, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 453–466 | Cite as

The types ofScelionidae [Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea] in some Italian collections (Museums of Genoa and Florence, Institute of Portici)



A large number ofScelionidae have been described byKieffer who, unfortunately, did not keep a private collection so that the types of his species are scattered and often not recognized in many museums.

This contribution gives information on the types of species described byKieffer, besides a few other authors, on material collected by Italian entomologists.

The finding and the study of old species is fundamental to subsequent revisions and reliable identifications, mostly in this group ofParasitica in which so often new species of economic importance are described.


Plant Pathology Economic Importance Reliable Identification Parmi Private Collection 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Ce travail est consacré aux types deScelionidae de quelques collections italiennes parmi lesquelles on a trouvé 60 holotypes: 50 dans le Museum civil d'histoire naturelle de Gênes, 6 dans le Musée zoologique La Specola de Florence et 4 à l'Institut d'entomologieF. Silvestri à Portici. Il y a 51 espèces décrites parKieffer, 5 parFouts et 1 parMasi, Rondani, Sarra etSilvestri, respectivement. Ces espèces proviennent de plusieurs régions et en particulier de la Méditerranée.

On donne en outre des informations sur des espèces non types, intéressantes au point de vue taxonomie.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bin
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  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureInstitute of EntomologyPiacenzaItaly

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