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Tachypompilus ignitus (Smith)

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

Pompilus ignitus Smith, 1855. Holotype in: Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Type locality:

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Distribution

South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Biology

Hunts spiders in the genus Palystes (Palystinae; Heteropodidae).

Reference

Arnold, G. 1937. The Psammocharidae of the Ethiopian region. Part VII. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 19: 1-98.

Gess, F.W. & Gess S.K. 1980. Spider vanquishers: the nesting of Tachyompilus ignitus (Smith) and Batozonellus fuliginosus (Klug). The Eastern Cape Naturalist 69: 4-7.

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

Smith, F. 1855. Catalog of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part 3. Mutillidae and Pompilidae.1-206

Credits

Photograph Hamish Robertson (Iziko Museums) or Mike Picker & Charles Griffiths (University of Cape Town) (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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