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Genus Dielis

Wasp - Dielis plumipes - female Large Wasp ? - Dielis tolteca Scoliid Wasp - Dielis plumipes - male Wasp visiting flowers of Indian Plaintain (Arnoglossum plantagineum). - Dielis plumipes - female Wasp - Campsomeris species? - Dielis trifasciata Swarming Wasps in Southwest Florida - Dielis trifasciata Dielis plumipes - male Dielis  trifasciata? - Dielis trifasciata - female
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
revised in (1)
Bradley (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).
Campsomeris (sensu stricto) is a Neotropical genus and does not occur in our area.
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.