Female Encyrtocephalus albiclava, from Bouček (1988).

Belongs within: Ormocerinae.

Encyrtocephalus is a genus of wasps found in Africa and Australia that cause galls in trees such as Acacia, Eucalyptus and Brachychiton (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Antenna with eight segments between pedicel and clava, first two segments of flagellum subequal in size, shorter than following ones; upper margin of occiput sometimes carinate or edged, rarely rounded; body dull, without metallic gloss; thorax with conspicuous pilosity and coarse puncturation (latter sometimes less conspicuous in small specimens); prepectus large and broadly triangular; forewing often without infumation, sometimes infumate just at stigma, sometimes with double or almost treble infumation; fringe well developed; stigmal vein strongly arched, at its perpendicular base more or less triangularly thickened, its base and apex usually darkened, distinctly shorter than marginal vein; gaster usually sessile, very rarely on conspicuous petiole.

<==Encyrtocephalus Ashmead 1900 (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--*E. simplicipes Ashmead 1900 B88
    |--E. albiclava (Girault 1915) [=Neorileyella (*Pseudorileya) albiclava] B88
    |--E. albipilum Girault 1931 B88
    |--E. atrativentris Girault 1931 B88
    |--E. fasciatus (Girault 1915) [=*Neorileyella fasciata] B88
    |--E. gallicola (Ashmead 1904) [=*Decatomothorax gallicola] B88
    |--E. hyalinus (Girault 1915) [=Neorileyella hyalina] B88
    |--E. io Girault 1931 B88
    |--E. katrina (Girault 1931) [=Neorileyella katrina] B88
    |--E. mozarti Girault 1931 B88
    |--E. notabilis [=*Eucyrtonotus notabilis] B88
    `--E. ophelia (Girault 1931) [=Neorileyella ophelia] B88

Encyrtocephalus Ashmead 1900 [incl. Decatomothorax Ashmead 1904, Encyrtonotus (l. c.), Eucyrtonotus Silvestri 1915, Neorileyella Girault 1915, Pseudorileya 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).

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