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

Liopterinae Ashmead, 1895

ClassificationLiopteridae keys

Liopteron Perty, 1833

Peras Westwood, 1837


Pseudibalia Kieffer, 1911


Neotropical region.


Unknown, but possibly parasitoids of wood-boring insects (Coleoptera: Buprestidae; Hymenoptera: Siricidae).


Hedicke, H., and G. Kerrich. 1940. A revision of the family Liopteridae (Hymenopt., Cynipoidea). Transactions of the Royal Entomologocal Society, London 90: 177–228.

Pujade-Villar, J., Ros-Farré, P. & Brandao, C.R.F. 2000. Notes on Brazilian Liopteridae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea), with the description of Pseudibalia angelicae n. sp. Papéis avulsos de zoologia (Brasil) 41(19): 289-301.

Ronquist, F. 1995. Phylogeny and classification of the Liopteridae, an archaic group of cynipoid wasps (Hymenoptera). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 46: 1-74.

Ronquist, F. 1999. Phylogeny, classification and evolution of the Cynipoidea. Zoologica Scripta 28:139–164.


Photographs © Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS).

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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