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Elampini

Elampine wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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

Classification

 

Elampus

Hedychridium
  Hedychrum
  Holophris
  Holopyga
  Parachrum
  Philoctetes

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Parasitoids of larva of other insects or cleptoparasites in insect nests.

References

Kimsey LS & Copeland RS. 2017. An unusual new species of Hedychridium Abeille from Africa. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 55: 103108. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.55.12191

Credits

Photographs Lynn Kimsey (Bohart Musuem) and Robert Copeland (ICIPE).

 

Next subfamily: Aphelopinae


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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