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Species Ancistrocerus waldenii

Potter wasp - Ancistrocerus waldenii - female Potter wasp - Ancistrocerus waldenii - female wasp and nest - Ancistrocerus waldenii wasp and nest - Ancistrocerus waldenii - female wasp - Ancistrocerus waldenii - female Potter/Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus waldenii - female Vespid #2 - Ancistrocerus waldenii mud nest? - Ancistrocerus waldenii
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 Vespoidea (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies)
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)
Genus Ancistrocerus
Species waldenii (Ancistrocerus waldenii)
Life Cycle
A. waldenii makes mud nests, while A. catskill usually uses borings in wood (rarely however it makes free mud nests).
Works Cited
1.Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the Northeastern Nearctic Region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K. B. Cheung. 2008. Biological Survey of Canada [Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification].