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Genus Podium

100210 wasp1 - Podium rufipes Red-legged Dasher #2 - Podium rufipes Wasp - Podium luctuosum - female Wasp - Podium luctuosum - female Podium luctuosum Podium luctuosum ? - Podium luctuosum - female Unknown Wasp - Podium luctuosum - male Wasp - Podium rufipes
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 (Apoidea (minus Anthophila) - Apoid Wasps)
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sceliphrinae
Tribe Podiini
Genus Podium
Explanation of Names
Podium Fabricius 1804
3 spp. in our area(1), 23 total(2)
New World, mostly Neotropical(2)
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.