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Dryinine wasps of the Afrotropical region

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

ClassificationIdentification keys

Dryinus Latreille,1804

Gonadryinus Olmi, 1991

Pseudodryinus Olmi, 1991

Distribution Worldwide.

Hosts: Flatidae.


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. 1953. Monographie des Dryninides Malgaches (Hym.-Acul.). Mém Inst. Sci. Madagascar, Sér. E, IV:383-430.

Finnamore, A.T. & Brothers, D.J. 1993. Superfamily Chrysidoidea (pp. 130-160). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Guglielmino, A. & Olmi, M. 1997. A host-parasite catalog of world Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Contributions on Entomology, International 2 (2): 165–298.

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

Guglielmino, A. & Olmi, M. 2007. A host-parasite catalog of world Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea): second supplement. Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura, Ser. II 39 (2): 121–129.

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

Guglielmino A, Olmi M, Marletta A & Speranza S. 2017. Description of the first species of Gonadryinus Olmi (Hymenoptera, Dryinidae) from the Afrotropical region. Zootaxa, 4238: 440–444. http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4238.3.11

Olmi, M. 1984. A Revision of The Dryinidae (Hymenoptera). Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst., 37: 1-947.

Olmi, M. 1998. A Contribution to The Knowledge of The Dryinidae (Hymenoptera Chrysidoidea). Lambillionae, 48: 49-59.

Olmi, M. 2002. Description of two new species of Dryinidae from Botswana: Bocchus martellii and Gonatopus martellii (Hymenoptera Chrysidoidea). Boll. Zool. Agr. Bachic. (Ser. II) 34 (3), 273-280.

Olmi, M. 2004. New species of Dryinidae and Embolemidae from Madagascar (Hymenoptera Chrysidoidea). Frustula Entomologica (2002) (N. S.) XXV (XXXVIII), 86-109.

Olmi, M. 2004. A contribution to the knowledge of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) of Northern Mozambique. Oriental Insects 38: 353-372.

Olmi, M. 2005. A contribution to the knowledge of  Afrotropical Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine, 141: 233-247.

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. 2007. New species of Afrotropical Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea), with description of a new genus and a new subfamily. African Invertebrates, 48: 199-232.

Olmi, M. 2007. Apodryininae of Madagascar and South Africa (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae). Frustula entomologica (N.S.), 30 (43): 1-46.

Olmi, M. 2008. New species of Dryinidae from the Afrotropical Region (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea). Spixiana 31: 215-221.

Olmi, M. 2011. A contribution to the knowledge of world Dryinidae (Hymenoptera Chrysidoidea). Frustula entomologica (2009) (N.S.) XXXII (XLV): 43-76.

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: 177–206.

Olmi, M. &  van Harten, A. 2006. Dryinidae, Sclerogibbidae and Embolemidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) of Yemen, with revised keys to the species of the Arabian peninsula. Fauna of Arabia 21: 307–337.

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

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.

Perkins R.C.L. 1905. Leafhopper and their natural remedies (Pt. i. Dryinidae). Hawaii Sugar Plant. Assoc. Exp. Stn., Entomol., i (1): 1-69.


Photographs © Charissa de Lange (Pretoria) or © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or © Robert Copeland (ICIPE).

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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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