oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new genus and two new species of apterous Pompilidae (Hymenoptera) from Southern Rhodesia

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In this paper a new species of Pseudopedinaspis Brauns and an interesting new genus of the Idopompilini are descriptionbed. Apterism in the Pompilidae is of rare occurrence and is confined to a few genera, and is of particular interest on account of the marked alteration in the proportions of the thoracic segments which is correlated with this condition. There is an absolute. and not merely relative, elongation of the pronotum, and usually also of the epinotum, giving these insects such an unfamiliar appearance that their true affinities may easily be overlooked.

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