Entedon (Aphelinus) Dalman, 1820: 181. Type species: Entedon (Aphelinus) abdominalis Dalman, by monotypy.
Agonioneurus Westwood, 1833a: 122. Type species: Agonioneurus basalis Westwood, by monotypy.Synonym of Aphelinus through synonymy of type species with abdominalis by Thomson, 1876: 184-185.
Myina Nees, 1834: 189. Type species: Myina abdominalis Nees, by designation of Gahan & Fagan, 1923: 92. As synonym of Agonioneurus by Westwood, 1840: 73. Synonymy by Thomson, 1876: 12, 183.
Eriophilus Haldeman, 1851: 130. Type species: Eriophilus mali Haldeman, by monotypy. Synonymy by Howard, 1881: 356.
Mesidia Foerster, 1856: 30. Type species: Mesidia pumila Mayr, by monotypy through subsequent reference of Mayr, 1904: 588. As subgenus of Aphelinus by Hayat, 1983:76.
Anozus Foerster, 1856: 84. Type species: Anozus siphonophorae Ashmead, by monotypy through subsequent reference of Ashmead, 1888: 104. Synonymy through transfer of type species to Aphelinus by Peck, in Muesebeck et al., 1951: 435.
Meroligion Rondani, 1877: 185. Type species: Encyrtus ultor Rondani, by designation of Ashmead, 1904a: 380. Synonymy by Boucek, 1974: 280.
Mesidiopsis Nowicki, 1930: 179. Type species: Agonioneurus subflavescens Westwood, by monotypy and original designation. As subgenus of Aphelinus by Boucek & Graham, 1978: 225. As synonym of subgenus Mesidia by Hayat, 1990: 254.
Paulianaphelinus Risbec, 1957: 353. Type species: Paulianaphelinus mariscusae Risbec, by monotypy and original designation. Synonymy by Polaszek & Hayat, 1990b: 21.
Indaphelinus Hayat, 1990: 253. Type species: Aphelinus (Indaphelinus) ancer Hayat, by monotypy and original designation. As subgenus of Aphelinus.
- Antenna 6-segmented, formula 1131, F1 and F2 short and transverse, or F1-3 quadrate to longer than broad
- Distance between posterior pair of scutellar setae usually equal to or greater than that between anterior pair
- Fore wing broad, densely setose; submarginal vein usually with 4 or more setae; linea calva distinct, proximally bordered by one to several lines of setae
- Mid tibial spur usually densely setose
Species in India
1. Aphelinus abdominalis (Dalman)
2. Aphelinus acuminatus Hayat
3. Aphelinus albipodus Hayat & Fatima
4. Aphelinus ancer Hayat
5. Aphelinus argiope Walker
6. Aphelinus asychis Walker
7. Aphelinus basilicus Hayat
8. Aphelinus desantisi Hayat
9. Aphelinus gossypii Timberlake
10. Aphelinus humilis Mercet
11. Aphelinus lankaensis Hayat
12. Aphelinus mali (Haldeman)
13. Aphelinus megadontus Hayat
14. Aphelinus polaszeki Hayat
15. Aphelinus semiflavus Howard
16. Aphelinus sharpae Hayat
Hosts and habitat
Almost exclusively internal parasitoids of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea).
- Hayat, M. 1998. Aphelinidae of India (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea): A taxonomic revision. Memoirs of Entomology, International. Volume 13. Associated Publishers, Gainesville, Florida. 416 pp.