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Isolia Förster

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Platygastroidea; Family: Platygastridae; Subfamily: Sceliotrachelinae)

Isolia Förster, 1878: 46 (original description); Kieffer 1914: 361 (keyed); Kieffer 1926: 562, 844 (repetition of Förster (1878), keyed); Jansson 1939: 175 (keyed); Maneval 1940: 117 (keyed); Debauche 1947: 280 (description, taxonomic status); Szabó 1959: 391 (description, designation of type species, key to species of Palearctic region); Szabó 1962: 238 (key to species of Palearctic region); Kozlov 1971: 57 (keyed); Kozlov 1978: 657 (key to species of the European USSR); Alekseev 1979: 764 (key to males of world species); Masner and Huggert 1989: 79 (description, species list); Vlug 1995: 33 (catalogued, catalogue of world species); Kozlov 1995: 126 (keyed); Austin and Field 1997: 53, 68 (structure of ovipositor system, discussion of phylogenetic relationships); Ghahari and Buhl 2011: 332 (species of Iran); Veenakumari et al. 2019: 453, 473 (key to genera of the Isolia-cluster, keyed, key to world species); Lahey et al. 2019b: 44 (keyed). Type species: Isolia foersteri Szabó, designated by Szabó (1959).

ClassificationIdentification keys

Isolia hispanica Buhl, 1999 (Kenya, Spain)
  Isolia species (Madagascar).


Kenya, Madagascar.

Palaearctic region: France, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Montenegro, Spain, Turkey.

Oriental region: China, India, Thailand, Philippines (Masner and Huggert 1989, Vlug 1995).




Masner L. & Huggert, L. 1989. World review and keys to genera of the subfamily Inostemmatinae with reassignment of the taxa to the Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 147: 1-214.

van Noort S, Lahey Z, Talamas EJ, Austin AD, Masner L, Polaszek A, Johnson NF 2021. Review of Afrotropical sceliotracheline parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). In: Lahey Z, Talamas E (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea III. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 87: 115–222. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.87.73770


Photographs © Zach Lahey (OSUC).

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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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