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Genus Ancistrocerus

Wasp? - Ancistrocerus tuberculocephalus - female Potter Wasp - Ancistrocerus unifasciatus Eumeninae? - Ancistrocerus antilope wasp - Ancistrocerus spinolae - female Ancistrocerus? - Ancistrocerus adiabatus Wasp IMG_3630 - Ancistrocerus antilope - female Ancistrocerus adiabatus? - Ancistrocerus - female MN Oct - Ancistrocerus
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 Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)
Genus Ancistrocerus
Explanation of Names
Ancistrocerus Wesmael 1836
The name refers to the hooked antennae of the males
Numbers
~20 spp. in our area(1), >100 total(2)
Identification
key to the 14 spp. of the northeast(1)
Range
mostly holarctic, with some representation in more southern regions(2)
Works Cited
1.Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the Northeastern Nearctic Region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K. B. Cheung. 2008. Biological Survey of Canada [Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification].
2.Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Puerto Rico, West Indies
Carpenter J.M., Genaro J.A. 2011. Insecta Mundi 0202: 1-35.