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Sapygina lobengulae (Arnold)

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

Sapyga lobengulae Arnold, 1929. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Matopos, Zimbabwe.

Imaged with Entovision system in 2007

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Imaged with LAS 4.2 in 2014
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Distribution

Zimbabwe.

Biology

Entering straws in thatch containing nests of Eriades bicornutus and Osmia unispinosa.

Reference

Arnold, G. 1929. African species of Sapygidae. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 13: 175-181.

Credits

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


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2017. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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