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Subspecies Dielis plumipes confluenta

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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 Dielis
Species plumipes (Feather-legged Scoliid Wasp)
Subspecies confluenta (Dielis plumipes confluenta)
Identification
Females are distinguished from ssp. fossulana by their broader abdominal bands. The band on the third The bands on the sternite has a deep impression in the middle, with the outer regions forming two projecting lobes.


Males are distinguished from ssp. fossulana by the broader band on the third abdominal segment. The bands on the sternites are more widely interrupted. The background of the tergum has greenish, rather than blueish, reflections.


This subspecies is separated geographically from ssp. plumipes. Ssp. confluenta is found in the plains region whereas ssp. plumipes is restricted to the Austral life zone (eastern US from North Carolina to around the southeasternmost part of New York).
Range
central to northern / plains region (n.AR, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, NM, OH, OK, SD, n.TX, e.WY)

Geographically isolated from all other subspecies. This subspecies is found in the plains region and does not occur in the Austral life zone.
Remarks
Ssp. plumipes is the most similar but is restricted to the Austral life zone.