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Genus Pseudomethoca

Velvet Ant - Pseudomethoca - female Velvet Ant - Pseudomethoca contumax - female 7006364 - Pseudomethoca - female formicidae - Pseudomethoca oculata Velvet Ant, 7-8-09 - Pseudomethoca anthracina - female Velvet Ant - Pseudomethoca - female Velvet ant - Pseudomethoca propinqua - female Pseudomethoca simillima - female
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)
Superfamily Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Mutillidae (Velvet Ants)
Genus Pseudomethoca
Explanation of Names
Pseudomethoca Ashmead 1896
Numbers
>40 spp. in our area
Identification
Characters of this genus:[Cite:185010]
eyes circular to slightly ovate (egg-shaped)
head less than twice the width of mesosoma (middle body segment); head not toothed
mesosoma narrowed in middle
pygidium usually with lateral carinae (strong ridges)
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