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Species Sphex dorsalis

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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 Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sphecinae
Tribe Sphecini
Genus Sphex
Species dorsalis (Sphex dorsalis)
Explanation of Names
Sphex dorsalis Lepeletier 1845
Identification
Female can be separated from ichneumoneus and texanus by the red tip of the meatsoma
Range
so. US (GA-FL-CA) to South America