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Genus Chyphotes

Velvet Ant ID Request - Chyphotes - male Mutillidae? 2 - Chyphotes - female Hymenoptera-Tiphiidae - Chyphotes - male Chyphotes - male Male, nocturnal Sphaeropthalminae? - Chyphotes - male Male, Chyphotes? - Chyphotes - male Arizona Wasp for ID - Chyphotes - male 3036327 Mutillid - Chyphotes
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 Thynnoidea
Family Chyphotidae (Chyphotid Wasps)
Genus Chyphotes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
reviewed in(1)
Explanation of Names
Chyphotes Blake 1886
45 spp. in our area
Life Cycle
may be parasites of Solifugae
nocturnal wasps; some males are wingless, see discussion at:
Internet References
Blog entry (Wild 2013)(2)