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Epiclerus Haliday

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

Epiclerus Haliday, 1844. Type species: Entedon panyas Walker, 1839, by monotypy.

Diparellomyia Girault, 1913: 179. Type species: Diparellomyia haeckeli Girault; by original designation. Synonymy by Bouček, 1988.

Epiclerus agromyzae (Risbec, 1951) (Senegal)

Epiclerus plectroniae (Risbec, 1952) (Madagascar)

Epiclerus species (Cameroon)


Afrotropical region: Cameroon, Madagascar, Senegal.

Also Indo-Australasian, Nearctic and Palaearctic regions.


Parasitoids of dipteran leaf miners (Agromyzidae). Recorded host species: Chromatomyia syngenesiae, Liriomyza trifolii, Ophiomyia beckeri, Perittia weberella, Phytomyza phillyreae, Phytomyza rostrata, Tropicomyia atomella.


Bouček, Z. & Askew, R.R. 1968. Hym. Chalcidoidea. Palearctic  Eulophidae (excl. Tetrastichinae). In: Delucchi, V. & Remaudiere, G. (Eds.), Index of Entomophagous Insects 3: 1-260.

Gumovsky, A. 2016. A review of genera and described Afrotropical species of Tetracampinae (Hymenoptera: Tetracampidae), with description of a new genus from East Central Africa. Zootaxa 4111: 393-420.

Haliday, A.H. 1844. Contributions towards the classification of the Chalcididae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 3: 295-301.

Risbec, J. 1951. 1. Les Chalcidoides de I'Afrique occidentale française. Memoires de L'Institute Français d'Afrique Noire 13: 7-409.
Risbec, J. 1952. Contribution a I'etode des chalcidoides de Madagascar. Memoires de L'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar (E) 2: 1-449.


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© Alex Gumovsky (Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Ukraine). Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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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