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Genus Scolia

Scolia nobilitata on goldenrod sp. - Scolia nobilitata wasp - Scolia nobilitata - female Broken-banded wasp - Scolia bicincta - male Is this a Scolia nobilitata ? - Scolia nobilitata - female Wasp 4 - Scolia nobilitata Wasp - Scolia nobilitata Double banded scoliid - Scolia bicincta Scoliidae, Double-banded Scoliid Wasp, dorsal - 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.