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Macroocula Panfilov

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

Macroocula Panfilov, 1954. Type species: Doryleika mahunkai Argaman, 1994.


  Macroocula airica (Invrea, 1953)
Macroocula andreai Pagliano, 2002
Macroocula asirensis Gadallah & Soliman, 2018
  Macroocula guillarmodi (Invrea, 1957)
Macroocula magna (Invrea, 1965)
  Macroocula meridiooccidentalis (Bischoff, 1920)
  Macroocula migiurtinica (Invrea, 1956)

Macroocula morawitzi (Radoszkowski, 1888)

Macroocula nitida nitida (Bischoff, 1920)
Macroocula riyadha Gadallah & Pagliano, 2014
  Macroocula soknaensis (Invrea, 1967)
  Macroocula villiersi (Invrea, 1953)
  Macroocula yemenita (Invrea, 1950)


Afrotropical and western Palaearctic regions.


Host unknown. Crepuscular or nocturnal (Pagliano, 2008).


Lelej, A.S., T. Osten, 2004. To the knowledge of the mutillid and bradynobaenid wasps of Iran (Hymenoptera: Mutililidae, Bradynobaenidae). Proceeding of the Russian Entomological
Society, St. Petersburg
75(1): 253262.

Pagliano G. 2002. Revisione della sottofamiglia Apterogyninae (Hymenoptera: Bradynobaenidae. Museo regionale di scienze naturali Torino, Monografie 34: 1-387.

Pagliano G. 2008. Order Hymenoptera, Family Bradynobaenidae. Pp. 393402. In: Harten A. Van (ed.): Arthropod Fauna of United Arab Emirates. Volume 1. Multiply Marketing Consultancy Services, Abu Dhabi, 754 pp.

Pagliano G. & Romano M. 2012.Three new species of African Apterogyninae from Kenya, Namibia and Senegal (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Bradynobaenidae). Naturalista Valtellinese, Atti del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Morbegno 23: 1541.

Soliman AM, Gadallah NS, Al Dhafer HM. 2018. An illustrated key to the Saudi Arabian species of the genus Macroocula Panfilov, 1954, with the description of a new species and the previously unknown female of M. andreai Pagliano (Hymenoptera, Bradynobaenidae, Apterogyninae). ZooKeys 742: 3556. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.742.22854


Photographs Ahmed M. Soliman (King Saud University).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


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

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