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Genus Diodontus

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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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae)
Family Crabronidae
Subfamily Pemphredoninae (Aphid Wasps)
Tribe Pemphredonini
Subtribe Pemphredonina
Genus Diodontus
Numbers
28 spp. in our area(1), ~80 spp. worldwide/total(2)
Food
Larvae feed on aphids provided by the mother
Remarks
Apparently adults resort to chewing on aphid prey, taking their juices and discarding the aphid afterward when they are in risk of dehydration. Ordinarily they don't feed on their prey but take it to the nest instead. (Lin 1978)