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Lists of Chalcid Taxa in the CNC

 

The Canadian National Collection of Chalcidoidea is one of the foremost international research collections for chalcid parasitic wasps. Worldwide, it currently consists of 39 cabinets or about 1,130 drawers of pinned material, plus additional ethanol-preserved and slide-mounted specimens. The number of identified genera in the pinned collection as of the end of 2007 is summarized in Fig. 1, tabulated for each of the 19 chalcid families by biogeographic region, as well as for Canada and USA, compared to the number of valid world genera recognized by Noyes (2003). Fig. 2 provides the same data for species. These summaries are based on a recent survey of the pinned collection where all species, genera and higher taxa in each family were databased relative to whether the CNC has specimens from any of the six biogeographic regions (Nearctic, Neotropical, Palaearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian), USA, Canada, the provinces/territories of Canada, and Alaska and Greenland. These taxonomic/spatial lists of the chalcid taxa contained in the CNC pinned collection can be accessed below either through Excel or Adobe PDF files. In the future, we intend to expand the lists and their accuracy by including taxa contained in the slide and type collections. Sarazin (1987) previously catalogued the CNC primary types, but this is now 20 years out of date. The most significant value of the CNC chalcid collection for research is the comparatively large amount of material identified only to genus or even higher level. In order to assist those wishing to borrow material for research, we also plan to provide information concerning the approximate number of specimens of each taxon for each biogeographic region.

References

Noyes, J.S. 2003. Universal Chalcidoidea database. Available from http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/projects/chalcidoids [accessed Dec. 2007].

Sarazin, M. J. 1987. Primary types of Chalcidoidea and Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera) in the Canadian National Collection. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 118: 83-108.


Fig. 1. Number of Genera of Chalcidoidea in the CNC compared to Noyes (2003).

Family
Regional Presence
# of Genera
  Near Neot Pala Afro Orie Aust USA CAN CNC Noyes
Agaonidae
8
11
3
21
16
15
8
0
47
76
Aphelinidae
12
14
9
11
10
17
11
10
22
33
Chalcididae
11
16
10
12
18
9
11
9
37
87
Encyrtidae
108
87
62
41
34
60
97
73
189
460
Eucharitidae
6
10
5
6
9
8
6
2
26
55
Eulophidae
105
96
72
51
51
63
101
64
170
297
Eupelmidae
22
31
15
21
19
15
20
11
44
45
Eurytomidae
17
23
9
9
9
12
17
10
41
88
Leucospidae
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
3
4
Mymaridae
34
50
27
28
35
55
32
25
83
103
Ormyridae
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
3
Perilampidae
5
2
5
2
0
3
5
4
8
15
Pteromalidae
185
136
146
76
77
116
165
144
341
588
Rotoitidae
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
2
Signiphoridae
3
3
2
1
0
2
3
3
4
4
Tanaostigmatidae
2
5
2
2
1
1
2
0
6
9
Tetracampidae
3
1
6
3
2
0
2
3
6
15
Torymidae
20
14
16
18
15
10
19
13
42
68
Trichogrammatidae
23
19
6
4
2
3
20
11
35
83
Total
566
522
397
309
301
392
521
384
1,108
2,035

 

Fig. 2. Number of Species of Chalcidoidea in the CNC compared to Noyes (2003).

Family
Regional Presence
# of Species
 
Near
Neot
Pala
Afro
Orie
Aust
USA
CAN
CNC Noyes
Agaonidae
8
7
1
13
7
9
8
0
41
757
Aphelinidae
39
1
10
3
1
3
28
25
46
1,168
Chalcididae
63
79
23
7
100
4
59
31
247
1,464
Encyrtidae
126
85
54
7
40
71
109
71
328
3,735
Eucharitidae
12
16
3
5
13
8
10
6
53
423
Eulophidae
460
195
188
24
21
35
312
331
781
4,472
Eupelmidae
64
38
42
11
7
43
61
16
182
907
Eurytomidae
90
27
39
9
7
9
57
68
161
1,424
Leucospidae
3
7
4
3
8
2
3
1
29
134
Mymaridae
96
56
65
12
18
59
70
54
245
1,424
Ormyridae
15
2
3
3
2
0
15
9
20
125
Perilampidae
21
6
10
1
0
3
18
17
38
277
Pteromalidae
259
62
172
10
9
55
172
201
500
3,506
Rotoitidae
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
2
Signiphoridae
2
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
3
76
Tanaostigmatidae
13
24
1
0
1
0
13
0
38
92
Tetracampidae
4
1
9
0
0
0
1
4
12
50
Torymidae
101
20
50
18
8
5
72
65
185
986
Trichogrammatidae
4
5
1
2
0
0
2
2
12
839
Total
1,380
632
676
128
242
307
1,011
902
2,923
21,861

 

Lists of Chalcid Taxa by Family

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Excel Files:

Agaonidae
Aphelinidae
Chalcididae
Encyrtidae

Eucharitidae
Eulophidae
Eupelmidae
Eurytomidae
Leucospidae
Mymaridae
Ormyridae

Perilampidae
Pteromalidae
Rotoitidae
Signiphoridae
Tanaostigmatidae
Tetracampidae
Torymidae
Trichogrammatidae

 

PDF Files:

Agaonidae
Aphelinidae
Chalcididae
Encyrtidae

Eucharitidae
Eulophidae
Eupelmidae
Eurytomidae
Leucospidae
Mymaridae
Ormyridae

Perilampidae
Pteromalidae
Rotoitidae
Signiphoridae
Tanaostigmatidae
Tetracampidae
Torymidae
Trichogrammatidae


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