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Genus Conura

Chalcid Wasp - Conura Toothy - Conura amoena Chalcidoid 6 - Conura Conura Conura side? - Conura Conura sp.? - Conura - female Conura nigricornis - Conura Conura rufa! - Conura rufa
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 Chalcididae (Chalcidid Wasps)
Subfamily Chalcidinae
Genus Conura
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spilochalcis Thomson, 1876
Explanation of Names
Conura Spinola, 1837
55 spp. in 17 species groups in our area (+1 fossil), >300 spp. in 3 subgenera total(1)

Conura (Ceratosmicra)
immaculata group (8 spp.)
side group (7 spp.)
tanais group (1 sp.)
Conura (Conura)
maculata group (9 spp.)
nigricornis group (4 spp.)
Conura (Spilochalcis)
aequalis group (1 sp.)
apaiis group (1 sp.)
blanda group (1 sp.)
debilis group (2 spp.)
femorata group (5 spp.)
flava group (1 sp.)
melana group (1 sp.)
odontotae group (1 sp.)
paya group (1 sp.)
pygmaea group (1 sp.)
transitiva group (4 spp.)
xanthostigma group (7 spp.)
most attack Lepidoptera pupae; a few parasitize Coleoptera (Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae) and Diptera (Syrphidae); some are secondary parasites of Ichneumonoidea
Caution: Proper identification generally requires microscopy. Any identification relying upon pattern or based solely upon comparing images should be treated as suspect unless verified by an expert in the genus.
Print References
Burks, B. D. 1940. Revision of the chalcid-flies of the tribe Chalcidini in America north of Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 88(3082): 237-354. Biodiversity Heritage Library) [starting on p. 263, referred to as the previous genus epithet Spilochalcis]
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.A revision of the C. maculata species group of Conura Spinola in America, north of Mexico...
Frederick J. Moitoza. 1994. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 70(2): 168-182.