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Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae

 
 
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Sphecid wasps of the world: a generic revision
By Richard Mitchell Bohart, Arnold S. Menke
University of California Press, 1976
This is an excellent reference work!! 675 pages.

Much of this book can be viewed via Google Books. The Introduction begins at this link.

If every family of Insecta had a treatment

Palmodes praestans and its prey (Ortho.)
By A. N. Caudell
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 40, 1919

A Revisionary Study of the Genus Steniolia (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Bembicini)
By James E. Gillaspy
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 89, No. 1/2, pp. 1-117, 1963

A key to the species of Ectemnius in America north of Mexico with notes and description of a new species (Hymenoptera:Sphecidae)
By Bohart R.M., Kimsey L.S.
Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 81: 486-498, 1979

Wespen - beobachten, bestimmen (Wasps - observing, identifying)
By Rolf Witt
Naturbuch Verlag, Augsburg, Germany, 1998
This well illustrated pocket-sized book of 360 pages is divided into a General Part describing wasps as a group (pages 9 - 79) and a Special Part (pages 80 - 336) giving keys to Vespidae, Crabronidae, Sphecidae etc. and their nests as well as illustrated descriptions of Embolemidae, Dryinidae, Bethylidae, Chrysididae, Sapygidae, Tiphiidae, Myrmosidae, Scoliidae, Mutillidae, Vespidae (incl. Polistinae, Vespinae, Masarinae, Eumeninae), Pompilidae, Crabronidae, Sphecidae. The illustrated decriptions of selected species include info on body length, range, habitats, phenology (months of appearance), biology incl.

Range extension of Pseneo punctatus Fox and notes on predation of an introduced sharpshooter, Homalodisca coagulata (Say)
By Bethke, J. A., Campbell, K. A., Blua, M. J., Redak, R. A. and Yanega, D. A.
The Pan-Pacific entomologist 77(1): 54-56, 2001

A review of the genus Bicyrtes (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae, Nyssoninae, Bembicini)
By R.M. Bohart
Insecta Mundi, 10:139-152, 1996

A key to the genus Tachytes in America north of Mexico with descriptions of three new species (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae, Larrinae)
By Richard Bohart
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 96:342-349, 1994

 
 
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