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Chalinus schulthessi Guiglia

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Orussoidea; Family: Orussidae; Genus: Chalinus)

Chalinus schulthessi Guiglia, 1936. Holotype: in Zoologische Staatssammlung, München (ZSM). Type locality: Rikatla, near Delagoa [=Maputo], Mozambique.

Junior synonym of Chalinus braunsi (Enslin, 1911). Synonymy by Vilhelmsen, 2001.

Objective junior synonym of Chalinus plumicornis (Guérin-Méneville, [1849]). Synonymy by Vilhelmsen, et al 2017.

 

Classification


Paratype female (ZMUC)
 
Photographs © Lars Vilhelmsen (Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen).

Paratype Male (ZMUC)

Photographs © Lars Vilhelmsen (Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen).

Distribution

Mozambique.

Biology

Unknown, but presumably a parasitoid of wood-boring insect larvae.

References

Guiglia, D. 1937. Su due specie di Chalinus del Congo (Hymen. Phytophaga). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 59: 363-369.

Vilhelmsen, L. 2001. Systematic revision of the genera Chalinus Konow, 1897 and Mocsarya Konow, 1897 (Hymenoptera, Orussidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 32: 361-380.

Vilhelmsen, L. 2003. Phylogeny and classification of the Orussidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera), a basal parasitic wasp taxon. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 139: 337-418.

Credits

Photographs © Lars Vilhelmsen (Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen).

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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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