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Species Scolia nobilitata

Scollid Wasp - Scolia nobilitata - male Wasp III - Scolia nobilitata - male Wasp - Scolia nobilitata Wave sp.? - Scolia nobilitata Wave sp.? - Scolia nobilitata scoliid wasp - Scolia nobilitata Red and black wasp, some type of Crabonidae?  - Scolia nobilitata - male colonial ground nesting bee - Scolia nobilitata - male
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
Species nobilitata (Scolia nobilitata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scolia nobilitata Fabricius 1805
Explanation of Names
nobilitata = 'ennobled'
Size
10-15 mm (Grissell 2013)[Cite:185010]
Identification
Small scoliid with dark wings and reddish legs; abdomen dark with 4-6 light yellow/orange spots; may be imitated by Typocerus lunulatus:

Pattern similar to the much larger Campsomeris quadrimaculata; there is also a similarly patterned pompilid:
Range
across so. US (map)
Season
Jun-Sep in NC
See Also
A similar species in the eastern range, Pygodasis quadrimaculata is much larger and has black legs.