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Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae

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Podalonia (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) of North and Central America
By William Donald Murray
Entomologica Americana, vol. 20, no. 1-2: pp. 1-84, 1940

The Sand Wasps: Natural History and Behavior
By Howard Ensign Evans & Kevin M. O'Neill
Harvard University Press, 2007
This book can be previewed here. I have only browsed it a bit, but it looks like yet another excellent work from Howard Ensign Evans and his collaborators.

California wasps of the subfamily Philanthinae (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)
By Bohart R.M., Grissell E.E
Bull. Calif. Insect Survey 19: 1-92, 1975

A reclassification of the Sphecinae with a revision of the Nearctic species of the tribes Sceliphronini and Sphecini
By Bohart RM and Menke AS
University of California Publications in Entomology 30:91-182, 1963

The digger wasps of North America and the West Indies belonging to the subfamily Chlorioninae
By H. T. Fernald
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol. 31, Issue 1487, pp. 291-423, 1906
Dated taxonomy, but useful for species descriptions and illustrations.

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The Sting of the Wild: The Story of the Man Who Got Stung for Science
By Justin O. Schmidt
John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD, 2016
This book is useful in dispelling myths about broad groups (particularly the oft-maligned Mutillidae). The Appendix contains the rankings for 83 species and includes all ranked species. It's also worth noting that this does mean that the majority of species are unranked, so caution should be taken in creating sweeping claims (as often done on rather erroneous Internet memes).

Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily...
By Pilgrim E.M., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P.
Zoologica Scripta 37: 539–560, 2008
Full title: Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies

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Identifying the sister group to the bees: a molecular phylogeny of Aculeata with an emphasis on the superfamily Apoidea
By Debevec A.H., Cardinal S., Danforth B.N.
Zoologica Scripta 41: 527-535, 2012

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