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Family Sphecidae - Thread-waisted Wasps

 
 
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The digger wasps of North America and the West Indies belonging to the subfamily Chlorioninae
By H. T. Fernald
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol. 31, Issue 1487, pp. 291-423, 1906
Dated taxonomy, but useful for species descriptions and illustrations.

Full text.

Palmodes praestans and its prey (Ortho.)
By A. N. Caudell
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 40, 1919

Reuse of old Trypoxylon politum nest by Chalybion californicum (Hymenoptera : Sphecidae) in New York, USA
By F.E.Kurczewski
Entomological News 114(5):241-245, 2003

Nocturnal clustering of the solitary wasp, Chalybion californicum (Saussure) (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)
By T.R.Prentice, G.P.Walker
The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 1991
Full text (PDF)

A Review of the genus Palmodes in North America
By R. M. Bohart and A. S. Menke
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, Vol. 63, pp. 179-191, 1961

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

 
 
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