oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The genera of Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) parasitic on tsetse flies (Glossina; Diptera)

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The hymenopterous parasites of tsetse flies (Glossina) include three known species in the family Mutillidae (Buxton, 1955). All were originally descriptionbed by Turner (1915, 1916, 1920) and all were placed in the portmanteau genus Mutilla. In view of the possible importance of these parasites as control agents of tsetse, and because of recent investigations on parasitisation of Glossina species (e.g., Heaversedge, 1968, 1969a, 1969b), the species of Mutillidae involved should be assigned to their correct genera. Two of the species are included in the new genus Chrestomutilla (descriptionbed below) and the third is transferred to the genus Smicromyrme.

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