Bembix

Bembix oculata, copyright Alvesgaspar.

Belongs within: Bembicina.

Bembix, sand wasps, is a cosmopolitan genus of wasps that nest in burrows in sandy soils and provision their nests with flies (Bohart & Menke 1976).

Characters (from Bohart & Menke 1976): Eyes usually diverging slightly below, least interocular distance generally greater than length of flagellomere I; midocellus reduced to an arcuate line (except in a very few species which have traces of a lens); vertex slightly below top of eyes; clypeus relatively short, broad, arched, apically concave; labrum sometimes more than twice as long as broad, often notched apically, usually flattened toward base; palpal formula 4-2, rarely 3-1; mandible subapically dentate; area of scutum between admedian lines a moderate but distinct welt; legs variable but many species with midfemur serrate below and/or dentate subapically; forewing with veinlet between first two submarginal ceils usually markedly crooked; hindwing media diverging beyond cu-a by a length usually about equal to cu-a; male tergum VII with spiracular lobes and sometimes with a laterobasal tooth on main section; male sternum II often with a keel, VI often with a process of varying form; male sternum VIII ending in a downcurved spine.

Bembix Fabricius 1775C85 [=Bembex Fabricius 1776C85, BembyxBM76, Epibembex Pate 1937BM76; incl. Apobembex Pate 1937BM76]
|--*B. rostrata (Linnaeus 1758) (see below for synonymy)BM76
| |--B. r. rostrataBM76
| `--B. r. algeriensis Schulz 1905BM76
|--B. abata Parker 1929BM76
|--B. abercornensis Arnold 1960BM76
|--B. abragensis Priesner 1958BM76
|--B. admirabilis Radoszkowski 1893BM76
|--B. affinis Dahlbom 1844BM76
|--B. afra Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. agrestis Parker 1929BM76
|--B. alacris Parker 1929BM76
|--B. albicapilla Arnold 1946BM76
|--B. albidula Turner 1917BM76
|--B. albofasciata Smith 1873 [incl. B. karschii Handlirsch 1893]BM76
|--B. albopilosa Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. aldabra Parker 1929BM76
|--B. alfierii Priesner 1958BM76
|--B. allunga Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. americana Fabricius 1793 [incl. B. foxi Parker 1917, B. muscicapa Handlirsch 1893, B. separanda Handlirsch 1893]BM76
| |--B. a. americanaBM76
| |--B. a. antilleana Evans & Matthews 1968BM76
| |--B. a. comata Parker 1917 [incl. B. nevadensis Rodeck 1934]BM76
| |--B. a. hamata Fox 1923 [incl. B. lucida Fox 1923, B. sanctaerosae Cockerell 1940]BM76
| |--B. a. nicolai Cockerell 1938BM76
| `--B. a. spinolae Lepeletier 1845BM76 (see below for synonymy)
|--B. amoena Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. anomalipes Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. arenaria Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. arlettae Beaumont 1970BM76
|--B. atrifrons Smith 1856 [=Bembex atrifrons; incl. Bembex flavilabris Smith 1873, Bembex funebris Turner 1910]C85
|--B. atrospinosa Turner 1917BM76
|--B. aureofasciata Turner 1910 [=Bembex aureofasciata]C85
|--B. barbara Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. baringa Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. bataviana Strand 1910BM76
|--B. baumanni Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. bazilanensis Yasumatsu 1933BM76
|--B. belfragei Cresson 1873 [incl. B. cressonis Handlirsch 1893, B. cressonii (l. c.), B. insignis Handlirsch 1893]BM76
|--B. bellatrix Parker 1929BM76
|--B. bequaerti Arnold 1929BM76
| |--B. b. bequaertiBM76
| `--B. b. dira Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. berontha Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. bicolor Radoszkowski 1877 (see below for synonymy)BM76
|--B. bidentata Vander Linden 1829 [incl. B. dalmatica Kriechbaumer 1869]BM76
|--B. boaliri Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. boonamin Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. borneana Cameron 1901BM76
|--B. borrei Handlirsch 1893BM76
| |--B. b. borreiBM76
| |--B. b. bariensis Tsuneki 1974BM76
| `--B. b. thaiana Tsuneki 1963BM76
|--B. brachyptera Arnold 1952BM76
