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Genus Podium

Red-legged Dasher #3 - Podium rufipes Hymenoptera - Podium luctuosum Wasp - Podium luctuosum Sphecidae, Thread-waisted Wasp (Podium sp) ID please - Podium rufipes Podium luctuosum Podium luctuosum wasp - Podium krombeini - Podium krombeini 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 (traditional Sphecidae))
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sceliphrinae
Tribe Podiini
Genus Podium
Explanation of Names
Podium Fabricius 1804
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1), 23 total(2)
Range
New World, mostly Neotropical(2)
Food
Provisions nests with cockroaches, adults or nymphs(3)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Catalog of Sphecidae sensu lato
3.Trap-nesting wasps and bees: life histories, nests, and associates
Krombein K.V. 1967. Smithsonian Press, Washington, DC. vi+570 pp.