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Pemphredoninae

Pemphredonine wasps of the Afrotropical region

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

Classification

 

Ammoplanus Giraud

 

Carinostigmus Tsuneki

 

Diodontus Curtis

 

Mimesa Shuckard

 

Odontosphex Arnold

Polemistus de Saussure

 

Psen Latreille

 

Psenulus Kohl

 

Pseneo Malloch

 

Spilomena Shuckard

 

Xysma Pate

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Females provision their nests with Homoptera, Thysanoptera or Collembola (Bohart & Menke, 1976).

References

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: 233250.

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.

Links

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

Credits

Photographs Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).

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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