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Dinapsis tricolor Shaw & van Noort

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

Dinapsis tricolor Shaw & van Noort, 2022. Holotype female in Kwazulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg (NMSA). Type locality: South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, Louwsberg, Sanyati Farm; 1090 m asl; 27 34S, 31 17.9E; 30 October - 18 December 2005; Malaise trap (MTR); M. Mostovski coll.; NMSA-HYM 002030.


Holotype female South Africa, NMSA-HYM 002030 (NMSA). Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa). SEM images Scott Shaw (University of Wyoming).

 

Paratype female Kenya, ICIPE 49121 (ICIPE). Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

 

Paratype male Kenya, ICIPE 49129 (NMKE). Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Distribution

Kenya, South Africa.

Biology

Unknown.

References

 

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

Credits

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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