Obeza

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There are eight species in this genus which are Parasitoids of ants.

List of Obeza and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Obeza floridana (Ashmead, 1888) Camponotus floridanus Cuba, United States: Florida, Georgia
Obeza grenadensis (Howard, 1897) ants Grenada
Obeza maculata (Westwood, 1874) ants Brazil
Obeza meridionalis (Kirby, 1889) ants Brazil
Obeza nigriceps (Ashmead, 1904) ants Brazil
Obeza nigromaculata (Cameron, 1884) ants Nicaragua
Obeza semifumipennis (Girault, 1911) ants Paraguay
Obeza septentrionalis (Brues, 1907) ants Mexico, United States: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas

REFERENCES

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  • Westwood, J.O. 1868. Descriptions of new genera and species of Chalcididae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London 1868:xxxvii
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