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A revision of the genus Elampus spinola (Notozus Auctt.) (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) in America North of Mexico. 1977. Huber,J.T.; Pengelly, D.H. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario. 108:75-138.

Year: 1977

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 34910

Language: English

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Abstract

The genus _Elampus _ Spinola (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) in America north of Mexico is revised. Seven species and one subspecies are included. These are e. hyalinus (Aaron), E. rotundus Huber sp. nov., E. nitidus nitidus (Aaron), e. nitidus californicus Huber subsp. nov., _E.viridicyaneus Norton, _E. mexicanus Mocsáry are synonomized under E. viridicyaneus and E. nitidus nitidus respectively. Al available types were examined. A neotype is designated for E. marginatus. The holotypes of E. viridicyaneus and E. versicolor were examined but, subsequently, were lost in the mail. A few possible, additional species were segregated but are not described or named herein.

A discussion of diagnostic characters for North American species and a short historical review is presented. Discriminant analysis of eighteen measurements and ratios for the firest six of the above mentioned taxa was undertaken and gave quantitative characters useful for species distinction. Information on the biology of Elampus is summarized on a world basis. Intraspecific variation is discussed in detail under each species.