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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Platygastridae
Genus: Calliscelio
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Calliscelio elegans
(Perkins, 1910)[1]
  • Caloteleia elegans (Perkins, 1910)

Calliscelio is a parasitoid wasp monotypic genus which contains one species, C. elegans. It was first described as Caloteleia elegans on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands in 1910 by British entomologist Robert Cyril Layton Perkins, who believed it not to be an indigenous species of Hawaii.[2] Its pantropical species distribution is now well-established [3] and it is still considered to be an adventive species in Hawaii.[4] C. elegans was reassigned from its original genus to Caenoteleia in 1926 by French entomologist Jean-Jacques Kieffer[5] and then to Calliscelio in 2009.[6]


  1. ^ Fauna Hawaiiensis. RCL Perkins in D Sharp - 1910
  2. ^ Perkins, R.C.L. (1910). "Supplement to Hymenoptera" (PDF). Fauna Hawaiiensis, or the Zoology of the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Isles. 2 (6): 624–625. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Rajmohana, Keloth; Peter, Abhilash; Narendran, TC (2013). "First record of the male of the widespread Calliscelio elegans (Perkins) (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae) along with some taxonomic notes on the species". Biodiversity Data Journal. 1: e983. doi:10.3897/BDJ.1.e983. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Caenoteleia elegans". Arthropod Checklist Query Results. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Kieffer, Jean-Jacques (1926). "Scelionidae" (PDF). Das Tierreich. 48: 550. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Lubomír Masner, Norman F. Johnson & Luciana Musetti (2009). "Calliscelio elegans (Perkins), a tramp species, and a review of the status of the genus Caenoteleia Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae)" (PDF excerpt). Zootaxa. 2237: 59–66.