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Genus Cerceris

Potter wasp? - Cerceris fumipennis Wasp - Cerceris ID for a Florida panhandle red wasp? - Cerceris bicornuta Wasp, possibly Cerceris - Cerceris clypeata wasp? - Cerceris solitary wasp with red legs Cerceris or Philanthus sp.? - Cerceris 9051202 wasp - Cerceris fumipennis Wasp - Cerceris
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 Philanthinae
Tribe Cercerini
Genus Cerceris
Other Common Names
Weevil wasps
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cerceris Latreille 1803
Numbers
86 spp. in our area (of which ~30 reach Canada)(1), 29 in e. US(2), almost 900 worldwide(3)
Identification
Abdominal segments are constricted at the margins.
The faces of females are modified with unusual projections on the clypeus and clypeal margin.
Range
worldwide(3)
Habitat
Females excavate cavities in soil as nests
Food
Most species prey on adult beetles; some, on bees and wasps. At least one (C. halone), exclusively on acorn weevils (Curculio nasicus).
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(4)(5)