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Species Pepsis thisbe

Big Tarantula Hawk - Pepsis thisbe Tarantula hawk on the hunt - Pepsis thisbe - female Tarantula Hawk #2 For ID - Pepsis thisbe - male Tarantula Hawk on Anise/Fennel - Pepsis thisbe - male Pepsis thisbe? - Pepsis thisbe - female Tarantula Hawk - Pepsis thisbe - male Mrs. P. rubra-group (ventral abdomen) - Pepsis thisbe - female Pepsis thisbe?  - Pepsis thisbe - 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)
Superfamily Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Pompilidae (Spider Wasps)
Subfamily Pepsinae
Tribe Pepsini
Genus Pepsis (Tarantula Hawks)
Species thisbe (Pepsis thisbe)
"Note the dark submarginal band basal to the hyaline edge of the wing." (comment by Nick Fensler)
See Also
Pepsis pallidolimbata. It is necessary to view the wing tips in order to distinguish between P. thisbe and this species -- see comments in the Identification sections.