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Eumenes Latreille

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

Eumenes Latreille, 1802. Type species: Vespa coarctata L., 1758. Designated by Latreille, 1810.

Alpha Saussure, 1855, Type species Vespa coarctata L., 1758. Designated by Bequaert, 1926.

Eumenis Kriechbaumer, 1879. Emendation.

Eumenidion Schulthess, 1913. Type species Vespa coarctata L., 1758. Original designation.

Eumenidium Sharp, 1915.

  Eumenes acuminatus de Saussure, 1855
Eumenes arnoldi Bequaert, 1926
  Eumenes capensis von Schulthess Rechberg, 1910
 

Eumenes crassinodus Cameron, 1910 (Incertae sedis)

  Eumenes fuellebornianus von Schulthess Rechberg, 1910
  Eumenes fuellebornianus langi Bequaert, 1918
 

Eumenes gribodianus gribodianus Guiglia, 1933

 

Eumenes gribodianus abyssinicus Giordani Soika, 1975

 

Eumenes guillarmodi Giordani Soika, 1975

 

Eumenes improvisus Giordani Soika, 1975

  Eumenes lucasius de Saussure, 1852
 

Eumenes mediterraneus mediterraneus (Kriechbaumer, 1879)

 

Eumenes micropunctatus micropunctatus Giordani Soika, 1975

 

Eumenes micropuncatus flavolimbatus Giordani Soika, 1975

 

Eumenes micropunctatus kenyaensis Giordani Soika, 1975

 

Eumenes micropuncatus usambaraensis Giordani Soika, 1975

  Eumenes peringueyanus von Schulthess Rechberg, 1913
  Eumenes signicornis Walker, 1871

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Construct rows of small mud pots that may be exposed or hidden in holes in banks or walls, or in pre-existing cavities (Gess & Gess, 2014).

Reference

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.

Bequaert, J. 1926. The genus Eumenes Latreille, in South Africa, with a revision of the Ethiopian species (Hymenoptera). Annals of the South African Museum 23: 483–577.

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.

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.

Gess, S.K. & Gess, F.W. 2014. Wasps and bees in southern Africa. SANBI Biodiversity Series 24. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. 320 pp.

Credits

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


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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