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Tribe Psenini

Psenini Psenini wasp Small Black Wasp Aphid Wasp Tiphid? Another potential Aphid Wasp Wasp with prey (Oncometopia sp.) - female
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 Crabronidae
Subfamily Pemphredoninae (Aphid Wasps)
Tribe Psenini
66 spp. in 7 genera in our area(1), >450 spp. in 11 genera worldwide(2)
Slender, with a distinctly petiolate abdomen.
Print References
A.R. Gittins (1969) Revision of the Nearctic Psenini (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) I. Redescriptions and keys to the genera and subgenera. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 95(1): 49-76