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Afrotropical Ctenocerinae

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



Apteropompilus Brauns, 1899

Apteropompiloides Arnold, 1932

Arnoldatus Pate, 1946

Ateloclavelia Arnold, 1932

Claveliella Arnold, 1932

 Clavelia Lucas, 1851


Ctenocerus Dahlbom, 1845

Hadropompilus Arnold, 1934

Marimba Pate, 1946

Masisia Arnold, 1934

Paraclavelia Haupt, 1930

Parapompilus Smith, 1855

Paraspilotelus Arnold, 1960

Pezopompilus Arnold, 1952

Pseudopedinaspis Brauns, 1906

Psilotelus Arnold, 1932

Spathomelus Wahis, 2013

Teinotrachelus Arnold, 1935

Trichosalius Arnold, 1934


Afrotropical, Australasian and Neotropical regions.


Parasitoids of trap-door spiders (Arnold, 1932; Evans, 1972; Waichert & Pitts, 2011)


Arnold, G. 1932. The Psammocharidae of the Ethiopian region. Part I. Subfamily Pepsinae. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 14: 284-396.

Evans HE. 1972. The tribe Ctenoceratini in Australia (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Australian Journal of Entomology 11: 244252.

Waichert C, Pitts JP. 2011. Description of a new Abernessia with notes on Neotropical Ctenocerinae (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104: 12791284.

Waichert, C., Rodriguez, J., Wasbauer, M. S., von Dohlen, C. D. and Pitts, J. P. 2015. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): redefining subfamily boundaries and the origin of the family. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 175: 271287. doi:10.1111/zoj.12272


Photographs by Nadene Smith Iziko Museums.

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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