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Cyphononyx optimus Smith

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Vespoidea; Family: Pompilidae; Genus: Cyphononyx)

Cyphononyx optimus Smith, 1855

Cyphononyx_optimus_Picker&Griffiths

Distribution

Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Females hunt and paralyse large spiders such as Rain spiders (Palystes).

Reference

Picker, M., Griffiths, C & Weaving, A. 2002. Field Guide to Insects of South Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town.

Credits

Photographs Mike Picker & Charles Griffiths (published in Struik's Field Guide to Insects of South Africa).


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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