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Family Perilampidae

Wasp ID Request - Perilampus hyalinus Chalcid wasp - Euperilampus triangularis  Euperilampus triangularis? - Euperilampus triangularis Wasp - Perilampus Chalcid Wasp? - Perilampus Euperilampus triangularis Perilampus sp? - Perilampus Brachymeria?
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Perilampidae
Numbers
36 spp. in 6 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area, almost 300 spp. in 15 genera worldwide placed in 3 subfamilies(1)
Size
1.3-5.5 mm(1)
Identification
Usually metallic green or blue, but sometimes black. Thorax is pitted, and abdomen is short and triangular.
Shares some characteristics of pteromalids with a large, colorful, and metallic bulging thorax, but differs in having deep parapsidal sutures and distinctive wing venation with long marginal and submarginal veins and a short stigma. (Comment by Ross Hill).
Range
Worldwide
Remarks
Most are hyperparasites.
Print References
(2)(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.
3.A handbook of the families of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). 2nd Edition
Grissell E.E., Schauff M. E. 1997. Ent. Soc. Wash. 87pp.