Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Original Description

Hydrophylax. New genus. Antennas S-jointed; scape, pedicel, ring joint, 2 funicle joints and 3-jointed club. Fore wings extremely narrow, twenty times as long as wide; marginal cilia at least four times as long as the width of wing. Abdomen is conic-ovate, broadly joined to the body. Ovipositor slightly exserted.

Type species: Hydrophylax aquivolans

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Hydrophylax Matheson & Crosby 1912 is a junior homonym of Hydrophylax Fitzinger 1843.  Ghesquière (1946) therefore introduced the replacement name Hydrophylita.

  • Ghesquière, J. 1946, Contribution à l'étude de microhyménoptères du Congo Belge. X. Nouvelles dénominations pour quelques genres de Chalcidoidea et Mymaroidea. XI. Encore les gn. Chalcis, Smiera, et Brachymeria (Hym. Chalcidoidea). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 39:371.
  • Matheson, R. and C. R. Crosby. 1912. Aquatic Hymenoptera in America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 5:65-72.
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