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Orussidae keys

Keys to orussid wasps of Africa

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

Classification of OrussidaeKeys home page

Identification keys are presented in two different formats: traditional dichotomous keys where a choice needs to be made at each key couplet to continue, and Lucid matrix keys where relevant states from multiple character features can be selected independently until identification is achieved. For more information concerning Lucid keys visit www.lucidcentral.org.


Orussidae genera

 

Key to African genera (after Vilhelmsen et al 2017)

Standard dichotomous key

 


Chalinus species

 

Key to species of Chalinus (after Vilhelmsen et al 2017)

Standard dichotomous key

 


Leptorussus species

 

Key to species of Leptorussus (after Vilhelmsen et al 2017)

Standard dichotomous key

 


Orussus species

 

Key to species of Orussus (after Vilhelmsen et al 2017)

Standard dichotomous key

 


Pedicrista species

 

Single species known: Pedicrista hyalina Benson, 1935

 

 


Pseudoryssus species

 

Key to species of Pseudoryssus (after Vilhelmsen et al 2017)

Standard dichotomous key

 


References

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, Guisse A, van Noort S. 2017. The Orussidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Africa. Proceedings of the American Entomological Society 119: 879- 930. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.119.SpecialIssue.879

Credits

Photographs 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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