Exoprosopa apiformis Hesse, 1956

Abdomen bee-like with black and yellow rings, with the black and yellowish bands rather constant, without any white scaling on sides of tergites, and with only the last tergite distinctly white-scaled, and tergite 2 with a broadish basal band (very broad in females) of yellowish scales, the hinder half or hind part black-scaled; face and legs are dark; wings with the anterior infuscation usually faint, somewhat diffuse.

Original description by Hesse 1956:

Distribution: Eastern South Africa (Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, North-West Province)

Greathead recorded this species in Mkhuze from Vachellia leuderitzii low thicket, Vachellia nigrescens low open woodland and Terminalia sericea low open woodland.

iNat observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/196504982

Posted on January 13, 2024 03:21 PM by traianbertau traianbertau


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