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Tribe Bembicini - Sand Wasps

Bicyrtes - quadrifasciata? - Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus Paper Wasp - Sphecius convallis Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus on Cyrilla - Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus Bembix ID help - Bembix Sand Wasp ~18mm - Bembix Wasp, Hoplisoides? - Hoplisoides - female Gorytina sp. - Saygorytes phaleratus - 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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (traditional Sphecidae))
Family Crabronidae (Square-headed Wasps, Sand Wasps, and Allies)
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(1), 27–47. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.2801.1.2