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Partial List of Strepsiptera Species

Jeyaraney Kathirithamby

Partial species list of Strepsiptera, updated since Kinzelbach 1971.

Order: Strepsiptera Kirby 1813

Suborder: Incertae Sedis

Suborder: Mengenillidia Kinzelbach 1969

Suborder: Stylopidia Kinzelbach 1969a


Abdul-Nour, H. 1969. Une nouvelle espèce de Strepsiptère parasite de Jassidae [Hom. Auch.] Halictophagus languedoci n. sp. Annales Societé Entomologique de France 5: 361-369.

Abdul-Nour, H. 1970. Les Strepsiptères parasites d’Homoptères dans le Sud de la France. Description d’une nouvelle espèce: Halcitophagus agalliae n. sp. Annales de Zoologie - Écologie Animale 2: 339-344.

Abdul-Nour, H. 1985. Une nouvelle espèce de Strepsiptère au Liban: Halictophagus hayari, n. sp. (Strepsiptera, Halictophagidae). Nouvelle Revue Entomologie (N.S) 2: 71-73.

Ahlberg, O, 1925. Zikadenparasiten unter Strepsipteren und Hymenopteren. Beilage II zu A. Tullgren: Om Dvargstriten (Cicadula sexnotata Fall.) Meddr. 287, Centralanst. forsoksvas. Jordbruksonradet. Ent Avd. 46: 79-82.

Allwood, A. J. & Drew, R. A. I. 1996. Seasonal abundance, distribution, hosts and taxonomic placement of Dipterophagus daci Drew & Allwood (Strepsiptera: Dipterophagidae). Australian Entomologist 23: 61-72.

Baliga, H. 1967. A new species of Corioxenos (Stylopidea) parasitizing Antestiopsis cruciata (F.) Homoptera, Pentatomidae) in India. Bulletin of Entomological Research 57: 387-393.

Baumert, D. 1959. Mehrjährige Zuchten einheimischer Strepsipteren an Homopteren. 2. Hälfte. Imagines, Lebenszyklus und Artenbestimmung von Elenchus tenuicornis Kirby. Zoologische Beitäge 4: 341-409.

Blair, K. G. 1936. A new genus of Strepsiptera. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London (B), 5: 113-117.

Bohart, R. M. 1937. A new genus and species of Strepsiptera from Canada. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 13: 101–106.

Bohart, R. M. 1941. A revision of the Strepsiptera with special reference to the species of North America. University California Publications in Entomology 7: 91-160.

Bohart, R. M. 1943. New species of Halictophagus with a key to the genus in North America (Strepsiptera: Halictophagidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 36: 341–359.

Bohart, R. M. 1951. The Myrmecolacidae of the Philippines. Wasmann Journal of Biology 9(1): 83-103.

Bohart, R. M. 1962. A new species of Strepsiptera parasitic on Coreidae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 64: 91-94.

Bolivar y Pieltain, C. 1926. Estudio de un nuevo Mengenillidae de España (Streps. Meng.) Eos. Revista Española de Entomologia. Madrid 2: 5-13.

Brailosky, H. 1974. Una nueva especie de Stichotrema Hofeneder 1910 (Strepsiptera, Myrmecolacidae) para Mexico. Revista de la Sociedad Mexicana de Historia Natural 35: 167-173.

Brailovsky, H. 1981. Una nueva especie de Elenchus 1831 (Strepsiptera:Elenchidae) para México. Anales del Instituto de Biologia. Universidad de México, Series Zoologie 51: 370-375.

Brailovsky, A. & Mayandon, C. M. 1974. Una nueva especie Mexicana de Triozocera Pierce (Strepsiptera Mengenidae). Anales del Instituto de Biologia, Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico, series Zooogica 45: 105-110.

Chattopadhyay, A. K. & Chaudhuri, P. K. 1980. Record of genus Caenocholax Pierce (Myrmecolacidae, Strepsiptera) from India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 76: 490-492.

Chaudhuri, P. K. & Das Gupta, S. K. 1979. New species of Halictophagus and Triozocera (Strepsiptera) from West Bengal, India. Oriental Insects 13: 133 -137.

Chaudhuri, P. K., Das Gupta, S. K. & Chatterjee, A. K. 1979. Description of a new species of Parastylops (Strepsiptera, Stylopidae) from Arunchal Pradesh. Oriental Insects 12: 387-389.

Chaudhuri, P. K., Ghosh, M. & Das Gupta, S. K. 1983. Notes on Indian Strepsiptera with descriptions of three new species. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 30: 23- 29.

Cook, J. L. 2001. Review and first new world endemic of the strepsipteran genus Corioxenos Blair (Strepsiptera: Corioxenidae: Corioxeninae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 103: 296-402.

Cowley, D. R. 1984. Coriophagus causi sp. n. (Halictophagidae: Coriophaginae): a male strepsipteran from Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 11: 351-353.

