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Echthrodelphax Perkins

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

Echthrodelphax Perkins, 1903. Type species: Echthrodelphax fairchildii Perkins, 1903.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Echthrodelphax migratorius Benoit, 1954

Echthrodelphax tauricus Ponomarenko, 1970



Biology In the Afrotropical region: Delphacidae Delphacinae: in the Cape Verde Islands: Peregrinus maidis (Ashmead); in Mozambique: Nycheuma endymion (Fennah), Metadelphax propinqua (Fieber), Sogatella petax Fennah; in Egypt: nymphs of Sogatella furcifera (Horváth) and S. vibix (Haupt); in Mozambique: Sogatella petax Fennah (Guglielmino et al. 2013, Hendawy, A. 2001).


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. 1954. Monographie des Dryinidae malgaches (Hym.-Acul.). Mémoires de l'Institut Scientifiques de Madagascar, Série E 4: 383-430.

Ceballos, G. 1936. Estudios sobre Anteoninae de Madagascar (Hym. Bethyl.). EOS 12: 43-64.

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

Hendawy, A. 2001. Egg and nymphal parasitoids of Rice Leafhoppers and Planthoppers in Egypt. Proceedings of the First Conference of Safe Alternatives of Pesticides for Pest Management, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt, 28–29 October 2001, 251–260.

Kraus EC, Coetzee J, van Noort S & Olmi M. 2019. First record of an indigenous South African parasitoid wasp on an imported biological control agent, the water hyacinth hopper. Biocontrol Science & Technology https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2019.1660306

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

Olmi, M. & van Harten, A. 2000. Notes on Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) of Yemen, with keys to the species of the Arabian Peninsula. Fauna of Arabia, 18: 253-271.

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.

Ponomarenko, N.G. 1970. [New species of dryinids (Hymenoptera, Dryinidae) in the European areas of the USSR]. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 49: 423–433. [in Russian]


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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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