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Species Priocnessus nuperus

Red wasp - Priocnessus nuperus - female Red wasp - Priocnessus nuperus - female Red wasp - Priocnessus nuperus - female Red wasp - Priocnessus nuperus - female Red wasp - Priocnessus nuperus - female Red wasp - Priocnessus nuperus - female wasp - Priocnessus nuperus Wasp sp.? - Priocnessus nuperus
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 Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Pompilidae (Spider Wasps)
Subfamily Pepsinae
Tribe Pepsini
Genus Priocnessus
Species nuperus (Priocnessus nuperus)
Range
Transcontinental as a genus. Fairly widespread.
Habitat
Varied, from open woods and woodland edges to semi-arid grasslands, etc.
Season
In the north this genus is found mid-summer to early autumn (approximately June to September). They have a longer flight period in the south.
Food
They apparently rarely visit flowers. They provision nests with Agelenid spiders
Life Cycle
One generation per year in northern states.
See Also
Priocnemis apache
Print References
Townes, H.K. 1957. Nearctic wasps of the subfamilies pepsinae and ceropalinae. U.S. Nat. Mus. Bull. 209: 1-286. (descriptions, distribution, keys)

Krombein, K.V. 1979. Pompilidae, pp. 1527-1528. In Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, Jr., D.R. Smith, and B.D. Burks, eds. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Vol. 2 Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Inst. Press, Washington, D.C.