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Chrysidini

Chrysidine wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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

Classification

  Brugmoia
  Chrysidea
Chrysis Linnaeus, 1761
  Chrysura
Odontochrydium
  Praestochrysis
  Primeuchroeus
  Pseudospinolia
  Spintharina
  Spintharosoma
  Stilbichrysis
  Stilbum
 

Trichrysis

Distribution Worldwide.
Biology Parasites of solitary bees and wasps.
Diversity In excess of 1200 described species in 24 genera.

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

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa). Banner image © Vida van der Walt.

 

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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