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Obenbergerella Strand

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chrysidoidea; Family: Chrysididae; Subfamily: Amiseginae)

Alienus Bridwell, 1919. Type species: Alienus aenigmatica Bridwell, 1919. Monotypic and by subsequent designation (Krombein, 1957).

Obenbergerella Strand, 1929. Replacement name for Alienus Bridwell, 1919. Preoccupied by Handlirsch, 1906.

Obenbergerella aenigmatica (Bridwell, 1919)


South Africa (Western Cape).


Host: unknown.


Bridwell, J.C. 1919. Some notes on Hawaiann and other Bethylidae with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 4: 35-38.

Kimsey, L.S. & Bohart, R.M. 1990. The Chrysidid wasps of the world. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 652 pp.

Krombein, K.V. 1957.  A generic review of the Amiseginae, a group of phasmatid egg parasites, and notes on Adelphinae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 82: 147-215.


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)


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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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