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Dinetus Panzer

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Apoidea; Family: Crabronidae; Subfamily: Dinetinae)

Dinetus Panzer, 1806. Type species: Dinetus pictus of Jurine, 1807 [= Crabro pictus of Panzer, 1794 = Crabro pictus Fabricius, 1793], designated by Latreille, 1810.
Dinetus Jurine, 1807. Junior homonym of Dinetus Panzer, 1806. Type species: Crabro pictus of Panzer, 1794 [= Crabro pictus Fabricius, 1793], by monotypy.



Dinetus arenarius Kazenas, 1973 (Kazakhstan)

Dinetus cereolus Morice, 1897 (Egypt)

Dinetus cereolus politus Turner, 1917 (India)

Dinetus dentipes E. Saunders, 1910 (Egypt, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates)

Dinetus nabataeus de Beaumont, 1960 (Oman, United Arab Emirates)

Dinetus pictus side Dinetus pictus (Fabricius, 1793) (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia)


Dinetus porcellaneus Guichard, 1980(Oman)

Dinetus psammophilus Kazenas, 1977 (Kazakhstan)

Dinetus pulawskii de Beaumont, 1960 (Egypt

Dinetus simplicipes E. Saunders, 1910 (Algeria)

Dinetus turanicus Kazenas, 1993 (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)

Dinetus venustus de Beaumont, 1957 (Morocco)

Dinetus wojciechi Kazenas, 1998 (Kazakhstan)


Oriental and Palaearctic regions.


Solitary predatory wasps, provisioning nest with paralyzed prey (Lygaeidae, Nabidae) for consumption by the larvae.


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Brothers D.J. 1999. Phylogeny and evolution of wasps, ants and bees (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea, Vespoidea and Apoidea) Zoologica Scripta 28: 233250.

Finnamore, A.T. & Michener, C.D. 1993. Superfamily Apoidea (pp. 279-357). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Gadallah, NS. 2020. Biodiversity of the aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) of the Arabian Peninsula: Apoidea (Spheciformes), Crabronidae. Zootaxa 4754(1): 2073. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4754.1.6

Gess, S.K. & Gess, F.W. 2014. Wasps and bees in southern Africa. SANBI Biodiversity Series 24. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. 320 pp.


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


Photographs K. Seltmann

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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