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Pedicrista hyalina Benson

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

Pedicrista hyalina Benson, 1935. Holotype in Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality: Doddieburn Ranch (Zimbabwe).

 

Classification

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

Photographs Stephen M. Blank (Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut).


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Pedicrista_hyalina_HT_BM1.1_ labels  
Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa). Images taken with hand held SLR (Nikon D80), 105 mm macro lens and slave flashes diffused through polystyrene cup
Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).
 
Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Distribution

Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Unknown, but probably a parasitoid of wood-boring beetle larvae.

References

Benson, R.B. 1935. On the genera of the Orussidae, with an account of the African species (Hymenoptera Symphyta). Occasional Papers of the Rhodesian Museum 4: 110.

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.

Vilhelmsen L, Blank SM, Sechi D, Ndiaye MM, Niang AA, Guisse A, van Noort S. 2017. The Orussidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Africa. Proceedings of the American Entomological Society 119: 879- 930. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.119.SpecialIssue.879

Credits

Photographs Stephen M. Blank (Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut) or Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


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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