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Parabaeus Kieffer

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

Parabaeus Kieffer 1910. Type species: Parabaeus ruficornis Kieffer (by original designation).

ClassificationIdentification keys

Afrotropical species
Parabaeus africanus Austin, 1990
Parabaeus armadillus Austin, 1990

Parabaeus austini Buhl, 2011

Parabaeus brevicornis Buhl, 2011

Parabaeus nasutus van Noort, 2021

Parabaeus papei Buhl, 2011

Parabaeus peckorum Austin, 1990
Parabaeus quasimodus Austin, 1990
Parabaeus ruficornis Kieffer, 1910
Australasian species
Parabaeus abyssus Austin, 1990
Neotropical species
  Parabaeus lenkoi de Santis (Brazil)
  Parabaeus kiefferi de Santis (Argentina)


Afrotropical: Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania.

Australasian: Australia.

Neotropical: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Mexico, Panama, USA (Florida), Venezuela.




Austin AD. 1990. A revision of Old World Parabaeus Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), a group of highly modified apterous parsitoids inhabiting leaf litter. Invertebrate Taxonomy 3: 647-659.

Buhl PN. 2011. Species of Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae from rainforest canopies in Tanzania, with keys to the Afrotropical species of Amblyaspis, Inostemma, Leptacis, Platygaster and Synopeas (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 154(1): 75-126. https://doi.org/10.1163/22119434-900000309

Kieffer JJ. 1910. Diagnoses de nouveaux genres et de nouvelles espèces de Scélionides (Hym.) des Iles Séchelles. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1910, 292-4.

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 © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or © Peter Buhl (Sakskøbing, Denmark), or © Andy Austin (University of Adelaide).

Line drawings © Andy Austin (University of Adelaide).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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