New publication: on tiny parasitic wasp Calixomeria

April 10, 2019
Calixomeria dorsal view
A new genus and species of the seldom-studied platygastroid subfamily Sceliotrachelinae is described from Australia. Calixomeria is a tiny (less than 1 mm long!), uniparental (females only) parasitic wasp found throughout mainland Australia and Tasmania. This research was conducted using informatics tools specifically developed for taxonomy and maintained by the Triplehorn Insect Collection. 
Lahey Z, Masner L, Johnson NF (2019) Calixomeria, a new genus of Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae) from Australia. ZooKeys 830: 63-73