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Pteromalinae

Pteromaline wasps of the Afrotropical region

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

Classification

 

Acroclisis  Förster, 1878

Acroclisoides  Girault & Dodd, 1915

Afropsilocera  Bouček, 1976

Agiommatus  Crawford, 1911

Anisopteromalus Ruschka, 1912

Callitula Spinola, 1811

Caenocrepis Thomson, 1878

 

Catolaccus Thomson, 1878

Cheiropachus  Westwood, 1829

Conomorium Masi, 1924

Cryptoprymna Förster, 1856

Cyrtogaster Walker, 1833

Cyrtoptyx  Delucchi, 1956

Dibrachys Förster, 1856

Dinarmolaelaps  Masi, 1917

Dinarmus Thomson, 1878

Diourbelia  Risbec, 1951

Euneura Walker, 1844

Fanamokala  Risbec, 1960

Homoporus  Thompson, 1878

Isocyrtella  Risbec, 1955

Klabonosa  Bouček, 1976

Lariophagus Crawford, 1909

 

Leleupia  Delucchi, 1962

Licteria  Risbec, 1955

Marangua  Delucchi, 1962

Mesopolobus Westwood, 1833

Metastenus Walker, 1834

Muscidifurax  Girault & Sanders, 1910

Nasonia  Ashmead, 1904

 

Neocatolaccus Ashmead, 1904

Norbanus Walker, 1843

 

Notoglyptus  Masi, 1917

Oniticellobia  Bouček, 1976

Oomara  Delucchi, 1964

Oricoruna Bouček, 1979

Oxysychus Delluchi, 1956

Pachycrepoideus  Ashmead, 1904

 

Pachyneuron Walker, 1833

 

Parabruchobius  Risbec, 1951

Paracarotomus  Ashmead, 1894

Platecrizotes  Ferrière, 1934

Ploskana  Bouček, 1976

Plutothrix  Förster, 1856

Pseudetroxys  Masi, 1943

Pseudocatolaccus  Masi, 1908

Psilocera  Walker, 1833

Pteromalus Swederus, 1795

Pycnetron Gahan, 1925

Sphegigaster Spinola, 1811

Spodophagus  Delvare & Rasplus, 1994

Stenomalina  Ghesquière, 1946

Tanina  Bouček, 1976

Toxeumorpha  Girault, 1915

Uniclypea  Bouček, 1976

Vrestovia  Bouček, 1961

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology Parasitoids of Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera and Hymenoptera, or hyperparasitoids of Hemiptera through Hymenoptera or Diptera.

References

Bouček, Z. 1976. African Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera): new taxa, synonymies and combinations. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 39: 9–31.

Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea, a biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. 832 pp.

Gibson G.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.

Gibson, G.A.P. 2001. The Australian species of Pachyneuron Walker (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae). Journal of Hymenoptera research 10: 29-54.

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

Noyes, J.S. 2014. Universal Chalcidoidea Database, Natural History Museum London. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/chalcidoids/index.html

Prinsloo, G.L. 1980. An illustrated guide to the families of African Chalcidoidea. Rep. S. Afr., Dept. Agric. Fish. Sci. Bull. No. 395: 1-66.

Prinsloo, G.L. 2004. Oxysychus genualis (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): first record of an indigenous parasitoid of the introduced eucalyptus borer, Phoracantha semipunctata (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), in South Africa. African Entomology 12: 271-274.

Credits

Images © Vida van der Walt or Gerhard Prinsloo (ARC). Photographs of  Caenocrepis and Norbanus © Mircea-Dan Mitroiu (Faculty of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, ROMANIA) first published in Zootaxa (Mitroiu, 2012; 2015).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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