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Genus Dielis

Large wasp - Dielis plumipes - female Yellow and black Wasp - Dielis tolteca - female Campsomeris plumipes - Dielis plumipes - female Bee ID - Dielis plumipes Wasp ID request - Dielis plumipes - female Early Spring Wasp on Pyxidanthera brevifolia - Dielis plumipes long bodied wasp with long, straight antennae and grey/metallic abdomen - Dielis Unknown wasp - Dielis trifasciata - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Scolioidea
Family Scoliidae (Scoliid Wasps)
Subfamily Campsomerinae
Genus Dielis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Species were revised and keyed by Bradley (1928).(1)
Bradley (1928, 1957, 1964) treated Dielis as a subgenus of Campsomeris. Betrem (1962) investigated the type species of the genus. Argaman (1996) assigned generic status to Dielis, which was implicitly supported by Osten (2005).
The validity of generic status remains supported by Khouri, Gillung, & Kimsey (2022), though D. pilipes consistently fell within Xanthocampsomeris and well outside other Dielis.
Explanation of Names
Dielis Saussure & Sichel, 1864
5 spp. in our area
Print References
Argaman Q. (1996) Generic synopsis of Scoliidae (Hymenoptera, Scolioidea). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici, 88: 171–222.
Betrem J.G. (1962) The taxon Dielis (Hymenoptera: Scoliidae) and its type. Entomological News, 73: 205–207.
Bradley J.C. (1957) The taxa of Campsomeris (Hymenoptera: Scoliidae) occurring in the New World. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 83: 65–77.
Bradley J.C. (1964) Further notes on the American taxa of Campsomeris (Hymenoptera: Scoliidae). Entomological News, 75: 101–108.
Osten T. (2005) Checkliste der Dolchwespen der Welt (Insecta: Hymenoptera, Scoliidae). Bericht der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Augsburg, 62: 1–62.
Works Cited
1.The species of Campsomeris of the Plumipes Group, inhabiting the United States, the Greater Antilles, and the Bahama Islands
Bradley, J.C. 1928. Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of Philadelphia 80: 313-337.