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Species Pseudomasaris coquilletti

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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)
Superfamily Vespoidea (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies)
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Masarinae (Pollen Wasps)
Genus Pseudomasaris
Species coquilletti (Pseudomasaris coquilletti)
Identification
In females, the yellow of upper orbits are produced toward ocelli (not so in the similar zonalis); humeri are more rounded than in zonalis (which have humeri with an obtuse anterior ridge):


Antennal segments VI-VII in males are widened gradually to a less well defined club, not much wider than segment VII; front of mid-tibia emarginate (with an apical notch).
Range
OR, CA, UT, AZ
Print References
Richards, O.W. The Species of Pseudomasaris Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Masaridae). U.C. Press. 1963
Richards, O.W. 1966. New records of Pseudomasaris Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea, Masaridae), with notes on P. phaceliae Rohwer and P. cazieri R.M. Bohart. Proc. Royal Ent. Soc. London (B) 35(3-4): 47-55.