Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Myrmosula

Myrmosula? - Myrmosula parvula - female Myrmosula rutilans - female Ant? Wasp? - Myrmosula Velvet Ant - Myrmosula - female 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)
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.