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Subfamily Pemphredoninae - Aphid Wasps

Wasp ID Request - Psen erythropoda A chalcidoid poking around the cinderblock.  ID? - Passaloecus Wasp? Pemphredoninae sp. Ampulicid? - Pemphredon Another Oak Gall Inhabitant - Pemphredon Tiny Alley Wasp Hymenoptera
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 (traditional Sphecidae))
Family Crabronidae (Square-headed Wasps, Sand Wasps, and Allies)
Subfamily Pemphredoninae (Aphid Wasps)
Explanation of Names
Pemphredoninae Dahlbom 1835
240 spp. in 23 genera of 2 tribes in our area(1), >1170 spp. in 43 genera of 4 tribes worldwide(2)
body usually black; one mesotibial spur
nests in hollow tubes provisioned with aphids