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Austroscolia Betrem

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

Austroscolia Betrem, 1928. Type species: Scolia ruficeps Smith, 1855 by original designation.

Classification

Austroscolia bissauensis Bradley, 1959 (Nigeria, Senegal)

 

Austroscolia carnifex Coquerel, 1855 (Aldabra, Madagascar)

 

Austroscolia ebenina ebenina de Saussure, 1858 (Cameroon, Gabon, Gold Coast, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone)

Austroscolia ebenina disparilis (Kirby, 1889) (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

 

Austroscolia semitacta Bradley, 1959 (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe)

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

External parasitoids of beetle larvae (mostly Scarabaeidae) that live in soil or decaying vegetable matter.

References

Betrem, J.G. 1927. Verslag van de Twee-En-Tachtigste Zomervergadering der Nederlandsche Entomologische Vereeniging, gehouden de vaals, op Zaterdag 28 Mei 1927, des morgens te 11 uur. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 70(1): XCIII-XCVIII [XCVIII].

Betrem, J.G. & Bradley, J.C. 1964. Annotations on the Genera Triscolia, Megascolia and Scolia (Hymenoptera, Scoliidae) (second part). Zoologische Mededelingen 40: 89-96.

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.

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 (220221): 162.

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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