The Current Knowledge of the Pompilidae and Mutillidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) Fauna of Turkey


  • Erol Yıldırım
  • Arkady S. Lelej


Hymenoptera, Pompilidae, Mutillidae, fauna, new records, Turkey


This study is based on the material of the families Pompilidae and Mutillidae collected from different localities of Turkey in 1990-2014. In this study, 70 species and subspecies in 21 genera of the family Pompilidae and 38 species and subspecies in 18 genera of the family Mutillidae are listed. Among them: Deuteragenia variegata erythropa (Kohl, 1888); Priocnemis (Priocnemis) pellipleurus Wahis, 2006; Agenioideus (Agenioideus) gentilis (Klug, 1834); Arachnospila (Ammosphex) wesmaeli (Thomson, 1870) and Arachnotheutes turgidus (Tournier, 1890) from Pompilidae and subfamily Kudakrumiinae Krombein, 1979; genus Pseudomyrmosa Suárez, 1980 and Pseudomyrmosa minuta (Morawitz, 1894); Pseudophotopsis armeniaca (Skorikov, 1935); Physetopoda rameli Pagliano, 2009; Physetopoda deserta (Lelej, 1984) and Smicromyrme (Astomyrme) asiaticus Lelej, 1985 from Mutillidae are newly recorded from Turkey. New generic names are used in Pompilidae: Deuteragenia Å ustera, 1912 for Dipogon sensu auct. and Parabatozonus Yasumatsu, 1936 for Batozonellus Arnold, 1937. In addition, new localities have been found for many species and subspecies, which have already been reported from Turkey.

Author Biographies

Erol Yıldırım

Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Atatürk University, 25240, Erzurum – TURKEY

Arkady S. Lelej

Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok-22, 690022, RUSSIA




How to Cite

Yıldırım, E., & Lelej, A. S. (2016). The Current Knowledge of the Pompilidae and Mutillidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) Fauna of Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 18(1), 57–74. Retrieved from



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