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Wasp habitat

Wasp habitat
nr. Whitehall, Oak Openings Metropark, Girdham Rd. Sand Dunes, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
June 30, 2007
This is mainly for use when I create Pompilid guide pages. Of course, anyone is welcome to use it. In fact, I decided to move it to the aculeate page, since it not everyone visits the Pompilini page. The open areas of sand interspersed with vegetation is perfect habitat for many species of Pompilini, including: Anoplius semicinctus, Anoplius apiculatus, Anoplius brevihirta, Aporinellus taeniolatus, Aporinellus yucatanensis, Episyron biguttatus (around the edges), Evagetes hyacinthus, Sericopompilus apicalis, and Paracyphononyx funereus. In Ohio this type of habitat is very rare and these species are therefore rarely found elsewhere in the state. Most of these species are closely tied to this type of habitat wherever they are found. Pompilids aren't the only wasps here...Sphecids, Crabronids, Vespids (Eumeninae), Tiphiids, Mutillids and Scoliids are also very numerous. Numbers of Microbembex reach insane proportions some years.


Moved from Pompilini.

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