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Tricarinodynerus Giordani Soika

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

Tricarinodynerus Giordani Soika, 1952. Type species: Odynerus guerinii de Saussure, 1853.

 

Tricarinodynerus abreptus (Giordani Soika, 1934) (Guinea Bissau, Senegal)

Tricarinodynerus anceps anceps (Gribodo, 1892) (Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria)

Tricarinodynerus anceps bequaerti (Schouteden, 1919) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Tricarinodynerus anceps totoniger (von Schultheß, 1928) (Tanzania)

Tricanodynerus arabicus Guichard (Yemen)

Tricarinodynerus guerinii guerinii (de Saussure, 1853) (Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

 

Tricarinodynerus guerinii deserticola Giordani Soika, 1961 (Namibia)

Tricarinodynerus guerinii neptunus (Giordani Soika, 1937) (Botswana, South Africa)

Tricarinodynerus Magretti,i (Gribodo, 1884) (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen. Also in the Palaearctic Region)

Tricarinodynerus prominens Giordani Soika, 1937 ("French Congo", Malawi, South Africa)

Tricarinodynerus rufoflavus rufoflavus (Giordani Soika, 1940) (Sudan)

Tricarinodynerus rufoflavus somalus Giordani Soika, 1989 (Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania)

Tricarinodynerus schubotzianus (von Schulthess-Rechberg, 1913) (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania)

 

Tricarinodynerus ventralis (de Saussure, 1890) (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Republic of Guinea, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda. Also in the Palaearctic Region)

Distribution

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Republic of Guinea, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan,  Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Also in the Palaearctic Region

Biology

Nest in pre-existing cavities in vertical banks, or in hollow stems, or empty cells of aerial mud nesters. The entrance has a downwards curved mud turret. An egg is laid within each of several cells, which are sealed after being provisioned with a stung caterpillar (Tortricidae, Gelechiidae, Oecophoridae and Pyralidae) (Gess & Gess, 2014).

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.

Gess, S.K. & Gess, F.W. 2014. Wasps and bees in southern Africa. SANBI Biodiversity Series 24. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. 320 pp.

Saussure H. de 1852-1853. Études sur la famille des Vespides I: Monographie des Guépes solitaires, ou de la tribu des Eumèniens. Genève (CHERBULIEZ) & Paris (MASSON): 268 pp.

Weaving A.J.S. 1994. Nesting behaviour in three Afrotropical trap-nesting wasps, Chalybion laevigatum (Kohl), Proepipona meadewaldoi Bequaert and Tricarinodynerus guerinii (Saussure) (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae, Eumenidae). Entomologist 113 (3-4): 183-197.

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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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