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Species Eucerceris provancheri

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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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae)
Family Crabronidae
Subfamily Philanthinae
Tribe Cercerini
Genus Eucerceris
Species provancheri (Eucerceris provancheri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1888 or 1889 by Léon Abel Provancher as Eucerceris insignis. Karl Wilhelm Dalla Torre moved the species to Cerceris, which already had a species named insignis. Dalla Torre proposed the name Cerceris provancheri as a replacement, which- according to the rules at that time- was permanent. Even though it was moved back to Eucerceris, provancheri is still the correct name: the rules were later changed, but not for names already in existence.
Explanation of Names
provancheri is Latin for "of Provancher"
insignis is Latin for "remarkable"
Internet References
Wiener entomologische Zeitung, v.9, p.204    Dalla Torre's proposal to replace insignis with provancheri