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Genus Pristocera

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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 Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Bethylidae
Subfamily Pristocerinae
Genus Pristocera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
see taxonomic note here
Explanation of Names
Pristocera Klug 1808
tbd spp. in our area; a rather large worldwide group, with >120 spp. in the Old World alone(1)
Females are flightless, ant-like creatures. --Richard Vernier
Works Cited
1.Phylogeny and reclassification of Pristocera Klug (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae)
Zamprogno L.N., Azevedo C.O. 2014. Insect Systematics & Evolution 45: 1– 49.