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Peradeniidae

Overview

Peradeniids are very rarely collected and are only known from a handful of specimens collected in forested habitats in south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. Their biology is unknown but collecting records indicate that, unusually, the flight time of this family may be restricted to winter.

Description

They are characterised by having a small closed fore wing radial cell that is distal to a narrow pterostigma, very large eyes, and a very elongate tubular (petiolate) first metasomal segment.

Distribution

This endemic Australian family of moderately small wasps (5– 10 mm) was described only relatively recently (Naumann & Masner 1985). It comprises one genus, Peradenia , containing two described species.

Further information about the Peradeniidae can be found in Masner 1993 and Naumann & Masner 1985.

  • Peradenia clavipes

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