Platyplectrus sp., from here.

Belongs within: Eulophinae.

Platyplectrus is a genus of wasps developing as solitary or gregarious ectoparasites of caterpillars (Bouček 1988).

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Scutellum with sublateral grooves; propodeum with large undivided submedian areas, single median carina behind basal cup; hind tibia with two distinct spurs, the outer shorter than the inner; first tergite of normal size.

<==Platyplectrus Ferrière 1941 [incl. Autoplectrus Gadd 1945, Trichoplectrus Erdös 1951] B88
    |--*P. natadae B88
    |--P. aereiceps (Girault 1915) [=Euplectromorpha aereiceps] B88
    |--P. aligheri (Girault 1923) [=Euplectromorpha aligheri] B88
    |--P. cadaverosus (Girault 1928) [=Euplectromorpha cadaverosa] B88
    |--P. magniventris (Girault 1915) B88 (see below for synonymy)
    |--P. nigrifemur (Girault 1913) [=Euplectrus nigrifemur, Euplectromorpha nigrifemur] B88
    |--P. rugulosus (Girault 1928) [=Euplectromorpha rugulosa] B88
    |--P. salomonis (Ferrière 1941) [=Euplectromorpha salomonis] B88
    |--‘Euplectromorpha (*Trichoplectrus)’ szepligetii B88
    |--*Autoplectrus’ taprobanes B88
    |--P. variegatus (Girault 1915) [=Euplectromorpha variegata] B88
    `--P. variicolor (Dodd 1917) [=Euplectromorpha variicolor] B88

Platyplectrus magniventris (Girault 1915) B88 [=Euplectromorpha magniventris B88, E. margiventris (l. c.) G33; incl. E. magniventris chinderaensis 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).

[G33] Girault, A. A. 1933. Some beauties inhabitant not of commercial boudoirs but of Nature’s bosom, notably new insects. Privately published (reprinted Gordh, G., A. S. Menke, E. C. Dahms & J. C. Hall. 1979. The privately printed papers of A. A. Girault. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 28: 299-303).

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