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Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae

Wasp - Large black with yellow markings and reddish-brown eyes (back view for markings). - Sphecius speciosus wasp - Cerceris bicornuta - female Wasp - Larra bicolor (Cue 'fifties doo wop wasp with leafhopper prey - Alysson - female Large Blue Wasp - Chalybion californicum Memorable - Philanthus ventilabris - male Great Golden Digger Wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus
Classification
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)
No Taxon Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae
Numbers
~1360 spp. in 112 genera of 3 families in our area(1), >9700 spp. in 4 families (Heterogynaidae is a small Old World group) worldwide(2)
Remarks
Communal roosting behavior of males is very common among a number of species of Apoid wasps, as well as other groups.
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