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Chalinus timnaensis Kraus

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

Chalinus timnaensis Kraus, 1998. Holotype: in Zoologische Staatssammlung, München (ZSM). Type locality: Timna Nat. Res. (Israel).



Holotype (ZSM)




Benin, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria. Also Palaearctic region: Israel, Tunisia.


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


Kraus, M. 1998. Die Orussidae Europas und des Nahen Ostens (Hymenoptera: Symphyta). Pp. 283-300 in Taeger & Blank: Pflanzenwespen Deutschlands 367 pp., 8 pl. Goecke & Evers, Keltern.

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.


Photographs © Lars Vilhelmsen (Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen).

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Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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