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Heterogyna Nagy

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

Heterogyna Nagy 1969. Type species: Heterogyna protea Nagy 1969, by original designation and monotypy.

Daycatinca Argaman 1985. Type species: Heterogyna fantsilotra Day 1984, by original designation. Synonymy by Melo 1999.

Daya Antropov and Gorbatovskiy 1992 (as subgenus of Heterogyna). Type species: Heterogyna madecassa Day 1984, by original designation.

Heterogyna botswana Day, 1984

Heterogyna fantsilotra Day, 1984
Heterogyna madecassa Day, 1984

Heterogyna nocticola Ohl, 2006

Heterogyna ravenala Day, 1984
Heterogyna saudita Gadallah and Soliman, 2017
Heterogyna species (Kenya)


Afrotropical and Western Palaearctic regions.




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

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

Day, M.C. 1984. The enigmatic genus Heterogyna Nagy (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae; Heterogyninae). Systematic Entomology 9: 293307.

Day, M.C. 1985. Redescription of Heterogyna protea Nagy (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae; Heterogyninae). Systematic Entomology, 10: 125128. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.1985.tb00522.x

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.

Ohl, M. 2008. Order Hymenoptera, family Heterogynaidae, pp.403-406 in: A. van Harten (editor). Arthropod Fauna of the UAE, Volume 1. Dar el Ummah, Abu Dhabi. 754 pp.

Ohl, M. & Bleidorn, C. 2006. The phylogenetic position of the enigmatic wasp family Heterogynaidae based on molecular data, with description of a new, nocturnal species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Systematic Entomology 31: 321337. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2005.00313.x

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 Robert Copeland (ICIPE) 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. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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