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ZooKeys 548: An Illustrated Key to the Cuckoo Wasps (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) of the Nordic and Baltic Countries, with Description of a New Species

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Series: ZooKeys Volume: 548

By: Juho Paukkunen (Author), Alexander Berg (Author), Villu Soon (Author), Frode Ødegaard (Author), Paolo Rosa (Author)

116 pages, colour photos, b/w maps, tables

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2015 | #227629 | ISBN-13: 9789546428059
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About this book

The Chrysididae are a group of cleptoparasitic and parasitoid aculeate wasps with a large number of rare and endangered species. The taxonomy of this group has long been confusing due to the similarity of species and extensive intraspecific variation. We present for the first time a comprehensive dichotomous key for all 74 species found in the Nordic and Baltic countries. In addition to diagnostic characters, information on the distribution and biology of each species is also presented. A new species, Chrysis borealis Paukkunen, Ødegaard & Soon, sp. n. is described on the basis of specimens collected from Fennoscandia. Chrysis gracillima Förster, 1853 is recorded as new to the Nordic and Baltic countries.


Introduction    2
Material and methods    4
Systematics    6
Key to chrysidid genera of the Nordic and Baltic countries    6
I. Subfamily Cleptinae    9
      Genus Cleptes Latreille, 1802    9
II. Subfamily Chrysidinae    13
   Tribe Elampini    14
      Genus Omalus Panzer, 1801    14
      Genus Pseudomalus Ashmead, 1902    18
      Genus Philoctetes Abeille de Perrin, 1879    23
      Genus Elampus Spinola, 1806    25
      Genus Holopyga Dahlbom, 1845    29
      Genus Hedychrum Latreille, 1802    33
      Genus Hedychridium Abeille de Perrin, 1878    39
   Tribe Chrysidini    45
      Genus Pseudospinolia Linsenmaier, 1951    45
      Genus Spinolia Dahlbom, 1854    47
      Genus Chrysis Linnaeus, 1761    48
      Genus Trichrysis Lichtenstein, 1876    95
      Genus Chrysura Dahlbom, 1845    96
   Tribe Parnopini    102
      Genus Parnopes Latreille, 1797    102

Acknowledgements    106
References    106

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