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Subfamily Pemphredoninae - Aphid Wasps

Wasp with hopper Wasp - Pemphredon Sphecidae? Wasp - Passaloecus venter, aphid wasp - Pemphredon Wasp - Stigmus Pemphredonina - female very small black wasp
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 Pemphredoninae (Aphid Wasps)
Numbers
>160 spp. in 20 genera of 2 tribes in our area(1), >1070 spp. in 40 genera of 4 tribes worldwide(2)
Identification
Usually black. Middle tibia with one apical spur.
Food
Larvae feed on paralyzed aphids provided by the mother.
Life Cycle
They nest in hollow tubes, mass provision with paralyzed aphids. Build partitions between cells.
Remarks
Solitary, predatory wasps.
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