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Key to Pseudoryssus species

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

ClassificationIdentification keys

1. Body, especially head and thorax, with dense pilosity of white hairs (a, b) Pseudoryssus niehuisorum


- Setation inconspicuous, colour predominantly blackish-brown (A, B) Pseudoryssus  henschii



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.

Vilhelmsen L, Blank SM, Sechi D, Ndiaye MM, Niang AA & van Noort S. The Orussidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Africa.


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or

photographs Lars Vilhelmsen (Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen) or photographs Stephen M. Blank (Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut).

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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