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Genus Palmodes

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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 Sphecinae
Tribe Prionychini
Genus Palmodes
Explanation of Names
Palmodes Kohl 1890
Numbers
10 spp. in our area(1), 20 total(2)
Range
Holarctic(2)
Habitat
Females nest in sandy soil, storing a single prey (usually a nymphal tettigoniid) in a shallow, one-celled nest(3)