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Odontepyris Kieffer

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chrysidoidea; Family: Bethylidae; Subfamily: Bethylinae)

Odontepyris Kieffer, 1904. Type speciesGoniozus transvaalensis Buysson, 1897.

Odontepyris acrius Alencar & Azevedo, 2011
Odontepyris bedus Alencar & Azevedo, 2011

 

Odontepyris cameroni (Kieffer, 1914) 

Odontepyris cynpus Alencar & Azevedo, 2011
Odontepyris escus Alencar & Azevedo, 2011

Odontepyris peringueyi (Kieffer, 1913)

 

Odontepyris transvaalensis (Buysson, 1897)

 

Distribution

Afrotropical region: Madagascar, South Africa.

Most diverse in the Oriental region with a few species also occurring in the Palaearctic and Australian regions (Alencar & Azevedo, 2011; Xu & He, 2006).

Species richness

34 described species that are rare in collections (Azevedo 2006, Mugrabi & Azevedo 2010).

Biology

Parasitoids of lepidopteran larvae (including Pyralidae and Noctuidae) (Kurian 1954, 1955; Krombein 1996; Lim et al. 2009).

References

Alencar IDCC & Azevedo CO. 2011. Revision of Malagasy Odontepyris Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae). Zootaxa 2935: 26-40. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.203804

Kieffer, J.J.  1905.  Nouveaux Proctotrypides exotiques conservés au Musée Civique de Genes.  Ann. Mus. Civico Storia Nat. Genova Ser 3, 2(42):  9-39.

Kieffer, J.J.  1905.  Description de nouveaux Proctotrypides exotiques avec une planche et und figure dans le ltexte.  Soc. Scient. de Bruxelles. Ann. 29(2):  95-142.

Kieffer, J.J.  1905.  Description de nouveaux Hyménoptères exotiques.  Soc. Hist. Nat. Metz Bull. 24:  85-114.

Kieffer, J.J.  1905.  Proctotrypides.  In:  Ernest Andrée (ed.), Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe & d'Algerie.  A. Hermann, Paris 9:  65-288.

Kieffer, J.J.  1913.  Nouveaux Serphides de l'Afrique du Sud.  Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Scuola Sup. Agricol. Portici Boll. 7:  324-31.

Credits

Photographs by Nadene Smith © Iziko Museums of South Africa.

Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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