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Chalinus purpureiventris Cameron

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Orussoidea; Family: Orussidae; Genus: Chalinus)

Chalinus purpureiventris Cameron, 1912. Holotype: in Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren (MRAC). Type locality: Dima (Democratic Republic of Congo).

 

Classification

 

Distribution

Democratic Republic of Congo.

Biology

Unknown, but presumably a parasitoid of wood-boring insect larvae.

References

Cameron, P. 1912. On the Hymenoptera from Belgian Congo in the Congo Museum, Tervueren. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 56: 357-401.

Vilhelmsen, L. 2001. Systematic revision of the genera Chalinus Konow, 1897 and Mocsarya Konow, 1897 (Hymenoptera, Orussidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 32: 361-380.

Vilhelmsen, L. 2003. Phylogeny and classification of the Orussidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera), a basal parasitic wasp taxon. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 139: 337-418.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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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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