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Smicromyrmilla Suárez

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

Smicromyrmilla Suárez, 1965. Type species: Mutilla ariasi André, 1896 (female), by original designation.

Classification

Smicromyrmilla arnoldi (Bischoff, 1920)

Smicromyrmilla buingella (Péringuey, 1914)

Smicromyrmilla dentifera (Arnold, 1960)

Smicromyrmilla erigone (Péringuey, 1898)

Smicromyrmilla stevensoni (Arnold, 1946)

Distribution

Afrotropical and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Ectoparasitoids of larvae or pupa of other insects (Brothers & Finnamore, 1993).

References

Ashmead, W.H. 1900–1904. Classification of the fossorial, predaceous and parasitic wasps, or the superfamily Vespoidea. The Canadian Entomologist, (1900) 32, 145–155, 185–188, 295–296; (1902) 34, 79–88, 131–137, 163–166, 203–210, 219–231, 268–273, 287–291; (1903) 35, 3–8, 39–44, 95–107, 155–158, 199–205, 303–310, 323–332; (1904) 36, 5–9.

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.

Nonveiller, G. 1973. Recherches sur les Mutillides de l’Afrique (Mutillidae, Hymenoptera). III. Remarques concernant le genre Nanomutilla André, 1899. Annales de la Faculté des Sciences au Cameroun 15-16: 63-73.

Péringuey, L. 1898. Description of some new or little known South African Mutillidae in the collection of the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum 1: 33–94.

Péringuey, L. 1914. Notes on South African Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) with descriptions of new or little known species. Annals of the South African Museum 10: 323–358.

Suárez, F.J. 1965. Datos preliminares al estudio de los mutílidos ibéricos (Hymenoptera). Eos, Revista Española de Entomología, Madrid, 40(3–4), 569–586.

Credits

Photographs © Denis Brothers (University of Kwazulu-Natal) or © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


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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