This tribe has been treated as a valid subfamily, Parnopinae, by several authors (Mocsáry 1889, Linsenmaier 1959, Mingo 1994, Rosa 2006). We follow the classification of Kimsey and Bohart (1991) and include it in the Chrysidinae. Parnopini is characterised by several morphological features, such as the strongly developed mouthparts, the large and broad tegula which covers the wing basally, the irregularly and finely dentate posterior margin of the last external tergite, and the number of exposed metasomal tergites, which is four in the male and three in the female. The tribe consists of three genera, one of which, Parnopes, is found in Europe.