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Tryphoninae keys

Identification keys to tryphonine wasps of the Afrotropical region

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Family: Ichneumonidae)

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*** NB Chrome Version 42 (released April 2015) removed the Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) architecture that Java requires to function. This means that the Lucid keys will not load in Google Chrome. Please use an alternative browser (IE, FireFox, or Safari on Mac OS X) to load the Lucid keys.

Users can choose between three different key formats depending on their personal preference: a standard dichotomus key, a Lucid Phoenix key or a Lucid matrix key. Although Lucid Phoenix keys are interactive keys they are still dichotomous and a choice needs to be made at each key couplet to continue. Lucid matrix keys, on the other hand, use a different approach 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 Zambion species Tryphoninae (after Bennett & Barnes, 2011)

Lucid Phoenix interactive key

Standard dichotomous key  

Credits

Interactive keys produced by Simon van Noort from key in Bennett & Barnes, 2011. Images included in the key Andrew Bennett & Diana Barnes (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian National Collection of Insects).


System requirements

The latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version must be installed. To check if you have Java installed on your system type "Java -version" in a Command prompt (Windows) or Terminal console (Mac, Unix).

 

If you receive an unknown command error message or your Java build number is not current then you need to install the latest (free) edition of JRE, which can be found at:  http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp

 

Pop-up blockers on your browser need to be turned off to access character images and species pages (fact sheets) from within the key environment.

 

What to do if your Java security settings prevent the key from opening. Go to the programs folder on your computer; open the Java Folder; click on Configure Java tab, which will open the Java Control Panel; click on the Security tab; under Exception site list click on Edit site list and add the WaspWeb url: http://www.waspweb.org

 

If you are still having problems opening the keys visit the Java page: How do I enable Java in my web browser? and follow the instructions for the browser you are using.

References

Bennett, A.M.R. & Barnes, D.I. 2011. Revision of the world species of Zambion (Hymenoptera,  Ichneumonidae, Tryphoninae). Zookeys 159: 19-48.


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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