Fig 1. Trigonura sp.

Fig 2. Head - frontal view

Fig 3. Metasoma

Trigonura Sichel, 1866


Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Chalcididae: Chalcidinae


Antennae attached at a little below the level of ventral margin of eye, anellus relatively shorter (Fig. 2).
Lower face regularly punctate.
Frons convex, without strong preorbital carinae.
Six gastral tergites visible before epipygium.
Hind femur without broad tooth.

Biology / Hosts

Members of this genus are parasites of wood boring beetles. Their hosts include Coleoptera: Curculionidae and Bostrychidae; Lepidoptera: Noctuidae.


Canada, India and Southeast Africa.


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