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Java caroliwaterhousi (Cameron)

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

Cyphononyx Caroli-Waterhousi Cameron in Sjoestedt, 1910 


 

Orangekloof, Table Mountain National Park.

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Honeywood Farm, Grootvadersbosch with paralyzed Rain spider prey - Palystes superciliosus

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Gillitts (-29.788831 30.805997) Kwazulu-Natal with paralyzed Rain spider prey - Palystes superciliosus

Photographs Steve Woodhall.


Nairobi (Kenya) with paralyzed Rain spider prey - Palystes species

Photographs Seasav https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/64516183


Distribution

Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

Biology

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

Reference

Wahis, R. 2000. Revision des especes afrotropicales, indo-orientales et australiennes du genre Java Pate 1946 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae, Pepsinae). Notes Fauniques de Gembloux 38, 43-76.

Credits

Photographs and map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa), or Steve Woodhall, or Seasav https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/64516183


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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