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Species Bembecinus quinquespinosus

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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 Crabronidae
Subfamily Bembicinae
Tribe Bembicini (Sand Wasps)
Subtribe Stizina
Genus Bembecinus
Species quinquespinosus (Bembecinus quinquespinosus)
Explanation of Names
Bembecinus quinquespinosus (Say 1823)
Identification
Males are highly variable and can range from largely pale to mostly black:

Females are always dark
Range
NE and CO south to TX and west to southern CA, Central America