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Species Sphex lucae - Sphex (Fernaldina) lucae

Is this wasp Prionyx? No  - Sphex lucae - female Unknown Wasp - Sphex lucae - female Prionyx sp.? - Sphex lucae - female Thread-waisted Wasp Body Scan (lateral abdomen) - Sphex lucae - female Podalonia species? - Sphex lucae - female wasp - Sphex lucae wasp - Sphex lucae Wasp on carrot flowers - Sphex lucae - female
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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae)
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sphecinae
Tribe Sphecini
Genus Sphex
Species lucae (Sphex (Fernaldina) lucae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphex lucae de Saussure, 1867
Sphex belfragei Cresson, 1873
Identification
Males are black, including the abdomen.


Females have a red abdomen, dark or orange wings and tarsal-rake spines on the forelegs.
Life Cycle
Females with prey:
Remarks
This species is in the subgenus Fernaldina. A detailed description of Sphex lucae appears here, from a 1907 paper by Fernald.