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Teleasine wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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

ClassificationIdentification keys


Ceratoteleas Kozlov, 1965

Dvivarnus Rajmohana & Veenakumari, 2011

Echinoteleas Risbec, 1954


Gryonella Dodd, 1914

Odontoscelio Kieffer, 1905


Teleas Latreille, 1809

Trimorus Förster, 1856

Trisacantha Ashmead, 1887

Xenomerus Walker, 1836




Parasitoids of eggs of Carabidae (Coleoptera).


Chen H-Y, Lahey Z, Talamas EJ, Valerio AA,  Popovici OA, Musetti L, Klompen H, Polaszek A, Masner L, Austin AD, Johnson NF. 2021. An integrated phylogenetic reassessment of the parasitoid superfamily Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupomorpha) results in a revised familial classification. Systematic Entomology 46(4): 1088-1113.


Johnson, N. F. 1992. Catalog of world Proctotrupoidea excluding Platygastridae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 51: 1-825.

Masner, L. 1976. Revisionary notes and keys to world genera of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 97: 1-87.

Masner L. 1993. Superfamily Platygastroidea (pp. 558-565). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Miko, I., Masner, L., & Deans, A. R. 2010. World revision of Xenomerus Walker (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). Zootaxa 2708, 1-73.

Risbec, J. 1954. Chalcidoïdes et proctotrupoïdes de l'Afrique occidentale française (3e supplément). Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire (A). 16: 524-552.

Risbec, J. 1954. Chalcidoïdes et Proctotrupides de l’Afrique tropicale française (4e Supplement). Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Afrique Noire (A). 16: 1035-1092.

Risbec, J. 1958. Contributions á la connaissance des hyménoptères chalcidoïdes et proctotrupoïdes de l'Afrique noire. Annales du Musée Royal Congo Belge Tervuren (Zoologie). 64:1-140.

Veenakumari, K.; Rajmohana, K.; Manickavasagam, S.; Mohanraj, P. 2011. On a new genus of Teleasinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) from India. Biosystematica 5: 39-46.


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or photographs © Robert Copeland (ICIPE), or © Istvan Mikó (North Carolina State University).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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