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Genus Spilomena

Spilomena occidentalis - male Spilomena hainesi - male Spilomena hainesi - female Small wasp - Spilomena Parasitica - Spilomena Pteromalid - Spilomena Pteromalid - Spilomena Ceratina? - Spilomena
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 Crabronidae
Subfamily Pemphredoninae (Aphid Wasps)
Tribe Pemphredonini
Subtribe Spilomenina
Genus Spilomena
15 spp. in our area (Bohart & Smith, 1995), ~90 spp. worldwide/total(1)
Similar to Stigmus but metasoma lacks petiole.
Print References
Bohart RM & Smith NJ (1995): Contributions to the knowledge of the genus Spilomena Shuckard in America north of Mexico (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae, Pemphredoninae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 67[1994]: 318-330. (see here)