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Tribe Bembicini - Sand Wasps

Some type of wasp? - Sphecius speciosus Wasp ID Request - Gorytes Hymenoptera AZ - Sphecius Subfamily Bembicinae --? - Bicyrtes *Wasp* ID Request - Clitemnestra bipunctata Sand Wasp - Bembix wasp 070616 - Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus Wasp digging a nest in granite path - Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus
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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae)
Family Crabronidae
Subfamily Bembicinae
Tribe Bembicini (Sand Wasps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the classification of this tribe has been recently revamped by Nemkov & Ohl (2011), and the changes incorporated in(1)(2), as well as in the Guide
Numbers
>200 spp. in 27 genera of 6 subtribes in our area(1), >1400 spp. in 62 genera of 8 subtribes worldwide(2)
Food
About three quarters of the species prey on Diptera, and it is believed that fly predation is ancestral in the group; the rest prey on Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Neuroptera, Odonata, and/or Homoptera. (Evans 2002)
Print References
Nemkov P.G., Ohl M. (2011) A cladistic analysis and reclassification of the tribe Bembicini (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae: Bembicinae). Zootaxa 2801: 27–47 (Abstract)