A small genus known from the Old World (Palaearctic). It contains 10 species .
The genus Gildoria Hedqvist, 1974 (Braconidae: Doryctinae) has been treated as a monotypic genus (e.g., Shenefelt & Marsh, 1976) or synonymized with the genus Dendrosotinus Telenga, 1941 ( and Belokobylskij, 1998).
But van Achterberg (2003) restored it as a valid genus because it differs considerably from the type species of Dendrosotinus: Dendrosoter ferrugineus Marshall, 1890. The latter has the third antennal segment (especially of the female) widened, depressed and anteriorly sculptured, vein m-cu of the fore wing subinterstial, the second metasomal suture curved, and the first subdiscal cell of the fore wing moderately wide.
Members of the genus Gildoria have the third antennal segment slender, cylindrical and anteriorly smooth, vein m-cu of the fore wing distinctly postfurcal, the second metasomal suture absent or straight and the first subdiscal cell of the fore wing narrow .
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- , “The West Palaearctic species of the genera Gildoria Hedqvist and Platyspathius Viereck, with keys to the species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae).”, Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden, vol. 77(15), pp. 267-290, 2003.
The hosts of the genus Gildoria belongs to the families Curculionidae: Scolytinae, Cerambycidae and Buprestidae.