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Olixon Cameron

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

Olixon Cameron, 1887.

Identification keys

Olixon dentatum (Cameron, 1904)

  Olixon majus Townes, 1977
Olixon martini Lohrmann, 2007
Olixon myrmosaeforme (Arnold, 1935)
Olixon saltator (Arnold, 1935)
Olixon toliaraensis Lohrmann & Ohl, 2007
Olixon species

Distribution

Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Also Australasian, Nearctic and Neotropical regions.

Biology

Ectoparasitoids of nymphal crickets (Gryllidae).

Reference

Arnold, G. 1935. The Psammocharidae of the Ethiopian region. Part IV. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 15: 413-483, 34 figs.

Cameron, P. 1887. Insecta. Hymenoptera (Families Tenthredinidae –Chrysididae). Vol. 1. Biologia Centrali-Americana 33: 1–487.

Lohrmann, V. & Ohl, M. 2007. The wasp genus Olixon Cameron in Madagascar: first record and description of two new species (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae). Zootaxa 1465: 39-46.

Townes, H. 1977. A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the Entomological Institute 15: 1-34.

Credits

Photographs © Victor Kolyada (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg); or Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa); or Volker Lohrmann (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe).

Map illustration © 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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