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Chrysididae keys

Keys to cuckoo wasps of the Afrotropical region

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

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*** NB Chrome Version 42 (released April 2015) removed the Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) architecture that Java requires to function. This means that the Lucid keys will not load in Google Chrome. Please use an alternative browser (IE, FireFox, or Safari on Mac OS X) to load the Lucid keys.

Users can choose between two different key formats depending on their personal preference. Lucid Phoenix keys are interactive keys that are still dichotomous and a choice needs to be made at each key couplet to continue.  For more information concerning Lucid keys visit www.lucidcentral.org. The standard dichotomus key is a web based version of the traditional printed couplet key.

Amiseginae        

Key to Afrotropical genera.

Standard Dichotomus key

 


Chrysidinae        
     

 


System requirements

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) must be installed. To check if you have Java installed on your system type "Java -version" in a Command prompt (Windows) or Terminal console (Mac, Unix).

If you receive an unknown command error message or your Java build number is not the latest version then re-install the latest edition of JRE, which can be found at:  http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp

Pop-up blockers on your browser need to be turned off to access character images and species pages (fact sheets) from within the key environment.

What to do if your Java security settings prevent the key from opening. Go to the programs folder on your computer; open the Java Folder; click on Configure Java tab, which will open the Java Control Panel; click on the Security tab; under Exception site list click on Edit site list and add the WaspWeb url: http://www.waspweb.org

If you are still having problems opening the keys visit the Java page: How do I enable Java in my web browser? and follow the instructions for the browser you are using.


References

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

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) or Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

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

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