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An illustrated key to the cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) of the Nordic and Baltic countries, with description of a new species.

Paukkunen, Juho; Berg, Alexander LU ; Soon, Villu; Ødegaard, Frode and Rosa, Paolo (2015) In ZooKeys p.1-116
Abstract
The Chrysididae are a group of cleptoparasitic and parasitoid aculeate wasps with a large number of rare and endangered species. The taxonomy of this group has long been confusing due to the similarity of species and extensive intraspecific variation. We present for the first time a comprehensive dichotomous key for all 74 species found in the Nordic and Baltic countries. In addition to diagnostic characters, information on the distribution and biology of each species is also presented. A new species, Chrysis borealis Paukkunen, Ødegaard & Soon, sp. n. is described on the basis of specimens collected from Fennoscandia. Chrysis gracillima Förster, 1853 is recorded as new to the Nordic and Baltic countries.
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548
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Pensoft Publishers
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1313-2970
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10.3897/zookeys.548.6164
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English
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  abstract     = {The Chrysididae are a group of cleptoparasitic and parasitoid aculeate wasps with a large number of rare and endangered species. The taxonomy of this group has long been confusing due to the similarity of species and extensive intraspecific variation. We present for the first time a comprehensive dichotomous key for all 74 species found in the Nordic and Baltic countries. In addition to diagnostic characters, information on the distribution and biology of each species is also presented. A new species, Chrysis borealis Paukkunen, Ødegaard & Soon, sp. n. is described on the basis of specimens collected from Fennoscandia. Chrysis gracillima Förster, 1853 is recorded as new to the Nordic and Baltic countries.},
  author       = {Paukkunen, Juho and Berg, Alexander and Soon, Villu and Ødegaard, Frode and Rosa, Paolo},
  issn         = {1313-2970},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {548},
  pages        = {1--116},
  publisher    = {Pensoft Publishers},
  series       = {ZooKeys},
  title        = {An illustrated key to the cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) of the Nordic and Baltic countries, with description of a new species.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.548.6164},
  year         = {2015},
}