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Pedicrista Benson

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

Pedicrista Benson, 1935. Type species:

ClassificationIdentification keys

Pedicrista hyalina Benson, 1935

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 Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or photographs S.M. Blank.


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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