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Afrotremex xylophagus Goulet

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

Afrotremex xylophagus Goulet, 2014. Holotype in Museum für Naturkunde der Humbolt Universität, Berlin, Germany (ZMHB). Type locality: N'kolbisson [Yaoudé], Cameroon.

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


Cameroon, Ghana.


Reared from Antrocaryon klaineanum Pierre (Anacardiaceae), a common widespread tree in central Africa (Goulet, 2014).


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

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. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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