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Pseudophotopsis aurea (Klug)

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

Pseudophotopsis aurea (Klug, 1829)

Pseudophotopsis_aurea (Klug) dorsal Pseudophotopsis_aurea (Klug) lateral
Pseudophotopsis_aurea (Klug) head Pseudophotopsis_aurea (Klug) metasoma
Pseudophotopsis_aurea (Klug) metasoma base Pseudophotopsis_aurea (Klug) pygidium
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Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Yemen (including Socotra Island).




Lelej, A.S. & van Harten, A. 2006. A review of the Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) of Yemen. Zootaxa 1226: 1-50.

Lo Cascio, P., Romano, M. & Grita, F. 2012. New species and new records of mutillid wasps from the Socotra Archipelago (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52: 525-544.


Photographs Denis Brothers (University of 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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