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Genus Scolia

Digger Wasp - Scolia dubia Wasp ID? - Scolia dubia Tiphid wasp? - Scolia bicincta what species´╝č - Scolia bicincta wasp - Scolia nobilitata Beautiful Wasp - Scolia nobilitata - male Scolia nobilitata? - Scolia nobilitata Double-banded Scoliid - Scolia bicincta - female
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)
7 spp. in our area(1), a great many more in the Old World (30 in Europe alone)