Male Chalcura deprivata, photographed by Amila Salgado.

Belongs within: Eucharitinae.

Chalcura is a diverse genus of wasps known from southern Asia and Australasia.

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Flagellar segments in female serrate, in male with a number of longer or shorter branches, often in 2 rows; pronotum dorsally strongly shortened and mostly concealed by the head; prepectus fused with pronotum; axillae well-developed; scutellar apex more or less rounded.

<==Chalcura Kirby 1886 (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--*C. deprivata [=Eucharis deprivata] B88
    |--C. aeginetus B88
    |--C. aeneobrunnea (Girault 1929) [=Epimetagea aeneobrunnea] B88
    |--C. affinis (Bingham 1906) (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--C. bicoloriventris (Girault 1915) [=Epimetagea bicoloriventris] B88
    |--C. bispinosa (Girault 1929) [=Chalcuroidella bispinosa] B88
    |--C. brunneipolita (Girault 1934) [=Epimetagea brunneipolita] B88
    |--C. bunyae (Girault 1934) [=Epimetagea bunyae] B88
    |--C. cameroni (Kirby 1886) [=Rhipipallus cameroni] B88
    |--C. elongata (Girault 1940) [=Epimetagea bunnyae elongata] B88
    |--C. hemiglabra (Girault 1940) [=Epimetagea hemiglaber] B88
    |--C. hyalina (Girault 1913) [=*Chalcurelloides hyalinus, Rhipipallus hyalinus] B88
    |--‘Parachalcura’ maculata Watanabe 1958 B88
    |--C. magnifica (Girault 1913) [=*Astilbula magnifica, Epimetagea magnifica] B88
    |--C. maximovichi (Girault 1936) [=Epimetagea maximovichi, Epimetagia (l. c.) maximovichi] B88
    |--C. monilicornis (Girault 1940) [=Epimetagea monilicornis] B88
    |--C. montana [=Parapsilogaster montana, Parapsilogastrus montanus; incl. P. glabra] B88
    |--C. myrmicae (Girault 1936) [=Epimetagea myrmicae] B88
    |--C. nigricyanea (Girault 1913) [=*Chalcurella nigricyanea, Rhipipallus nigrocyaneus (l. c.)] B88
    |--C. orientalis (Girault 1913) [=*Chalcuroidella orientalis, Rhipipallus orientalis] B88
    |--C. partiglabra (Girault 1926) [=Psilogaster partiglabra] B88
    |--C. peterseni (Hedqvist 1978) [=Rhipipallus peterseni] B88
    |--C. polita (Girault 1915) [=Epimetagea polita; incl. E. polita varia Girault 1940] B88
    |--‘Epimetagea’ punctulativentris G34
    |--C. purpura (Girault 1913) [=Astilbula purpura, Epimetagea purpureicorpus Girault 1915] B88
    |--C. ramosa (Girault 1940) [=*Parachalcura ramosa] B88
    |--C. rufiventris (Walker 1862) [=Eucharis rufiventris] B88
    |--C. sanguiniventris (Girault 1929) [=Epimetagea sanguiniventris; incl. E. sanguiniventris oji Girault 1940] B88
    |--C. turneri (Kirby 1894) [=Rhipipallus turneri, *Arhipipallus turneri] B88
    |--C. upeensis B88
    `--C. volusus (Walker 1839) [=Eucharis volusus, *Rhipipallus volusus, Stilbula volosus (l. c.), S. volusus] B88

Chalcura Kirby 1886 [incl. Arhipipallus Girault 1936, Astilbula Girault 1913 non Girault 1913, Chalcurella Girault 1913, Chalcurelloides Girault 1913, Chalcuroidella Girault 1913, Chalcuroides Girault 1913, Epimetagea Girault 1913, Parachalcura Girault 1940, Rhipipallus Kirby 1886] B88
Chalcura affinis (Bingham 1906) [=Rhipipallus affinis; incl. *Epimetagea purpurea Girault 1913, *Chalcuroides versicolor Girault 1915] B88

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[G34] Girault, A. A. 1934. Eucharitidae, Cynipidae, Proctotrypidae et Thysanoptera nova Australiensis. Privately published (reprinted Gordh, G., A. S. Menke, E. C. Dahms & J. C. Hall. 1979. The privately printed papers of A. A. Girault. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 28: 306-307).

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