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Genus Pygodasis

Wasp type- digs hole in dirt-two large segmented dorsal yellow abdominal marks-purplish/black wings, costal island, Ga - Pygodasis quadrimaculata - female Very large bee - Pygodasis quadrimaculata Large Scoliid Wasp on Amsonia ciliata - Pygodasis quadrimaculata Campsomeris sp.? - Pygodasis quadrimaculata - male Scoliosis wasp - Pygodasis quadrimaculata - female Wasp July 23 - Pygodasis ephippium - female SCREECH - Pygodasis quadrimaculata Pygodasis quadrimaculata - female
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)
Superfamily Scolioidea
Family Scoliidae (Scoliid Wasps)
Subfamily Campsomerinae
Genus Pygodasis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pygodasis was described by Bradley (1957) as a subgenus of Campsomeris. Argaman (1996) assigned generic status to Pygodasis, which was implicitly supported by Osten (2005).

Campsomeris (sensu stricto) is a Neotropical genus and does not occur in the USA and Canada.
Explanation of Names
Pygodasis Bradley, 1957
Numbers
Two species occur north of Mexico:

1. Pygodasis ephippium (Say, 1837)
2. Pygodasis quadrimaculata (Fabricus, 1775)
Print References
Argaman, Q. (1996) Generic synopsis of Scoliidae (Hymenoptera, Scolioidea). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici, 88: 171–222.

Bradley, J.C. (1957) The taxa of Campsomeris (Hymenoptera: Scoliidae) occurring in the New World. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 83: 65–77.

Bradley, J.C. (1964) Further notes on the American taxa of Campsomeris (Hymenoptera: Scoliidae). Entomological News, 75: 101–108.

Osten, T. (2005) Checkliste der Dolchwespen der Welt (Insecta: Hymenoptera, Scoliidae). Bericht der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Augsburg, 62: 1–62.