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Dinapsis turneri Waterston

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

Dinapsis turneri Waterston, 1922. Holotype in Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK). Type locality: Ceres (South Africa).

Holotype (NHMUK). Photographs © Scott Shaw (University of Wyoming)


Holotype BM HYM 3a313 (NHMUK). Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Holotype SLIDE preparation (NHMUK). Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Non-type Asante Sana Game Reserve, SAM-HYM-P043549 (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.

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 © Scott Shaw (University of Wyoming), or

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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