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Afrotropical Smicromyrmillini

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

Classification

Smicromyrmilla Suárez, 1965

Distribution

Afrotropical, Oriental and Palearctic 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.

Brothers, D.J. & Finnamore A.T. 1993. Superfamily Vespoidea pp. 161-278.. In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. eds.. Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Brothers DJ, Lelej AS 2017. Phylogeny and higher classification of Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) based on morphological reanalyses. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 60: 1-97. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.60.20091

Mitchell, A. & Brothers, D.J. 2002. Phylogeny of the genera of Ticoplinae (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 11: 312–325.

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.

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 © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or © 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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