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Pseudoryssus henschii (Mocsáry)

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

Orussus henschii Mocsáry, 1910. Holotype: in Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest (HNHM). Type locality: .

Pseudoryssus emanuelis Guiglia, 1956. Holotype: in Italy. Type locality: Cassanola Spinola, Piemonte, Northern Italy (synonymy by Vilhelmsen, 2003).

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Algeria, Morocco. Also in central and southern Europe extending eastwards to Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Turkmenistan.


Host unknown.



Benson, R.B. 1935. On the genera of the Orussidae, with an account of the African species (Hymenoptera Symphyta). Occasional Papers of the Rhodesian Museum 4: 1–10.

Mocsáry A. 1910. Über Orussus unicolor Latr. und eine nah verwandte neue Art aus Kroatien. Annales historico-naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 8: 160–162.

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 © 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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