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Charimeris Betrem

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

Cathimeris Betrem, 1972.

Classification

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)

Distribution

Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, 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 © Simon van Noort (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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