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Allepipona Giordani Soika

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

Allepipona Giordani Soika, 1987. Type species: Odynerus erythrospilus Cameron, 1905.

Cylindrepipona Giordani Soika, 1987.


Allepipona (Allepipona) erythrospila erythrospila (Cameron, 1905)

Allepipona (Allepipona) erythrospila lesothensis Giordani Soika, 1987

Allepipona (Allepipona) erythrura Giordani Soika, 1987

Allepipona (Allepipona) perspicax Giordani Soika, 1987

Allepipona (Allepipona) schultzeana (von Schulthess, 1914)

Allepipona (Cylindrepipona) emortualis (de Saussure, 1853)

Allepipona (Cylindrepipona) similis Gusenleitner, 2000

Allepipona (Cylindrepipona) splendida Gusenleitner, 1997

Allepipona species


Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.


Species of Allepipona have been recorded pollinating Moraea rivulicola (Goldblatt & Manning, 2012)  and three Ferraria species: F. divaricata Sweet, F. macrochlamys (Baker) Goldblatt & J.C. Manning, and F. variabilis Goldblatt & J.C. Manning, (Goldblatt et al. 2009; Goldblatt & Manning 2011; Goldblatt & Manning, 2012).


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.

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2011. Systematics and biology of the African genus Ferraria (Iridaceae: Irideae). Bothalia 41: 1–40.

Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2012. Notes on Moraea subg. Visciramosa (Iridoideae), including the new species Moraea saldanhensis from the Atlantic coast of South Africa, recognition of M. inconspicua subsp. namaquensis, and pollination biology in M. rivulicola. Bothalia 42: 210-215.

Goldblatt, P., Bernhardt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2009. Adaptive radiation of the putrid perianth: Ferraria (Iridaceae: Irideae) and its unusual pollinators. Plant Systematics and Evolution 278: 53–65.


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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


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