Cratocentrus Cameron, 1907


Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Chalcididae: Chalcidinae


Body and legs with dense pubescence.
Antenna short, stout, 10 segmented and densely pilose; originating close to the mouth.
Malar space as long as eye.
POL greater than OOL. Notauli distinct.
Apex of scutellum broadly rounded.
Apex of metanotum with broad rounded tooth above.
Hind femora with 10 teeth, apical small and close to each other, basal larger and more widely separated.
Metasoma with long ovipositor, longer than the metasoma. Ovipositor sheath broad, punctured at the base.

Biology / Hosts

Coleoptera: Buprestidae, Cerambycidae and Curculionidae.


Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Iran, Madagascar, Myanmar, Morocco, Namibia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.


  • Cameron, P. 1907. Descriptions of species of parasitic Hymenoptera, chiefly in the collections of the South African Museum, Cape Town. (Second paper) Annals of the South African Museum 5:215.