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Genus Scolia

Scoliid Wasp - Scolia dubia - male Black and White Wasp? - Scolia bicincta Leaf Cutter Bee - Scolia nobilitata Trielis? - Scolia nobilitata - female Wasp foraging on mint flowers - Scolia nobilitata Scoliid - Scolia dubia - male  Scolioidea ? - Scolia nobilitata Double-banded Scoliid Wasp - Scolia bicincta
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 Scoliinae
Genus Scolia
Explanation of Names
Scolia Fabricius 1775
Greek skolos, 'thorn, prickle' or skolios, 'bent, crooked' (perhaps referring to these wasps' notably curved posture)
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1)(2), a great many more in the Old World (30 in Europe alone)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.Checkliste der Dolchwespen der Welt (Insecta: Hymenoptera, Scoliidae)
von Till Osten. 2005. Bericht der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Augsburg, 62: 1–62.