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Philanthinae

Philanthine wasps of Africa and Madagascar

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

Classification

Cerceris

Philanthus

  Pseudoscolia

Distribution

Afrotropical, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental and Palaearctic regions. Absent from Australia.

Biology

Provision their nests with Hymenoptera, especially bees.

References

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

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.

Menke, A.S. 1967. Odontosphex Arnold, a genus of the Philanthinae, with a key to the tribes and genera of the subfamily (Hymenoptera; Sphecidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 43: 141-148.

Links

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

Credits

Photographs Norman Larsen (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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