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Key to species of Dinapsis

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Megalyroidea; Family: Megalyridae; Genus: Dinapsis)

Classification


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b

1A

Vertex produced dorsally forming a raised carina; subquadrate in anterior view (figs. a & b) ... Dinapsis hirtipes 

 

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b

1B

 Vertex normal, evenly rounded (figs. a & b) ... 2


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b

2A

Eyes hairy (figs. a, b); hind coxae dorsally punctured (sometimes faintly) ... 3

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2B

Eyes bare (figs. a, b); hind coxae smooth ... 4


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b

3A

Vertex smooth with a medial row of punctures between ocelli (fig. a); mesonotal lobes smooth, shiny; two post-ocular orbital carinae; axilla-scutellar suture demarcated by row of punctures (fig b);  flagellum with a medial pale annulus; propodeum medially lacking cross-carinae between the submedian longitudinal carinae (fig. b) ... Dinapsis oculohirta 

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3B

Vertex and mesonotal lobes coarsely foveate-reticulate (figs. a, b); one post-ocular orbital carina; axilla-scutellar suture demarcated by sulcus (fig b); flagellum uniformly dark;  propodeum medially with well-developed cross-carinae between the submedian longitudinal carinae (fig. b) ... Dinapsis centralis


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b

4A

Wings entirely infuscate (brownish) (figs. a & b) ... Dinapsis nubilis

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b

4B

 Wings with transverse brownish band (figs. a & b) ... 5


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5A

Occiput with a wide, crenulated collar-like carina (fig. a) ... Dinapsis turneri 

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b

5B

 Occiput with normal carina (figs. a & b) ... 6


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6A

Cheek behind the orbital carina smooth (fig. a) ... Dinapsis seyrigi 

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6B

 Cheek behind the orbital carina rugose (fig. a) ... Dinapsis albicoxa 


References

Shaw, S.R. & van Noort, S. 2009. A new Dinapsis species from the Central African Republic (Hymenoptera: Megalyridae: Dinapsini). Zootaxa 2118: 30-36.

van Noort, S. & Shaw, S.R. 2009. Megalyridia capensis (Hymenoptera: Megalyridae: Megalyridiini) a relict species endemic to South Africa. African Natural History 5: 1-8.

Credits

Key developed by Simon van Noort. Photographs included in the keys 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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