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Ropalidia guttatipennis (Saussure)

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

Icaria guttatipennis Saussure, 1853. Holotype Type Locality: Senegal.

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Distribution

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania.

Biology

Social, constructing communal paper nests. Larvae are fed on chewed-up, soft-bodied insects such as caterpillars. See Polistinae Paper wasp home page for more details.

Reference

Bequaert J.C. 1918. A revision of the Vespidae of the Belgian Congo based on the collection of the American Museum Congo Expedition: with a list of Ethiopian diplopterous wasps. Bulletin American Museum of Natural History 39: 1-384.

Credits

Map Illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)..


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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