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Cathimeris Betrem

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

Cathimeris Betrem, 1971.

Classification

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) 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) dispilus Cameron, (Tanzania)

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)

Distribution

Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nairobi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe.

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

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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