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Orussus abietinus (Scopoli)

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

Sphex abietina Scopoli, 1763. Syntype in National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM. Type locality: Slovenia.





Algeria. Widespread in Palaearctic region.


Host unknown.


Blank S.M., Kraus M. & Taeger A. 2006. Orussus smithi sp. n. and notes on other West Palaearctic Orussidae (Hymenoptera). In: Blank S. M., Schmidt S. & Taeger A. (Eds.) Recent Sawfly Research: Synthesis and Prospects. Goecke & Evers, Keltern, pp. 265–278.

Chevin H. 1986. Note sur les hymenopteres tethredoides (XII). 26. Tenthredes rares ou nouvelles pur la France. Bulletin mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 55: 336-345.

Lelej A.S. & Taeger A. 2007. 12. Sem. Orussidae – Orussidy. In: Lelej A.S. (ed.). Setchatokryloobraznye, skorpionnicy, pereponchatokrylye. Ch. 5. [Neuropteroidea, Mecoptera, Hymenoptera. Pt 5.]. Opredelitel' nasekomykh Dal'nego Vostoka Rossii. [Key to the insects of Russian Far East]. Vladivostok: Dal'nauka 4: 961.

Scopoli J.A. 1763. Entomologia Carniolica exhibens insect Carnioliae indigena et distributa in ordines genera, species, varietales methodo Linnaeana. Wien: I. T. Trattner.

Taeger A., Blank S.M. & Liston A.D. 2006. European Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) – A Species Checklist for the Countries. In: Blank S.M., Schmidt S. & Taeger A. (eds.). Recent Sawfly Research: Synthesis and Prospects. Goecke & Evers, Keltern, pp. 399–504.

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).

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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