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Knemodynerus Blüthgen

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

Knemodynerus Blüthgen, 1940. Type species: Odynerus excellens Perez, 1907.

 

Knemodynerus aequabilis Gusenleitner 1995

Knemodynerus albolimbatus (von Schulthess 1914)

 

Knemodynerus conspicuus (Gusenleitner 1992)

 

Knemodynerus euryspilus (Cameron 1910)

 

Knemodynerus expressus (Giordani Soika 1934)

 

Knemodynerus farquharensis (Cameron 1907)

 

Knemodynerus inversus Gusenleitner 2004

 

Knemodynerus meyeri (Cameron 1910)

 

Knemodynerus pseudolateralis (Meade-Waldo 1915)

 

Knemodynerus rhynchoides rhynchoides (de Saussure 1853)

 

Knemodynerus seychellensis (von Dalla Torre 1904)

 

Knemodynerus stigma (de Saussure 1863)

 

Knemodynerus turneri (Giordani Soika 1934) (Namibia)

Knemodynerus species

Distribution

Aldabra Islands, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti,  Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tomé, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe.

Also in the Oriental and Palaearctic Regions.

Biology

A species of Knemodynerus has been recorded pollinating Moraea rivulicola (Iridaceae) (Goldblatt & Manning, 2012).

Reference

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 A. M. N. H, Vol. 39: 2-384.

Carpenter J. M., 1986. A Synonymic Generic Checklist of the Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Psyche, Vol 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.

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2012. IRIDACEAE: Notes on Moraea subg. Visciramosa (Iridoideae), including new species Moraea saldanhensis from the Atlantic coast of South Africa, recognition of M. inconspicua subsp. namaquensis, and pollination biology of M. rivulicola. Bothalia 42(2):210-215.

von Schulthess, A. 1914. Beitrag zur Kenntnis aethiopischer Eumenidinen. Societas
Entomologia
29 (13): 57-58; (14): 62-64; (16): 72-74; (17): 77-79.

Credits

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


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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