Curtis, J. 1831. Elenchus walkeri [mit Mitt. von A. H. Hailday]. British Entomology VIII: 338-383.

Curtis, J. 1832. Halictophagus Curtisii Dale [mit Mitt. von J. CH. Dale]. British Entomology 9: 384–433.

Dover, C. 1929. XVI. On Strepsiptera from the Malay Peninsula. Federation Museums Journal) 13: 263-264.

Drew, A. I. and Allwood, J. A. 1985. A new family of Strepsiptera parasitizing fruit flies (Tephritidae) in Australia. Systematic Entomology 10: 129-134.

Esaki, T. & Hashimoto, S. 1931. Report on the leaf-hoppers injurious to the rice plant and their natural enemies. Publications of the Entomological laboratory of Kyushu University 2:39-52.

Esaki, T. & Hashimoto, S. 1932. Report on the leaf-hoppers injurious to the rice plant and their natural enemies. Publications of the Entomological laboratory of the Kyushu Imperial University 3: 34-38.

Esaki, T. & Miyamoto, S. 1965. The Strepsiptera parasitic on Heteroptera. Proceedings of the International Congress of Entomology, Montreal 1: 375-381.

Fox, J. W. 1967a. Report of some Strepsiptera in the British Museum (Natural History) including new species of Halictophagidae and Elenchidae. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London B 36: 41-49.

Fox, J. W. 1967b. Liberian Strepsiptera in the Smithsonian collection with description of seven Myrmecolacidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 124: 1-14.

Fox, J. W. 1968. Strepsiptera from the Smithsonian Institution’s survey of Dominica with description of a new species of Elenchidae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 70: 238-242.

Fox, J. W. & Fox, R. M. 1964. A new species of Triozocera (Mengeidae: Strepsiptera) from Liberia, West Africa. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 57: 402-405.

Fox, J. W. & Fox, R. M. 1964. A new genus and species of Stylopidae (Strepsiptera) from Liberia, West Africa. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 6: 754-756.

Frost, S. W. 1964. Insects taken in light traps at the Archibold Biological Station, Highlands County, Florida. Florida Entomologist 47: 130-161.

Gourlay, E. S. 1953. The Strepsiptera, an insect order new to New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 5: 3-8.

Green, E. E. 1902. A stylopid attracted by light. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 13: 219.

Grote, A. R. 1886. Changes Triaena Menge preoccupied, to Mengea n. nov. Canadian Entomologist 18: 100.

Grimaldi, D., J. Kathirithamby & V. Schawaroch. 2005. Strepsiptera and triungula in Cretaceous amber. Insect Systematics and Evolution 36: 1-20.

Günther, V. 1949. Strepsiptera from Trinidad. B. W. I. Acta Societatis Entomologicae Bohemiae (Cechoslovenicae) 46: 47-50.

Halbert, N. R., Ross, L. D., Kathirithamby, J., Wolley, J. B. & Johnston, J. S. 2001. Phylogenetic analysis as a means of species identification within Myrmecolacidae (Strepsiptera). Tijschrift voor Entomologie 144: 179-186.

Hirashima, Y. & Kifune, T. 1974. Comments on Stichotrema a genus of stylops parasitic on Orthopteran insects. Konchu to Shizen 9: 7-10. [Translation].

Hirashima, Y. & Kifune, T. 1974. A new species of Strepsiptera parasitic on an Orthopteron from Okinawa, Japan (Studies on the Japanese Strepsiptera II). Mushi 47: 75-79.

Hirashima, Y. & T. Kifune 1978. Strepsipterous parasites of Homoptera injurious to the rice plant in Sawawak, Borneo, with description of a new species(Notulae Strepsipterologicae-III). Esaki 11: 53-58.

Hirashima, Y. & Kifune, Y. 1985. On the identity of Halictophagus munroei Hirashima et Kifune with H. bipunctatus Yang (Notulae Strepsipterologicae - XV). Esakia 23: 58-59.

Hofeneder, K. 1910a. Mengenilla n. g. Chobauti n. sp. Eine neue Strepsiptere aus Nordafrika. Bericht des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 31: 33-57.

Hofeneder, K. 1910b. Stichotrema n.g. Dalla-Torreanum n.sp. Eine in einer Orthoptere lebende Strepsiptere. Zoologischer Anzeiger 36: 47-49.

Hofeneder, K. 1920. Stichotrema Dalla-Torreanum, mihi. Dalla-Torreanum mihi eine neue Strepsiptere aus einer Orthoptere. Senckenbergerische Naturforschende Gesellschaft 36: 39-446.

Hofeneder, K. 1926. Zwei neue Strepsipteren aus Marokko. II Teil. Bulletin de la Société des Sciences Naturelles du Marco. 8 195-211.

