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Genus Pseudomethoca

Mutillidae - Pseudomethoca? - Pseudomethoca bequaerti - female Pseudomethoca simillima Pseudomethoca propinqua - male Velvet ant? - Pseudomethoca frigida Mutillid - ID further than family? - Pseudomethoca sanbornii - male Velvet Ant - Pseudomethoca frigida Mutillidae, lateral - Pseudomethoca frigida - female Pseudomethoca simillima? - Pseudomethoca - 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)
Superfamily Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Mutillidae (Velvet Ants)
Subfamily Sphaeropthalminae
Tribe Pseudomethocini
Genus Pseudomethoca
Explanation of Names
Pseudomethoca Ashmead 1896
Numbers
42 spp. in our area(1)(2)
Identification
Characters of this genus (3):
eyes circular to slightly ovate (egg-shaped)
head less than twice the width of mesosoma (middle body segment); head not toothed
mesosoma narrowed in middle
pygidium usually with lateral carinae (strong ridges)
Print References
Mickel, 1924. U. S. Natl. Mus., Proc. 64(15): 1-51, pis. 1-4.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.A key to genera and subgenera of Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) in America North of Mexico with description of a new genus
Manley D.G., Pitts J.P. 2002. J. Hym. Res. 11: 72-100.
3.Velvet Ants, Mutillidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera)
Jeffrey C. Hertz. 2007. University of Florida, IFAS Extension.