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Cynipoidea key to World families, subfamilies and tribes

Identification key to higher groups of World cynipoid wasps

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Cynipoidea)

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Identification keys are presented in two different formats: traditional dichotomous keys where a choice needs to be made at each key couplet to continue, and Lucid matrix keys where relevant states from multiple character features can be selected independently until identification is achieved. For more information concerning Lucid keys visit www.lucidcentral.org.

Key to World families, subfamilies and tribes of Cynipoidea

(Buffington, Forshage, Liljeblad, Tang & van Noort, 2020)

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Dichotomus key


Lucid matrix key to World families of Cynipoidea

(Buffington, Forshage, Liljeblad, Tang & van Noort, 2020)

Lucid matrix key


Lucid matrix key to World subfamilies of Figitidae

(Buffington, Forshage, Liljeblad, Tang & van Noort, 2020)

Lucid matrix key


Lucid matrix key to World tribes of Cynipidae

(Buffington, Forshage, Liljeblad, Tang & van Noort, 2020)

Lucid matrix key


Reference

Buffington ML, Forshage M, Liljeblad J, Tang CT, van Noort, S. 2020. World Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera):a key to higher-level groups. Insect Systematics and Diversity 4(4): 169. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixaa003

Credits

Photographs included in the keys Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS).

Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS) and Mattias Forshage (Swedish Museum of Natural History) both played an integral role in the development of the Cynipoidea pages.


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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