A review of the genus Allorhynchium van der Vecht, 1963 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from the Indian subcontinent

P. Girish Kumar


The genus Allorhynchium van der Vecht from the Indian subcontinent is reviewed, recognizing 4 species from the subcontinent. An illustrated key to species of the genus from the Indian subcontinent is provided. Several new distributional records are also reported. 


Eumeninae; Vespidae; Allorhynchium; Indian subcontinent; key; review.

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