Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Family Evaniidae - Ensign Wasps

Ensign Wasp - Hyptia harpyoides Wasp? - Evania appendigaster Pompilidae? Wasp Afton Canyon N3 - Evaniella californica Evania appendigaster What type of insect is this? Fly / Wasp sp?
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Evanioidea (Aulacids, Ensigns, and Gasteruptiids)
Family Evaniidae (Ensign Wasps)
Numbers
11 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1)
Size
3-7 mm(1)
Identification
Black, somewhat spider-like. Abdomen is very small and oval, attached by a slender petiole to the propodeum, considerably above the base of the hind coxae. It is carried almost like a flag (thus the name).
keys to NA taxa: Evanioidea Online
Range
e. and sw. NA(1)
Habitat
Found in buildings or other places where cockroaches occur.
Food
Parasites of the egg capsules of cockroaches
Internet References