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Species Euodynerus hidalgo

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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 Euodynerus
Species hidalgo (Euodynerus hidalgo)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euodynerus hidalgo (Saussure)
Orig. Comb: Odynerus hidalgo Saussure 1857
Thin, lamellate, reflexed hind margins of 2nd and 3rd urotergites is diagnostic for this species.
The amount of black is highly variable in this species and other vespids. The eastern subspecies (boreoorientalis) is mainly black. Some specimens of this species from one locality in Florida have practically no red while others are almost completely red. In general, structural characters are more reliable and play a more important role in identification, though some species also show significant structural variation. (Comment by Mathias Buck).
mostly: e. US to CA (BG data)
Life Cycle
Nests in burrows in dirt banks, and in cells of Sceliphron (mud) and Polistes (paper) nests. U. of Texas
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].