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Dryinus turneri Olmi, Copeland & Guglielmino

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

Dryinus turneri Olmi, Copeland & Guglielmino, 2015.

Lestodryinus ampuliciformis Turner, 1928. Holotype: female in The Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK). Type locality: Port St. Johns, South Africa. Preoccupied by Dryinus (= Campylonyx) ampuliciformis (Westwood, 1835). New substitute name proposed by Olmi et al. (2015).


Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.




The new substitute name Dryinus turneri was proposed in honour of the famous British entomologist Mr R. E. Turner (Olmi et al. 2015).


Dryinus ampuliciformis (Turner, 1928) is preoccupied by Campylonyx ampuliciformis Westwood, 1835 (now a junior synonym of Dryinus collaris Linnaeus, 1767), because Campylonyx Westwood, 1835 is a junior synonym of Dryinus Latreille, 1804 (synonymized by Olmi, 1984) (Olmi et al. 2015).


Turner, R. E. 1928. New Hymenoptera of the Family Bethylidae. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, Vol. 1: 129-152.

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

Olmi, M. 2006. A catalogue of Dryinidae and Embolemidae of South Africa, with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera Chrysidodea). Frustula entomologica (2005) (N.S.) vol. 28-29 (41-42): 1-57.

Olmi M. 2009. New species of South African Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 50: 447460.

Olmi, M. & Copeland, R.S. 2011. A catalogue of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 52: 177206.

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., van Noort, S. & Guglielmino, A. 2016. Contribution to the knowledge of Afrotropical Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) with description of new species from Central African Republic and Uganda. ZooKeys 578: 45-95.

Olmi, M., Copeland, R.S. & van Noort, S. 2019. Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa 4630: 1619. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4630.1.1


Map illustration 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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