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Mesitiine wasps of the Afrotropical Region

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


  Anaylax Móczár, 1970
  Clytrovorus Nagy, 1972
  Codorcas Nagy, 1972
Heterocoelia Dahlbom, 1854
Incertosulcus Móczár, 1970
  Itapayos Argaman, 2003

Metrionotus Móczár, 1970

Parvoculus Móczár, 1970

Pilomesitius Móczár, 1970

Pycnomesitius Móczár, 1971

Sulcomesitius Móczár, 1970

  Zimankos Argaman, 2003




Parasitoids of beetle larvae (Coleoptera; Chrysomelidae).


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Argaman, Q. 2003. Generic synopsis of Mesitinae [sic] Kieffer, 1914 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Entomofauna 24: 61–96.

Azevedo CO, Garcia R, Gobbi FT & van Noort S. 2015. Insecta, Hymenoptera, Bethylidae: range extension and filling gaps in Central African Republic. Check List 11: 1-4.

Azevedo CO, Alencar IDCCA, Ramos MS, Barbosa DN, Colombo WD, Vargas JMR, Lim J. 2018. Global guide of the flat wasps (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae). Zootaxa 4489:1–294. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4489.1.1

Barbosa DN & Azevedo CO. 2012. Revision of Mesitiinae (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae) from Madagascar, with description of eleven new species. Zootaxa 3417: 1-44.

Barbosa DN  & Azevedo CO. 2020. Synopsis of Incertosulcus Móczár, 1970 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Journal of Natural History 54: 1363-1393.  https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2020.1794073

Gordh, G. & L. Móczár, 1990. A catalog of the World Bethylidae (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst., (46): 1-364.

Dahlbom, A.G. 1954. Hymenoptera Europaea Praecipue Borealia. Friderici Nicolai, Berlin, Vol. 2.412 p.

Finnamore, A.T. & Brothers, D.J. 1993. Superfamily Chrysidoidea (pp. 130-160). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Móczár, L. 1970.Mesitinae of the world with new genera and species. I. (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Acta Zool. Acad. Scien. Hung. 16(1-2): 175-203.

Móczár, L. 1970. Two new species of Sulcomesitius Móczár (Hym., Bethylidae). Acta Biol. Szeged. 16: 163-65.

Móczár, L. 1970. New Mesitinae from Madagascar (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae). Ann. Hist-Nat. Mus. Nat. Hung.Pars Zoologica 61: 317-20.

Móczár, L. 1970. Mestinae of the world, genera Sulcomesitius Móczár and Metrionotus Móczár. II. (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Acta Zool. Acad. Scien. Hung. 16(3-4): 409-51.

Móczár, L. 1970. Parvoculus myrmecophilus new genus and new species from Kinshasa-Congo (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Opuscula Zool. Budapest 10(1): 151-53.

Móczár, L. 1971. Pycnomesitius new genus from Bethylidae (Hymenoptera). Acta Biol. Szeged. 17: 167-69.

Móczár, L. 1971. Mestinae of the world, genera “Mesitius Spinola”; Pilomesitius Móczár, Parvoculus Móczár, Pycnomesitius Móczár and Heterocoelia Dahlbom. III. (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Acta Zool. Acad. Scien. Hung. 17(3-4): 295-332.


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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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