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Pseudoryssus Guiglia

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

Pseudoryssus Guiglia, 1954. Type species: Orussus henschii Mocsáry, 1910, by original designation.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Pseudoryssus henschii (Mocsáry, 1910)

Pseudoryssus niehuisorum Kraus, 1998


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


Host unknown.



Guiglia D. 1954. Gli Orussidi d’Europa. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 68: 1–20.

Guiglia D. 1956. Una nuova species di Pseudoryssus dell’Italia Settentrionale. Bolletino della Societŕ Entomologica Italiana 86: 24–25.
Kraus M. 1998. Die Orussidae Europas und des Nahen Ostens (Hymenoptera: Orussidae). In: Taeger A. & Blank S.M. (Eds.) Pflanzenwespen Deutschlands (Hymenoptera, Symphyta). Kommentierte Bestandsaufnahme. Goecke & Evers, Keltern, pp. 283–300.

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.

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


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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