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Pristocera Klug

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

Pristocera Klug, 1808, 2: 49. Type species: Bethylus depressus Fabricius.

Dicrogenium Stadelmann, 1894, 20: 199-201. Type speciesDicrogenium rosmarus Stadelmann. Synonymy by Zamprogno & Azevedo, 2014.

Diepyris Benoit, 1957, 88: 42. Type speciesDiepyris brunneus Benoit, 1957. Synonymy by Zamprogno & Azevedo, 2014.

Kathepyris Kieffer, 1907 (1906). 51: 279-280. Type speciesKathepyris nyassica Kieffer, 1907. Synonymy by Zamprogno & Azevedo, 2014.

Pristocera Benoit, 1957, 88: 34. Type  speciesPristocera spina Benoit, 1957. Synonymy by Zamprogno & Azevedo, 2014.

Pristocera abdominalis (Turner, 1915)
 

Pristocera aethiopica (Benoit, 1963)

 

Pristocera africana (Kieffer, 1911)

 

Pristocera alberti (Benoit, 1957)

Pristocera armaticeps (Turner, 1915)

Pristocera atopogamia (Turner, 1915)

 

Pristocera aurata (Benoit, 1963)

 

Pristocera axitiosa Benoit, 1957

 

Pristocera basilewskyi Benoit, 1956

 

Pristocera basutoensis Benoit, 1982
 

Pristocera bequaerti Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera bicarinata (Benoit, 1963)

  Pristocera brunneus (Benoit, 1957)
 

Pristocera camerunensis Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera capensis Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera cara Benoit, 1957

 

Pristocera centrale (Benoit, 1956)

 

Pristocera chillaloensis Benoit, 1963

Pristocera chirindaense (Benoit, 1963)

Pristocera collare (Benoit, 1963)

  Pristocera commune (Turner, 1915)

Pristocera communis (Turner, 1915)

  Pristocera congoensis (Benoit, 1982)
 

Pristocera congoensis Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera conradti Stadelmann, 1894

 

Pristocera decellei Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera decemdentata Enderlein, 1901

 

Pristocera distincta Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera draconum Turner, 1928

 

Pristocera elongata Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera elongata (Benoit, 1963)

 

Pristocera erythrura Kieffer, 1904

 

Pristocera fallax Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera felimontana Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera ferruginea Bischoff, 1915

 

Pristocera flavicornis (Kieffer, 1912)

 

Pristocera fossulata Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera gaullei Kieffer, 1908

 

Pristocera gigantea Arle, 1930

 

Pristocera hirsutula Turner, 1928

 

Pristocera humilis Benoit, 1963

Pristocera incerta (Turner, 1915)

 

Pristocera jacoti Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera juncta Turner, 1928

 

Pristocera katangensis Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera kenyaensis Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera kiefferi Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera kwangoa Benoit, 1963

Pristocera laticornis Kieffer, 1913

  Pristocera lembana (Benoit, 1982)
 

Pristocera levicollis (Kieffer, 1905)

 

Pristocera liberiense (Benoit, 1963)

 

Pristocera luminosa Benoit, 1963

Pristocera maxima (Turner, 1917)

Pristocera meridionalis Benoit, 1963
 

Pristocera mufungwaense (Benoit, 1963)

 

Pristocera natalensis Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera neavei Turner and Waterston, 1917

 

Pristocera nigerrima Benoit, 1957

 

Pristocera nigrita Kieffer, 1905

Pristocera nyassica (Kieffer, 1907)
 

Pristocera obliterata Kieffer, 1913

 

Pristocera oriphila Turner, 1928

 

Pristocera pagana Benoit, 1957

 

Pristocera pondoensis Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera regina Benoit, 1957

 

Pristocera rhodesiae Turner, 1928

 

Pristocera rosmara Stadelmann, 1892

 

Pristocera rufabdominalis Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera ruficaudata Westwood, 1874

 

Pristocera rufiventer (Kieffer, 1913)

 

Pristocera rugosa Enderlein, 1901

  Pristocera sampwense (Benoit, 1963)
 

Pristocera schoutedeni (Benoit, 1963)

 

Pristocera silvatica Benoit, 1963

  Pristocera spina (Benoit, 1957)

Pristocera spinatum (Benoit, 1963)

 

Pristocera spiniceps (Masi, 1939)

Pristocera spinigera (Turner, 1915)
 

Pristocera subrufescens Turner and Waterston, 1917

 

Pristocera subviolacea Enderlein, 1901

 

Pristocera sulcata Benoit, 1963

  Pristocera superba (Benoit, 1963)

 

Pristocera tangana (Benoit, 1982)
Pristocera termitophila Benoit, 1963
 

Pristocera thermophila (Benoit, 1957)

 

Pristocera tuberculata (Turner, 1915)

 

Pristocera turneri Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera uelensis Benoit, 1963

 

Pristocera uniformis (Benoit, 1982)
 

Pristocera urundiense (Benoit, 1956)

 

Pristocera vandenbrandei Benoit, 1963

Pristocera vumbua Benoit, 1963
 

Pristocera zata Zamprogno & Azevedo, 2014

  Pristocera zela Zamprogno & Azevedo, 2014
  Pristocera zintica Zamprogno & Azevedo, 2014

 

Pristocera zonta Zamprogno & Azevedo, 2014
  Pristocera zuncra Zamprogno & Azevedo, 2014

Pristocera species (Central African Republic)

Distribution

Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Also in Oriental and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

 

References

Arle , M.R. 1930. Un nouveau Pristocera de l'Afrique équatoriale. Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris. Bulletin. Series 2. 2(5): 546-547.

Benoit, P.L.G.  1963.  Monographie des Bethylidae d'Afrique noire (Hymenoptera) I. Sous-famille Pristocerinae Tribu Dicrogeniini Tribu Pristocerini, Gen. Pristocera Klug.  Ann. Mus. Roy. de l'Afrique Cent., Tervuren, Belgique.  Sci. Zool. Ser. 8 No. 119: 1-95.

Benoit, P.L.G.  1982.  Bethylidae africains. II. (Hymenoptera).  Le genre Kathepyris Kieffer.  Rev. Zool. Afr. 96(1): 185-92. 

Benoit, P.L.G.  1982.  Bethylidae africains. III. Le Genre Diepyris Benoid (Hymenoptera).  Rev. Zool. Afr. 96(3):  509-21.

Turner, R. E. 1915. Notes on fossorial Hymenoptera. XVIT. On new Ethiopian species. Ann. kg. Nat. Hist. Ser. 8. 16: 286-299.
Turner, R. E. 1917. New species of Hymenoptera in the British Museum. Trans. Entomol. Soc. London 65: 53-84.
Turner, R. E. 1928. New Hymenoptera of the family Bethylidae. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 31: 129-152.

Turner, R. E. & Waterston, J. 1917. Notes on the hymenopterous families Bethylidae and Rhopalosomatidae. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 20: 101-108.

Zamprogno, L.N. & Azevedo, C.O. 2014. Phylogeny and reclassification of Pristocera Klug (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 45: 1-49.

Credits

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

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