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Klyngon costalimai Hansson and La Salle, paratype female (from ZooTaxa 2498:1-27)

Klyngon serjaniae Hansson and La Salle, paratype female, lateral view (from ZooTaxa 2498:1-27)

Klyngon guimaraesi Hansson and La Salle, paratype female, lower part of frons with clypeus (from ZooTaxa 2498:1-27)

Klyngon jimenezi Hansson, head frontal female

Klyngon jimenezi Hansson, head frontal, paratype female

Klyngon jimenezi Hansson, holotype female

Klyngon jimenezi Hansson, thoracic dorsum, holotype female

Author, year, journal with original description

Hansson, C., 2005, Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae, 69:131-132

Type species

Klyngon jimenezi Hansson (holotype female in Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Costa Rica)

Synonym names



Clypeus delimited laterally by more or less distinct smooth lines (i.e. not grooves) and with tentorial pits at the upper end of these lines, clypeus not delimited dorsally (contrary to what was stated in the original description); pronotum strongly reduced and not visible in dorsal view. Species of Klyngon have a stocky and compact build and since the pronotum is very small the head fits smoothly to the mesosoma. The occipital margin is curved to follow the curvature of the mesoscutum and the occiput is concave to fit the anterior part of the mesoscutum, which makes the head and mesosoma appear as one more or less close-fit unit. The head and mesosoma, and sometimes also the gaster, are strongly sclerotized with a strong reticulate sculpture. Several species have the scutellum extended backwards, in some species it is so strongly extended that it covers anterior part of the gaster. Frontal suture present or absent. The number of setae on the scutellum  varies from a single pair to five pairs, to 12 scattered setae. On the midlobe of mesoscutum number of setae varies from one to four pairs, or with 10 to 16 scattered setae. Number of setae on the submarginal vein varies from one to seven. The petiole is always short and transverse.

Number of species




Neotropical region: Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama 


Reared from galls on Copaifera langsdorfii (Fabaceae), Serjania mexicana (Sapindaceae), and unidentified liana. Possibly a gall maker


Hansson, C. 2005. Klyngon, gen.nov. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) with two new species from Costa Rica. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae, 69:131-132

Hansson, C. and La Salle, J. 2010. The Neotropical genus Klyngon Hansson (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), with new species and biological information. ZooTaxa, 2498:1-27