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Family Embolemidae

Embolemid - Embolemus nearcticus - female Embolemid - Embolemus nearcticus - female Wasp ID - Ampulichomorpha confusa - male Wasp ID - Ampulichomorpha confusa Wasp ID - Ampulichomorpha confusa embolemid - male Ichneumonidae? Embolemus? - Embolemus nearcticus
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 Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Embolemidae
Numbers
2 genera (with ~20 spp. total), each represented by a single species in our area(1)(2)
Range
Worldwide(1)
Habitat
Biology poorly known. A Nearctic species was reared from Achilidae nymphs feeding on subcortical fungi. Females have been collected in ant nests and small mammal burrows.(1)