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Superfamily Pompiloidea - Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies

spider wasp - Episyron biguttatus Teeny tiny wasp - Krombeinopyga pumila Wasp ID Request - Psorthaspis mariae Spider Wasp with Prey - Auplopus - female Wasp - Entypus unifasciatus Tarantula Hawk - Pepsis thisbe - male Velvet ant after dusk from Kelso Dunes - Dasymutilla nocturna - female ant-wasp - Dasymutilla
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 Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Identification
OVERVIEW OF FAMILIES


Family Mutillidae – Velvet Ants
     

Family Myrmosidae - Myrmosid Wasps
     

Family Pompilidae – Spider Wasps


Family Sapygidae - Sapygid Wasps
Print References
Pilgrim, E.M., C.D. von Dohlen, and J.P. Pitts. 2008. Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies. Zoologica Scripta 37(5):539-560.