Database Details : Chrysididae Species File

Full name: Chrysididae Species File UPDATED!
Short name: ChrysididaeSF
Version: 5.0, Dec 2016
Release date: 2016-11-29
Authors/editors: Baker E.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Hymenoptera - Chrysidoidea - Chrysididae - (subfamilies Amiseginae, Loboscelidiinae)
English name of the group: Cuckoo wasps or emerald wasps
Number of living species 188
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 39
Number of common names: 2
Total number of names: 231
Abstract: The Chrysididae Species File is a taxonomic database of the Chrysidid subfamilies Amiseginae and Loboscelidiinae. These understudied wasps are believed to be obligate egg-parasitoids of stick insects (see Phasmida Species File). The goal of this database is to provide a central point for information about these wasps, including their host relationships which are at present poorly understood. It is hoped that an up-to-date and centralised database will facilitate studies on these enigmatic insects, both by hymenopterists and phasmatologists.
Organization: Natural History Museum, London, UK
Bibliographic citation: Baker E. (2018). ChrysididaeSF: Chrysididae Species File (version 5.0, Dec 2016). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2017 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.