|--B. braunsii Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. brullei Guérin-Méneville 1831 (see below for synonymy)BM76
|--B. brunneri Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. bubalus Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. budha Handlirsch 1893 [=B. buddha Dalla Torre 1897]BM76
|--B. bulloni Giner Marí 1945]BM76
|--B. buntor Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. burando Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. burraburra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. cameroni Rohwer 1912 [incl. B. festiva Parker 1929, B. rohweri Lohrmann 1948]BM76
|--B. cameronis Handlirsch 1893 [=B. cameronii (l. c.)]BM76
|--B. canescens (Gmelin 1790) [=Apis canescens]BM76
|--B. capensis Lepeletier 1845 [incl. B. miscella Mercet 1904, B. natalis Dahlbom 1845]BM76
|--B. capicola Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. carinata Smith 1856 [incl. B. undulata Dahlbom 1845 non Spinola 1838, B. venator Smith 1856]BM76
|--B. carripan Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. chlorotica Spinola 1838BM76
|--B. chopardi Berland 1950BM76
|--B. ciliciensis Beaumont 1967BM76
|--B. cinctella Handlirsch 1893BM76
| |--B. c. cinctellaBM76
| `--B. c. enslini Bytinski-Salz 1955BM76
|--B. cinerea Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. citripes Taschenberg 1870 (see below for synonymy)BM76
|--B. compedita Turner 1913 [incl. B. kohlii Turner 1912 non Morice 1897]BM76
|--B. cooba Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. coonundura Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. cultrifera Arnold 1929BM76
| |--B. c. cultriferaBM76
| `--B. c. ypsilon Arnold 1951BM76
|--B. cursitans Handlirsch 1894 [=Bembex cursitans]C85
|--B. dahlbomii Handlirsch 1893 [incl. B. glauca Dahlbom 1845 non Fabricius 1787]BM76
| |--B. d. dahlbomiiBM76
| `--B. d. sabulosa Bytinski-Salz 1955BM76
|--B. denticauda Arnold 1946BM76
|--B. dentilabris Handlirsch 1893 [incl. B. arcuata Parker 1917, B. u-scripta Fox 1895]BM76
|--B. difformis Handlirsch 1893 [=Microbembex difformis]BM76
|--B. dilatata Radoszkowski 1877BM76
|--B. diversidens Arnold 1946BM76
|--B. diversipennis Smith 1873BM76
|--B. diversipes Morawitz 1889BM76
|--B. doriae Magretti 1884 [incl. B. arabica Lohrmann 1942]BM76
|--B. dubia Gussakovskij 1934BM76
|--B. eburnea Radoszkowski 1877 [incl. B. kirgisica Morawitz 1891]BM76
|--B. egens Handlirsch 1894 [=Bembex egens]C85
|--B. eleebana Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. expansa Gribodo 1894BM76
|--B. fantiorum Arnold 1951BM76
|--B. filipina Lohrmann 1942BM76
|--B. finschii Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. fischeri Spinola 1838BM76
| |--B. f. fischeriBM76
| `--B. f. tibesti Beaumont 1956BM76
|--B. fischeroides Magretti 1892BM76
|--B. flavescens Smith 1856 non Vespa flavescens Fabricius 1775 (not preoc. if in dif. gen.)BM76
| |--B. f. flavescensBM76
| |--B. f. bolivari Handlirsch 1893 [incl. B. algeriensis Lohrmann 1942 non Schulz 1905]BM76
| |--B. f. citrina Mercet 1905BM76
| |--B. f. fonti Mercet 1905BM76
| |--B. f. inimica Beaumont 1957BM76
| |--B. f. kittyae Beaumont 1957BM76
| `--B. f. picturata Bytinski-Salz 1955BM76
|--B. flavifrons Smith 1856 [=Bembex flavifrons; incl. Bembex saussurei Handlirsch 1894]C85
|--B. flavipes Smith 1856 [=Bembex flavipes; incl. Bembix brevis Lohrmann 1942]C85
|--B. flaviventris Smith 1873 [=Bembex flaviventris; incl. Bembex calcarina Handlirsch 1894]C85
|--B. flavocincta Turner 1912BM76
|--B. forcipata Handlirsch 1893 [incl. B. massaica Cameron 1910]BM76
|--B. formosana Bischoff 1913 [incl. B. metamelanica Strand 1923]BM76
|--B. fossoria Smith 1878BM76
|--B. fraudulenta Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. freygessneri Morice 1897 [incl. B. decipiens Priesner 1958, B. dissimilis Kirby 1900]BM76
|--B. frommeri Bohart 1970BM76
|--B. frontalis Olivier 1789BM76
|--B. fucosa Parker 1929BM76
|--B. fumida Parker 1929BM76
|--B. furcata Erichson 1842 [=Bembex furcata]C85
|--B. fuscipennis Lepeletier 1845BM76
| |--B. f. fuscipennisBM76
| `--B. f. centrlais Berland 1950BM76
