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Genus Podium

100210 wasp1 - Podium rufipes Twitchy blue-black wasp - Podium luctuosum Thread-waisted Wasp - Podium rufipes - male Red-legged Dasher #1 - Podium rufipes Unidentified Wasp - Podium luctuosum Wasp - Podium luctuosum - female wasp - Podium krombeini - Podium krombeini ksprogoe image 1 - Podium rufipes
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 Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sceliphrinae
Tribe Podiini
Genus Podium
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Podium Fabricius, 1804
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1), 23 spp. total(2)
Range
New World, mostly Neotropical(2)
Life Cycle
Provisions nests with cockroaches, adults or nymphs (Krombein, 1967).
Print References
Krombein, K.V (1967). Trap-nesting wasps and bees: life histories, nests, and associates. Smithsonian Press, Washington, D.C., 1 unnumbered plate, iii-vi + 570 pp. Available through: