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Species Sphex lucae - Sphex (Fernaldina) lucae

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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)
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sphecinae
Tribe Sphecini
Genus Sphex
Species lucae (Sphex (Fernaldina) lucae)
Explanation of Names
This species is in the subgenus Fernaldina
Remarks
A detailed description of Sphex lucae appears here, from a 1907 paper by Fernald.