Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#225086
Wasp? - Ripiphorus fasciatus-complex - female

Wasp? - Ripiphorus fasciatus-complex - Female
Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve, Lake County, Illinois, USA
August 29, 2008

Moved
Moved from Ripiphorus.

 
No taxon?
Since it is not a species but a species complex, shouldn't we use the "no taxon" page such as Diadasia australis especies group? That is what people have been doing.

 
Whatever is the rule is fine
Whatever is the rule is fine with me

*
Rh. fasciatus complex

nope -- a Ripiphorus beetle
sorry -- misspelled it -- you got it right

 
Do you think we should create
Do you think we should create a species page on this one?

 
yes i do
this seems to be the commonest northeastern 'kind', and at this point the group is a taxonomic mess anyway, so chances to verify the sp. in foreseeable future are evanescent :)

 
Should I call it R. fasciatus
Should I call it R. fasciatus(complex)...is that ok?

 
good question
fasciatus complex, of course -- but i'm afraid with both words italicized this may be mistaken for a subspecific name... hyphenation may be a solution, like on this page

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.