|--B. galactina Dufour 1853 [incl. B. fallax Mercet 1905, B. parkeri Lohrmann 1942]BM76
|--B. ganglbaueri Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. gelane Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. geneana Costa 1867 [incl. B. melanostoma Costa 1867]BM76
|--B. generosa Parker 1929BM76
|--B. gillaspyi Evans & Matthews 1968BM76
|--B. ginjulla Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. glauca Fabricius 1787 [incl. B. indica Handlirsch 1893]BM76
|--B. gobiensis Tsuneki 1971BM76
|--B. goyarra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. gracilens Parker 1929BM76
|--B. gracilis Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. grisescens Dahlbom 1845BM76
|--B. guigliae Arnold 1951BM76
|--B. gunamarra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. gurindji Evans 1982C85
|--B. handlirschella Ferton 1912 [incl. B. handlirschi Ferton 1912 nec Cameron 1902 nec Mercet 1904]BM76
|--B. handlirschi Cameron 1902BM76
|--B. harenarum Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. hedickei Giner Marí 1945BM76
|--B. hesione Bingham 1893BM76
|--B. heteracantha Gussakovskij 1934BM76
|--B. hexaspila Parker 1929BM76
|--B. hinei Parker 1917BM76
|--B. hokarra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. holoni Bytinski-Salz 1955BM76
|--B. houskai Balthasar 1953BM76
|--B. hova Saussure 1892BM76
|--B. incognita Parker 1929BM76
|--B. infumata Handlirsch 1893 [incl. B. nubilipennis Cameron 1890 non Cresson 1872]BM76
|--B. inscripta Dahlbom 1844BM76
|--B. integraE66
|--B. irritata Nurse 1903BM76
|--B. isabellae Beaumont 1970BM76
|--B. joeli Bytinski-Salz 1955BM76
|--B. johnstoni Turner 1912 [incl. B. tenebrosa Parker 1929]BM76
|--B. jordanicus Lohrmann 1942BM76
|--B. junodi Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. kamulla Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. khasiana Cameron 1904BM76
|--B. kohlii Morice 1897BM76
|--B. kora Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. kriechbaumeri Handlirsch 1893BM76
| |--B. k. kriechbaumeriBM76
| `--B. k. scitula Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. kununurra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. labiata Fabricius 1798BM76
|--B. labidura Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. lactea Cameron 1901BM76
|--B. laeta Parker 1929BM76
|--B. lamellata Handlirsch 1894 [=Bembex lamellata]C85
|--B. latebrosa Kohl 1909BM76
|--B. latifasciata Turner 1915 [=Bembex latifasciata]C85
|--B. latigenata Willink 1947BM76
|--B. latitarsis Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. leeuwinensis Turner 1915 [=Bembex leeuwinensis]C85
|--B. levis Parker 1929BM76
|--B. liberiensis Parker 1929BM76
|--B. lineatifrons Cameron 1910BM76
|--B. littoralis Turner 1908 [=Bembex littoralis; incl. Bembix flavolatera Parker 1929]C85
|--B. liturata Turner 1917BM76
| |--B. l. liturataBM76
| `--B. l. flavopicta Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. liventis Parker 1929BM76
|--B. lobatifrons Turner 1913BM76
|--B. lobimana Handlirsch 1894 [=Bembex lobimana]C85
|--B. longipennis Parker 1929BM76
|--B. loorea Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. loupata Parker 1929BM76
|--B. lunata Fabricius 1793BM76
|--B. lusca Spinola 1838 [incl. B. pectoralis Dahlbom 1845]BM76
|--B. lutescens Radoszkowski 1879BM76
|--B. luzonensis Parker 1929BM76
|--B. madecassa Saussure 1890 [incl. B. crinita Saussure 1891, B. militaris Saussure 1890]BM76
|--B. magarra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. magdalena Fox 1926BM76
|--B. maidli Schulthess 1927BM76
|--B. maldiviensis Cameron 1902BM76
|--B. maliki Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. mareeba Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. marhra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. marsupiata Handlirsch 1894 [=Bembex marsupiata]C85
|--B. megadonta Cameron 1904BM76
|--B. megerlei Dahlbom 1845 [incl. B. sarafschani Radoszkowski 1877, B. undata Dahlbom 1845]BM76
|--B. melanaspis Parker 1917BM76
|--B. melancholica Smith 1856BM76
|--B. melanopa Handlirsch 1893BM76
