Dorsal view of body of female Parepistenia pulchripes, from Bouček (1988).

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea.

Parepistenia is a primarily Southern Hemisphere genus of chalcidoid wasps. Specific hosts are as yet unknown, though some species have been raised from logs containing beetle borings (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Eyes short, rounded-subtriangular, at most nearly 1.4 times as long as broad; antenna with eight distinct segments between pedicel and clava; occipital margin rounded; lower face rather short inc1uding the converging genae, regularly convex between antennal socket and lower end of eye; gena without strong lateral carina; notaular grooves complete; epipygium of gaster short, with cerci at base; ovipositor not produced.

<==Parepistenia Dodd in Girault 1915 [incl. Austrogerrhus Bouček 1958] B88
    |--*P. varicornis Dodd in Girault 1915 [incl. Epistenia aedicule Girault 1927] B88
    |--P. annulicornis (Girault 1913) [=Platygerrhus annulicornis] B88
    |--P. arenae (Girault 1932) [=Thaumasura arenae] B88
    |--P. australiensis (Girault 1913) [=Platygerrhus australiensis] B88
    |--P. camilli (Girault 1925) [=Epistenia camilli] B88
    |--P. corticis (Girault 1925) [=Epistenia corticis] B88
    |--P. devannyi (Girault 1937) [=Epistenia devannyi] B88
    |--P. froudei (Girault 1929) [=Platygerrhus froudei] B88
    |--P. fulviventris (Girault 1915) [=Platygerrhus fulviventris] B88
    |--P. incola (Girault 1929) [=Platygerrhus incola] B88
    |--P. inusitata (Girault 1937) [=Epistenia inusitata] B88
    |--P. miripes (Girault 1922) [=Epistenia miripes] B88
    |--P. nigriaenea (Girault 1915) [=Epistenia nigriaenea] B88
    |--P. pallidicoxa (Girault 1929) [=Platygerrhus pallidicoxa] B88
    |--P. pulchripes (Girault 1927) [=Thaumasura pulchripes; incl. *Austrogerrhus gloriosus Bouček 1958] B88
    |--P. resplendens (Gourlay 1928) [=Thaumasura resplendens] B88
    |--P. speciosissima (Girault 1927) [=Epistenia speciosissima] B88
    `--P. tasmaniensis (Girault 1913) [=Platygerrhus tasmaniensis] 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).

No comments:

Post a Comment

Markup Key:
- <b>bold</b> = bold
- <i>italic</i> = italic
- <a href="">FoS</a> = FoS