Hofeneder, K. 1927. Eine neue Strepsiptere aus Sumatra. Treubia 9:376–380.

Hofeneder, K. 1928. Eine Bemerkung über den Befruchtungsvorgang bei Strepsipteren. Arbeiten aus dem Zoologischen Institut der Universität Innsbruck 3: 1-10.

Hofeneder, K. 1949. Über einige Strepsipteren. Brotéria 18: 109-122.

Hofeneder, K. 1949. Über einige Strepsipteren. Brotéria 18: 145-166.

Hofeneder, K. & Fulmek, L.1942-43. Verzeichnis der Strepsiptera und ihrer Wirte. Arbeiten über Physiologische u. Angewandte Entomologie Berlin-Dahlem 9(3-4): 179-185, 249-283; 10(1-2/3-2): 32-58, 139-169, 196-230.

Hofmann, P. 1965. Dos especies nuevas de Strepsiptera en Chile. Agriculture Tecnica 25: 35-39.

Honda, M. 1977. Notes on Stichotrema asahinai Hirashima et Kifune, a strespsipteron parasitic on a long-horned grasshopper, Mecapoda elongata L. Kontyû Tokyo 45: 526-530.

Jeannel, R. 1913. Strepsiptera. – In: Voyagede Cu Alluaud et T. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911-1912). 1-8, Paris.

Johnson, V. 1974. A new genus and species of Strepsiptera from Southeastern United States. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 49: 580-582.

Johnson, V. & Morrison, W. P. 1979. North American distribution records for four species of Strepsiptera. Entomology News 90: 252-255.

Jones, D., Williams, M. L. & Jones, G. 1980. Records of Strepsiptera in Alabama. Journal of the Georgian Entomological Society 15: 404-406.

Kathirithamby, J. 1989. Review of the order Strepsiptera. Systematic Entomology 14: 41-92.

Kathirithamby, J. 1990. Descriptions of the Corioxenidae Strepsiptera) from Australia, and a checklist of world genera and species of Corioxenidae. Invertebrate Taxonomy 3: 469-81.

Kathirithamby, J. 1991. Stichotrema robertsoni spec. n. Strepsiptera: Myrmecolacidae): The first report of stylopization in minor workers of an ant (Pheidole sp. Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Entomology of South Africa 54: 9-15.

Kathirithamby, J. 1992. Descriptions and biological notes of Halictophagidae (Strepsiptera) from Australia, with a checklist of the world genera and species. Invertebrate Taxonomy 6: 159-196.

Kathirithamby, J. 1992. Descriptions of Strepsiptera (Insecta) from South East Asia, with a checklist of the genera and species occurring in the region. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 41: 173-201.

Kathirithamby, J. 1993a. Elenchus japonicus (Strepsiptera: Elenchidae), a parasitoid of the rice planthoppers Nilaparvata lugens (Stål) and Sogatella furcifera (Horváth) in Southeast Asia, In: Proceedings of the 8th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress, Delphi, Greece, 9th -13th August, pg. 64.

Kathirithamby, J. 1993b. Descriptions of Strepsiptera (Insecta) from Southeast Asia, with a checklist of the genera and species occurring in the region. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 41: 173-201.

Kathirithamby, J. 1993c. Myrmecolacidae (Strepsipteraa) from Australia. Invertebrate Taxonomy 7: 859-873.

Kathirithamby, J. 1994. Additions to Strepsiptera (Insecta) from Southeast Asia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 42: 551-554.

Kathirithamby, J. 1994. Records and a checklist of Strepsiptera (Insecta) from Sri Lanka. Journal of South Asian Natural History 1: 17-25.

Kathirithamby, J. & D. Grimaldi. 1993. Remarkable stasis in some Lower Tertiary parasitoids: descriptions, new records and review of Strepsiptera in the Oligo-Miocene amber of the Donomican Republic. Entomological Scandinavica, 24: 31-41.

Kathirithamby, J. & Hughes, D. P. 2002. Caenocholax fenyesi (Strepsiptera: Myrmecolacidae) parasitic in Camponotus planatus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Mexico: is this the original host? Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95: 558-563.

Kathirithamby, J. & J. S. Johnston. 1992. Stylopization of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by Caenocholax fenyesi (Strepsiptera:Myrmecolacidae) in Texas. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 85: 293-297.

Kathirithamby, J. & S. J. Johnston. 2004. The discovery after 94 years of the elusive female of a myrmecolacid (Strepsiptera), and the cryptic species of Caenocholax fenyesi Peirce sensu lato. Procroceedings of the Royal Society London B (Supplement) 271: S5-S8.

Kathirithamby, J, & T. Kifune.1991. The first report of Myrmecolacidae (Strepsiptera: Insecta) from the Palaearctic Region. The Entomologist 110: 188-192.

