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Antodynerus de Saussure

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

Antodynerus de Saussure, 1855. Type species

 

Antodynerus aethiopicus (de Saussure, 1855) (Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone)

Antodynerus alboniger (Bequaert, 1918) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo)

Antodynerus angolensis (Radoszkovsky, 1881) (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Antodynerus ardens ardens (Guérin Menneville, 1848) (Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa)

Antodynerus ardens junodi (Gribodo, 1895) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia)

Antodynerus aureosericeus aureosericeus (Meade-Waldo, 1915) (Uganda)

Antodynerus aureosericeus nuntius Giordani Soika, 1983 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Antodynerus bellatulus bellatulus (de Saussure, 1853) (Angola, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo)

Antodynerus bellatulus brunneolus (Giordani Soika, 1942) (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal (?), Sudan, Uganda)

Antodynerus breviclypeus Selis, 2020 (South Africa)

 

? Antodynerus caviventris (Kirsch, 1878) [Probably a synonym of Antodynerus oogaster (Gribodo, 1895). The type material (Museum Dresden) was destroyed during World War II] (Tanzania)

Antodynerus cnemophilus cnemophilus (Cameron, 1910) (Tanzania, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus cnemophilus basilewskyi (Giordani Soika, 1955) (Burundi)

Antodynerus coenii (Giordani Soika, 1934) (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, "French Guinea", Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan)

Antodynerus congolensis (Bequaert, 1918) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Antodynerus desperatus (Bequaert, 1918) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Liberia, Togo, Uganda)

Antodynerus dictatorius (Giordani Soika, 1935) (South Africa)

 

Antodynerus effossoides effossoides Giordani Soika, 1989 (Kenya, Tanzania)

Antodynerus effossoides aequus Giordani Soika, 1989 (Namibia)

Antodynerus effossus Giordani Soika, 1989 (Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe (?))

Antodynerus elleri (Giordani Soika, 1937) (South Africa)

Antodynerus Gribodo,i (von Schulthess, Rechberg, 1922) (Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia)

Antodynerus iactans (Giordani Soika, 1937) (Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania)

Antodynerus imitator Selis, 2020 (South Africa)

 

Antodynerus incognitus (Giordani Soika, 1942) (Namibia, South Africa)

Antodynerus indecorus (Cameron, 1910) (South Africa)

Antodynerus infucatus (Giordani Soika, 1935) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Sao Thomé, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus kelneri Giordani Soika, 1965 (Ivory Coast)

Antodynerus lesnei lesnei (Giordani Soika, 1935) (Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus lesnei warmbadensis (Giordani Soika, 1937) (Namibia)

Antodynerus lobatus Giordani Soika, 1983 (Somalia)

Antodynerus lugubris (Meade-Waldo, 1915) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda,)

Antodynerus luteoniger (Giordani Soika, 1942) (South Africa)

Antodynerus magadensis (Giordani Soika, 1937) (Kenya)

Antodynerus meridionalis meridionalis (de Saussure, 1862) (Mozambique, South Africa)

Antodynerus meridionalis limatulus (Giordani Soika, 1937) (Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus multicolor multicolor (de Saussure, 1853) (Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe. Also in the Palaearctic  Region)

Antodynerus multicolor mozambicanus (Giordani Soika, 1935) (Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus multicolor pallidior (Giordani Soika, 1944) (Ethiopia)

Antodynerus mutabilis (de Saussure, 1863) (Eritrea, Tanzania)

Antodynerus mutans (de Saussure, 1856) ("Senegambia")

Antodynerus nigeriensis (Giordani Soika, 1942) (Nigeria)

Antodynerus nyassae (Kirsch, 1878) (Mozambique, Tanzania)

Antodynerus oneili (Cameron, 1905) (Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus oogaster (Gribodo, 1895) (Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus oppugnator (Giordani Soika, 1937) (Central African Republic)

Antodynerus proterrens (Giordani Soika, 1934) (Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast)

Antodynerus radialis radialis (de Saussure, 1855) (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus radialis flavozonatus (Giordani Soika, 1940) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus radialis levidensis (Giordani Soika, 1937) (Uganda)

Antodynerus radialis revolutionalis (Giordani Soika, 1937) (Namibia)

 