| |--B. m. melanopaBM76
| `--B. m. algoensis Arnold 1946 [incl. B. littoralis Arnold 1929 non Turner 1908]BM76
|--B. melanosoma Gribodo 1894BM76
|--B. melanura Morawitz 1889 [incl. B. asiatica Radoszkowski 1893]BM76
|--B. merceti Parker 1929 [incl. B. handlirschi Mercet 1904 non Cameron 1902]BM76
|--B. mianga Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. mildei Dahlbom 1845BM76
|--B. mima Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. minya Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. modesta Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. moebii Handlirsch 1893 [incl. B. testaceicauda Handlirsch 1893]BM76
|--B. mokari Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. moma Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. monedula Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. moonga Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. multipicta Smith 1873 [incl. B. frioensis Parker 1929]BM76
|--B. mundurra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. munta Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. musca Handlirsch 1894 [=Bembex musca; incl. Bembex mackayensis Turner 1910]C85
|--B. nasuta Morice 1897BM76
|--B. nigrocornuta Parker 1929BM76
|--B. nigropectinata Turner 1936 [=Bembex nigropectinata]C85
|--B. nilotica Priesner 1958BM76
|--B. niponica Smith 1873 [incl. B. miserabilis Parker 1922]BM76
| |--B. n. niponicaBM76
| `--B. n. picticollis Morawitz 1889BM76
|--B. notabilis Arnold 1952BM76
|--B. nubilipennis Cresson 1872 [incl. B. nubilosa Parker 1929]BM76
|--B. nupera Parker 1929BM76
|--B. obiri Evans 1982C85
|--B. obtusa Turner 1917BM76
|--B. occidentalis Fox 1893BM76 [incl. B. occidentalis beutenmuelleri Fox 1901E66, BM76, B. obsoleta Howard 1901BM76]
|--B. ochracea Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. octosetosa Lohrmann 1942C85
|--B. oculata Panzer 1801 (see below for synonymy)BM76
| |--B. o. oculataBM76
| |--B. o. basalis Dahlbom 1845BM76
| |--B. o. candiotes Schulz 1906BM76
| |--B. o. ceballosi Giner Marí 1945BM76
| |--B. o. fuscilabris Mocsáry 1883BM76
| |--B. o. gegen Tsuneki 1971BM76
| |--B. o. mongolica Tsuneki 1971BM76
| |--B. o. pannonica Mocsáry 1883BM76
| `--B. o. soror Dahlbom 1845BM76
|--B. odontopyga Turner 1917BM76
|--B. olba Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. olivacea Fabricius 1787 (see below for synonymy)BM76
|--B. olivata Dahlbom 1845 [incl. B. intermedia Dahlbom 1845]BM76
|--B. oomborra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. opima Turner 1917BM76
|--B. opinabilis Parker 1929BM76
|--B. orientalis Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. ornatilabiata Cameron 1910BM76
|--B. ourapilla Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. ovans Bingham 1893BM76
|--B. palaestinensis Lohrmann 1942BM76
|--B. ‘pallescens’ Priesner 1958 non Vespa pallescens Giorna 1791BM76
|--B. pallida Radoszkowski 1877BM76
|--B. pallidipicta Smith 1873 [incl. B. pruinosa Fox 1895]BM76
|--B. palmata Smith 1856 [=Bembex palmata; incl. Bembex tridentifera Smith 1873]C85
|--B. palona Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. papua Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. parkeri Lohrmann 1942BM76
|--B. parvula Morawitz 1896BM76
|--B. pectinipes Handlirsch 1893 [=Bembex pectinipes; incl. Bembex palmata Smith 1873 non Smith 1856]C85
|--B. persa Schulthess 1927BM76
|--B. persimilis Turner 1917BM76
|--B. physopoda Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. pikati Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. pillara Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. pinguis Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. piraporae Parker 1929BM76
|--B. placida Smith 1856BM76
|--B. planifrons Morawitz 1891 [incl. B. mervensis Radoszkowski 1893]BM76
|--B. portschinskii Radoszkowski 1884 [incl. B. seminigra Morawitz 1889]BM76
|--B. priesneri Beaumont 1965BM76
|--B. promontorii Lohrmann 1942C85
|--B. pugillatrix Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. pulka Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. quadrimaculata Taschenberg 1870BM76
