Main diagnostic characters
1. Female antenna with funicle 6-segmented and clava 6-segmented (100%)
The family currently includes 2 genera and 2 species. No subfamily classification has been proposed.
Boucek & Noyes, 1987 (decription of family and type genus); Gibson, 1993 (notes on male); Gibson & Huber, 2000 (review of family).
Boucek, Z.; Noyes, J.S. 1987. Rotoitidae, a curious new family of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) from New Zealand. Systematic Entomology 12:407-412.
Gibson, G.A.P. 1993. Superfamilies Mymarommatoidea and Chalcidoidea. In Goulet, H. & Huber, J.T. (Eds): Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. 570-655.
Gibson, G.A.P. & Huber, J.T. 2000. Review of the family Rotoitidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea), with description of a new genus and species from Chile. Journal of Natural History 34:2293-2314.Previous page | Next page
Last updated 07-Jun-2004 Dr B R Pitkin