Chalcis Fabricius, 1787


Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Chalcididae: Chalcidinae


Petiole distinctly longer than wide.
Propodeal spiracle elongate in almost vertical direction.
Post marginal vein several times longer than stigmal vein.

Biology / Hosts

Parasitic on eggs and puparia of Stratiomyiidae (Diptera) and Lepidoptera: Bucculatricidae.


United States of America, Palaearctic region, Africa, South Asia (India) and Australia (Bouček, 1988).


  • Bouček, Z. (1988). Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, U.K., Cambrian News Ltd; Aberystwyth, Wales. 832 pp.
  • Narendran, T.C. 1986. Family Chalcididae. (In: Subba Rao, B.R. & Hayat, M. (Eds) - The Chalcidoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of India and the adjacent countries.) Oriental Insects 20:24.