Fig 1. Tropimeris sp.

Fig 2. Head - frontal view

Fig 3. Forewing

Fig 4. Hind leg

Fig 5. Tergite

Tropimeris Steffan, 1948


Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Chalcididae: Haltichellinae


Antenna inserted high, more than half of scape above mouth level (Fig. 2).
Marginal vein of forewing slightly removed from anterior margin, post marginal vein lacking, stigmal vein rudimentary (Fig. 3).
Scutellum subglobose (Fig. 5).
Hind femur with sharp tooth in distal third, short comb behind the tooth and hind tibia with additional extra carina (Fig. 4).
First tergite anteriorly with transverse crust, behind crust many longitudinal striae present.

Biology / Hosts

Biology: Lepidoptera: Arctiidae and Pterophoridae.


South East Asia - India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.


  • Steffan, J.R. 1948. Deux nouveaux genres d'Haltichellinae (Hym. Chalcididae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 53:118.
  • Husain, T. and Agarwal, M.M. 1981. A new species of the genus Tropimeris Steffan (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae) from India. Journal of Entomological Research 5(1) pp. 36-38.