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Genus Haltichella

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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 Chalcididae (Chalcidid Wasps)
Subfamily Haltichellinae
Genus Haltichella
Explanation of Names
Haltichella Spinola 1811
Numbers
36 spp. total(1), 5 Nearctic species(2): H. onatas (Walker 1843), H. ornaticornis Cameron 1884, H. perpulcra (Walsh 1861), H. rhyacioniae Gahan 1927, H. xanticles (Walker 1843)
Size
2-3 mm
Identification
Black, often with orangish/yellowish maculations on legs and antennae; wings clear or darkened, sometimes with a pattern. Males differ from females in having the apex of the abdomen blunt, more robust antennae, and sometimes differ in coloration.(2)
The anterior margin of the first abdominal segment is angled; no sculpture on the dorsal surface of the abdomen.
Range
Widespread in the US and so. Canada; worldwide(2)
Food
recorded as primary parasitoids of Lepidoptera and secondary parasitoids of braconid wasps. There is one record of secondary parasitism of a tachinid fly. Individual species may have multiple hosts.(2)
Remarks
Commonly collected in Malaise traps, pan traps, and sweep nets(2)
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.Review of Haltichella Spinola in the Nearctic Region (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae)
J.A. Halstead. 1990. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 92(1): 153-159.