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Tachypompilus Ashmead

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

Tachypompilus Ashmead, 1902.Type species: Tachypompilus abbotti Ashmead, 1902 (= Sphex analis Fabricius,1781) by original designation.

Tachypompilus ignitus Smith, 1855

Tachypompilus ovambo Arnold, 1937


Tachypompilus praepotens (Kohl, 1894)

Tachypompilus vitripennis Arnold, 1937


Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar.


Hunt spiders in the genus Palystes (Palystinae; Sparasidae).


Arnold, G. 1936. The Psammocharidae of the Ethiopian region. Part V. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 18: 73-12.

Arnold, G. 1936. The Psammocharidae of the Ethiopian region. Part VI. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 18: 415-460.

Arnold, G. 1936. New African Hymenoptera No. 3. Occasional Papers of the Rhodesian Museum 5: 1-38, pl. I.

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.

Kohl, F. 1906. Hymenopteren. Zoologische Ergebnisse der Expedition der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Sudarabien  und Sokotra im jahre 1898-1899. (pp. 1-133).

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


Photographs by Nadene Smith Iziko Museums.

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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