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Mutilla Linnaeus

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

Mutilla Linnaeus, 1758

Mutilla astarte Bischoff, 1920 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania)

Mutilla nais Péringuey, 1901 (South Africa, Zimbabwe)

Mutilla scabrofoveolata Sichel & Radoszkowski, 1869 (South Africa)






Bischoff, H. 1920–1921. Monographie der Mutilliden Afrikas. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, (1920) 86A(1/3), 1–480; (1921) 86A(4), 481–830 + plates 1–7.

Picker, M., Griffiths, C & Weaving, A. 2002. Field Guide to Insects of South Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town.

Smith, F. 1879. Descriptions of New Species of Hymenoptera in the British Museum, London. 240 pp.


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