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



Boeria Hedqvist, 1969

Cerodipara Desjardins, 2007
  Conodipara Hedqvist, 1972

Conophorisca Hedqvist, 1969


Dipara Walker, 1833


Dozodipara Desjardins, 2007


Lelaps Walker, 1843

  Myrmicolelaps Hedqvist, 1969


Netomocera Bouček, 1954

Pyramidophoriella Hedqvist, 1969


Worldwide, but with a Gondwanan center of diversity, most diverse at the generic level in South Africa and Australia.


Parasitoids of curculionid beetles (Coleoptera); mantid egg cases (Mantodea); or Glossina tsetse fly puparia (Glossinidae, Diptera).


Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea, a biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. 832 pp.

Desjardins, C.A. 2007. Phylogenetics and classification of the world genera of Diparinae (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Zootaxa 1647: 1–88.

Gibson G.A.P. 1993. Superfamilies Mymarommatoidea and Chalcidoidea (pp. 570-655). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Hedqvist, K.J. 1969. New genera and species of Diparini, with notes on the tribe (Hym., Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae). Entomologisk Tidskrift 90(3/4):179.

Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G.A.P., Liljeblad, J., Munro, J., Rasplus, J.-Y., Delvare, G., Janšta, P., Gumovsky, A., Huber, J., Woolley, J.B., Krogmann, L., Heydon, S., Polaszek, A., Schmidt, S., Darling, D.C., Gates, M.W., Mottern, J., Murray, E., Dal Molin, A., Triapitsyn, S., Baur, H., Pinto, J.D., van Noort, S., George, J. & Yoder, M. 2013. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics 29: 466–542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cla.12006

Prinsloo, G.L. 1980. An illustrated guide to the families of African Chalcidoidea. Rep. S. Afr., Dept. Agric. Fish. Sci. Bull. No. 395: 1-66.


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of Cape Town).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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