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Afrotremex violaceus Pasteels

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Siricoidea; Family: Siricidae; Genus: Afrotremex)

Afrotremex violaceus Pasteels, 1951. Holotype in Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium (MRAC). Type locality: Mayidi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Paratype female (in BMNH, London) imaged with SLR and 105 mm macro lens 2010
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Paratype female (in BMNH, London) imaged with Leica LAS 4.4 multi-stacking imaging system 2015.


Democratic Republic of Congo.


Host unknown.


Goulet G. 2014. Revision of the African horntail genus Afrotremex (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Zootaxa 3795: 201–254. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3795.3.1

Pasteels, J. 1951. Sur quelques Tenthrediniodea africains. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 87: 195-205.

van Noort S & Goulet H. 2015. New distribution records for the rare genus Afrotremex Pasteels (Siricidae: Hymenoptera) and provision of interactive Lucid identification keys to species. Biodiversity Data Journal : 1-11 e7160. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e7160


Photographs © Henri Goulet (Canadian National Collection of Insects) or © Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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