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Dinapsis centralis Shaw & van Noort

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

Dinapsis centralis Shaw & van Noort, 2009. Holotype LOST in post on return from USA to South Africa (SAMC). Type locality: Central African Republic, Prefecture Sangha-Mbaéré, Parc National de Dzanga-Ndoki, 38.6 km. 173˚ S. Lidjombo; 2°21.60´N 16°03.20´E; 350 m; 22 May 2001; lowland rain forest; S. van Noort; sweeping; CAR01-S230; SAM-HYM-P0024654.

Holotype SAM-HYM-P0024654 (SAMC). Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).







Non-type ♀: CAMEROON • 1♀; S.W. Province: Korup [5.2014, 8.8934], Big Rock Camp; 27.xii.1980 – 10.i.1981; D. Jackson; BMNH(E) 2007-19 (NHMUK). Photographs © Scott Shaw (University of Wyoming).


Non-type ♀: KENYA, Coast Province, Mrima Hill Forest; 212 meters; 4.48576°S, 39.25845°E; Malaise trap; edge of indigenous forest; 17-30 October 2011; R. Copeland, ICIPE 49120 (ICIPE). Photographs © Scott Shaw (University of Wyoming).



Cameroon, Central African Republic, Kenya, Uganda.





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 © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa); or © Scott Shaw (University of Wyoming).

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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