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Eucharissa insolita Heraty, Mbanyana, van Noort

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Eucharitidae; Subfamily: Eucharitinae; Genus: Eucharissa)

Eucharissa insolita Heraty, Mbanyana, van Noort, 2020. Holotype in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: 2km E R532 on God’s Window sideroad, 1495m, 24°54'32"S 30°51'38"E, God's Window, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Figures 1–10, Eucharissa insolita, male: 1 head and mesosoma, anterior, 2 habitus, lateral, 3 lower face, frontal, 4 habitus, dorsal, 5 head and mesosoma in place in cocoon, 6 adult in place in cocoon, 7 exuvium of body and host ant remains, 8 exuvium cap from face and antenna, anterior, 9 planidial exuvium taken from last-instar larva, 10 last instar larva, lateral. Abbreviations: dlp2, dorsolateral process; T, tergum.


South Africa.


Host ant: Bothroponera granosa (SAM-HYM-C028101 and SAM-HYM-C028104) Ponerinae.


Heraty, J.M. 2002. A revision of the genera of Eucharitidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the World. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 68: 1-359.

Heraty JM, Mbanyana, N & van Noort S. 2020.  A new species of Eucharissa (Eucharitidae) from South Africa, with an evaluation of the importance of pupae for assessing relationships in these ant parasitoids. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 79: 43–55. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.79.56042

Westwood, J.O. 1868. Descriptions of new genera and species of Chalcididae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London 1868:xxxvii


Photographs © John Heraty (UCR).

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

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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