Species details
Scientific name: Cephaleta australiensis
Author(s): Howard
Synonyms: Anysis australiensis Howard, 1896
Common names: Parasitic wasp (English),
Porojibee boltaa (Bangla)
Classification: Kingdom Animalia  
  Phylum Arthropoda  
  Class Insecta  
  Subclass Pterygota  
  Superorder -  
  Order Hymenoptera  
  Superfamily Chalcidoidea  
  Family Aphelinidae  
  Genus Cephaleta  
Basis of record: Repository - IMZCU
Sex: Female
Host: From coccid nr to Eriococcus (Howard, 1896); Coccus hesperidum L. (Wilson, 1960). Coccid on Hibiscus rosasinensis, Gossypium sp., Tephrosia candida, Cerococcus on Alternanthira philoxeroides; mealybug on Cajanus indicus (Mani, 1989).
Tropical and subtropical countries including Bangladesh (Bhuiya, et al., 1997); Pakistan; India; Ceylon; Florida; South America; South Asia to Australia; and Bangladesh, Dacca (Mani, 1989).
Bhuiya, B. A, Chowdhury, S. H. and Kabir, S. M. H. 1997. An annotated list of chalcid parasitoids (Hymenoptera) of coccoidea (Homoptera) on guava in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology. 25(1): 53-64.

Howard, L. O. 1896. On two interesting new genera of scale insect parasites. Canadian Entomologist 28(6): 165-167.
Mani, M. S. 1989. Fauna of India, Chalcidoidea Part II, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta.

Wilson, F. 1960. A review of the biological control of insect and weeds in Australia and Australian New Guinea. Technical Communication. Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control, Ottawa, Canada. No 1: 102pp.
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Latest taxonomic scrutiny: 2008-11-24 (yyyy-mm-dd)