Hexachrysis sjostedti Cameron, 1910,

Rosa, Paolo & Vardal, Hege, 2015, An annotated catalogue of the types of Chrysididae (Hymenoptera) at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, with brief historical notes, ZooKeys 495, pp. 79-132: 110

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Hexachrysis sjostedti Cameron, 1910


Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Chrysididae

Hexachrysis sjostedti Cameron, 1910 

Hexachrysis Sjoestedti  : Cameron 1910: 297.

Type locality.

Tanzania: "Kilimandjaro: Kiboto, cultivated zone, 1,300-1,900 m. 7th May".

Holotype ♀.

[Kilimandj. Sjöstedt] [Kibonoto 1300 - 1900 m] [Typus] [ Chrysis sjoestedti  ] <handwritten by Cameron> [177 85] <red label> [Riksmuseum Stockholm] <green label> [ Chrysis malachitica  ♀ Dahlbom R.M. Bohart det.] [NHRS-HEVA000001123].


The type is seriously damaged. It lacks great parts of the head; a small part is still connected to the mesosoma and includes TFC, ocelli, right part of the face, including mandibles and part of the antenna; all the legs, sternites and internal tergites and sternites are lost. We compared this specimen with the type of Chrysis malachitica  Dahlbom, 1854 (deposited at the ZMUC). Small differences exist in colour, punctation and shape of the pronotum, probably due to the distances between the two populations.

Current status.

Chrysis malachitica  Dahlbom, 1854 (synonymised by Kimsey and Bohart 1991: 435).