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Genus Crabro

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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 (Apoidea sans Anthophila – Apoid Wasps)
Family Crabronidae (Square-headed Wasps, Sand Wasps, and Allies)
Subfamily Crabroninae (Square-headed Wasps)
Tribe Crabronini
Subtribe Crabronina
Genus Crabro
Other Common Names
Shield-handed square-headed wasps
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
reviewed in (1)
Explanation of Names
Crabro Fabricius 1775
46 spp. in our area(2), ~90 total(3)
mostly holarctic, widespread in NA and the Palaearctic(3)
Male's front tibiae greatly expanded [except in C. hilaris species group] to cover the female's eyes during mating. The plates don't blind her, but apparently filter light in such a way that she recognizes this is a male of her own species. —Eric Eaton's comment