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Micromeriella atropus (de Saussure)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Vespoidea; Family: Scoliidae; Subfamily: Scoliinae; Tribe: Campsomerini; Genus: Micromeriella)

Micromeriella atropos (de Saussure, 1859).

Classification


Photographs Dave West "Blu Tuna" (Johannesburg).


Photographs Sarel Eloff (Prince Albert).


Photographs Richard Prinsloo (Nelspruit).


Distribution

Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Biology

External parasitoids of beetle larvae (mostly Scarabaeidae) that live in soil or decaying vegetable matter.

References

Betrem, J.G. & Bradley, J.C. 1972. The African Campsomerinae (Hymenoptera, Scoliidae). Monografieën van de Nederlandse Entomologische Vereniging 6: 1-326.

Bradley, J.C. 1959. The Scoliidae of Africa. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 23: 331-362.

Brothers, D.J. & Finnamore A.T. 1993. Superfamily Vespoidea (pp. 161-278). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Credits

Photographs of live specimens Richard Prinsloo (Nelspruit), or Dave West "Blu Tuna" (Johannesburg).

Photographs of museum specimens Iziko Museums of South Africa.

Map illustration 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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