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Genus Glyptapanteles Ashmead, 1904



Recognition of Glyptapanteles as valid is uncertain, with some authors treating it as a synonym of Protapanteles Ashmead, 1898. Fernandez-Triana et al. (2020) treat the genus as valid but state that the group needs more work, and note that the large number of tropical species suggest it may itself be polyphyletic. We follow Austin & Dangerfield (1992), Broad et al. (2016), Fernandez-Triana et al. (2020), Fagan-Jeffries & Austin (2021) and Fagan-Jeffries et al (2022) in treating the genus as valid.

More recently, Fagan-Jeffries et al (2022) increased the number of Australian species described in the genus ten-fold and provided a molecular phylogeny of the genus based on the cytochrome oxidase subunit one (COI) and wingless genes, along with a key to all 34 known species from Australia.




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmanian South East (TSE) ; ACT, NSW, Qld: Sydney Basin (SB), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) ; ACT, NSW, Qld, SA: NSW North Coast (NNC) ; ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, WA: South Eastern Highlands (SEH) ; ACT, NSW, Qld, Tas: South East Corner (SEC) ; ACT, NSW, SA, WA: Gawler (GAW) ; ACT, SA, WA: Pilbara (PIL) ; NSW, NT, Qld: Wet Tropics (WT) ; NSW, Qld: Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), New England Tablelands (NET) ; NSW, Tas: Tasmanian South East (TSE) ; NT, Qld: Victoria Bonaparte (VB) ; Qld: Cape York Peninsula (CYP) ; SA: Kanmantoo (KAN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD) ; SA, Vic, WA: Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Victorian Midlands (VM) ; SA, WA: Jarrah Forest (JF) ; WA: Swan Coastal Plain (SWA)

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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