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Dolichurus Latreille

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

Dolichurus Latrielle, 1809. Type species: Pompilus corniculus Spinola, 1808, designated by Latreille 1810.
Thyreosphex Ashmead, 1904. Type species: Thyreosphex stantoni Ashmead, 1904, by monotypy.

Dolichurus arabicus Ohl, 2011
Dolichurus basuto Arnold, 1952
  Dolichurus bimaculatus Arnold, 1928
  Dolichurus foroforo Ohl, Fritz, and Neumann, 2004
  Dolichurus guillarmodi Arnold, 1952
  Dolichurus ignitus F. Smith, 1869
  Dolichurus ignitus contractus Arnold, 1951
  Dolichurus kohli Arnold, 1928
  Dolichurus quadridentatus Arnold, 1940
  Dolichurus rubripyx Arnold, 1928
  Dolichurus secundus de Saussure, 1892
  Dolichurus venator Arnold, 1928




Nest in stems and crevices. Prey on cockroaches, which are dragged backwards by the wasp to the nest.


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

Soliman AM, Gadallah NS, Ohl M & Dhafer HMA. 2017. Revision of the digger wasps of the Ampulicidae and Heterogynaidae (Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia, with the description of a new species of the enigmatic genus Heterogyna Nagy. Journal of Natural History 51: 2057-2085. DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2017.1355492.


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


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Ahmed Mostafa Soliman (Plant Protection Department, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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