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Species Chrysis angolensis

Chrysididae - Chrysis angolensis Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium?) - Chrysis angolensis Blue-green Metallic Bee - Chrysis angolensis Halictid Bee - Agapostemon? - Chrysis angolensis blue fly - Chrysis angolensis Cuckoo Wasp - Chrysis angolensis cuckoo wasp - Chrysis angolensis - female Chrysis angolensis
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 Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Chrysididae (Cuckoo Wasps)
Subfamily Chrysidinae
Tribe Chrysidini
Genus Chrysis
Species angolensis (Chrysis angolensis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysis fuscipennis Brullé 1846
Explanation of Names
Chrysis angolensis Radoszkowski 1881
Range
Native to the Old World (South-Eastern part of Asia and Oriental region), adventive and spreading in NA: Canada (BC, ON, QC), US (found from nearly all states except AK, ND, SD, WY) and Mexico (map)
Food
Parasitizes Sceliphron caementarium
Remarks
Introduced from the Palearctic, probably during World War II, possibly in Sceliphron mud nests
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