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Campsomeriella caelebs (Sichel)

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

Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) caelebs (Sichel, 1864)

Classification

Randburg, South Africa. Photograph © Dave West (Randburg).

Shingwedzi Camp (Kruger Park National Park, South Africa). Photograph © Dave West (Randburg).

Shingwedzi Camp (Kruger Park National Park, South Africa). Photograph © Dave West (Randburg).


Campsomeriella_caelebs_Picker&Griffiths_

Photograph © Mike Picker & Charles Griffiths (University of Cape Town).


Specimens in SAMC


Distribution

Central, Northern (Dijibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia) and Southern Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius. Also Palaearctic region.

Biology

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

References

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.

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

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

Credits

Photograph of living specimens © Dave West (Randburg), or © Mike Picker & Charles Griffiths (University of Cape Town) (published in Struik's Field Guide to Insects of South Africa).

Photographs of pinned specimens © 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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