A revision of the Chinese Stephanidae (Hymenoptera, Stephanoidea)

  title={A revision of the Chinese Stephanidae (Hymenoptera, Stephanoidea)},
  author={Chun-dan Hong and Cornelis van Achterberg and Zai-fu Xu},
  pages={1 - 108}
Abstract Stephanidae Leach, 1815 (Hymenoptera: Stephanoidea) from China are revised. Five genera are reported from China: Foenatopus Smith, 1861; Megischus Brullé, 1846; Parastephanellus Enderlein, 1906; Schlettererius Ashmead, 1900; and Stephanus Jurine (in Panzer), 1801, and the genera are keyed. All the Chinese species are described and illustrated and new synonyms are established. Keys to species of the five genera occurring in China and adjacent regions are provided. Six species are new to… 

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