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Family Chrysididae - Cuckoo Wasps

 
 
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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.

The Sting of the Wild: The Story of the Man Who Got Stung for Science
By Justin O. Schmidt
John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD, 2016
This book is useful in dispelling myths about broad groups (particularly the oft-maligned Mutillidae). The Appendix contains the rankings for 83 species and includes all ranked species. It's also worth noting that this does mean that the majority of species are unranked, so caution should be taken in creating sweeping claims (as often done on rather erroneous Internet memes).

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

 
 
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