Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Campsomeris plumipes (Drury)
Orig. Comb: Sphex plumipes Drury 1770
Medium-sized, hairy; abdominal spots/bands yellow or creamy white (Grissell 2013
C. plumipes - male & female
Scoliid wasps are parasitic upon larvae of soil-inhabiting scarab beetles. (Grissell 2013
Flower visitation records were given by Krombein (1952) for the Florida subspecies, and Kurczewski (1963) reported on the biology of a Midwestern subspecies.
- widespread western distribution
Campsomeris tolteca males are nearly identical to their eastern counterpart C. plumipes.
- George Waldren, 21 October, 2010
Campsomeris tolteca (males)
Dets. George Waldren
Bradley, J.C. 1928. The species of Campsomeris of the Plumipes Group, inhabiting the United States, the Greater Antilles, and the Bahama Islands. Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of Philadelphia 80: 313-337.
Krombein, K.V. 1952. Biological and taxonomic observations on the wasps in a coastal area of North Carolina. Wasmann Journal of Biology 10: 257-341.
Kurczewski, F.E. 1963. Biological notes on Campsomeris plumipes confluenta (Say). Entomological News 74: 21-24.
- Grissell, 2013 - University of Florida