Antodynerus sheffieldi sheffieldi (Meade-Waldo, 1915) (Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus sheffieldi bellatuloides Giordani Soika, 1989 (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo)

Antodynerus sheffieldi citreobimaculatus (Giordani Soika, 1942) (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Antodynerus sheffieldi cyclops (Giordani Soika, 1942) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus sheffieldi imperialis (Giordani Soika, 1942) (Eritrea)

Antodynerus sheffieldi marginifasciatus (Bequaert, 1918) (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Uganda)

Antodynerus sheffieldi perarduus (Giordani Soika, 1942) (Namibia)

Antodynerus sheffieldi tridotatus (Giordani Soika, 1942) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia)

Antodynerus signiferus (Cameron, 1910) (Ivory Coast, South Africa)

Antodynerus somalicus Giordani Soika, 1989 (Somalia)

Antodynerus spoliatus spoliatus (Cameron, 1910) (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus spoliatus ferruginatus Giordani Soika, 1983 (South Africa)

Antodynerus stevensonianus (Giordani Soika, 1942)  (Zimbabwe)

Antodynerus stiraspis (Cameron, 1910) (South Africa, Tanzania)

Antodynerus thomensis Giordani Soika, 1942 (Sao Thomé)

Antodynerus versicolor versicolor (Kirby, 1900) (Socotra)

Antodynerus versicolor picturatum (Bequaert, 1918) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia)

Antodynerus wellmani (Meade-Waldo, 1910) (Angola, Nigeria)

Antodynerus wellmanoides (Giordani Soika, 1940) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Distribution

Afrotropical, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.

Biology

Nests in pre-existing cavities, often using old nests of other Eumeninae, or Sphecidae (Kumar & Carpenter, 2013)

References

Bequaert J. 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 of the American Musuem of Natural History 39: 2-384.

Carpenter J. M. 1986. A synonymic generic checklist of the Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Psyche 93: 61-90.

Carpenter, J. M. & M. Madl. 2009. A catalogue of the Vespidae of the Malagasy Subregion (Insecta, Hymenoptera). Linzer Biologische Beiträge 41 (2): 1871-1935.

Carpenter, J.M., J. Gusenleitner & M. Madl. 2009. A catalogue of the Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of the Ethiopian Region excluding Malagasy Subregion. Part I: Introduction, Key to Genera, Genera Aethiopicodynerus Gusenleitner 1997 to Cyrtolabulus van der VECHT 1969. Linzer Biologische Beiträge 41 (1): 513-638.

Carpenter, J.M., J. Gusenleitner & M. Madl. 2010. A catalogue of the Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of the Ethiopian Region excluding Malagasy Subregion. Part II: Genera Delta de Saussure 1885 to Zethus FABRICIUS 1804 and Species Incertae Sedis. Linzer Biologische Beiträge 42 (1): 95-315.

Carpenter, J.M., J. Gusenleitner & M. Madl. 2010. A Catalogue of the Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of the Ethiopian Region excluding Malagasy Subregion. Part III: Classification, Additions, Corrections and Index. Linzer Biologische Beiträge 42 (1): 919-1004.

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2011. Systematics and biology of the African genus Ferraria (Iridaceae: Irideae). Bothalia 41: 1–40.

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2012. Notes on Moraea subg. Visciramosa (Iridoideae), including the new species Moraea saldanhensis from the Atlantic coast of South Africa, recognition of M. inconspicua subsp. namaquensis, and pollination biology in M. rivulicola. Bothalia 42: 210-215.

Goldblatt, P., Bernhardt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2009. Adaptive radiation of the putrid perianth: Ferraria (Iridaceae: Irideae) and its unusual pollinators. Plant Systematics and Evolution 278: 53–65.

Kumar GP & Carpenter J. 2013. A taxonomic review of the genus Antodynerus de Saussure, 1855 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from the Indian subcontinent. Zootaxa 3731: 267-278. 10.11646/zootaxa.3731.2.7.

Selis, M. 2020. On generic placement of Odynerus dictatorius Giordani Soika and its mimicry ring (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae). Zootaxa 4845: 83–96.

doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4845.1.6.

Credits

Photographs © Marco Selis (Via dei Tarquini, 22—01100 Viterbo, Italy).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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