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Wonderful World of Wasps

Exhibition Iziko South African Museum

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera)

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Wasp diversity 1. With 65 different families of wasps, bees and ants present in Africa, there is a great range of different physical forms present on the continent. All the above are wasps and those that look like ants are wasps that have evolved wing loss as an adaptation to living in leaf litter on the ground.

Photographs Simon van Noort

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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