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Species Cleptes purpuratus

 
 
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A Generic Synopsis of the Chrysididae of America North of Mexico (Hymenoptera)
By Bohart RM and Kimsey LS
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 137-148, 1980

The chrysidid wasps of the world
By Kimsey L.S., Bohart R.M.
Oxford University Press. 652 pp., 1990
much of the relevant info can be found online --see(1)(2)

A synopsis of the Chrysididae in America North of Mexico
By Bohart R.M., Kimsey L.S.
Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 33: 1-266, 1982

California Cuckoo Wasps in the Family Chrysididae (Hymenoptera)
By Lynn S. Kimsey
UC Press, 2006
An up to date monograph on the entire family for California, with keys, discussions, location citations and maps for each species. The entire book (304 pp.) is freely downloadable as a PDF file here. The format is much the same as the many earlier monographs in the "California Insect Survey" series.

Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily...
By Pilgrim E.M., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P.
Zoologica Scripta 37: 539–560, 2008
Full title: Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies

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Identifying the sister group to the bees: a molecular phylogeny of Aculeata with an emphasis on the superfamily Apoidea
By Debevec A.H., Cardinal S., Danforth B.N.
Zoologica Scripta 41: 527-535, 2012

Evolutionary history of the Hymenoptera
By Peters et al.
Current Biology 27: 1–6, 2017

The Hymenoptera of Costa Rica
By Paul E. Hanson and Ian D. Gauld, editors
Oxford University Press, 1995
A comprehensive treatment of the biology, systematics, and diversity of Hymenoptera in Costa Rica. Keys to superfamilies, families, subfamilies and in many cases, genera are included. Given the high level of biodiversity of Hymenoptera in Costa Rica in comparison to most areas of the world, this is a valuable reference book for students of Hymenoptera in any part of the world.

 
 
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