Kathirithamby, J. & G. Mayo-Raygoza. 2004. Halictophagus naulti sp. nov. Strepsiptera Halictophagidae), a new species parasitic in the corn leafhopper Dalbulub maidis (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) from Mexico. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93: 1039-1044.

Kathirithamby, J. & Peck, S. B. 1974. Strepsiptera of south Florida and the Bahamas with the description of a new genus and new species of Corioxenidae. Canadian Entomologist 126: 125-134.

Kathirithamby, J. & V. K. Ponnama. 2003. Halictophagus palmi sp. nov. parasitic in Proutista moesta (Westwood) a vector of phytoplasma of palms in India. Journal of South East Asian Natural History 5: 101-105.

Kathirithamby, J., Solulu, T. & Caudwell, R. 2001. Descriptions of female Myrmecolacidae (Strepsiptera) parasitic in Orthoptera (Tettiginiidae) In Papua New Guinea. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 144: 187- 196.

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Khalaf, K. T. 1968. The seasonal incidence of free Strepsiptera (Insecta) males in Southern Louisiana. American Naturalist 80: 565-568.

Kifune, T. 1979. New localities of Caenocholax fenyesi Pierce 1909 (Strepsiptera: Myrmecolacidae). Kontyû Tokyo 47: 411.

Kifune, T. 1981. Records of the Strepsiptera from West Malaysia, with descriptions of a new genus Malayaxenos and five new species (Notulae Strepsipterologicae-VII). Kontyû, Tokyo, 42: 322-333.

Kifune, T. 1983a. Discovery of Myrmeocolax rossi Bohart, 1951 from North Sumatra, Indonesia (Strepsiptera, Myrmecolacidae). Kontyû, Tokyo 51: 308.

Kifune, T. 1983b. A new Stichotrema from Thailand (Strepsiptera: Myrmecolacidae) (Notulae Strespipterologicae VIII). Kontyû Tokyo 51: 83-89.

Kifune, Y. 1983. A new species of the genus Halictophagus from Thailand, with a proposition of a new subgenus Allohalictophagus (Strepsiptera: Halictophagidae). Kontyû, Tokyo 51: 165-168.

Kifune, T. 1986. Notes on Strepsiptera (VII) Transactions of the Essa Entomological Society (Niigata) 63: 47-59 [in Japanese].

Kifune, Y. 1986. A new Halictophagus (Strepsiptera, Halictophagidae) parasitic on the genus Stenocranus (Homoptera, Delphacidae) in Japan (Studies on the Japanese Strepsiptera XI). Kontyû, Tokyo 54: 495-497.

Kifune, T. 1987. Myrmecolacidae (Strepsiptera) of Nigeria, with descriptions of two new species (Notulae Strepsipterologicae-XIX). Kontyû Tokyo 55: 502-508.

Kifune, T. 1991. Localidades nuevas para el genero Triozocera en Mexico (Strepsiptera:Corioxenidae). Anales del Instituto Biologia, Universidad National. Autonoma de Mexico Series Zoologica 62: 527.

Kifune, T. 1995. Discovery of the genus Triozocera (Strepsiptera, Corioxenidae) from Halmahera Island, Indonesia. Japan Journal of Entomology 63: 388.

Kifune, T. & Brailovsky, H. 1987. Two new species of the Mexican Strepsiptera in the collection of the Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Noyulae Strepsipterologicae-XVIII). Kontyû, Tokyo 55: 132-138.

Kifune, T. & Brailovsky, H. 1988. Consideracion sinoptica de los Estrepsipteros Mexicanos y un prospecto a investigaciones futuras. Anales del Instituto de Biologia, Universidad National Autonoma de México, series Zoologica 58(1987): 221-230.

Kifune, T. & Brailovsky, H. 1997. Occurrence of Caenocholax fenyesi (Strepsiptera, Myrmecolacidae) in Belize, Central America. Japan Journal of Entomology 65: 436.

Kifune, T. & Hirashima, Y. 1975. A new species of the genus Elenchus from Thailand (Strepsiptera: Elenchidae) (Notulae Strepsipterologicae -II). Mushi 48: 145-148.

Kifune,T. & Y. Hirashima, 1978. A new species of the genus Halictophagus from Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan (Srepsiptera: Halictophagidae) Studies on the Japanese Strepsiptera IV). Esaki 11: 59-61.

Kifune, T. & Hirashima, Y. 1979. Two new species of Strepsiptera from Thailand (Notulae Strepsipterologicae - IV). Esakia 14: 61-71.

Kifune, T. & Hirashima, Y. 1980. Records of the Strepsiptera of Sri Lanka in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution with descriptions of seven new species. Esakia 15: 143-159.

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Kifune, Y. & Hirashima, Y. 1984. Synopsis of the genus Halictophagus (Strepsiptera: Halictophagidae) of Japan with description of a new species. Esakia 22: 77-85.

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