Main diagnostic characters

1. Female antenna with funicle 6-segmented and clava 6-segmented (100%)

Included taxa

The family currently includes 2 genera and 2 species. No subfamily classification has been proposed.

Rotoita basalis

(Rotoita basalis)




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.

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Last updated 07-Jun-2004 Dr B R Pitkin