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Classification and checklist of nixoniid wasps


(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily Platygastroidea; Family: Nixoniidae)


Chen H-Y, Lahey Z, Talamas EJ, Valerio AA,  Popovici OA, Musetti L, Klompen H, Polaszek A, Masner L, Austin AD, Johnson NF. 2021. An integrated phylogenetic reassessment of the parasitoid superfamily Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupomorpha) results in a revised familial classification. Systematic Entomology 46(4): 1088-1113.


Johnson, N.L. & Masner, L. 2006. Revision of World Species of the Genus Nixonia Masner (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). American Museum Novitates 3518: 1-32.

Masner, L. 1958. An interesting new genus of Platygastridae from S.W. Africa (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London (B) 27:101-104.

Masner, L. 1970. A new  species of Nixonia Masner from Rhodesia. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 72:90-93.

van Noort, S. 2008. South African survey reveals further Nixonia gems. Skaphion 2(13): 1-3.

van Noort, S. & Johnson, N. 2009. New species of the plesiomorphic genus Nixonia (Platygastridae, Hymenoptera) from South Africa. Zookeys 20: 31-51.


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

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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