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Aphelopus Dalman

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

Aphelopus Dalman,1823. Type species: Dryinus atratus Dalman, 1823, by subsequent designation (Westwood, 1840).

ClassificationIdentification keys

Aphelopus incisus Olmi, 1984

Aphelopus mediocarinatus (Benoit, 1951)

  Aphelopus mostovskii Olmi, 2009
Aphelopus sequeirai Olmi, Copeland & van Noort, 2019
Aphelopus severancei Olmi, Copeland & Guglielmino 2015
Aphelopus testaceus Olmi, 1989
  Aphelopus vernonensis Olmi, 2009

Aphelopus wittei Benoit, 1951

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Hosts: Typhlocybinae (Cicadellidae) (Guglielmino et al. 2013).

References

Azevedo C.O, Madl, M. & Olmi, M. 2010. A Catalogue of the Bethylidae, Chrysididae, Dryinidae, Embolemidae, Sclerogibbidae and Scolebythidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) of the Malagasy Subregion. Linzer Biologische Beitrage 42(2): 845-918.

Benoit P.L.G. 1951. Nouveaux Dryinidae d'Afrique centrale (Hymenoptera Aculeata). Riv. Biol. Coloniale 11 (1951): 17-24.

Benoit, P.L.G. 1951. Exploration du Parc National Albert Mission G.F. de Witte (1933-1935). Fasc. 73. Dryinidae (Hymenoptera Aculeata), Evaniidae (Hymenoptera Terebrantia). Hayez, Bruxelles, 26 pp.

Dalman, J.W. 1823. Analecta entomologica. Holmiae: Typis Lindhianis.

Guglielmino, A. & Olmi, M. 2006. A host-parasite catalog of world Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea): first supplement. Zootaxa 1139: 35–62.

Guglielmino A, Olmi M, Bückle C. 2013. An updated host-parasite catalogue of world Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa 3740: 1–113. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3740.1.1

Olmi, M. 1984. A Revision of The Dryinidae (Hymenoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 37: 1-947.

Olmi, M. 1989. Supplement to the Revision of the World Dryinidae (Hymenoptera Chrysidoidea). Frustula Entomologica, Nuova Serie, vol. 12: 109-395.

Olmi M. 2009. New species of South African Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 50: 447–460.

Olmi, M. & Copeland, R.S. & Guglielmino, A. 2015. An updated checklist of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of thirteen new species. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 333-380.

Olmi, M., Copeland, R.S. & van Noort, S. 2019. Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa 4630: 1–619. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4630.1.1

Westwood, J.O. 1840. An Introduction to the Modern Classification of Insects, vol. 2. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, pp. 1–587.

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

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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