|--B. quinquespinosa Parker 1929BM76
|--B. radoszkowskyi Handlirsch 1893 [=B. radoszkowskii Dalla Torre 1897]BM76
|--B. rava Arnold 1952BM76
|--B. recurva Parker 1929BM76
|--B. refuscata Parker 1929BM76
|--B. regia Parker 1929BM76
|--B. regnata Parker 1929BM76
|--B. relegata Turner 1917BM76
|--B. residua Parker 1929BM76
|--B. robusta Lohrmann 1942BM76
|--B. rufiventris Priesner 1958BM76
|--B. rugosa Parker 1917BM76
|--B. salina Lohrmann 1942BM76
|--B. sayi Cresson 1865 [incl. B. latifrons Parker 1917]BM76
|--B. scaura Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. scotti Turner 1912BM76
|--B. seculata Parker 1929BM76
|--B. semoni Cameron 1905BM76
|--B. severa Smith 1873 [=Bembex severa]C85
|--B. sibilans Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. silvestrii Maidl 1914BM76
|--B. sinuata Panzer 1804 [incl. B. julii Fabre 1879, B. occitana Mocsáry 1883]BM76
| |--B. s. sinuataBM76
| `--B. s. mauretanica Beaumont 1951BM76
|--B. smithii Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. spatulata Parker 1929BM76
|--B. speciosa Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. spiritalis Parker 1929BM76
|--B. splendida Arnold 1951BM76
|--B. stadelmanni Handlirsch 1893 [=B. stadelmannii Dalla Torre 1897]BM76
|--B. stenobdoma Parker 1917BM76
|--B. stevensoni Parker 1929BM76
|--B. subeburnea Tsuneki 1971BM76
|--B. sulphurescens Dahlbom 1845BM76
|--B. taiwana Bischoff 1913 [incl. B. kosemponis Strand 1922, B. lutea Sonan 1927]BM76
|--B. tarsata Latreille 1809 [incl. B. cristatus Mocsáry 1883]BM76
|--B. taschenbergii Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. tenuifasciata Parker 1929BM76
|--B. texana Cresson 1872 [incl. B. fasciata Fabricius 1804 non Fabricius 1781]BM76
|--B. thooma Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. tibooburra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. torosa Parker 1929BM76
|--B. tranquebarica (Gmelin 1790) (see below for synonymy)BM76
|--B. transcaspica Radoszkowski 1893BM76
|--B. trepida Handlirsch 1894 [=Bembex trepida; incl. Bembix victoriensis Lohrmann 1942]C85
|--B. triangulifera Arnold 1944 [incl. B. stevensoni Arnold 1929 non Parker 1929]BM76
|--B. tricolor Dahlbom 1845BM76
|--B. troglodytes Handlirsch 1893 [incl. B. helianthopolis Parker 1917]BM76
|--B. truncata Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. tuberculiventris Turner 1908 [=Bembex tuberculiventris]C85
|--B. turca Dahlbom 1845 [incl. B. melaena Smith 1856]BM76
|--B. ugandensis Turner 1913BM76
|--B. uloola Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. ulula Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. undeneya Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. undulata Spinola 1838BM76
|--B. usheri Arnold 1960BM76
|--B. variabilis Smith 1856 [=Bembex variabilis; incl. Bembex crabroniformis Smith 1873, Bembex raptor Smith 1856]C85
|--B. vasta Lohrmann 1942BM76
|--B. velox Handlirsch 1893BM76
|--B. venusta Arnold 1929BM76
|--B. versuta Arnold 1946BM76
|--B. vespiformis Smith 1856 [=Bembex vespiformis]C85
|--B. wadamiri Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. wagleri Gistel 1857BM76
|--B. wangoola Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. wanna Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. warawara Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. weberi Handlirsch 1893BM76
| |--B. w. weberiBM76
| `--B. w. lama Tsuneki 1971BM76
|--B. weema Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. westermanni Spinola 1838BM76
|--B. westoni Bingham 1893BM76
|--B. wilcannia Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. wiluna Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. wollowra Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. wolpa Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. wowine Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. yalta Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. yunkara Evans & Matthews 1973C85
|--B. zarudnyi Gussakovskij 1934BM76
`--B. zonata Klug 1835 [incl. B. bipunctata Dufour 1861, B. lichtensteini Mocsáry 1883]BM76

