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  Alastor Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau

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

Alastor Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841. Type species: Alastor atropos Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841.


Alastor (Alastor) aeger Giordani Soika, 1983

Alastor (Alastorellus) arnoldi von Schultheb, 1925

Alastor (Alastorellus) baidoensis Giordani Soika, 1983

Alastor (Alastor) bilamellatus Giordani Soika, 1941

Alastor (Alastor) bispinosus Giordani Soika, 1983

Alastor (Alastorellus) Braunsi Meade-Waldo, 1913

Alastor (Alastor) bucida de Saussure, 1853

Alastor (Alastorellus) carinulatus Giordani Soika, 1991

Alastor (Alastorellus) clypabnormis Gusenleitner, 2006

Alastor (Alastor) concitatus Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastorellus) cylindricus Giordani Soika, 1991

Alastor (Alastorellus) facilis Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastor) faustus faustus Giordani Soika, 1941

Alastor (Alastor) faustus gaudens Giordani Soika, 1991

Alastor (Alastor) gestroi Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastor) globosus Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastorellus) guichardi Giordani Soika, 1958

Alastor (Alastor) hirsutus Gusenleitner, 2007

Alastor (Alastor) incospicuus Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastor) kochi Giordani Soika, 1983

Alastor (Alastorellus) mandibularis Giordani Soika, 1950

Alastor (Alastorellus) melanogaster Gusenleitner, 2006

Alastor (Alastor) muticoides Giordani Soika, 1941

Alastor (Alastor) muticus Giordani Soika, 1941

Alastor (Alastor) nitidus Gusenleitner, 2006

Alastor (Alastor) occidentalis Gusenleitner, 2006

Alastor (Alastor) parallelus Gusenleitner, 2006

Alastor (Alastorellus) planicollis Gusenleitner, 2004

Alastor (Alastorellus) plicatus Giordani Soika, 1991

Alastor (Alastor) possibilis Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastor) procax Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastor) promontorii Meade-Waldo, 1913

Alastor (Alastor) pronotalis Giordani Soika, 1983

Alastor (Alastorellus) quadraticollis Giordani Soika, 1941

Alastor (Alastor) ricae Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastor) rubescens Gusenleitner, 2006

Alastor (Alastorellus) schulthessianus Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastorellus) simillimus Giordani Soika, 1983

Alastor (Alastorellus) stevensoni von Schultheb 1925

Alastor (Alastor) stroudiaformis Gusenleitner, 2006

Alastor (Alastor) submissus Giordani Soika, 1983

Alastor (Alastorellus) sulcifer Giordani Soika, 1934

Alastor (Alastor) turneri von Schulthess, 1925


Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Also Oriental and  Palaearctic regions.




Bequaert J. 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 Musuem of Natural History 39: 2-384.

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

Carpenter, J. M. & M. Madl. 2009. A catalogue of the Vespidae of the Malagasy Subregion (Insecta, Hymenoptera). Linzer Biologische Beiträge 41 (2): 1871-1935.

Carpenter, J.M., J. Gusenleitner & M. Madl. 2009. A catalogue of the Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of the Ethiopian Region excluding Malagasy Subregion. Part I: Introduction, Key to Genera, Genera Aethiopicodynerus Gusenleitner 1997 to Cyrtolabulus van der VECHT 1969. Linzer Biologische Beiträge 41 (1): 513-638.

Carpenter, J.M., J. Gusenleitner & M. Madl. 2010. A catalogue of the Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of the Ethiopian Region excluding Malagasy Subregion. Part II: Genera Delta de Saussure 1885 to Zethus Fabricius 1804 and Species Incertae Sedis. Linzer Biologische Beiträge 42 (1): 95-315.

Carpenter, J.M., J. Gusenleitner & M. Madl. 2010. A Catalogue of the Eumeninae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of the Ethiopian Region excluding Malagasy Subregion. Part III: Classification, Additions, Corrections and Index. Linzer Biologische Beiträge 42 (1): 919-1004.


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