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Microdonophagus woodleyi Schauff, anterior thorax, lateral, female, arrow points at expanded prosternum

Microdonophagus woodleyi Schauff, mesosoma lateral female, arrow points at enlarged lower mesepimeron

Microdonophagus woodleyi Schauff, male

Author, year, journal with original description

Schauff, M.E, 1986, Proceedings of the Entomological Society in Washington, 88:167-170

Type species

Microdonophagus woodleyi Schauff (holotype female in the United States National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C)

Synonym names



Female: submarginal vein with 2-3 dorsal setae; anteroventral prosternum expanded and flangelike; lower mesepimeron enlarged and meeting between mid- and hindcoxae. Male: brachypterous (i.e. with short wings)

Number of species




Neotropical region: Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama


Gregarious endoparasitoid of larvae of Microdon sp. (Diptera: Syrphidae) living in nests of Tapinoma fulvum (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)


Schauff, M.E. 1986. Microdonophagus, a new Entedonine genus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from Panama. Proceedings of the Entomological Society in Washington, 88:167-170

Hansson, C. 2002. Eulophidae of Costa Rica, 1. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 67:1-290 (Microdonophagus is treated on pp. 81-82)

Hansson, C. 2009. The genus Microdonophagus Schauff (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), with description of a new species. ZooTaxa, 2200:54-60