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Scoliidae

Classification and checklist of Afrotropical mammoth wasps

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Vespoidea; Family: Scoliidae)

The traditional classification is followed here rather than the work of Argaman (1996), which is likely to have artificially over-split the family at generic level.
  • Subfamily Scoliinae

    • Tribe Campsomerini

      • Genus Aureimeris Betrem, 1972

        • Subgenus Aureimeris Betrem, 1972

        • Subgenus Enigmatimeris Betrem, 1972

        • Subgenus Mansuetimeris Betrem, 1972

          • Aureimeris (Mansuetimeris) basilica basilica (Betrem, 1931) (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

            • Aureimeris (Mansuetimeris) basilica concitatrix (Bradley, 1931) (Democratic Republic of Congo)

            • Aureimeris (Mansuetimeris) basilica congicola Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania)

            • Aureimeris (Mansuetimeris) basilica inaequalis Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

            • Aureimeris (Mansuetimeris) basilica kwangoensis Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

            • Aureimeris (Mansuetimeris) basilica umpesensis Betrem, 1972 (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Aureimeris (Mansuetimeris) mansueta mansueta  (Gerstaecker, 1857) (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania (inc. Zanzibar))

            • Aureimeris (Mansuetimeris) mansueta mombasae Betrem, 1972 (Kenya, Tanzania)

        • Subgenus Xanthimeris Betrem, 1972

          • Aureimeris (Xanthimeris) basilewskyi Betrem, 1957 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Aureimeris (Xanthimeris) gambiensis Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Mozambique, Senegal)

          • Aureimeris (Xanthimeris) xanthura (de Saussure, 1858) (Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone)

      • Genus Campsomeriella Betrem, 1941

      • Genus Charimeris Betrem, 1972

        • Charimeris jacoti Betrem, 1972 (Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

        • Charimeris empeyi Betrem, 1972 (Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

        • Charimeris soni Betrem, 1972 (Mozambique, South Africa)

        • Charimeris canirocca Betrem, 1972 (South Africa)

        • Charimeris complicata Betrem, 1972 (Malawi, Mozambique)

        • Charimeris rhodesiella Betrem, 1972 (Zimbabwe)

      • Genus Cathimeris Betrem, 1972

        • Subgenus Cathimeris Betrem, 1972

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) accraensis Betrem, 1972 (Ghana)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) bredoi Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) betremi Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) capensis (de Saussure, 1858) (Lesotho, Mozambique,

          • South Africa)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) clotho clotho (de Saussure, 1859) (Burundi, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

            • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) clotho entebbensis Betrem, 1972 (Uganda)

            • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) clotho ghindae Betrem, 1972 (Ethiopia, Sudan)

            • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) clotho aberdarensis Betrem, 1972 (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda)

            • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) clotho pediflavata Betrem, 1972 (Kenya, Nairobi, Uganda)

            • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) clotho glaucocincta (Bischoff, 1911) (Rwanda)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) dispilus Cameron, (Tanzania)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) deserta deserta (Tullgr., 1904) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

            • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) deserta viridis Betrem, 1972 (Senegal)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) hymenaea hymenaea (Gerstaecker, 1871) (Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe)

            • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) hymenaea bradleyana Betrem, 1972 (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe)

            • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) hymenaea afroccidentalis Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) lachesis lachesis (de Saussure, 1859) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe)

            • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) lachesis corrupta Betrem, 1972 (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) masaica (Cameron, 1910) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) pseudocapensis Betrem, 1972 (South Africa, Zimbabwe)

          • Cathimeris (Cathimeris) sjoestedti (Cameron, 1910) (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania)

        • Subgenus Garantimeris Betrem, 1972

          • Cathimeris (Garantimeris) auraria (de Saussure, 1858) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda)

          • Cathimeris (Garantimeris) garamantica Betrem, 1971 (Cameroon)

      • Genus Colpa Dufour, 1841

      • Genus Crioscolia Bradley, 1951

        • Subgenus Punctelis Betrem, 1972

          • Crioscolia (Punctelis) punctum (de Saussure, 1891) (Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

      • Genus Extrameris Betrem, 1967

      • Genus Guigliana Betrem, 1967

        • Subgenus Guigliana Betrem, 1967

          • Guigliana (Guigliana) aliena aliena (Klug, 1832) (Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
            Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan. Also in Palaearctic region).

