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Orthogonalys Schulz

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Trigonaloidea; Family: Trigonalidae; Subfamily: Orthogonalinae)

Orthogonalys Schulz 1905. Type species: Orthogonalys boliviana Schulz 1905

Tapinogonalos Schulz 1907 (synonymy by Carmean & Kimsey 1998)

Satogonalos Teranishi 1931 (synonomy by Tsuneki 1991)

Orthogonalys brevis Smith & Tripotin, 2012

Orthogonalys hova Bischoff, 1933

Orthogonalys gigantea Benoit, 1951

Orthogonalys maculata Bischoff, 1933

Orthogonalys parahova Smith & Tripotin, 2012

Orthogonalys seyrigi Bischoff, 1933


Worldwide, except for Western Palaearctic and Australasia.


Parasitoid of Tachinidae (Diptera) parasitizing Lepidoptera larva.



Bischoff, H. 1933. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Trigonaloiden. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum. Berlin 19, 480-496.

Carmean, D. & Kimsey, L. 1998. Phylogenetic revision of the parasitoid wasp family Trigonalidae (Hymenoptera).  Systematic Entomology 23, 35-76.

Schulz, W.A. 1905. Hymenopteren-Studien. Engelmann, Leipzig.

Smith, D.R. & Tripotin, P. 2012. Trigonalidae (Hymenoptera) of Madagascar. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 24: 1–25. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.24.1811

Weinsten, P. & Austin, A.D. 1991. The host relationships of trigonalyid wasps (Hymenoptera: Trigonalyidae), with a review of their biology and catalogue to world species. Journal of Natural History 25, 399-433.


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or by Michele Touchet (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA, Washington, DC).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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