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Family Chyphotidae - Chyphotid Wasps

Typhoctes peculiaris mirabilis (Bradynobaenidae) - Typhoctes peculiaris - female Unknown Wingless Wasp - Chyphotes Velvet Ant - Typhoctes peculiaris Velvet Ant - Typhoctes peculiaris Small Red Wasp - Chyphotes Black light - Caspers Regional Park - Chyphotes What wasp is this? - Chyphotes Mutillidae? 2 - Chyphotes
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 Thynnoidea
Family Chyphotidae (Chyphotid Wasps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously considered a member of Bradynobaenidae, and before that, Mutillidae. These three families are not closely related, and the resemblance is only superficial. Bradynobaenidae sensu stricto does not occur in the Nearctic region (South America and the Afrotropical + Palaearctic regions).

See Pilgrim et al. (2008) for classification: LINK
51 spp. in 2 genera (47 in Chyphotes, 4 in Typhoctes) in our area(1)
See Also
Velvet Ants, Mutillidae
Internet References