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  Chrysis angolensis Radoszkowski

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chrysidoidea; Family: Chrysididae; Genus: Chrysis)

Chrysis angolensis Radoszkowski, 1881

Classification

Distribution

Afrotropical, but accidentally introduced worldwide, with the exception of Europe, as a result of the species' habit of parasitizing mud nests of crabronids, sphecids, and vespids built on anthropogenic structures, particularly sailing ships (Kimsey & Bohart, 1990; Kimsey, 2006; Ramage & Kimsey 2015).

Biology

Nest parasite of Sceliphron Klug, 1801 (Sphecidae) and
Eumenes Latreille, 1802 (Vespidae) species (Kimsey & Bohart, 1990; Kimsey, 2006; Ramage & Kimsey 2015)

References

Kimsey L.S. 2006. California Cuckoo Wasps of the Family Chrysididae (Hymenoptera). University of California Publications in Entomology 125: 1311.
Kimsey LS & Bohart RM 1990. The Chrysidid Wasps of the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 652 pp.

Ramage, T. & Kimsey, L.S. 2015. The Aculeata of French Polynesia. IV. First record of Chrysis angolensis (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 120: 209-211.

Credits

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


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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