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Pristocerinae

Pristocerine wasps of the Afrotropical Region

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

Classification

  Afgoiogfa Argaman, 1988

 

Afrocera Benoit, 1983

Apenesia Westwood, 1874

 

Apristocera Kieffer, 1914

Dissomphalus Ashmead, 1893

 

Parascleroderma Kieffer, 1904

Pristocera Klug, 1808

Prosapenesia Kieffer, 1910

  Protisobrachium Benoit, 1957

Pseudisobrachium Kieffer, 1904

Trichiscus Benoit, 1956

 

Usakosia Kieffer, 1914

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Parasitoids of wood boring, or soil dwelling, or myrmecophilous (in ant nests) beetle larvae (Coleoptera).

References

Amante M, Schöller M, Suma P, Russo A. 2017. Bethylids attacking stored-product pests: an overview. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 163: 251–264. https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.12587

Argaman, Q., 1988. A new subfamily of Bethylidae allied to Pristocerinae (Hymenoptera). Bollettino della Societŕ Entomologica Italiana 120(2): 139–152.

Azevedo, CO. 2014. Revision of Trichiscus Benoît, 1956 (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae). Zootaxa 3802 (3): 318–334.  http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3802.3.2

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

Benoit, P.L.G.  1981.  Bethylidae africains (Hymenoptera).  La Tribu Usakosiini.  Rev. Zool. Afr. 95(4):  833-42. 

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

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.

Kieffer, J.J. 1910. Description de nouveaux Bethylides (Hymen.). Ann. Soc. Ent. France 79: 136-140.

Krombein, K. V. 1989. Systematic notes on some Bethylidae from Botswana: Pristocerine (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 91: 620-631.

Turner, R. E. 1928. New Hymenoptera of the family Bethylidae. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 31: 129-152.

Credits

Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


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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