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Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae

Fullerton Wasps #1 - Cerceris sextoides - male Ectemnius...maculosus? - Ectemnius maculosus Cicada Killer - Sphecius speciosus Yellow and black wasp with yellow legs and a big head - Ectemnius Digger Wasp - Sphex lucae Philanthus gibbosus? - Philanthus gibbosus Sapygidae wasp and halictus bee? - Philanthus wasp on Eriogonum fasciculatum - Philanthus crabroniformis
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
~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)
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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