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Pulchrisolia Szabó

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

Pulchrisolia Szabó, 1959: 395 (original description); Masner 1964: 11 (treated as a synonym of Sceliotrachelus Brues); Masner and Huggert 1989: 108 (description, species list); Vlug 1995: 73 (catalogued, catalogue of world species); Veenakumari, Buhl and Mohanraj 2019: 453 (key to genera of the Isolia-cluster, keyed); Lahey et al. 2019b: 42, 43, 44, 45 (description, key to genera of the Isolia-cluster, key to species). Type species: Pulchrisolia maculata Szabó, by monotypy and original designation.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Pulchrisolia ankremos Lahey, 2019
Pulchrisolia asantesana van Noort & Lahey, 2019
Pulchrisolia diehoekensis van Noort & Lahey, 2019
Pulchrisolia ellieae Lahey, 2019
Pulchrisolia maculata Szabó, 1959
Pulchrisolia nephelae Lahey, 2019
Pulchrisolia robynae van Noort & Lahey, 2019
Pulchrisolia sanbornei Lahey & Masner, 2019

Pulchrisolia teras Lahey, 2019

Pulchrisolia valerieae Polaszek & Lahey, 2019


Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia.


Fore wing with very short, tubular R vein terminating in a knob and at least some microtrichia of the fore and hind wings in the form of short, scale-like pegs; distinctive colour of the adult (most species are yellow, orange, red, or a combination thereof); frontal ledge present on the lower frons in all but one species; interantennal process present, bilobed in most species; and tract of dense setae on the metatibia.




Lahey Z, van Noort S, Polaszek A, Masner L, Johnson N. 2019. Revision of the Afrotropical genus Pulchrisolia Szabó (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Sceliotrachelinae). In: Talamas E (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea II. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 73: 39-71. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.73.33876

Masner L. & Huggert, L. 1989. World review and keys to genera of the subfamily Inostemmatinae with reassignment of the taxa to the Platygastrinae and Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 147: 1-214.

Szabó JB. 1959. Notes on the new tribus Amitini with the descriptions of a new genus and some new species of the Arctogaea (Hymenoptera, Proctotrupoidea, Platygasteridae). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 51: 389-396. https://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.24365

van Noort S, Lahey Z, Talamas EJ, Austin AD, Masner L, Polaszek A, Johnson NF 2021. Review of Afrotropical sceliotracheline parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae). In: Lahey Z, Talamas E (Eds) Advances in the Systematics of Platygastroidea III. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 87: 115–222. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.87.73770


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or  © Zachary Lahey (The Ohio State University), or Andrew Polaszek (NHMUK).

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

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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