Eucharissa

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There are six species in this genus which are Parasitoids of ants. Adult wasps have at least 16 antennal segments, which is shared only by the closely related genus, Sacharissa, with some species of Eucharissa having as many as 22 antennal segments. At most, other Chalcidoidea have up to 14 segments. Known from South Africa.

List of Eucharissa and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Eucharissa cuprifrons Westwood, 1874 ants South Africa
Eucharissa erugata Heraty, 2002 ants South Africa
Eucharissa insolita Hearty, 2020 Bothroponera granosa South Africa
Eucharissa natalica Westwood, 1868 ants South Africa
Eucharissa speciosa Westwood, 1868 ants South Africa
Eucharissa stigmatica Westwood, 1874 ants South Africa

REFERENCES

  • Heraty, J.M. A revision of the genera of Eucharitidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the World. JOURBOOK: Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute VOLUME: 68 PAGES: 367pp. (2002).
  • Heraty JM, Mbanyana N, Noort SV (2020) A new species of Eucharissa Westwood (Eucharitidae) from South Africa, with an evaluation of the importance of pupae for assessing relationships in these ant parasitoids. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 79: 43–55. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.79.56042
  • Westwood, J.O. 1868. Descriptions of new genera and species of Chalcididae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London 1868:xxxvii
  • Westwood, J.O. Thesaurus entomologicus Oxoniensis; or, illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects, PAGES: xxiv+205pp, 40 plates. (1874).