Evaniella sp.

Ensign Wasp / Hatchet Wasp

Family: Evaniidae

Subfamily: Evaniinae


Photo location: Along Arroyo de las VĂ­boras, Colonia, Uruguay

Photo date: 9 December 2019.

GPS coordinates: -33.906737, -58.262004

Elevation: 5 meters above sea level


The family Evaniidae is essentially cosmopolitan. In the New World Evaniid wasps are found from the northern United States south to Chile and Argentina. The New World fauna contains three genera in the Nearctic, and those same plus four others in the Neotropics.

Genus Evaniella is found from the southern half of the U.S. to southern South America.

Wasps in this family develop in the oothecae (egg cases) of cockroaches.

Note that this is the only page in family Evaniidae on the American Insects site

American Insects site