Family Bethylidae

Composed of four Australian subfamilies.

Subfamily Bethlinae
Composed of four Australian genera

Genus Eupsenella

Subfamily Epyrinae
Composed of thirteen Australian genera.

Pending ID – Epyrinae


Subfamily Mesitiinae
Composed of a single Australian species.
(Currently empty)

Subfamily Pristocerinae
Composed of two species from a single Australian genus.
(Currently empty)

Pending ID – Bethylidae

#1. Bethylid wasp found between two webbed together Camellia leaves.
Parasitised caterpillar head and presumably wasp cocoons and pupae are visible
Late January 2018


Naumann, I. D. 1991. Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, ants, sawflies). In: The Insects of Australia Volume II. 2nd edn. Brown Prior Anderson Pty Ltd, Burwood, Victoria.

Terayama, M. 2004. Descriptions of new taxa and distribution records of the family Bethylidae (Insecta, Hymenoptera) II. Subfamily Bethylinae and fossil taxa. Academic Reports Tokyo Polytechnic University Faculty of Engineering 27: 29-52.