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Species Psorthaspis planata

Blue wasp: Chlorion aerarium perhaps? - Psorthaspis planata Large, blue wasp - Psorthaspis planata - female Spider wasp? - Psorthaspis planata The Six Wasp Special - #1 of 6 - Psorthaspis planata - female Blue Streaks (ventral) - Psorthaspis planata - male Small Spider Wasp? - Psorthaspis planata - male Small Spider Wasp? - Psorthaspis planata - male Chalybion or Chlorion? - Psorthaspis planata - female
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 Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Pompilidae (Spider Wasps)
Subfamily Pompilinae
Tribe Aporini
Genus Psorthaspis
Species planata (Psorthaspis planata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psorthaspis planata Fox (1892)
Planiceps planatus Fox 1892
Pompilus aequus Fox 1894
Pompilus (Pedinaspis) planetus Fox 1897
Pedinaspis planatus Banks 1911
Sophropompilus tumifrons Banks 1917
Psorthaspis planatus Banks 1919
Pedinaspis bucephala Malloch 1928
Psorthaspis morosa Bradley 1944
California, Utah, south to Baja California (1)
CA, AZ - (BG images)
Formerly a separate species, Psorthaspis morosa is now considered synonymous with Psorthaspis planata. (Evans 1954) (1)
Works Cited
1.The Genus Psorthaspis on the Mexican Central Plateau (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae)