Ovipositing female of Ophelimus maskelli, from here.

Belongs within: Eulophidae.

Ophelimus is a genus of wasps that develop in galls in the leaves of Eucalyptus, either causing the galls themselves or as inquilines in the galls of other taxa. Members of the genus vary noticeably in antennal morphology, from species with two anelli and four funicular segments, to some in which all but one of the segments between pedicel and clava have been reduced to anelli. Others show a reduction in total number of segments through the fusion of proximal anelli (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Marginal vein thickened; female antenna clavate, with zero to four funicular segments; anelli present or not; notauli very deep throughout; scutellum without sublateral grooves; spurs of hind tibia always shorter than basitarsus.

Ophelimus Haliday 1844 (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--*O. ursidius (Walker 1839) [=Eulophus ursidius] B88
    |--O. acuminatus (Girault 1915) [=Rhicnopeltella acuminata] B88
    |--O. aeneipes (Girault 1913) [=Elachertetrastichus aeneipes, Rhicnopeltella aeneipes] B88
    |--O. aeneoviridis (Girault 1925) [=*Deciana aeneoviridis] B88
    |--O. auripes (Girault 1913) [=*Omphalomorphella auripes] B88
    |--O. australia (Girault 1916) [=Rhicnopeltella australia] B88
    |--O. bellus (Girault 1915) [=Brachychrysocharella bella] B88
    |--O. citritibiae (Girault 1928) [=Rhicnopeltella citritibiae] B88
    |--O. consobrinus (Girault 1913) [=Rhicnopeltella consobrinus] B88
    |--O. dei (Girault 1926) [=Rhicnopeltella dei] B88
    |--O. depressus (Girault 1929) [=Rhicnopeltella depressa] B88
    |--O. dryas (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella dryas] B88
    |--O. dubius (Girault 1913) [=*Brachychrysocharella dubia] B88
    |--O. eucalypti (Gahan 1922) [=Rhicnopeltella eucalypti] B88
    |--O. faunus (Girault 1929) [=Rhicnopeltella faunus] B88
    |--O. femoratus (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella femorata] B88
    |--O. filia (Girault 1913) [=Rhicnopeltella filia] B88
    |--O. flavipes (Girault 1913) [=Rhicnopeltella flavipes; incl. R. flavipes binotata Girault 1915] B88
    |--O. funeralis (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella funeralis] B88
    |--O. gemma (Girault 1921) [=Rhicnopeltella gemma] B88
    |--O. globulus (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella globula] B88
    |--O. globus (Girault 1913) [=Brachychrysocharella globa] B88
    |--O. hegeli (Girault 1915) (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--O. helena (Girault 1913) [=Brachychrysocharella helena] B88
    |--O. immaculatipennis (Girault 1913) [=*Rhicnopeltella immaculatipennis] B88
    |--O. julietta (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella julietta] B88
    |--O. liszti (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella liszti] B88
    |--O. magniventris (Girault 1913) [=*Cirrospilomyia magniventris] B88
    |--O. martialis (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella martialis] B88
    |--O. maskelli (Ashmead 1900) [=Pteroptrix maskelli, Rhicnopeltella maskelli] B88
    |--O. multifasciatus (Girault 1915) [=Rhicnopeltella multifasciata] B88
    |--O. nigriclava (Girault 1923) [=Rhicnopeltella nigriclava] B88
    |--O. nubilipennis (Girault 1915) [=Rhicnopeltella nubilipennis] B88
    |--O. nuptus (Girault 1928) [=Brachychrysocharella nupta] B88
    |--O. oviparopsis (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella oviparopsis] B88
    |--O. prymno (Walker 1839) [=Cirrospilus prymno] B88
    |--O. purpureiventris (Girault 1916) [=Rhicnopeltella purpureiventris] B88
    |--O. purpureus (Girault 1913) [=Rhicnopeltella purpurea] B88
    |--O. reticulatus (Girault 1913) [=Rhicnopeltella reticulata] B88
    |--O. sabella (Walker 1839) [=Eulophus sabella] B88
    |--O. sarah (Girault 1929) [=Rhicnopeltella sarah] B88
    |--O. splendoriferellus (Girault 1913) [=Rhicnopeltella splendoriferella] B88
    |--O. tamasesius (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella tamasesia] B88
    |--O. tassoni (Girault 1922) [=Omphalomorphella tassoni] B88
    |--O. thaelmanni (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella thaelmanni] B88
    |--O. truncatus (Girault 1934) [=Rhicnopeltella truncatus] B88
    |--O. vannius (Walker 1839) [=Cirrospilus vannius] B88
    |--O. violescens (Dodd in Girault 1915) [=*Omphalomorphoides violescens] B88
    |--O. viridis (Girault 1913) [=Rhicnopeltella viridis] B88
    `--O. zealandicus (Ashmead 1904) [=*Chrysoatomus zealandicus] B88

Ophelimus Haliday 1844 [=Ophelinus (l. c.); incl. Brachychrysocharella Girault 1913, Chrysoatomus Ashmead 1904, Cirrospilomyia Girault 1913, Deciana Girault 1925, Elachertetrastichus Girault 1913, Omphalomorphella Girault & Dodd in Girault 1913, Omphalomorphoides Dodd in Girault 1915, Rhicnopeltella Girault 1913] B88

Ophelimus hegeli (Girault 1915) [=Rhicnopeltella hegeli, *Elachertetrastichus purpureus Girault 1913 non Rhicnopeltella purpurea Girault 1913] 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).

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