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Key to Gonatopodinae genera

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

ClassificationIdentification keys


Females
 


1. Female micropterous (A, B) . . . Gynochelys Brues

- Female apterous (a) or fully winged (b) . . . 2

 


2. Female fully winged (A, B) . . . 3

- Female apterous (a, b) . . . 6
 


3. Tibial spur formula 1/0/2, meta-tibia with two spurs (A) . . . Neodryinus R. Perkins

- Tibial spur formula 1/0/1, meta-tibia with a single spur (a) . . . 4

 


4. Notauli absent or hardly visible (then incomplete or complete) (A) . . . Adryinus Olmi

- Notauli clearly distinct and complete (a) . . . 5

 


5. Species small, with palpal formula variable from 3/2 to 4/2, or 5/2, or more rarely 5/3 or 6/3; protarsomere  5 with less than 15 lamellae (A, B) . . . Echthrodelphax R. Perkins

- Species large, with palpal formula 6/3; protarsomere  5 with more than 17 lamellae (a) . . . Gonatopus Ljungh partim

 


6. Maxillary/labial palpal formula 2/1 . . . Haplogonatopus R. Perkins
- Maxillary/labial palpal formula different . . . Gonatopus Ljungh partim

 



Males


1. Head with distinct complete occipital carina (A) . . . Echthrodelphax R. Perkins

- Head without occipital carina (a), or if with incomplete occipital carina, then carina only visible behind the lateral ocelli, and for a short distance to the sides of the lateral ocelli (b). . . 2
 


2. Temple absent (A) . . . Neodryinus R. Perkins

- Temple distinct (a) . . . 3

 


3. Maxillary/labial palpal formula 2/1 . . . Haplogonatopus R. Perkins

- Maxillary/labial palpal formula different . . . Gonatopus Ljungh
 


References

Olmi, M., Copeland, R.S. & van Noort, S. Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa


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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