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Ooctonus Haliday

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

Ooctonus Haliday, 1833

ClassificationIdentification keys

Ooctonus albiclavus Huber

Ooctonus capensis Huber

Ooctonus infuscatus Huber

Distribution Afrotropical (South Africa), Indo-Australasian (Malaysia and Indonesia; introduced to New Zealand), Oriental (China,  India,  Myanmar,  Nepal), Palearctic (Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom) and Nearctic (Canada,  Mexico, U.S.A) regions.
Biology Egg parasitoids of Cicadellidae and Cercopidae.


Huber, J., Read, J.D. & van Noort, S. 2010. The genus Ooctonus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) in the Afrotropical region, with comments on other southern hemisphere species. African Entomology 18: 221-234.


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

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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