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Genus Paratiphia

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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 Tiphioidea
Family Tiphiidae (Tiphiid Wasps)
Subfamily Tiphiinae
Genus Paratiphia
Explanation of Names
Paratiphia Sichel 1864
Identification
Anatomical reference by Allen and Jaynes (1930).
Oral area elongate and narrowed without a polished submandibular triangle, labium longer than wide and maxillary palpi small. First cubital (submarginal) cell of forewings with a long, heavily sclerotized spur almost bisecting it. Medium- to small-sized insects without yellow spots on the thorax or abdomen, usually with a pre-pectal ridge ridge on the anterior border of the mesopleuron and a large flat or depressed sensorial area on the side of tergum 1.
Print References
Allen, H. W., and Jaynes, H. A. 1930. Contribution to the taxonomy of Asiatic wasps of the genus Tiphia (Scoliidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum 76(2814): 1-105. (Biodiversity Heritage Library)
Allen, H. W. (1962). Types of Tiphiinae (Hymenoptera) in the British Museum (Natural History). Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 88(1), 21-75
Allen, H. W. (1962). Species of Paratiphia (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae) with Dark Mandibles in the Male. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 88(4), 225-234.
Allen, H. W. (1965). Tiphiinae (Hymenoptera; Tiphiidae) of Western North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 117, 45-115.
Allen, H. W. (1968). A Monographic Study of the Genus Paratiphia. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 94(1), 25-109.