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Dinapsis Waterston

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Megalyroidea; Family: Megalyridae; Tribe: Dinapsini)

Dinapsis Waterston 1922.

ClassificationIdentification keys

Dinapsis albicauda Mita & Shaw, 2020 (Madagascar)

Dinapsis albicoxa Hedqvist, 1967 (Madagascar: Mandraka)

Dinapsis centralis Shaw & van Noort (Central African Republic)


Dinapsis cresta Mita & Shaw, 2020 (Madagascar)

Dinapsis hirtipes Hedqvist, 1967 (Madagascar: Ivondro)


Dinapsis luteus Mita & Shaw, 2020 (Madagascar)

Dinapsis nubilis Hedqvist, 1967 (Madagascar: Ranomafana)

Dinapsis oculohirta Hedqvist, 1967 (Madagascar: Esira, Bekily)


Dinapsis planifrons Mita & Shaw, 2020 (Madagascar)


Dinapsis scriptus Mita & Shaw, 2020 (Madagascar)

Dinapsis seyrigi Hedqvist, 1967 (Madagascar: Trafonomby)  

Dinapsis turneri Waterston, 1922 (South Africa: Western Cape Province)

Dinapsis sp. (Madagascar)


Afrotropical region.




Hedqvist, K.J. 1959. Hymenoptera (Ichneumonoidea) Megalyridae. South African Animal Life 6, 485-490

Hedqvist, K.J. 1967. Notes on Megalyridae (Hym. Ichneumonoidea) and description of new species from Madagascar. Annales de la Société entomologique de France 3: 239-246.

Mita T & Shaw SR. 2020. A taxonomic study of Dinapsis Waterson, 1922 from Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Megalyridae, Dinapsini): crested wasps of the hirtipes species-group. Zootaxa 4858: 71–84. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4858.1.4

Shaw, S. R. 1990b. Phylogeny and biogeography of the parasitoid wasp family Megalyridae (Hymenoptera). Journal of Biogeography 17:569-581.

Shaw, S.R. & van Noort, S. 2009. A new Dinapsis species from the Central African Republic (Hymenoptera: Megalyridae: Dinapsini). Zootaxa 2118: 30–36.

Vilhelmsen, L. Perrichot, V. & Shaw, S.R. 2010. Past and present diversity and distribution in the parasitic wasp family Megalyridae (Hymenoptera). Systematic Entomology DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00537.x

Waterston, J. 1922. A new family of Hymenoptera from South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 418-420.


Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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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