Leucospidae, Agaonidae, Perilampidae, Ormyridae, Encyrtidae. Notes on Chalcidiae. 55-70. London.


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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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