A family of about 3,000 described species of small (up to 6 mm in length) Hymenoptera. They are ectoparasitoids or endoparasitoids of Coleoptera, Diptera, various Hymenoptera, leaf-mining Lepidoptera, and some Coccidae, like Ceroplastes floridensis. A few species, like Oncastichus goughi, are phytophagous.


Gadallah, N.S. (and 6 co-authors) 2015. A review of the family Eulophidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of Egypt, with thirty three new records. Zootaxa 4058: 66-80.

Gauthier, N., LaSalle, J., Quicke D.L.J. and Godfray, H.C.J. 2000. Phylogeny of Eulophidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) with a reclassification of Eulophinae and the recognition that Elasmidae are derived eulophids. Systematic Entomology 25: 521-539.

Yefremova, Z.A. 2015. An annotated checklist of the Eulophidae (excl. Tetrastichinae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of Israel. Zootaxa 3957: 1-36.

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