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Dolichomutilla Ashmead

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

Dolichomutilla Ashmead, 1899


Dolichomutilla bequaerti Bischoff, 1920 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Dolichomutilla guineensis (Fabricius, 1793) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, South Africa)

Dolichomutilla langenburgensis André, 1908 (Tanzania)

Dolichomutilla lessensis Bradley & Bequaert, 1923 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Dolichomutilla scutellifera (André, 1895) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone)

Dolichomutilla sycorax (Smith, 1855) (Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania)


Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania.


Reared from nests of various mud wasps in particular sphecid wasps in the tribe Sceliphrini (Baylis & Brothers, 2001).


Bayliss, P.S. & Brothers, D.J. 2001. Behaviour and Host Relationships of Dolichomutilla sycorax (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae, Sphecidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 10: 1-9.

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.


Photographs © Athol Marchant (Kwazulu-Natal).

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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