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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Abstract

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.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Juho Paukkunen
  • Alexander Berg
  • Villu Soon
  • Frode Ødegaard
  • Paolo Rosa
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Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Biologisk systematik
  • Zoologi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1-116
TidskriftZooKeys
Utgivningsnummer548
StatusPublished - 2015
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa