Explanation of Names
prob. from the name of winged goddesses of vengeance in Greek mythology; literally means 'gracious, kind'
8 spp. in our area(1)
, >100 described spp. total (Nguyen 2015
Larvae feed on caterpillars or beetle larvae
Female makes a pot of clay as a nest, places eggs on wall of cell, then provisions it with moth and beetle larvae
Larva (with caterpillars) -- pupa -- adult