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Chalinus braunsi (Enslin)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Orussoidea; Family: Orussidae; Genus: Chalinus)

Oryssus braunsi Enslin, 1911. Holotype: in Ditsong Museum, Pretoria (TMSA). Type locality: Platriver, Waterberg (South Africa).

Chalinus schulthessi Guiglia, 1936. Holotype: in Zoologische Staatssammlung, München (ZSM). Type locality: Rikatla, near Delagoa [=Maputo], Mozambique. Synonymy by Vilhelmsen, 2001.

Junior synonym of Chalinus plumicornis (Guérin-Méneville, [1849]). Synonymy by Vilhelmsen, et al 2017.

 

Classification


Non-type male (SAMC)

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


Photograph © Stephen M. Blank

 


Distribution

Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Unknown, but presumably a parasitoid of wood-boring insect larvae.

References

Enslin, E. 1911. Über Tenthrediniden aus Afrika. Deutsches Entomologisches Zeitschrift 1911: 668-669.

Guiglia, D. 1936. Un nuovo Orisside dell' Africa meridionale (Hymen. Phytophaga). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 59: 136-144.

Vilhelmsen, L. 2001. Systematic revision of the genera Chalinus Konow, 1897 and Mocsarya Konow, 1897 (Hymenoptera, Orussidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 32: 361-380.

Vilhelmsen, L. 2003. Phylogeny and classification of the Orussidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera), a basal parasitic wasp taxon. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 139: 337-418.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or © Stephen M. Blank or © Lars Vilhelmsen (Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen).

  Next genus: Leptorussus

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2017. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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