HomeWasp classificationExpeditionsLinksFigWebBiodiversity ExplorerPermits


Cleruchus depressus (Annecke)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Mymaridae; Genus: Cleruchus)

Douttiella depressa Annecke, 1961. Holotype in NCI, Pretoria. Type locality: South Africa.



South Africa.


Parasitoid of eggs of banded fruit weevil, Phlycitinus callosus Schönherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) (Barnes, 2014).


Annecke, D.P. 1961. Two new genera of Myridae [sic] from South Africa (Chalcidoidea, Hymenoptera). Kudu. 4:68-77.

Barnes BN 2014. First record of a fairyfly, Cleruchus depressus (Annecke) (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), parasitizing eggs of banded fruit weevil, Phlycitinus callosus Schönherr (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in South Africa. African Entomology 22(4): 900–905. https://doi.org/10.4001/003.022.0404

Huber J, Triapitsyn S 2017. Two genera of Mymaridae (Hymenoptera) new to Africa, a remarkable new species of Anaphes and new generic synonymy. ZooKeys 658: 39-61. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.658.11569


Photographs © John Huber & Jennifer Read (Canadian National Collection of Insects).

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>).

Copyright 2004-2024 Iziko Museums of South Africa

customisable counter