17 spp. in our area, ~60 spp. total(1)
Several species of Orasema parasitize the imported fire ant in South America, and a few others occur in the United States.
our only representative of the subfamily Oraseminae that contains a total of 72 spp. in 4 genera(1)
Some species have potential as biocontrols of the fire ant and may be introduced from South America.
. Potential Biological Control Agents for the Red Imported Fire Ant, p. 4
. Bionomics of Orasema simplex
(Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae), a parasitoid of Solenopsis fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina
. Distribution, abundance and persistence of species of Orasema
(Hym: Eucharitidae) parasitic on fire ants in South America