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Tiphia Fabricius

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

Tiphia Fabricius, 1775


Tiphia abrupta Turner, 1908 (Zimbabwe)
Tiphia alecto Arnold, 1939 (Zimbabwe)
Tiphia bulawayoensis Arnold, 1939 (Zimbabwe)

Tiphia bisinuata de Saussure, 1891 (Madagascar)

Tiphia fulvicornis Turner, 1908 (Namibia, Zimbabwe)

Tiphia incrassata Turner, 1913 (South Africa)


Tiphia limata Arnold, 1939 (Ethiopia)

Tiphia marginicollis Cameron, 1910 (Tanzania)

Tiphia massaica Cameron, 1910 (Tanzania)

Tiphia meruensis Cameron, 1910 (Tanzania)

Tiphia mlanjiensis Arnold, 1939 (Malawi)

Tiphia monomatapa Turner, 1908 (Zimbabwe)


Tiphia montivaga Turner, 1913 (Uganda)

Tiphia natalensis Smith, 1879 (South Africa)

Tiphia pedestris Gerstaecker, 1862 (Mozambique, Zimbabwe)

Tiphia persephone Arnold, 1939 (Zimbabwe)


Tiphia pilosella Cameron, 1910 (Tanzania)


Tiphia scabrosa Gerstaecker, 1862 (Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

Tiphia sjoestedti Cameron, 1910 (Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)

Tiphia sjoestedti matabele Arnold, 1939 (Zimbabwe)


Tiphia sylvestris Arnold, 1939 (Ethiopia)


Tiphia saussurei Krombein 1949 (Madagascar)

Tiphia tegularis Turner, 1913 (South Africa,, Zimbabwe)


Tiphia tinctipennis Cameron, 1910 (Tanzania)

Tiphia transvaalensis Cameron, 1910 (South Africa, Zimbabwe)




Ectoparasitoids of Scarabaeidae larva.


Arnold, G. 1939. New African Tiphiidae, with redescriptions of some known species. Occasional Papers of the National Museum of Southern Rhodesia 1 (No 8): 12-48.

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.

Kimsey, L.S. 1991. Relationships among the tiphiid wasp subfamilies (Hymenoptera). Systematic Entomology 16: 427-438.

Kimsey, LS. 2011. Tiphiidae wasps of Madagascar (Hymenoptera, Tiphiidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 22: 4568. doi: 10.3897/JHR.22.1142


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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