Nomina nuda: Bembix cingulata Lichtenstein 1796BM76
B. guttata Lichtensten 1796BM76
B. tor Rayment 1954R54

Bembix americana spinolae Lepeletier 1845BM76 [incl. B. connexa Fox 1895BM76, B. primaaestate Johnson & Rohwer 1908BM76, B. similans Fox 1895BM76, B. spinolae similansE66]

Bembix bicolor Radoszkowski 1877 [incl. B. barbiventris Morawitz 1889, B. bipunctata Radoszkowski 1877 non Dufour 1861. B. femoralis Radoszkowski 1877]BM76

Bembix brullei Guérin-Méneville 1831 [=Bember (l. c.) brullei; incl. B. emarginata Sichel 1867, B. ventralis Dahlbom 1844, B. ventralis Lepeletier 1845 non Dahlbom 1844]BM76

Bembix citripes Taschenberg 1870 [incl. B. bahiae Parker 1929, B. gradilis Parker 1929, B. inopides Strand 1910, B. inops Handlirsch 1893, B. subcitripes Willink 1947]BM76

Bembix oculata Panzer 1801 [=*Apobembex oculata; incl. B. ebusiana Giner Marí 1934, B. hispanica Mercet 1904, B. latreillei Lepeletier 1845, B. neglecta Dahlbom 1845, Vespa pallescens Giorna 1791, B. panzeri Handlirsch 1893, B. rossii Dahlbom 1845]BM76

Bembix olivacea Fabricius 1787 [incl. Vespa apilinguaria Christ 1791, V. clypeata Christ 1791, Bembix maroccana Mercet 1904, Bembix mediterranea Handlirsch 1893, Bembix notata Dahlbom 1845, Bembex octopunctata Donovan 1810, Bembix olivacea Cyrillo 1787 non Fabricius 1787, Bembix pardoi Giner Marí 1945, Bembix saharae Giner Marí 1945, Bembix senilis Fabricius 1804]BM76

*Bembix rostrata (Linnaeus 1758) [=Apis rostrata, *Epibembex rostrata; incl. Vespa armata Sulzer 1776, Bembix dissecta Dahlbom 1845, B. gallica Mocsáry 1883, B. paradoxa Giner Marí 1943, Apis rostrata Gmelin 1790 non Linnaeus 1758, B. vidua Lepeletier 1845]BM76

Bembix tranquebarica (Gmelin 1790) [=Vespa tranquebarica, B. repanda Fabricius 1787, V. repanda non Crabro repandus Fabricius 1787; incl. B. trepanda Dahlbom 1844]BM76

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[BM76] Bohart, R. M., & A. S. Menke. 1976. Sphecid Wasps of the World. University of California Press: Berkeley.

[C85] Cardale, J. C. 1985. Vespoidea and Sphecoidea. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 2. Hymenoptera: Formicoidea, Vespoidea and Sphecoidea pp. 150–303. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

[E66] Evans, H. E. 1966. The Comparative Ethology and Evolution of the Sand Wasps. Harvard University Press: Cambridge (Massachusetts).

[R54] Rayment, T. 1954. Taxonomy, morphology and biology of sericophorine wasps with diagnoses of two new genera and descriptions of forty new species and six sub-species. Memoirs of the National Museum, Melbourne 19: 11–105.

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