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Ibalia Latreille

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

Ibalia Latreille 1802. Type species Ophion cultellator Fabricius, 1798.


Subgenus Ibalia (Ibalia) Latreille, 1802

Ibalia aprilina Kerrich, 1973

Ibalia arizonica Liu & Nordlander, 1992

Ibalia kirki Liu & Nordlander, 1992

Ibalia leucospoides (Hochenwarth, 1785)

  Ibalia leucospoides ensiger Norton, 1862

Ibalia montana Cresson, 1879

Ibalia ruficollis Cameron, 1884

Ibalia rufipes Cresson, 1879

Subgenus Ibalia (Tremibalia) Kierych, 1973

Ibalia anceps Say, 1824


Ibalia hunanica Liu & Nordlander, 1994

Ibalia jakowlewi Jacobson, 1899

Ibalia japonica Matsumura, 1912

Ibalia mirabilis Yasumatsu, 1941

Ibalia ornata Belizin, 1968


Holarctic region; introduced to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (1995-2007).


Parasitoids of Siricidae and Anaxyelidae.


Foelker, C. J., Standley, C. R., Fierke, M. K., Parry, D. and Whipps, C. M. 2015. Host tissue identification for cryptic hymenopteran parasitoids associated with Sirex noctilio. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. doi: 10.1111/afe.12137

Hurley B.P., Slippers, B. & Wingfield, M.J. 2007. A comparison of control results for the alien invasive woodwasp, Sirex noctilio, in the southern hemisphere. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 9: 159171.

Hurley, B.P., Fitza, K.N., Wingfield, M.J. and Slippers, B. 2020. Sequence data reflect the introduction pathways of the Sirex woodwasp parasitoid, Ibalia leucospoides (Ibaliidae, Hymenoptera). Agricultural and Forest Entomology 22: 129-135. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12367

Liu, Z. 1998. A new species of Ibalia from Borneo, and revised phylogeny and historical biogeography of Ibaliidae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 7, 149156. https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.part.29275

Liu Z & Nordlander G. 1994. Review of the family Ibaliidae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea) with keys to the genera and species of the World. Insect Systematics & Evolution 24 (6): 377392.  https://doi.org/10.1163/187631294X00153

Ritchie, A.J. 1993. Superfamily Cynipoidea (pp. 521-536). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

van Noort, S, Buffington ML & Forshage, M. 2015. Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). ZooKeys 493: 1-176. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.493.6353


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or

Photographs Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS).

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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