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Megameris Betrem

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

Megameris Betrem, 1967.


Subgenus Megameris Betrem, 1967

Megameris (Megameris) soleata soleata (Gerstaecker, 1871) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe)

Megameris (Megameris) soleata quinquemarginata Betrem, 1972 (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda)


Megameris (Megameris) soleata princeps (Kirby, 1889) (Mozambique)

Megameris (Megameris) soleata dafurensis Betrem, 1972 (Sudan)

Megameris (Megameris) labilis (Schulz, 1906) (Gambia)

Megameris (Megameris) canens Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Kenya)

Subgenus Fascimeris Betrem, 1972


Megameris (Fascimeris) calcigera calcigera Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Nigeria)

Megameris (Fascimeris) calcigera gabonensis Betrem, 1972 (Gabon, Nigeria)

Megameris (Fascimeris) calcigera overlaeti Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Megameris (Fascimeris) sexfasciata Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Senegal)

Megameris (Fascimeris) quinquefasciata (Fabricius, 1781) (Cameroon, Gabon)

Subgenus Cillimeris Betrem, 1972


Megameris (Cillimeris) penicillifera Betrem & Bradley (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Subgenus Penimeris Betrem, 1972


Megameris (Penimeris) pseudofasciatipennis pseudofasciatipennis Betrem, 1972 (Malawi, Tanzania)


Megameris (Penimeris) pseudofasciatipennis sheppardi Betrem, 1972 (Zimbabwe)

Megameris (Penimeris) pseudofasciatipennis aeripennis Betrem & Bradley (Nigeria)

Megameris (Penimeris) nigrocalcarata Betrem, 1972 (Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)

Megameris (Penimeris) marshalli (Turner, 1910) (Zimbabwe)

Megameris (Penimeris) leopoldi leopoldi Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Megameris (Penimeris) leopoldi cameroonensis Betrem, 1972 (Cameroon)

Megameris (Penimeris) inexpectata Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Megameris (Penimeris) stanleyi Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon)

Subgenus Immanimeris Betrem, 1972


Megameris (Immanimeris) immanis Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone)

Megameris (Immanimeris) nigricans Betrem, 1972 (Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda)




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.

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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