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Genus Kapala

Kapala floridana - female Kapala floridana - male Kapala floridana - Kapala floridana Kapala sp. Not Floridana - Kapala - female Kapala sp. Not floridana - Kapala - female Kapala sp. Not Floridana - Kapala - female Kapala sp. Not Floridana - Kapala - female Kapala sp. Not Floridana - Kapala - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Eucharitidae
Subfamily Eucharitinae
Genus Kapala
Explanation of Names
Kapala Cameron 1884
Numbers
2 described spp. in our area*, 17 total(1)
1. Kapala floridana (Ashmead, 1885): AL, FL, GA, LA
2. Kapala furcata (Fabricius, 1804): GA, TX ?
Identification
Diagnostics for this genus are given by Heraty 1985(2) and 1989.

Kapala floridana is the only Nearctic species that can be identified with certainty. Revision of the genus will be needed to determine the correct placement of the other species. (2)
Range
Most speciose in the Neotropics; species range only as far north as the gulf states of the southeastern US.(2)
Remarks
* Heraty (1985) notes 3 potential undescribed species: one from AZ, one from TX, and one from s. FL. He further notes that K. furcata may be restricted to Brazil, and specimens identified as such in our area may instead correspond to that second undescribed species.(2)
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.A revision of the Nearctic Eucharitinae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eucharitidae).
Heraty, J.M. 1985. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 116: 61-103.