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Micromeriella Betrem

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

Micromeriella Betrem, 1971

Classification

 

Micromeriella atropoides Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya)

Micromeriella atropos (de Saussure, 1859) (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

Micromeriella aureola (Klug, 1832) (Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen)

Micromeriella aureola austroccidentalis Betrem, 1972 (?)

Micromeriella aureola babae Betrem, 1972 (Zambia, Zimbabwe)
 

Micromeriella aureola bobi Betrem, 1972 (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe)

 

Micromeriella aureola dimidiata (Lepeletier, 1845) (Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia)

 

Micromeriella aureola elegans (Brülle, 1840) (?)

Micromeriella aureola godofredi (Sichel, 1858) (Angola, Lesotho, South Africa)

 

Micromeriella difficilis Betrem, 1972 (Ethiopia)

 

Micromeriella dundoensis Betrem, 1972 (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Micromeriella hessi (Betrem & Bradley, 1964) (Nigeria, Uganda)

Micromeriella hyalina (Klug, 1832) (Chad, Egypt, Gambia, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan)

Micromeriella hyalina meruensis (Cameron, 1910) (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania)

Micromeriella hyalina insuperata Betrem & Bradley, 1964 (Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe)
 

Micromeriella hyalina rufopedata Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Micromeriella hyalina nigeriensis Betrem, 1972 (Nigeria)

Micromeriella hyalina kalaharica Betrem, 1972 (Botswana, South Africa)

Micromeriella hyalina guineicola Betrem, 1972 (Ghana, Guinea, Liberia)

 

Micromeriella hyalinopsis Betrem (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Micromeriella rhodesiae Betrem, 1972 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

Micromeriella species

Distribution

Worldwide.

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.

Osten, T. 2005. Checkliste der Dolchwespen der Welt (Insecta: Hymenoptera, Scoliidae). Teil 1: Proscoliinae und Scoliinae: Campsomerini. Teil 2: Scoliinae: Scoliini. Teil 3: Literatur. Bericht der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Augsburg 62 (220–221): 1–62.

Credits

Photographs © Vida van der Walt (Pretoria), or Dave West "Blu Tuna" (Johannesburg).

Photographs of museum specimens © 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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