Muscidifurax Girault & Sanders, 1910

Xiao, Hui, Zhou, Shi-yu & Tong, Yan-feng, 2018, A taxonomic study of Muscidifurax Girault & Sanders from China (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae), ZooKeys 776, pp. 91-103: 91

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Muscidifurax Girault & Sanders, 1910


Muscidifurax Girault & Sanders, 1910 

Muscidifurax  Girault & Sanders, 1910: 146.

Muscidifurax raptor  Girault & Sanders, 1910: 146; original designation and monotypy. Kogan and Legner 1970: 1268-1290; Propp 1984: 705; Narendran et al. 2006: 29-34. [Type species.]

Smeagolia  Hedqvist, 1973: 237. Type species: Smeagolia perplexa  Hedqvist. Synonymized by Bouček 1991: 203.


Body dark green, head, and mesosoma with distinctly white hairs, eye glabrous. Head wider than mesosoma, occipital carina strong. Antennal insertion placed on lower ocular line and face distinctly protuberant at antennal insertion; lower face receding almost horizontally. Antenna slender, formula 11173 in females, 11263 in males; lower margin of clypeus more or less incised medially, without median tooth. Pronotal collar margined; notauli incomplete; scutellum flattened; propodeum with median carina and complete plicae, nucha short but distinct. Marginal vein strongly thickened in proximal half (its lower margin distinctly sinuate) and progressively thinner in distal half. Gaster flattened dorsally, hind margin of Gt1 trilobed.


Hosts include Calliphoridae  ( Chrysomya  sp., Phormia  sp.) and Muscidae  ( Fannia canicularis  , Fannia femoralis  , Musca domestica  , Stomoxys  sp. and Stomoxys calcitrans  ) ( Noyes 2017).


Palaearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropics, Neotropics, and Australasian regions (Noyes, 2017). China: Beijing, Shandong ( Guo et al. 1997).