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Genus Caenochrysis

Cuckoo - Caenochrysis Cuckoo wasp - Caenochrysis Cuckoo wasp - Caenochrysis Cuckoo wasp? - Caenochrysis doriae Cuckoo wasp? - Caenochrysis doriae Caenochrysis doriae extremely small metallic-green wasp - Caenochrysis - female Chrysis? - Caenochrysis
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 Chrysidini
Genus Caenochrysis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
All New World species formerly placed in Trichrysis are now treated as Caenochrysis. -- Villu Soon, 29.vii.2010
Explanation of Names
Caenochrysis Kimsey & Bohart 1981
6 spp. in our area, >50 total(1)
Neotropical group ranging into the US(1)
hosts: mud-nest building members of the Trypoxylini(1)
Works Cited
1.California Cuckoo Wasps in the Family Chrysididae (Hymenoptera)
Lynn S. Kimsey. 2006. UC Press.