oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes and redescriptions of Dahlbom's Cerceris species from the Ethiopian Region. with a new subspecies of Cerceris formosa Dahlbom, 1845 from South Africa (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)

Volume 34, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Dahlbom, in his papers of 1843-44 and 1845, descriptionbed four species of Cerceris from the Ethiopian Region, namely picta, militaris, lunigera and formosa formosa, the first being Senegalese and the latter three South African. Furthermore, another species, Cerceris solitaria Dahlbom, 1845, originally descriptionbed from Egypt, has been conveniently included in my checklist (Empey, 1969), for records show that the distributional range of this particularly large species is right across Palaearctic North Africa, even Oriental India, with deep infiltration into some Ethiopian territories, both on the East and West sides of Africa.

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