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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2022-07-19
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Chrysis tripotini Soon, 2010, new to Japan, with description of the male (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae)

Entomological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Motooka 744, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan.
Natural History Museum, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, Tartu 51003, Estonia.
parasitic wasp fauna Chrysis ignita species-group


Chrysis tripotini Soon, 2010 is reported from Honshu Island, Japan and the male is described for the first time. Among the chrysidid fauna of Japan, the male is most closely related to C. solida Haupt, 1956, but it can be distinguished by the combination of following characters: bidentate mandible; punctation on the metasomal tergite II.


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