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Paranaphoidea Girault

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

Paranaphoidea Girault, 1913. Type species: Paranaphoidea egregia Girault, 1913.

Idiocentrus Gahan, 1927. Proposed as a subgenus and synonymized under Paranaphoidea by Lin et al., 2007.


Paranaphoidea (Idiocentrus) africana Huber & Triapitsyn, 2017


Afrotropical and Australasian regions.


The New Zealand species, P. mira (Gahan) was supposedly reared from Melampsalta muta Fabricius, now placed in Kikihia Dugdale (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) (Gahan, 1927).


Gahan AB 1927. Miscellaneous descriptions of new parasitic Hymenoptera with some synonymical notes. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 71: 139. https://doi.

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>).

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