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Cleruchus Enock

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

Cleruchus Enock, 1909. Type species. Cleruchus pluteus Enock, 1909.

Bakkendorfia Mathot, 1966. Synonymy by Huber & Triapitsyn, 2017.
Douttiella Annecke, 1961. Synonymy by Noyes & Valentine, 1989.
Eucleruchus Ogloblin, 1940. Synonymy by Luft Albarracin et al., 2009.
Haplochaeta Noyes & Valentine, 1989. Synonymy by Lin et al., 2007.
Paracleruchus Yoshimoto, 1971. Synonymy by Viggiani, 1974.
Stenopteromymar Ferrière, 1952. Synonymy by Viggiani, 1974.



Cleruchus depressus (Annecke, 1961)

Cleruchus musangae (Mathot, 1966)




Parasitoids of Coleoptera (Triapitsyn et al. 2013, 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

Enock, F. 1909. New genera of British Mymaridae (Haliday). Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1909: 449-459, pls XII-XIV.

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

Lin NQ, Huber JT, La Salle J. 2007. The Australian genera of Mymaridae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Zootaxa 1596: 1–111.
Luft Albarracin EL, Triapitsyn SV, Virla EG. 2009. Annotated key to the genera of Mymaridae
(Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) in Argentina. Zootaxa 2129: 1–28.
Mathot G 1966. Contribution à la connaissance des Mymaridae et Mymarommidae d’Afrique
centrale (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea). Bulletin & Annales de la Société Royale d’Entomologie
de Belgique
102: 213–239.
Noyes, J.S. & Valentine, E.W. 1989. Mymaridae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) - introduction and review of genera. Fauna of New Zealand. 17: 1-95.

Triaptsyn SV, Berezovskiy VV, Viggiani G. 2013. Taxonomic notes on three little-known species of Cleruchus Enock (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) described by S. Novicky from Europe.
North-Western Journal of Zoology 9(1): 6–15.
Viggiani, G. 1974. Notizie sui mimaridi terricoli, con proposte sinonimiche per il genere Clerchus Enock. Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana. 106(3/4): 86-88.


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>).

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