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Chrysidid etymology

Postby Alex » 05 Feb 2014 19:21

Thought I'd write up a list of all Chrysidid genera and their etymology. I find it easier to use latin (or in the case of many Chrysididae, latinised Greek) when there is some meaning to attach the name to, instead of being just a random string of characters. Additionally I just want to satiate my curiousity.

Much of the information comes from du Buysson 1891-1896, as he gave the etymology of all generic names he used.
Names which I've personally guessed at or am unsure of are marked with "?", corrections, comments and additions are very welcome! I'll update the list as time goes on, will have to look up the original papers to see if I can find the etymology of the missing genera.

Cleptinae
Cleptes ....... Thief
Cleptidea ....... Cleptes+?like


Adelphe .......
Afrosega ....... Afro:African + Amisega
Alieniscus
Amisega ....... ?Unknown etymology
Anachrysis ....... Ana:not + Chrysis
Anadelphe ....... Ana:not + Adelphe
Atoposega
Baeosega
Bupon
Cladobethylus ....... ?Clado:branch+Bethylus (Bethylid genera, which this genus was first described in)
Colocar
Duckeia ....... Named after A. Ducke, an (Austrian?) entomologist
Exopapua ....... Exo:from + Papua, i.e. from Papua New Guinea
Exova ....... Exo:from + Ova: egg, reared from phasmatid eggs
Imasega ....... Anagram of Amisega
Indothrix
Isegama ....... Anagram of Amisega
Kryptosega ....... Krypto:hidden + (Ami)sega
Magdalium
Mahinda
Microsega ....... Micro:small + Amisega
Myrmecomimesis ....... Myrmeco:ant + Mimesis:mimic
Nesogyne
Obenbergerella ....... Named after Obenberger
Perissosega
Reidia ....... Named after Reid (spelling?)
Rohwergia ....... Named after "Rohwerg" (spelling?)
Saltasega ....... Salta:jump + (Ami)sega
Serendibula ....... Serendibulous

Loboscelidiinae .......
Loboscelidia ....... Lobo:lobed + Scelidia:legs
Rhadinoscelidia ....... Rhadino:slender + Scelidia:legs

Elampini
Adelopyga.......Adelo:obscure + pyga:tail
Elampus ....... Shining
Exallopyga
Haba
Hedychreides ....... "like Hedychridium"?
Hedychridium ....... Hedychrum + idium "appears like Hedychrum"
Hedychrum ....... "pleasantly coloured"
Holophris
Holopyga ....... Holo: entire + pyga:rump (i.e. metasoma)
Kimseya ....... Named after Kimsey, N. American entomologist
Microchridium ....... Micro:small+Hedychridium
Minymischa
Muesebeckidium ....... Name after Muesebeck
Oligogaster ....... Whole+Gaster
Omalus
Parachrum ....... Para:beside + Hedychrum
Philoctetes ....... Name, character in greek mythology
Prochridium ....... Pro:before + Hedychridium
Pseudolopyga ....... Pseudo:false+Holopyga
Pseudomalus ....... Pseduo:false+Omalus
Xerochrum ....... Xero:dry/arid + Hedychrum

Allocoeliini
Allocoelia ....... ?Allo:beside + Coel:hollow

Chrysidini
Allochrysis ....... Allo:outside + Chrysis
Argochrysis ....... Argo:silver + Chrysis
Caenochrysis ....... Caeno:dirty(?) + Chrysis
Ceratochrysis ....... Cerato:waxed/oiled + Chrysis
Chrysidea ....... "like Chrysis" (?)
Chrysis ....... Gold
Chrysura ....... Gold+tail
Chrysurissa
Euchroeus ....... Beautiful colour
Exochrysis ....... outside + Chrysis
Gaullea
Ipsiura ....... Ipsi:own + Ura:tail
Neochrysis ....... New + Chrysis
Odontochridium ....... Odonto:toothed(?)+Hedychridium
Pentachrysis ....... Five + Chrysis
Pleurochrysis ....... Pleuro:many + Chrysis
Praestochrysis ....... Praesto:"at hand" or "excel" + Chrysis
Primeuchroeus ....... Prim:Early/first + Euchroeus
Pseudospinolia ....... Pseudo:false + Spinolia
Spinolia ....... Name, Massimiliano Spinola, italian entomologist
Spintharosoma
Stilbichrysis ....... Stilbum + Chrysis
Stilbum ....... Brilliant
Trichrysis ....... Three + Chrysis

Parnopini
Cephaloparnops ....... Cephal:head + Parnopes
Isadelphia
Parnopes ....... Ancient(?) greek name/word for a type of insect
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Re: Chrysidid etymology

Postby Euchroeus » 07 Feb 2014 18:14

Hi Alex!!!

:wohow:
just few weeks ago I gave a similar list to Juho Paukkunen, including the species names, but only for the European genera and the Nordic species.
I will try to complete the missing genera and add some other remarks on other genera too.
Now I'm going to Switzerland, but starting from the next week I'll update this interesting post

:thanks: :thanks:
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