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Subtribe Gastrosericina

Orange and brown wasp - Tachytes distinctus - female Orange and brown wasp - Tachytes distinctus - female Mostly black wasp with lighter bands - Tachytes distinctus - male A very solitary wasp  - Tachytes distinctus - male Wasp hymenopteran - Tachytes - male wasp - Tachysphex - female Square-headed wasp? - Tachytes - 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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae)
Family Crabronidae
Subfamily Crabroninae (Square-headed Wasps)
Tribe Larrini
Subtribe Gastrosericina
Numbers
146 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1), ~920 spp. in 9 genera worldwide(2)