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Afrotropical Ticoplini

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


Areotilla Bischoff, 1920


Nanomutilla André, 1900


Afrotropical and Palearctic regions.


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


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. 1998. Revision and cladistic analysis of the Afrotropical genus Areotilla Bischoff (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae, Ticoplinae). African Entomology 6: 193–214.

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.


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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