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Afrotremex Pasteels

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

Afrotremex Pasteels, 1951

ClassificationIdentification keys

Afrotremex comatus Goulet, 2014 (Uganda)

Afrotremax hyalinatus (Mocsáry, 1891) (Congo, Gabon)

Afrotremex opacus Goulet, 2014 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Afrotremex pallipennis Goulet, 2014 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Afrotremax violaceus Pasteels, 1951 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Afrotremex xylophagus Goulet, 2014 (Cameroon, Ghana)


Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Uganda.


Afrotremex xylophagus was 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

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

Schiff, N. M., Goulet, H., Smith, D. R., Boudreault, C., Wilson, A. D., and Scheffler, B. E. 2012. Siricidae (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Siricoidea) of the Western Hemisphere. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 21: 305 pp. doi: 10.3752/cjai.2012.21

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).

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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