Fig 1. Neochalcis sp. in habitus

Fig 2. Hind femur

Neochalcis Kirby, 1883


Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Chalcididae: Haltichellinae


Antennal toruli located little away from clypeus.
Apex of scutellum without large teeth (usually with two short dents but occasionally entire or rounded).
Ventral margin of hind femur with a characteristic and prominent dent followed by a comb of teeth (Fig. 2).
Hind tibia externally with an additional carina.
First tergite of gaster without longitudinal carinae at base often with distinct microsculptures.

Biology / Hosts



Europe and Oriental region.


  • Narendran, T.C. (1989). Oriental Chalcididae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Zoological Monograph. Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala, India. 441 pp.