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Odontochrydium irregulare (Mocsáry)

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

Chrysis (Pentachrysis) irregularis Mocsáry, 1914: 60. Holotype ♀ in The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Malawi: Lilongwe.

Odontochrydium trautmanni Brauns, 1928: 389. Syntypes ♂, ♀ in Ditsong, Pretoria (TMSA). Type locality: South Africa, Natal Province, Malvern. Synonymy by Kimsey & Bohart (1991).


Holotype (BMNH)



Specimens in SAMC



Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.




Brauns, H. 1928. Beitrag zur Kenntnis afrikanischer Chrysididen. Entomologische Mitteilungen 17: 383–393.

Kimsey, L.S. & Bohart, R.M. 1991 [1990]. The Chrysidid Wasps of the World. Oxford University Press, New York, IX + 652 pp.

Madl, M. & Rosa, P. 2012. A Catalogue of the Chrysididae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) of the Ethiopian Region excluding Malagasy Subregion. Linzer biologische Beiträge 44: 5–169.

Rosa, P. 2018. Review of Odontochrydium Brauns (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) with description of two species from the Palaearctic and Oriental regions. Zootaxa, 4450: 445–457. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4450.4.3


Photographs © Paolo Rosa (Bernareggio (MB), Italy).

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

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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