Mikeiinae, Paretas-Martinez and Pujade-Villar, 2011

Buffington, Matthew L., Forshage, Mattias, Liljeblad, Johan, Tang, Chang-Ti & Noort, Simon van, 2020, World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera): A Key to Higher- Level Groups, Insect Systematics and Diversity 4 (4), No. 1, pp. 1-69 : 60-61

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1093/isd/ixaa003

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scientific name

Mikeiinae
status

 

Mikeiinae  

Figs. 265 and 266

This small subfamily contains some unusual figitid species endemic to Australia. Mikeius   was originally placed within Thrasorinae   , a subfamily containing Thrasorus   , another gall-associated figitid from Australia. Following a phylogenetic analysis, Paretas-Martinez et al. (2011) removed Mikeius   from Thrasorinae   and placed it in its own subfamily, Mikeiinae   . Very rare in collections, but large numbers can be reared from Ophelimus   ( Eulophidae   ) infested Eucalyptus   trees in Australia.

Biology. Primary parasitoid of Ophelimus spp.   ( Eulophidae   : Chalcidoidea) on Eucalyptus spp.  

Distribution. Australia.

Relevant literature. Mikeius   described by Buffington   (2008); Mikeiinae   by Paretas-Martinez et al. (2011). Phylogeny of the group by Buffington   et al. (2012).

Classification.

Mikeiinae Paretas-Martinez and Pujade-Villar, 2011  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Figitidae

Loc

Mikeiinae

Buffington, Matthew L., Forshage, Mattias, Liljeblad, Johan, Tang, Chang-Ti & Noort, Simon van 2020
2020
Loc

Mikeiinae

Paretas-Martinez and Pujade-Villar 2011
2011