          • Guigliana (Guigliana) aliena tanganyikensis Bertrem, 1972 (Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe)

        • Subgenus Hexelis Betrem, 1972

          • Guigliana (Hexelis) hexensis Bertrem, 1971 (South Africa)

        • Subgenus Malagaselis Betrem, 1972

      • Genus Leomeris Betrem, 1972

      • Genus Micromeriella Betrem, 1972

        • Micromeriella atropoides Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya)

        • Micromeriella atropos (de Saussure, 1859) (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

        • Micromeriella aureola aureola (Klug, 1832) (Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen)

          • Micromeriella aureola austroccidentalis Betrem, 1972 (?)

          • Micromeriella aureola babae Betrem, 1972 (Zambia, Zimbabwe)

          • Micromeriella aureola bobi Betrem, 1972 (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe)

          • Micromeriella aureola dimidiata (Lepeletier, 1845) (Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia)

          • Micromeriella aureola elegans (Brülle, 1840) (?)

          • Micromeriella aureola godofredi (Sichel, 1858) (Angola, Lesotho, South Africa)

        • Micromeriella difficilis Betrem, 1972 (Ethiopia)

        • Micromeriella dundoensis Betrem, 1972 (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo)

        • Micromeriella hessi (Betrem & Bradley, 1964) (Nigeria, Uganda)

        • Micromeriella hyalina hyalina (Klug, 1832) (Chad, Egypt, Gambia, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan)

          • Micromeriella hyalina meruensis (Cameron, 1910) (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania)

          • Micromeriella hyalina insuperata Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe)

          • Micromeriella hyalina rufopedata Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Micromeriella hyalina nigeriensis Betrem, 1972 (Nigeria)

          • Micromeriella hyalina kalaharica Betrem, 1972 (Botswana, South Africa)

          • Micromeriella hyalina guineicola Betrem, 1972 (Ghana, Guinea, Liberia)

        • Micromeriella hyalinopsis Betrem (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo)

        • Micromeriella rhodesiae Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

      • Genus Megameris Betrem, 1967

        • Subgenus Megameris Betrem, 1967

          • Megameris (Megameris) soleata soleata (Gerstaecker, 1871) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe)

          • Megameris (Megameris) soleata quinquemarginata Betrem, 1972 (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda)

          • Megameris (Megameris) soleata princeps (Kirby, 1889) (Mozambique)

          • Megameris (Megameris) soleata dafurensis Betrem, 1972 (Sudan)

          • Megameris (Megameris) labilis (Schulz, 1906) (Gambia)

          • Megameris (Megameris) canens Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Kenya)

        • Subgenus Fascimeris Betrem, 1972

          • Megameris (Fascimeris) calcigera calcigera Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Nigeria)

            • Megameris (Fascimeris) calcigera gabonensis Betrem, 1972 (Gabon, Nigeria)

            • Megameris (Fascimeris) calcigera overlaeti Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Megameris (Fascimeris) sexfasciata Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Senegal)

          • Megameris (Fascimeris) quinquefasciata (Fabricius, 1781) (Cameroon, Gabon)

        • Subgenus Cillimeris Betrem, 1972

          • Megameris (Cillimeris) penicillifera Betrem & Bradley (Democratic Republic of Congo)

        • Subgenus Penimeris Betrem, 1972

          • Megameris (Penimeris) pseudofasciatipennis pseudofasciatipennis Betrem, 1972 (Malawi, Tanzania)

            • Megameris (Penimeris) pseudofasciatipennis sheppardi Betrem, 1972 (Zimbabwe)

            • Megameris (Penimeris) pseudofasciatipennis aeripennis Betrem & Bradley (Nigeria)

          • Megameris (Penimeris) nigrocalcarata Betrem, 1972 (Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)

          • Megameris (Penimeris) marshalli (Turner, 1910) (Zimbabwe)

