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Megischus Brullé

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Stephanoidea; Family: Stephanidae; Subfamily: Stephaninae)

Megischus Brullé, 1846. Type species: Megischus annulator Brullé, 1846.


Megischus bekilyanus (Benoit,1951)


Megischus occiputalis (Benoit,1951)


Megischus seyrigi (Benoit,1951)





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Ceballos, G. 1926. Estefanidos del Museo de Madrid (Hym. Stephanidae). Eos. 2(2):135-148.
Elliott, E.A. 1922. Monograph of the hymenopterous family Stephanidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 3:705-831.
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van Achterberg, C. 2002. A revision of the Old World species of Megischus Brullé, Stephanus Jurine and Pseudomegischus gen. nov., with a key to the genera of the family Stephanidae (Hymenoptera: Stephanoidea). Zoologische Verhandelingen Leiden. 339. 206 pp.

van Achterberg, C. & Quicke, D.L.J. 2006. Taxonomic notes on Old World Stephanidae (Hymenoptera): description of Parastephanellus matsumotoi sp. n. from Japan, redescription of Commatopus xanthocephalus (Cameron) and keys to the genera Profoenatopus van Achterberg and Megischus Brullé. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 149: 215–225, Figs. 1–16.


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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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