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Ampulex bredoi Arnold

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Apoidea; Family: Ampulicidae; Tribe: Ampulicini; Genus: Ampulex)

Ampulex bredoi Arnold, 1947. SYNTYPES: ♀♂ in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town. Type locality: Abercorn (Zambia).

Distribution

Zambia.

Biology

Unknown, but probably preys on cockroaches, which is typical for the genus.

Reference

Arnold, G. 1947. New species of African Hymenoptera. No. 7. Occasional Papers of the National Museum of Southern Rhodesia 13: 131-167.

Bohart, R.M. & Menke, A. S. 1976. Sphecid Wasps of the World: a Generic Revision. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

Links

CATALOG OF WORLD SPHECIDAE sensu lato (= Apoidea excluding bees) compiled by
Wojciech J. Pulawski (California Academy of Sciences).

Credits

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


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2017. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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