          • Megameris (Penimeris) leopoldi leopoldi Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Megameris (Penimeris) leopoldi cameroonensis Betrem, 1972 (Cameroon)

          • Megameris (Penimeris) inexpectata Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

          • Megameris (Penimeris) stanleyi Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon)

        • Subgenus Immanimeris Betrem, 1972

          • Megameris (Immanimeris) immanis Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone)

          • Megameris (Immanimeris) nigricans Betrem, 1972 (Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda)

      • Genus Peltatimeris Betrem, 1972

        • Peltatimeris peltata Betrem, 1971 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo)

      • Genus Turbatimeris Betrem, 1972

        • Turbatimeris turbata Betrem, 1972 (Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa)

        • Turbatimeris umtaliensis Betrem, 1972 (Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

    • Tribe Scoliini

      • Genus Austroscolia Betrem, 1928

        • Austroscolia bissauensis Bradley, 1959 (Nigeria, Senegal)

        • Austroscolia carnifex Coquerel, 1855 (Aldabra, Madagascar)

        • Austroscolia ebenina ebenina de Saussure, 1858 (Cameroon, Gabon, Gold Coast, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone)

          • Austroscolia ebenina disparilis (Kirby, 1889) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

        • Austroscolia semitacta Bradley, 1959 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

      • Genus Liacos Guérin-Méneville, 1838

        • Liacos conigra Micha, 1927 (Madagascar)

        • Liacos nigrita nigrita Fabricius, 1781 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Principal Islands, Sierra Leone)

          • Liacos nigrita halima Kirby, 1889 (Angola, Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

        • Liacos sanctithomae Bradley, 1959 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Principal Islands, Senegal)

        • Liacos semipullata de Saussure, 1892 (Madagascar)

      • Genus Microscolia Betrem, 1928

        • Microscolia cereberia Bradley, 1959 (Guinea)

      • Genus Mutilloscolia Bradley, 1959

        • Mutilloscolia campanulata Bradley, 1959 (Madagacascar)

        • Mutilloscolia campanulella Bradley, 1959 (Madagacascar)

      • Genus Pyrrhoscolia Bradley, 1957

        • Pyrrhoscolia fax (Bradley, 1957) (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)

        • Pyrrhoscolia usambaraensis (Cameron, 1910) (Tanzania, Uganda)

        • Pyrrhoscolia nigeriensis Bradley, 1959 (Nigeria)

      • Genus Scolia Fabricius, 1775

References

Argaman Q. 1996. Generic synopsis of Scoliidae (Hymenoptera, Scolioidea). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 88: 171-222.

Betrem, J.G. & Bradley, J.C. 1964. Annotations on the Genera Triscolia, Megascolia and Scolia (Hymenoptera, Scoliidae). Zoologische Mededelingen 39: 433-444.

Betrem, J.G. & Bradley, J.C. 1964. Annotations on the Genera Triscolia, Megascolia and Scolia (Hymenoptera, Scoliidae) (second part). Zoologische Mededelingen 40: 89-96.

Betrem, J.G. & Bradley, J.C. 1972. The African Campsomerinae (Hymenoptera, Scoliidae). Monografieën van de Nederlandse Entomologische Vereniging 6: 1-326.

Bradley, J.C. 1959. The Scoliidae of Africa. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 23: 331-362.

Cameron, P. 1906. Descriptions of new species of parasitic Hymenoptera, chiefly in the collection of the South African Museum, Cape Town. Annals of the South African Museum 5:

Madl, M. 2018. A preliminary catalogue of the Hymenoptera (Insecta) of the Republic of Djibouti, Linzer biologische Beiträge 50: 907-967.

Osten, T. 2005. Checkliste der Dolchwespen der Welt (Insecta: Hymenoptera, Scoliidae). Teil 1: Proscoliinae und Scoliinae: Campsomerini. Teil 2: Scoliinae: Scoliini. Teil 3: Literatur. Bericht der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Augsburg 62 (220–221): 1–62.

Turner R.E. 1916. On some of the Scoliidae, mostly Elidinae (Hymenoptera), in the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum 16

Credits

Photograph © Hamish Robertson (Iziko Museums).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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