n African Natural History - (Hymenoptera: Megalyridae: Megalyridiini), a relict species endemic to South Africa

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1816-8396


Numerous further specimens of the monotypical megalyrid species Hedqvist have recently been collected from diverse habitats encompassing a distributional range of more than 800 km in South Africa. The male of is recorded for the first time. We provide high-quality images of both sexes and a key to genera of Megalyridae occurring in the Afrotropical region. Online keys are available at: http://www.waspweb.org/Megalyroidea/Megalyridae/Keys/index.htm. The biogeography of this relict species is discussed.

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