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Zeuxevania Kieffer

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

Zeuxevania Kieffer, 1902. Type species: Evania dinarica Schletterer, 1889 by monotypy.

Papatuka Deans, 2002. Type species: Papatuka alamunyiga Deans, 2002 by monotypy and original designation. Synonymy by Sharnaowski et al 2019.




Zeuxevania alamunyiga (Deans, 2002)


Zeuxevania annulicornis (Turner, 1927)


Zeuxevania aurata (Benoit, 1950) )


Zeuxevania bisulcata (Kieffer, 1911)


Zeuxevania broomi (Cameron, 1906)


Zeuxevania capensis (Schletterer, 1886)


Zeuxevania emarginata (Kieffer, 1911)

  Zeuxevania globiceps Enderlein, 1903
  Zeuxevania lamellata Benoit, 1952
  Zeuxevania longicornis Kieffer, 1910

Zeuxevania longitarsis (Kieffer, 1904)


Zeuxevania madegassa (Benoit, 1952)

  Zeuxevania mangbetuana Benoit, 1949

Zeuxevania meridionalis (Cameron, 1906)


Zeuxevania punctatissima (Kieffer, 1911)


Zeuxevania sanquineiceps (Turner, 1927)


Zeuxevania schoenlandi (Cameron, 1905)

  Zeuxevania tenuistilus Enderlein, 1903
  Zeuxevania variabilis Benoit, 1952
Zeuxevania species


Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda.


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


Deans AR. 2002. Papatuka alamunyiga Deans, a new genus and species of apterous
ensign wasp (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae) from Kenya
. Zootaxa 95(1):1 8

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 A, Huben M. 2003. Annotated key to the ensign wasp (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae)
genera of the world, with descriptions of three new genera. Proceedings of the
Entomological Society of Washington
105:859 875.
Deans AR, Gillespie JJ, & Yoder MJ 2006. An evaluation of ensign wasp
classification (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae) based on molecular data and insights from ribosomal RNA secondary structure
. Systematic Entomology 31: 517–528.

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

Kieffer, JJ. 1904. Beschreibung neuer Proctotrypiden und Evaniiden. Arkiv för Zoologi 1: 525-562.

Mason, W.R.M. 1993. Superfamilies Evanioidea, Stephanoidea, Megalyroidea and Trigonalyoidea (pp. 510-520). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

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

Schletterer A. 1886. Ueber die Hymenopteren-Gattung Evania Fabr. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 36: 1-46.

Sharanowski BJ, Peixoto L, Dal Molin A, Deans AR. 2019. Multi-gene phylogeny and divergence estimations for Evaniidae (Hymenoptera) PeerJ 7:e6689. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6689

Turner, R.E. 1927. New parasitic Hymenoptera in the British Museum. Annals and magazine of natural history 9: 553–560.


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

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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