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Genus Cleptes

Cleptes alienus - female Cleptes alienus - female Cleptes purpuratus - female Cleptes purpuratus - female Cleptes purpuratus Cleptes purpuratus Cleptes purpuratus
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 Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Chrysididae (Cuckoo Wasps)
Subfamily Cleptinae
Genus Cleptes
Explanation of Names
Cleptes Latreille 1802
Numbers
8 spp. (of which one adventive) in our area, ~70 spp. worldwide(1)
Range
primarily Holarctic, by far most diverse in Eurasia(1)
Food
hosts: tenthredinid and diprionid sawflies(2)
Internet References
Taxon page [data from(1)]
Works Cited
1.The chrysidid wasps of the world
Kimsey L.S., Bohart R.M. 1990. Oxford University Press. 652 pp.
2.California Cuckoo Wasps in the Family Chrysididae (Hymenoptera)
Lynn S. Kimsey. 2006. UC Press.