The pages in this section deal with Hymenoptera Chrysididae.
This section is an Introduction to Chrysidid wasps. Chrysidid wasps are insects belonging to the order of Hymenoptera, suborder Apocrita, infraorder Aculeata, superfamily Chrysidoidea, family Chrysididae. The scientific name of the family comes from the greek word krusòs meaning gold, because of the metallic-golden reflections of their body. Family overview.
The database of the Italian Chrysididae collects information on the species of the Italian fauna. The database of Chrysidid Bibliography collects all the world references about Chrysididae. A list of the published papers on the Italian Chrysidids of the last years. A list of current researches is provided too. Go to the Research page.
Here you find some pictures of Chrysidids taken from ancient and modern publications, a gallery of macrophotos and some videos of specimens in action. Go to the Galleries.
For citation purposes
Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P., Chrysis.net website, interim version 10-Jan-2010 , URL: http://www.chrysis.net/.