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Leucospis Fabricius

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

Leucospis Fabricius, 1775. Type species: Leucospis dorsigera Fabricius, 1775.

Classification

Leucospis africana Cameron, 1907

 

Leucospis arabica Gadallah and Soliman, 2018

Leucospis carinifera Kriechbaumer, 1894

 

Leucospis elegans Klug, 1834

 

Leucospis fallax Bouček, 1974

 

Leucospis fuelleborniana Enderlein, 1903

 

Leucospis holubi Bouček, 1974

 

Leucospis incarnata Westwood, 1839

 

Leucospis insularis Kirby, 1900

 

Leucospis namibica Bouček, 1974

 

Leucospis obsoleta Klug, 1834

 

Leucospis ornata Westwood, 1839

 

Leucospis osmiae Bouček, 1974

 

Leucospis parvula Bouček, 1974

 

Leucospis pubescens Bouček, 1974

Leucospis reversa Bouček, 1974

 

Leucospis rostrata Bouček, 1974

 

Leucospis schlettereri Schulthess-Schindler, 1899

Leucospis tricolor Kirby, 1883

Leucospis varicollis Cameron, 1909

Leucospis species

Distribution

Afrotropical region: Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon,  Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Also Worldwide.

Biology

Parasitoids of solitary bees and wasps.

References

Bouček, Z. 1974. A revision of the Leucospidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the world. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology Supplement 23: 1-241.

Gadallah N, Soliman A, Abu El-Ghiet, U, Elsheikh, T, Al Dhafer, H. 2018. The family Leucospidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from the South of Saudi Arabia, with the first report of the genus Micrapion and description of Leucospis arabica sp. nov.. Journal of Natural History 52: 2071-2096. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2018.1510557.

Gess F.W. 1981. Some aspects of an ethological study of the aculeate wasps and the bees of
a karroid area in the vicinity of Grahamstown, South Africa. Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums, Natural History 14 (1): 1-80.

Kirby, W.F. 1883. Remarks on the genera of the subfamily Chalcidinae, with synonymic notes and descriptions of new species of Leucospidinae and Chalcidinae. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 17 (98): 53-78, pls 3, 4.

Madl, M. & Schwarz, M. 2012. Catalogue and faunistics of the family Leucospidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the Ethiopian region excluding Malagasy subregion. Linzer biologische Beiträge 44: 1221-1235.

Rasplus, J.-Y. 1987. Leucospidae récoltés à Lamto (Cote d’Ivoire). Descriptions des mâles de Leucospis reversa Bouček et Neleucospis masculina Bouček. Revue Française d’Entomologie, Nouvelle Série 9 (4): 172-175.

Schulthess-Schindler, A. de. 1899. La faune entomologique du Delagoa. Hymenoptères. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 35 (132): 249-277.

Weaving, A.J.S. 1994. Notes on nesting behavour in two Afrotropical auplopine wasps Auplopus vitripennis Smith and A. femoralis (Arnold) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Entomologist 113 (2): 140-153.
Weaving A.J.S. 1995. A comparison of nesting success and nesting habits in some Afrotropical aculeate wasps, with particular reference to nest parasites (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae, Eumenidae). Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums (Natural History) 19 (4): 181-224.

Westwood J.O. 1839. Die Hymenopteren-Gattung Leucospis, monographisch behandelt. Zeitschrift für Entomologie 1 (2): 237-266, pls 3, 4.

Credits

Photographs © Michael Madl and Martin Schwarz (Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna), or photographs © Alan Manson (Pietermaritzburg).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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