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Genus Myrmosula

Myrmosula rutilans - female Ant? Wasp? - Myrmosula Ant? Wasp? - Myrmosula Myrmosidae - Myrmosula parvula Myrmosidae - Myrmosula parvula Vail mutillid - Myrmosula - female Tiny tiny bee at Mugu - Myrmosula Myrmosula - Myrmosula parvula - female
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 Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Myrmosidae (Myrmosid Wasps)
Subfamily Kudakrumiinae
Genus Myrmosula
Explanation of Names
Myrmosula Bradley 1917
8 spp. in our area:(1)(2)
1. Myrmosula boharti: CA
2. Myrmosula exaggerata: CA
3. Myrmosula nasuta: AZ & s. CA
4. Myrmosula pacifica: CA
5. Myrmosula parvula: eastern (DC south to AL, west to MT & TX)
6. Myrmosula peregrinatrix: western (Canada: AB; United States: AZ & TX)
7. Myrmosula rufiventris: NV & OR
8. Myrmosula rutilans: CA
a member of the subfam. Kudakrumiinae
Works Cited
1.Nomina Insecta Nearctica
Poole, Robert W., Inc.
2.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.