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For the United States & Canada

Species Psorthaspis planata

Pompilidae (Spider Wasps) - Aporus - Psorthaspis planata Blue Wasp - Psorthaspis planata Spider wasp? - Psorthaspis planata Spider wasp? - Psorthaspis planata The Six Wasp Special - #1 of 6 - Psorthaspis planata - female The Six Wasp Special - #1 of 6 - Psorthaspis planata - female Blue Streaks (cleaning) - Psorthaspis planata - male Chalybion or Chlorion? - Psorthaspis planata - female
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 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
Range
California, Utah, south to Baja California (1)
CA, AZ - (BG images)
Remarks
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)
Howard Ensign Evans. 1954. THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.