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Synagris Latreille

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Vespoidea; Family: Vespidae; Subfamily: Eumeninae)

Synagris Latreille, 1802. Type species: Vespa cornuta L., 1758. Monotypic.

Eusynagris Dalla Torre, 1904. New name for Synagris.

Catilostenus Meunier, 1888. Type species: Catilostenus nigroviolaceus Meunier, 1888. Monotypic.

  Subgenus Paragris Saussure
  Subgenus Pseudagris Saussure
  Subgenus Rhychagris Maidl
Subgenus Synagris Latreille




See Longair (2009).


Bequaert, J.C. 1918. A revision of the Vespidae of the Belgian Congo based on the collection of the American Museum Congo Expedition: with a list of Ethiopian diplopterous wasps. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 39: 1-384.

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.+

Carpenter, J.M. 1986. A synonymic generic checklist of the Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Psyche 93: 61-90.

Longair, R. 2009. Tusked Males, Male Dimorphism and Nesting Behavior in a Subsocial Afrotropical Wasp, Synagris cornuta, and Weapons and Dimorphism in the Genus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77: 528-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.2317/E-38.1


Photographs Michele Menegon (https://www.inaturalist.org/people/michelemenegon), or

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the World. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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