Ellampus

Ellampus auratus, copyright Kurt Kulac.

Belongs within: Chrysididae.

Ellampus is a genus of small, stoutly built cuckoo wasps with the apical margin of the abdomen truncate or subtruncate and medially incised (Bingham 1903).

Characters (from Bingham 1903): Head transverse, as broad as pronotum or broader, facial cavity subtriangular, arch above narrowing distinctly, moderately deep; antennae slender, cylindrical. Thorax broad, very convex above; pronotum long or short, often shorter than mesonotum, transverse; metanotum and scutellum convex, the former sometimes gibbous anteriorly; mesopleurae convex or flat, apex beneath more or less rounded; postscutellum convex, gibbous or with a mucro at base; posterior lateral angles of median segment produced, apex acute or obtuse. Fore wing with medial cell only complete, first submedial and sometimes radial cell almost complete, generally two-thirds of apical portion of radial nervure obliterated, occasionally second submedial cell faintly outlined; nervures and cells of hind wing obsolete; legs slender, posterior tibiae not incrassate; claws of tarsi multidentate. Abdomen very convex above, base transverse, apical margin rounded at sides, truncate and incised in middle.

<==Ellampus Spin. 1806 [=Elampus; incl. Notozus Först. 1853, Omalus Dahlb. 1854] B03
|–*E. auratus B03 [=Omalus auratus BM76; incl. E. auratus var. maculatus MS01, E. auratus var. virescens MS01]
|–‘Omalus’ aeneus BM76
|–E. chlorosoma Lucas 1849 E12
|–‘Omalus’ coeruleus BM76
|–E. constrictus [=Omalus constrictus] BM76
|–‘Omalus’ cressoni BM76
|–‘Omalus’ glomeratus BM76
|–‘Omalus’ interandinus BM76
|–‘Omalus’ intermedius BM76
|–‘Omalus’ iridescens BM76
|–‘Omalus’ janus BM76
|–E. kashmirensis (Nurse 1902) [=Notozus kashmirensis] B03
|–E. panzeri BM76
|–‘Omalus’ punctatus BM76
|–‘Omalus’ purpuratus BM76
|–‘Omalus’ pusillus BM76
|–‘Omalus’ sinuosus BM76
|–E. spina BM76
|–E. timidus Nurse 1902 B03
|–‘Omalus’ trilobatus BM76
|–‘Omalus’ variatus BM76
|–‘Omalus’ violaceus BM76
`–E. viridicyaneus BM76

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B03] Bingham, C. T. 1903. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera vol. 2. Ants and Cuckoo-Wasps. Taylor and Francis: London.

[BM76] Bohart, R. M., & A. S. Menke. 1976. Sphecid Wasps of the World. University of California Press: Berkeley.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[MS01] Mocsáry, A., & V. Szépligeti. 1901. Hymenopterák [Hymenopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 121–169. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

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