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Micrapion Kriechbaumer

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

Micrapion Kriechbaumer, 1894. Type species: Micrapion bilineatum Kriechbaumer, by monotypy.

Callismicra Kieffer, 1905. Synonymy by Bouček 1974.


  Micrapion biimpressum Bouček, 1974
Micrapion bilineatum Kriechbaumer, 1894
Micrapion clavaforme Steffan, 1948
  Micrapion congoense Steffan, 1948
  Micrapion dalyi Bouček, 1974
  Micrapion dolichum Bouček, 1974
  Micrapion flavocinctum (Kieffer, 1905)
  Micrapion lugubre Bouček, 1974
  Micrapion nasutum Bouček, 1974
  Micrapion punctulatum Bouček, 1974
  Micrapion richardsi Bouček, 1974

Micrapion steffani Bouček, 1974

Micrapion species

Distribution Afrotropical region: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Madagascar, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.
Biology Parasitoids of solitary bees (Ceratina Latreille) (Bouček, 1974; Daly, 1988).


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.

Daly H.V. 1988. Bees of the new genus Ctenoceratina in Africa south of the Sahara (Hymenoptera, Apoidea). University of California Publications in Entomology 108: 1-69.

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.

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.


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Photographs © Michael Madl and Martin Schwarz (Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna)

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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