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Baryconus Förster

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

Baryconus Förster 1856. Type species: Baryconus floridanus Ashmead 1887.


Baryconus africanus (Dodd, 1920)


Baryconus decorsei (Risbec, 1950)


Baryconus dissimilis (Nixon, 1933)


Baryconus seyrigi (Risbec, 1956)









Ashmead, W.H. 1887. Studies on the North American Proctotrupidae, with descriptions of new species  from Florida. Entomol. Amer. 3:73-76, 97-100, 117-119.

Bin, F. 1974. The types of Scelionidae [Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea] in some Italian collections (Museums of Genoa and Florence, Institute of Portici). Entomophaga 19: 453-466.

Bin, F. 1976. New host records in Baryconus Foerster (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae). Entomologica (Italy).12: 63-66.

Förster, A. 1856. Hymenopteroloische Studien. II Heft. Chalcidiae und Proctotrupii. Ernst ter Meer, Aachen. 152 pp.

Ritchie, A.J. & Masner, L. 1983. Revision of the Nearctic species of Baryconus (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae, Scelioninae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 61: 704-720.

Narendran, T.C., Ramesh Babu, M. G. & Karmaly Sr, K.A. 2001. Two new species of Baryconus Forster (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) with a key to Indian species. Journal of Ecobiology 13: 261-268.

Popovici, O.A., Masner, L., Notton, D.G., & Popovici, M. 2013. A review of Western Palaearctic Amblyscelio and Baryconus (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). Zootaxa 3599: 325-342.


Photographs by Candice Owen © Iziko Museums of South Africa.


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