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Species Euodynerus annulatus

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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)
Superfamily Vespoidea
Family Vespidae
Subfamily Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)
Genus Euodynerus
Species annulatus (Euodynerus annulatus)
Explanation of Names
Euodynerus annulatus (Say 1824)
Size
Forewing: ♂ 8–9.5 mm, ♀ 8.5–10.5 mm(1)
Identification
Compared to E. hidalgo it has a less angulate propodeum and it lacks the reflexed, lamellate margins of terga 2 and 3. It has two yellow spots on the scutellum, something not found in E. hidalgo. (Comment by Matthias Buck).
Range
Transcontinental, Canada to n Mexico(1)
Life Cycle
Nests in the ground. Unlike other ground-nesting Euodynerus it constructs a mud turret over the nest entrance:
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the Northeastern Nearctic Region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K. B. Cheung. 2008. Biological Survey of Canada [Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification].