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Amiseginae

Amisegine wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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

ClassificationIdentification keys

Afrosega
Alieniscus
Anachrysis
Leptosega
Obenbergerella
Reidia
  Senesega
Distribution Worldwide.
Biology Parasitoids of stick insect eggs (Phasmatodea).

References

Benoit, P.L.G. 1951. Alieniscidae nomen novum pro Alienidae Bridwell. Bull. Ann. Soc. Ent. Belg., Brussels 87: 90-92.

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.

Finnamore, A.T. & Brothers, D.J. 1993. Superfamily Chrysidoidea (pp. 130-160). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Kimsey, L.S. 1990. Zoogeography of the Amiseginae and a remarkable new chrysidid wasp from Chile (Hymenoptera). Psyche97: 141-146.

Kimsey, L.S. 2005. Hymenopteran Waifs: A New Genus and Species of Chrysidid from Réunion (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). Insect Systematics and Evolution 36 (1): 57-61.

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.

Krombein, K.V. 1983. Three New Egg Parasites of South African Walking Sticks (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae, Amiseginae). Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa 46: 139-146.

Krombein, K.V. 1984. Two New Egg Parasites of South African walking sticks and notes on two previously described species (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae, Amiseginae). Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa 47: 211-215.

Krombein, K.V. 1986. A remarkable new African amisegine wasp (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae: Amiseginae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88: 509-514.

Krombein, K.V. 1994. A new Anachrysis from South Africa (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae: Amiseginae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 96: 339-341.

Credits

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

 

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Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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