oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Behaviour of a parasitic pompilid wasp (Hymenoptera)

Volume 45, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A descriptionption with illustrations is given of the behaviour of a female pompilid wasp, probably Paracyphononyx africanus (Radoszkowski), which was observed to paralyse its Iycosine host temporarily, deposit an egg and then to abandon the spider, which subsequently recovered. Biological information on other parasitic Pompilidae is reviewed briefly.

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