Australian Platygastridae

Australian Platygastridae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 07 Apr 2017, 02:01

Is this Diapriidae? Light trap, Townsville, Queensland.
Attachments
gvcT09472.jpg
Last edited by Graeme Cocks on 07 Apr 2017, 23:40, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Graeme Cocks
 
Posts: 1540
Joined: 24 Aug 2010, 01:52
Location: Townsville, Australia
registration check: HymIS

Re: Australian wasp?

Postby chalcidbear on 07 Apr 2017, 16:30

Diapriids have their antennae arising from a "ledge" at the front of the head, which this beast does not have. This is a classic Platygastridae - there are no veins in the wings and the legs are "knobby" (ie. the distal ends of the tibiae and femora are enlarged - NB: other groups share this character as well, its just that it tends to be more noticeable in platygastyrids). Now I am by no means an authority on this group, but there is a spine on the scutellum, which occurs in the genus Synopeas as well, so MAYBE that's what you have?
chalcidbear
 
Posts: 825
Joined: 03 Mar 2012, 20:37
registration check: HymIS

Re: Australian wasp?

Postby Graeme Cocks on 07 Apr 2017, 23:37

Thanks Bob
User avatar
Graeme Cocks
 
Posts: 1540
Joined: 24 Aug 2010, 01:52
Location: Townsville, Australia
registration check: HymIS


Return to Chalcidoidea and others small parasitic families / Erzwespen und andere

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests