Species

Olixon banksii (Brues, 1922)

Nealgoa banksii Brues, 1922:106, ♂♀. Holotype ♀, Sea Cliff, Long Island, New York (Museum of Comparative Zoölogy (Collection N. Banks)); Townes, 1977Townes, H.K. 1977. A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34.:6, Type ♀ (Cambridge); Lohrmann et al., 2012Lohrmann, V., M. Fox, M. Solis & L. Krogmann 2012. Systematic revision of the New World Olixon Cameron with descriptions of O. melinsula sp. n. and the hitherto unknown female of O. bicolor (Hymenoptera, Rhopalosomatidae). Deutsch. Ent. Zeitschr. 59 (2):259-275.:264, Holotype ♀ (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA). - As Olixon banksi: - Roig Alsina & Martínez, 2010Roig-Alsina, A. & J. J. Martínez 2010. El género Olixon en la Argentina, con la descripción de una nueva especie (Hymenoptera, Rhopalosomatidae). Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, n.s. 12 (2):263-266. (in introduction). - As Olixon banksii: - Krombein, 1950Krombein, K.V. 1950. An annotated list of wasps from Nags Head and the Kill Devil Hills (Hymenoptera Aculeata). Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 65:262-272. (distribution), 264 (comb. nov.); Krombein, 1951Krombein, K.V. 1951. Superfamily Sphecoidea. In: Muesebeck, K.V. Krombein, and H.K. Townes (Ed.). Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico (Synoptic Catalog). 937-1034. (distribution); Krombein, 1963Krombein, K.V. 1963. Natural history of Plummers Island, Maryland. XVII. Annotated list of the wasps (Hymenoptera: Bethyloidea, Scolioidea, Vespoidea, Pompiloidea, Sphecoidea). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 76:255-280. (record from Plummers Island (Maryland), also represented by larval exuviae attached to Nemobius sp., distribution); Brothers, 1975Brothers, D.J. 1975. Phylogeny and classification of the aculeate Hymenoptera, with special reference to Mutillidae. The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 50 (11):483-648. (phylogeny); Townes, 1977Townes, H.K. 1977. A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34. (distribution, key), 4 (hosts [crickets of the genus Nemobius]), 6 (description); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209. (distribution), 1571 (hosts [Nemobius sp.; Hapithis agitator Uhler]); INHS, 1982INHS (Illinois Natural History Survey, a devision of the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Ressources) (ed.) 1982. Rare wasp found. Illinois Natural History Survey Reports 218:w/o p. (record from Illinois, photo); Stange, 1991Stange, L.A. 1991. The Rhopalosomatidae of Florida. Entomology Circular 341:1-2. (photo, key to Rhopalosomatidae of Florida, distribution); Poole & Gentili, 1996Poole, R.W. & P. Gentili 1996. Nomina insecta Nearctica. A Check List of the Insects of North America. Entomological Information Services, Rockville, Maryland. 1-793. (listed [in 'check list of the insects of north America']); McGown, 1998McGown, M. W. 1998. Rhopalosomatidae of Mississippi. . (distribution, figures); Guidotti, 1999Guidotti, A.E. 1999. Systematics of little known parasitic wasps of the family Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea). Dissertation , . Canada. (distribution, hosts, phylogeny); Krauth, 2000Krauth, S.J. 2000. New records of Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea) from Wisconsin. The Great Lakes Entomologist 33:129-130. (distribution); Robison et al., 2001Robison, H.W., L. Masner, B. Crump & G. Leeds 2001. New records of parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera) from the interior highlands of Arkansas. Entomological News 112 (5):313-318. (distribution); Coronado Blanco & Ruíz Cancino, 2002Coronado Blanco, J.M. & E. Ruíz Cancino 2002. Registro de Rhopalosoma simile Brues (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) para el estado de Tamaulipas, México. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (nueva serie) 86:243-244. (distribution); Fernández & Sarmiento-M., 2002Fernández, F. & C E. Sarmiento-M. 2002. A new species of Olixon Cameron and two new records of Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera) from Colombia. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 110 (3):365-369. (distribution); Ramsdell & Taylor, 2006Ramsdell, K.M.M. & S.J. Taylor 2006. A new state record for Olixon banksii Brues (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) in Indiana, U.S.A. Entomological News 17 (3):351-352. (distribution); Sarmiento, 2006Sarmiento, C.E. 2006. Familia Rhopalosomatidae. In: Fernández, F. & M.J. Sharkey (Ed.). Introducción a los Hymenoptera de la Región Neotropical. 517-519. (distribution); Gauld, 2006Gauld, I.D. 2006. Familia Rhopalosomatidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 77:607-609.:608 (hosts [Hapathis and Nemobius species]); Lohrmann & Ohl, 2007Lohrmann, V. & M. Ohl 2007. The wasp genus Olixon Cameron in Madagascar: first record and description of two new species (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae). Zootaxa 1465:39-46. (distribution, key); Wood & Maupin, 2007Wood, D.L. & Maupin, M.A. 2007. A new state record for Olixon banksii (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) in Missouri. The Great Lakes Entomologist 40 (1&2):101-102. (distribution); Smith, 2008Smith, D.R. 2008. Hymenoptera (Insecta) of Plummers Island, Maryland: Symphyta and selected families of Apocrita. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 15:160-167. (distribution); Krogmann et al., 2009Krogmann, L., A.D. Austin & I.D. Naumann 2009. Systematics and biogeography of Australian rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) with a global synopsis of Olixon Cameron. Systematic Entomology 34:222-251. (distribution, phylogeny); Paiero et al., 2010Paiero, S.M., S.A. Marshall, P.D. Pratt & M. Buck 2010. Insects of Ojibway Prairie, a southern Ontario tallgrass prairie. In: Shorthouse J.D. & Floate, K.D. (Ed.). Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 1): Ecology and Interactions in Grassland Habitats. 199-225. (distribution); Lohrmann et al., 2012Lohrmann, V., M. Fox, M. Solis & L. Krogmann 2012. Systematic revision of the New World Olixon Cameron with descriptions of O. melinsula sp. n. and the hitherto unknown female of O. bicolor (Hymenoptera, Rhopalosomatidae). Deutsch. Ent. Zeitschr. 59 (2):259-275. (photos incl. type specimen, key, diagnosis, biology, distribution); Deyrup et al., 2013Deyrup, M., L. Deyrup & J. Carrel 2013. Ant species in the diet of a Florida population of Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toads, Gastrophryne carolinensis. Southeastern Naturalis 12 (3):367-378. (biology [eaten by Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toads in Florida]); Lohrmann et al., 2014Lohrmann, V., Z.H. Falin, D.J. Bennett & M.S. Engel 2014. Recent Findings of Olixon banksii in the Nearctic with Notes on Its Biology (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 87 (2):258-260.:258 (biology), 259 (hosts); Lohrmann et al., 2020Lohrmann, V., Q. Zhang, P. Michalik, J. Blaschke, P. Müller, L. Jeanneau, & V. Perrichot 2020. †Cretolixon – a remarkable new genus of rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea: Rhopalosomatidae) from chemically tested, mid-Cretaceous Burmese (Kachin) amber supports the monophyly of Rhopalosomatinae. Fossil Record 23:215-236. (photograph of mouthparts). - As Olixon benksii: - Ramsdell & Taylor, 2006Ramsdell, K.M.M. & S.J. Taylor 2006. A new state record for Olixon banksii Brues (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) in Indiana, U.S.A. Entomological News 17 (3):351-352. (listed).

Area distribution map

map of Olixon banksii     (Brues, 1922)

Literature

  • Brothers, D.J. 1975. Phylogeny and classification of the aculeate Hymenoptera, with special reference to Mutillidae. The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 50 (11):483-648.
  • Brues, C.T. 1922. On the hymenopterous genus Harpagocryptus and its allies. Psyche 29:101-109.
  • Coronado Blanco, J.M. & E. Ruíz Cancino 2002. Registro de Rhopalosoma simile Brues (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) para el estado de Tamaulipas, México. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (nueva serie) 86:243-244.
  • Deyrup, M., L. Deyrup & J. Carrel 2013. Ant species in the diet of a Florida population of Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toads, Gastrophryne carolinensis. Southeastern Naturalis 12 (3):367-378.
  • Fernández, F. & C E. Sarmiento-M. 2002. A new species of Olixon Cameron and two new records of Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera) from Colombia. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 110 (3):365-369.
  • Gauld, I.D. 2006. Familia Rhopalosomatidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 77:607-609.
  • Guidotti, A.E. 1999. Systematics of little known parasitic wasps of the family Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea). Dissertation , . Canada.
  • INHS 1982. Rare wasp found. Illinois Natural History Survey Reports 218:w/o p.
  • Krauth, S.J. 2000. New records of Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea) from Wisconsin. The Great Lakes Entomologist 33:129-130.
  • Krogmann, L., A.D. Austin & I.D. Naumann 2009. Systematics and biogeography of Australian rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) with a global synopsis of Olixon Cameron. Systematic Entomology 34:222-251.
  • Krombein, K.V. 1950. An annotated list of wasps from Nags Head and the Kill Devil Hills (Hymenoptera Aculeata). Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 65:262-272.
  • Krombein, K.V. 1951. Superfamily Sphecoidea. In: Muesebeck, K.V. Krombein, and H.K. Townes (Ed.). Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico (Synoptic Catalog). 937-1034.
  • Krombein, K.V. 1963. Natural history of Plummers Island, Maryland. XVII. Annotated list of the wasps (Hymenoptera: Bethyloidea, Scolioidea, Vespoidea, Pompiloidea, Sphecoidea). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 76:255-280.
  • Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209.
  • Lohrmann, V. & M. Ohl 2007. The wasp genus Olixon Cameron in Madagascar: first record and description of two new species (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae). Zootaxa 1465:39-46.
  • Lohrmann, V., M. Fox, M. Solis & L. Krogmann 2012. Systematic revision of the New World Olixon Cameron with descriptions of O. melinsula sp. n. and the hitherto unknown female of O. bicolor (Hymenoptera, Rhopalosomatidae). Deutsch. Ent. Zeitschr. 59 (2):259-275.
  • Lohrmann, V., Q. Zhang, P. Michalik, J. Blaschke, P. Müller, L. Jeanneau, & V. Perrichot 2020. †Cretolixon – a remarkable new genus of rhopalosomatid wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea: Rhopalosomatidae) from chemically tested, mid-Cretaceous Burmese (Kachin) amber supports the monophyly of Rhopalosomatinae. Fossil Record 23:215-236.
  • Lohrmann, V., Z.H. Falin, D.J. Bennett & M.S. Engel 2014. Recent Findings of Olixon banksii in the Nearctic with Notes on Its Biology (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 87 (2):258-260.
  • McGown, M. W. 1998. Rhopalosomatidae of Mississippi. .
  • Paiero, S.M., S.A. Marshall, P.D. Pratt & M. Buck 2010. Insects of Ojibway Prairie, a southern Ontario tallgrass prairie. In: Shorthouse J.D. & Floate, K.D. (Ed.). Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 1): Ecology and Interactions in Grassland Habitats. 199-225.
  • Poole, R.W. & P. Gentili 1996. Nomina insecta Nearctica. A Check List of the Insects of North America. Entomological Information Services, Rockville, Maryland. 1-793.
  • Ramsdell, K.M.M. & S.J. Taylor 2006. A new state record for Olixon banksii Brues (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) in Indiana, U.S.A. Entomological News 17 (3):351-352.
  • Robison, H.W., L. Masner, B. Crump & G. Leeds 2001. New records of parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera) from the interior highlands of Arkansas. Entomological News 112 (5):313-318.
  • Roig-Alsina, A. & J. J. Martínez 2010. El género Olixon en la Argentina, con la descripción de una nueva especie (Hymenoptera, Rhopalosomatidae). Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, n.s. 12 (2):263-266.
  • Sarmiento, C.E. 2006. Familia Rhopalosomatidae. In: Fernández, F. & M.J. Sharkey (Ed.). Introducción a los Hymenoptera de la Región Neotropical. 517-519.
  • Smith, D.R. 2008. Hymenoptera (Insecta) of Plummers Island, Maryland: Symphyta and selected families of Apocrita. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 15:160-167.
  • Stange, L.A. 1991. The Rhopalosomatidae of Florida. Entomology Circular 341:1-2.
  • Townes, H.K. 1977. A revision of the Rhopalosomatidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 15 (1):1-34.
  • Wood, D.L. & Maupin, M.A. 2007. A new state record for Olixon banksii (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) in Missouri. The Great Lakes Entomologist 40 (1&2):101-102.