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Aulacid wasps of the Afrotropical region

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Evanioidea)

ClassificationIdentification key

Pristaulacus Kieffer, 1900


Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe.

Also Worldwide.


Parasitoids of wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera) or sawfly (Symphyta, Xiphydriidae) larvae.


Benoit, P.L.G. 1984. Aulacidae, famille nouvelle pour la faune de l'Afrique tropicale (Hymenoptera). Revue de Zoologie Africaine 98, 799-803.

Brues, C.T. 1924. 1. Some South African parasitic Hymenoptera of the families Evaniidae, Braconidae, Alysiidae and Plumariidae, in the South African Museum with a catalogue of known species. Annals of the South African Museum 19: 1-150.

Kieffer, J.J. 1900. Etude sur les Evaniides. Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France (1899) 68, 813-820.

Madl, M. 1990. Eine neue Pristaulacus - Art Benoit aus Kenya (Hymenoptera, Evanioidea, Aulacidae). Mitteilungen der Munchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft 80, 85-88.

Mason, W.R.M. 1993. Superfamilies Evanioidea, Stephanoidea, Megalyroidea and Trigonalyoidea (pp. 510-520). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Smith, D.R. 2001. World catalog of the family Aulacidae (Hymenoptera). Contributions on Entomology International 4: 261319.

Turrisi G.F. 2006. Revision of the Afrotropical species of Pristaulacus Kieffer 1900 (Hymenoptera: Aulacidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 37: 27-38.

Turrisi, G.F., Jennings J.T. & Vilhelmsen, L. 2009. Phylogeny and generic concepts of the parasitoid wasp family Aulacidae (Hymenoptera: Evanioidea). Invertebrate Systematics 23: 2759.

Westwood, J.O. 1841. [Descriptions in entomological society proceedings]. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London 1841: 535-539.

Westwood, J.O. 1844. XXXVIII. On Evania and some allied Genera of Hymenopterous Insects. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 3: 237-278, plates XIV-XV.


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa) or Denis Brothers (University of Kwazulu-Natal) or Giuseppe Fabrizio Turrisi  (University of Catania) and Natural History Museum London.

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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