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Tersilochinae keys

Identification keys to tersilochine wasps of the Afrotropical region

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Family: Ichneumonidae)

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Identification keys are presented in two different formats: traditional dichotomous keys where a choice needs to be made at each key couplet to continue, and Lucid matrix keys where relevant states from multiple character features can be selected independently until identification is achieved. For more information concerning Lucid keys visit www.lucidcentral.org.

Key to genera of Tersilochinae (after Khalaim, 2007)

Standard dichotomous key


Interactive keys produced by Simon van Noort from key in Khalaim, 2007. Images included in the key © Andrey Khalaim (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences).


Khalaim, A. 2007. First records of Meggoleus, Heterocola and Phradis (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Tersilochinae) from the Afrotropical region, with description of four new species. African Invertebrates 48: 101-110.

Khalaim, A.I. 2009. South African species of Aneuclis Förster, 1869 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Tersilochinae). African Invertebrates 50: 123-136.

Khalaim, A.I. 2010. To the study of Afrotropical species of the genus Aneuclis Förster, 1869 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Tersilochinae). Zoosytematica Rossica 19: 120–123.

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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