Loktionov V.M. 2023. Geographical distribution of the spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of the world // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.4: 394–402 [in English].

Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, 690022, Russia. E-mail: pompilidaefer@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.4.05

ABSTRACT. An analysis of the geographical distribution of spider wasp genera (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae) of the world was carried out. The faunas of the Neotropical and Nearctic regions are the closest; the latter is associated with the fauna of the Palaearctic region. The pompilid faunas of the Palaearctic, Afrotropical and Oriental regions form a single complex. The fauna of the Australasian region is the most isolated, having the maximum similarity with that of the Oriental region. The two largest subfamilies, Pepsinae and Pompilinae, with their joint share among other subfamilies being 78 to 95%, constitute the main bulk of the faunas of all biogeographic regions.

KEY WORDS: spider wasps, distribution, biogeographic regions, extant genera, Ceropalinae, Ctenocerinae, Notocyphinae, Pepsinae, Pompilinae, world fauna.

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