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Pediobius sp., arrow points at anterior concave part of petiole

Pediobius wengae Hansson, paratype female

Paracrias alticola Hansson, thoracic dorsum, paratype female

Paracrias alticola Hansson, head frontal, paratype female

Pediobius nishidai Hansson, paratype female

Pediobius pyrgo (Walker), non-type female

Pediobius smithi Ahlstrom, non-type female

Author, year, journal with original description

Walker, F., 1846, Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 17:184

Type species

Entedon imbreus Walker (lectotype in the Natural History Museum, London)

Synonym names

Amestocharis Girault; Chrysoatomoides Girault; Cluthaira Cameron; Entedonomyia Girault; Entedonopseus Girault; Epacrias Girault; Epipleurotropis Girault; Eupleurotropis Girault; Heptomerus Rondani; Horismenopsis Girault; Mesentedon Girault; Mestocharoideus Girault; Mestocharomyia Girault; Microterus Spinola; Neopseudacrias Dodd; Pleurotropis Förster; Pseudacrias Girault; Pseudacriasoides Girault; Rhopalotus Förster; Spartiophilus Rondani


Pronotum with transverse carina; propodeum with parallel or posteriorly diverging plicae, which are distinctly angular posteriorly; petiole with anterior part concave, to embrace the protruding propodeal nucha

Number of species

196, of which 23 are from the Neotropical region





Parasitoids or hyperparasitoids on a wide range of hosts, mainly insects but also eggs of spiders


Walker, F. 1846. The characters of some undescribed species of Chalcidites. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 17:177-185

Boucek, Z. 1965. Studies on European Eulophidae, IV: Pediobius Walk. and two allied genera (Hymenoptera). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 36:5-90

Burks. B.D. 1966. The North American species of Pediobius Walker. Proceedings of the Entomological Society in Washington, 68:33-43

Kerrich, G.J. 1973. A revision of tropical and subtropical species of the Eulophid genus Pediobius Walker (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), 29:115-199

Peck, O. 1985. The taxonomy of the Nearctic species of Pediobius (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), especially Canadian and Alaskan forms. Canadian Entomologist, 117:647-704

Hansson, C. 2002. Eulophidae of Costa Rica, 1. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 67:1-290 (Pediobius is treated on pp. 143-170)