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Oxysychus Delluchi

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Pteromalidae; Subfamily: Pteromalinae)

Oxysychus Delluchi, 1956. Type species: Dinarmus silvestrii Masi 1922.



Oxysychus albiziarum Rasplus, 1989


Oxysychus chappuisi (Risbec, 1955)

Oxysychus genualis (Walker, 1862)


Oxysychus maindroni (Risbec, 1955)


Oxysychus ranomafanae (Risbec, 1952)


Oxysychus sphenopterae (Ferrière, 1931)

Oxysychus species


Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan.

Also Australasian, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.


Hosts: Phoracantha semipunctata (Cerambycidae).


Bouček, Z. 1976. African Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera): new taxa, synonymies and combinations. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 39: 9–31.

Prinsloo, G.L. 2004. Oxysychus genualis (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): first record of an indigenous parasitoid of the introduced eucalyptus borer, Phoracantha semipunctata

(Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), in South Africa. African Entomology 12: 271-274.

Rasplus, J.-Y. 1989. Nouvelles espèces afrotropicales de Pteromalidae et notes sur leur biologie (Hymenoptera). Revue Française d'Entomologie (nouvelle série) 11: 69-78.


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

Illustrations © Gerhard Prinsloo (ARC).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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