Callitula bicolor, photographed by J. K. Lindsey.

Belongs within: Pteromalinae.

Callitula is a cosmopolitan genus of wasps parasitising larvae of small Diptera, particularly Agromyzidae burrowing in plant stems. The female has the apex of the antennal clava produced into an narrow spicula (Bouček 1988).

<==Callitula Spinola 1811 (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--*C. bicolor B88
    |--C. aenea (Girault 1913) [=Pseudosphegigasterus aeneus] B88
    |--C. albipes (Dodd & Girault in Girault 1915) [=Pseudosphegigasterus albipes] B88
    |--C. flavipes (Girault 1913) [=*Pterosemoidea flavipes] B88
    |--‘Pseudosphegigasterus’ flavipes Girault & Dodd in Girault 1915 non Pterosemoidea flavipes Girault 1913 B88
    |--C. grotiusi (Girault 1913) [=*Pseudosphegigasterus grotiusi] B88
    |--C. leroyi (Risbec 1958) [=Polycystomyia leroyi] B88
    |--C. nigriviridis (Girault 1913) [=*Apterosemoidea nigriviridis] B88
    |--C. prima (Girault 1913) [=*Eurydinotella prima] B88
    |--C. punctata (Dodd in Girault 1915) [=*Polycystomyia punctata] B88
    |--C. silvensis (Girault 1913) [=*Eurydinotelleus silvensis] B88
    |--C. uliginosa (Girault 1913) [=Eurydinotelleus uliginosus] B88
    |--C. variventris (Girault 1913) [=Pseudosphegigasterus variventris] B88
    `--C. viridicoxa (Girault 1913) (see below for synonymy) B88

Callitula Spinola 1811 [incl. Apterosemoidea Girault 1913, Baeotomus Förster 1856, Eurydinotella Girault 1913, Eurydinotelleus Girault 1913, Micromelus Walker 1833, Polycystomyia Dodd in Girault 1915, Pseudosphegigasterus Girault 1913, Pterosemoidea Girault 1913] B88

Callitula viridicoxa (Girault 1913) [=Eurydinotella viridicoxa; incl. Polycystomyia benefica Dodd 1917, E. punctata Girault 1915 non Polycystomyia punctata Dodd in Girault 1915] B88

*Type species of generic name indicated


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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