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Species Ammophila aberti

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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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (traditional Sphecidae))
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Ammophilinae
Genus Ammophila
Species aberti (Ammophila aberti)
Explanation of Names
Ammophila aberti Haldeman, 1852
named after Colonel John James Abert (1788-1863), the Chief of the Topographical Bureau in Washington
Remarks
Haldeman's original 1852 description can be read here. His lone specimen was of unspecified sex and missing its head and anterior wings.
In 1889, Patton patched this problem here with a description based on 4 intact female specimens.
Appears in Melander's 1903 key here at couplet 35.
Print References
F. D. Parker, V. J. Tepedino, and D. L. Vincent (1980). Observations on the Provisioning Behavior of Ammophila aberti Haldeman (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Psyche 87:249-258.(Full Text)