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Campsomeriella Betrem

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

Campsomeriella Betrem, 1941


Subgenus Campsomeriella Betrem, 1941

Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) caelebs (Sichel, 1864) (Central, Northern (Dijibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia) and Southern Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius. Also Palaearctic region.)

Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) dimidiatipennis (de Saussure, 1854) (Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) kiogaensis Betrem, 1972 (Tanzania, Uganda)

Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) minutalis (Bradley, 1936) (Madagascar)
Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) pocillator (Bradley, 1936) (Madagascar)

Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) pseudocollaris Betrem, 1972 (Central, Northern and Southern Africa)

Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) rubromarginata Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe)

Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) thoracica thoracica (Fabricius, 1787) (Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan)


Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) thoracica senilis (Fabricius, 1793) (Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan)

Campsomeriella (Campsomeriella) torquata Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda)

Subgenus Madonimeris Betrem, 1967

Campsomeriella (Madonimeris) madonensis madonensis (Buysson, 1910) (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Campsomeriella (Madonimeris) madonensis transvaalensis (Cameron, 1910) (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe)


Campsomeriella (Madonimeris) madonensis zambiensis Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zanzibar)


Afrotropical, Australasian, Oriental, Nearctic and Palaearctic regions.


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. 1936. Four new species of Campsomeris (Hym. Scoliidae) from the Malagasy subregion. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London. Series B, Taxonomy 5: 12-17. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3113.1936.tb01304.x

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 Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Photographs 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).

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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