Neotype male of Electrostephanus petiolatus Brues in Baltic amber (AMNH B-JWJ-260)
Taxonavigation: Stephanoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Stephanoidea

Familia: Stephanidae
Subfamilia: †Electrostephaninae
Genus: Electrostephanus
Subgenera: E. (Electrostephanodes) – E. (Electrostephanus)

[list of subgenera after Engel & Ortega-Blanco (2008: 61, table 1)]


Electrostephanus Brues, 1933

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  • Engel, M.S. 2005: The crown wasp genus Electrostephanus (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae): discovery of the female and a new species. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 74: 317–332.
  • Engel, M.S.; Ortega-Blanco, J. 2008: The fossil crown wasp Electrostephanus petiolatus Brues in Baltic Amber (Hymenoptera, Stephanidae): designation of a neotype, revised classification, and a key to amber Stephanidae. ZooKeys, 4: 55–64. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.4.49