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Genus Hedychridium

Hedychridium dimidiatum - female Cuckoo Wasp - Hedychridium Rainbow-colored Cuckoo Wasp in California - Hedychridium Rainbow-colored Cuckoo Wasp in California - Hedychridium Cuckoo Wasp - Hedychridium Chrysididae - Hedychridium Chrysididae - Hedychridium Hymenoptera - Hedychridium
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Chrysididae (Cuckoo Wasps)
Subfamily Chrysidinae
Tribe Elampini
Genus Hedychridium
Explanation of Names
Hedychridium Abeille 1878
Numbers
second largest genus in the family, with >30 spp. in our area, 240 worldwide(1)
Range
all zoogeographic regions except the Australian, with highest diversity in arid parts of the Holarctic and so. Africa(2)
Food
nest parasites of ground-nesting Sphecidae and bees(2)
Internet References
Taxon page [data from(2)]
Works Cited
1.California Cuckoo Wasps in the Family Chrysididae (Hymenoptera)
Lynn S. Kimsey. 2006. UC Press.
2.The chrysidid wasps of the world
Kimsey L.S., Bohart R.M. 1990. Oxford University Press. 652 pp.