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Dinapsis bicolor van Noort & Shaw

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Megalyroidea; Family: Megalyridae; Tribe: Dinapsini; Genus: Dinapsis)

Dinapsis bicolor van Noort & Shaw, 2022. Holotype ♀ in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: South Africa, Northern Cape, Tankwa National Park, Renoster River; 490m; 32°14.704'S 20°05.824'E; 17 August – 9 September 2014; S. van Noort; Malaise trap; Acacia karoo thicket; Tanqua Wash Riviere; Succulent Karoo; TKW14-ACA1-M07;SAM-HYM-P088338 (SAMC).

Holotype ♀, SAM-HYM-P088338 (SAMC).


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

Paratype ♀, SAM-HYM-P040214: South Africa, Northern Cape, Avontuur Farm, 16km NW Nieuwoudtville, 764m, 31°16.249′S 19°02.900′E, 27 Oct 2009 – 9 Feb 2010; S van Noort; Malaise trap; Bokkeveld Sandstone Fynbos; GL07-FYN1-M144, (SAMC).

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


South Africa.





Hedqvist, K.J. 1967. Notes on Megalyridae (Hym. Ichneumonoidea) and description of new species from Madagascar. Annales de la Société entomologique de France 3: 239-246.

Shaw, S.R. & van Noort, S. 2009. A new Dinapsis species from the Central African Republic (Hymenoptera: Megalyridae: Dinapsini). Zootaxa 2118: 30-36.

van Noort S, Shaw S, Copeland R. 2022. Revision of the endemic African genus Dinapsis (Dinapsini, Megalyridae, Hymenoptera) with description of seven new species. ZooKeys 1112: 27-122. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1112.82307

Waterston, J. 1922. A new family of Hymenoptera from South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 418-420.


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. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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