Fig 1. Psilochalcis sp.

Fig 2. Scutellum

Fig 3. Hind femur

Fig 4. Hind femur

Psilochalcis Kieffer, 1905


Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Chalcididae: Haltichellinae


Apex of scutellum weakly emarginate (Fig. 2), body usually with dense pubescence.
Hind femur with a massive or normal basal tooth formed by several longitudinal rugae (Fig. 3).

Biology / Hosts

Coleoptera: Bruchidae; Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Yponomeutidae and Zygaenidae (Noyes, 2016).


Africa, Madagascar and Oriental region.


  • Narendran, T.C. (1989). Oriental Chalcididae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Zoological Monograph. Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala, India. 441 pp.
  • Noyes, J.S. (2016). Universal Chalcidoidea Database. World Wide Web electronic publication. (accessed on 28/9/2016).