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California Bembicine Sand Wasps
By R. M. Bohart and D. S. Horning, Jr.
Bull. Calif. Insect Survey 13, 49 pp., 1971
Full text.

This is a useful resource for California and beyond as it has a keys to:

1) the genera of Bembicini of North America;
2) the species of Bembix in California;
3) the 10 species of Bicyrtes in North America;
4) the 7 species of Microbembex in the continental US.

[Caveat: I'm an amateur and can't competently comment on how much change may have occurred in Bembecine taxonomy since this publication in 1971. But, shortly after posting the above, I found a reference discussing at least two California species not known in 1971: Stictiella villegasi described by Bohart in 1982, and Microbembex elegans described Griswold in 1996.

The Sand Wasps: Natural History and Behavior
By Howard Ensign Evans & Kevin M. O'Neill
Harvard University Press, 2007
This book can be previewed here. I have only browsed it a bit, but it looks like yet another excellent work from Howard Ensign Evans and his collaborators.

Sphecid wasps of the world: a generic revision
By Richard Mitchell Bohart, Arnold S. Menke
University of California Press, 1976
This is an excellent reference work!! 675 pages.

Much of this book can be viewed via Google Books. The Introduction begins at this link.

If every family of Insecta had a treatment

Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily...
By Pilgrim E.M., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P.
Zoologica Scripta 37: 539–560, 2008
Full title: Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies

Abstract

Identifying the sister group to the bees: a molecular phylogeny of Aculeata with an emphasis on the superfamily Apoidea
By Debevec A.H., Cardinal S., Danforth B.N.
Zoologica Scripta 41: 527-535, 2012

Evolutionary history of the Hymenoptera
By Peters et al.
Current Biology 27: 1–6, 2017

The Hymenoptera of Costa Rica
By Paul E. Hanson and Ian D. Gauld, editors
Oxford University Press, 1995
A comprehensive treatment of the biology, systematics, and diversity of Hymenoptera in Costa Rica. Keys to superfamilies, families, subfamilies and in many cases, genera are included. Given the high level of biodiversity of Hymenoptera in Costa Rica in comparison to most areas of the world, this is a valuable reference book for students of Hymenoptera in any part of the world.

Order Hymenoptera. In: Zhang Z-Q (ed) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classif. and survey of taxonomic richness
By Aguiar AP, Deans AR, Engel MS, Forshage M, Huber JT, Jennings JT, Johnson NF, Lelej AS, Longino JT, Lohrmann V, Mikó I, Ohl M.
Zootaxa 3703: 51–62, 2013

 
 
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