oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new diapriid (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) from termite nests from South Africa

Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Specimens of a very interesting species of Diapriidae have recently been received for identification from South Africa. They were submitted by Mr D. P. Annecke, Pretoria, who stated that they had been obtained from the fungus comb of Odontotermes latericius (Haviland) at two different localities a few miles from Pretoria. In all probability the species develops as a parasite of the termitoxeniid, Syntermitoxenia pseudonanna (Schmitz) (det. E. M. Beyer) which was present in both nests. I have been unable to place the diapriid as a descriptionbed species and have accordingly prepared the following descriptionption of it. A new generic name seems also to be required.

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