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Areotilla Bischoff

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

Areotilla Bischoff, 1920. Type species: Areotilla areolata Bischoff, 1920 (male), by original designation.

Classification

Areotilla areolata Bischoff, 1920

  Areotilla aurea Mitchell & Brothers, 1998
  Areotilla bilobata Mitchell & Brothers, 1998
  Areotilla ferruginea Mitchell & Brothers, 1998
  Areotilla marshalli (Andr, 1903)
  Areotilla michaeli Mitchell & Brothers, 1998
  Areotilla montana Mitchell & Brothers, 1998

Areotilla perplexa Mitchell & Brothers, 1998

  Areotilla trifasciata Mitchell & Brothers, 1998
  Areotilla vulgaris Mitchell & Brothers, 1998

Distribution

Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Unknown, but the genus appears to be restricted to forest or dense bushveld areas with moderate to high rainfall (Mitchell & Brothers, 1998).

References

Mitchell, A. & Brothers, D.J. 1998. Revision and cladistic analysis of the Afrotropical genus Areotilla Bischoff (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae, Ticoplinae). African Entomology 6: 193214.

Mitchell, A. & Brothers, D.J. 2002. Phylogeny of the genera of Ticoplinae (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 11: 312325.

Credits

Photographs Denis Brothers (University of Kwazulu-Natal).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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