Potentially undescribed Neanastatus, photographed by Maherjos.

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea.

The Neanastatinae are a group of eupelmid wasps characterised by a large subconical pronotum and limited ability to contract the thorax compared to other eupelmid subfamilies (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988, as Metapelmatinae): Head with very convex long frons, scrobal depressions almost absent; thorax form the same in both sexes; pronotum undivided, large, conical or almost regularly convex, its hind margin capping the horizontal scutum; scutum with shallow weak notaular depressions; mesopleuron transformed into a large convex shield delimited ventrally by a subhorizontal groove in front of mid coxa; always macropterous, with very long postmarginal vein; mid tibial spur unusually strong; epipygium subconical, cerci not strongly shifted forward.

<==Neanastatinae [Metapelmatinae]
    |--+--Lambdobregma schwarzii HB13
    |  `--Metapelma Westwood 1835 HB13, B88 [incl. Halidayella Dalla Torre 1897 B88, Halidea Förster 1856 B88]
    |       |--*M. spectabilis B88
    |       |--M. bachi Girault 1922 B88
    |       |--M. compressipes B88
    |       |--M. giraulti Ferrière 1938 B88
    |       |--M. goethei Girault 1928 B88
    |       |--*Halidea’ nobilis Förster 1860 [=*Hallidayella nobilis] B88
    |       |--M. rufimanum B88
    |       |--M. salomonis Ferrière 1938 B88
    |       |--M. spectabile HB13
    |       `--M. westwoodi Girault 1915 B88
    `--Neanastatus Girault 1913 HB13, B88 [incl. Metaplopoda Masi 1926 B88, Solindenelleus Girault 1914 B88]
         |--*N. cinctiventris Girault 1913 [incl. *Metaplopoda grallaria Masi 1926, N. grallarius] B88
         |--N. aeschyli Girault 1921 B88
         |--N. ariostoni Girault 1922 B88
         |--N. aurifasciatus Girault 1915 B88
         |--N. aurivertex Girault 1915 B88
         |--N. bilingae Girault 1923 B88
         |--N. darci Girault 1933 B88
         |--N. desertensis Girault 1915 B88
         |--N. divinus Girault 1922 B88
         |--N. flavimesopleurum Girault 1915 B88
         |--N. flavipronotum Girault 1915 B88
         |--N. inconspicuus Girault 1915 B88
         |--N. maximicorpus Girault 1915 B88
         |--N. novus Girault 1920 B88
         |--N. parvus Girault 1920 B88
         |--N. pulchricorpus (Girault 1914) [=*Solindenelleus pulchricorpus] B88
         |--N. punctaticeps Girault 1915 B88
         |--N. purpureiscutellum Girault 1915 B88
         |--N. rabelaisi Girault 1922 B88
         |--N. reymondi Girault 1915 B88
         `--N. trinotatus 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).

[MH11] Munro, J. B., J. M. Heraty, R. A. Burks, D. Hawks, J. Mottern, A. Cruaud, J.-Y. Rasplus & P. Jansta. 2011. A molecular phylogeny of the Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). PLoS One 6 (11): e27023.

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