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Crabronine wasps of the Afrotropical region

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Apoidea; Family: Crabronidae)






Solitary predatory wasps, provisioning nest with paralyzed prey for consumption by the larvae.


Antropov, A.V. 1999. A new genus of digger wasps of the tribe Oxybelini (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), Crabroninae) from South Africa. Zoologicheskiy Zhurnal. 78(9):1132-1136. [In Russian. English translation: Entomological Review. 1999. 79(8):1055-1059.]

Antropov, A.V. 2007. On the Taxonomy of South African Digger Wasps of the Tribe Oxybelini (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). Entmological Review 87: 413-430. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0013873807040045

Bohart, R.M. & Menke, A. S. 1976. Sphecid Wasps of the World: a Generic Revision. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

Brothers D.J. 1999. Phylogeny and evolution of wasps, ants and bees (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea, Vespoidea and Apoidea) Zoologica Scripta 28: 233–250.

Finnamore, A.T. & Michener, C.D. 1993. Superfamily Apoidea (pp. 279-357). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Gess, S.K. & Gess, F.W. 2014. Wasps and bees in southern Africa. SANBI Biodiversity Series 24. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. 320 pp.

Leclercq J. 2008. Hyménoptères Crabroniens du genre Crossocerus Lepeletier & Brullé 1835 de la Région afrotropicale (Hymenoptera : Crabronidae Crabroninae). Entomologie faunistique - Faunistic Entomology 61: 3-22.  http://popups.ulg.ac.be/2030-6318/index.php?id=182


CATALOG OF WORLD SPHECIDAE sensu lato (= Apoidea excluding bees) compiled by
Wojciech J. Pulawski (California Academy of Sciences).


Photographs © Vida van der Walt (Pretoria) or © Denis Brothers (University of Kwazulu-Natal)

Photographs and map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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