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Aureimeris Betrem

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

Aureimeris Betrem, 1972.


Subgenus Aureimeris Betrem, 1972

Aureimeris (Aureimeris) africana (de Saussure, 1859) (Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia)

Subgenus Enigmatimeris Betrem, 1972


Aureimeris (Enigmatimeris) dybowskii Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Aureimeris (Enigmatimeris) fasciatella fasciatella (Klug, 1832) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Aureimeris (Enigmatimeris) fasciatella arnoldi Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Aureimeris (Enigmatimeris) fasciatella otshui Betrem, 1972 (Namibia)

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, 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)


Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


External parasitoids of beetle larvae (mostly Scarabaeidae) that live in soil or decaying vegetable matter.


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.

Brothers, D.J. & Finnamore A.T. 1993. Superfamily Vespoidea (pp. 161-278). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Picker, M., Griffiths, C & Weaving, A. 2002. Field Guide to Insects of South Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town.


Photographs Iziko Museums of South Africa.

Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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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