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Apoidea sans Anthophila – Apoid Wasps

Thread-waisted wasp for California in October - Ammophila Paper Wasp - Sphecius convallis Tachytes? - Tachytes distinctus - male Astata Istachatta-0BG.J.1966.02 - Miscophus Yellow and black wasp on Solidago spp. - Ectemnius - female Bee - Bembix small black wasp - Trypoxylon
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 Apoidea sans Anthophila – Apoid Wasps
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
equivalent to traditional Sphecidae (sensu lato) in older literature
~1360 spp. in 112 genera of 3 families in our area(1), >9700 spp. in 4 families (Heterogynaidae is a small Old World group) worldwide(2)
key to genera in (4)
Works Cited
1.Ascher J.S., Pickering J. (2017) Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)
2.Pulawski W.J. (2003-) Catalog of Sphecidae sensu lato (Apoidea excluding Apidae)
3.The bees of Colorado (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)
V.L. Scott, J.S. Ascher, T. Griswold, C.R. Nufio. 2011. Natural History Inventory of Colorado 23: vi+100 pp.
4.Sphecid wasps of the world: a generic revision
Richard Mitchell Bohart, Arnold S. Menke. 1976. University of California Press.