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Afrevania Benoit

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

Afrevania Benoit, 1953. Type species: Afrevania leroyi Benoit, 1953 by original designation and monotypy.

Classification

Afrevania leroyi Benoit, 1953
Afrevania longipetiolata Mikó, Copeland, Balhoff, Yoder & Deans, 2014

Distribution

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Somalia.

Biology

Predators of cockroach eggs. Evaniids oviposit into the concealed egg cases (ootheca) and the larvae feed on the eggs and pupate inside the ootheca. Host species of cockroach (Blattodea) unknown.

References

Benoit, PLG. 1953. Trois nouveaux Evaniidae du Congo Belge (Hymen). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 48: 257-260.

Deans, A.R. 2005. Annotated catalog of the world's ensign wasp species (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 34: 1-164.

Deans AR, Yoder MJ, Dole K. 2019. Evanioidea Online - catalog of information about evanioid wasps (Hymenoptera). http://evanioidea.info

Mikó I, Copeland RS, Balhoff JP, Yoder MJ, Deans AR 2014. Folding Wings like a Cockroach: A Review of Transverse Wing Folding Ensign Wasps (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae: Afrevania and Trissevania). PLoS ONE 9(5): e94056. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094056

Credits

Photographs © Istvan Mikó (Frost Entomological Museum, Pennsylvania, USA).


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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