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Species Pygodasis quadrimaculata

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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 Scolioidea
Family Scoliidae (Scoliid Wasps)
Subfamily Campsomerinae
Genus Pygodasis
Species quadrimaculata (Pygodasis quadrimaculata)
Other Common Names
Large Four-spotted Scoliid Wasp
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pygodasis quadrimaculata (Fabricus 1775)
Campsomeris quadrimaculata
Explanation of Names
quadrimaculata = Four-spotted, refers to the four yellow maculations on the abdomens of the females.
15-35 mm
Very large scoliid, four prominent spots on abdomen in female, males variable. Legs are black.

Males come in range of slightly different color forms. (abdominal pattern) (1)
Males may have a unique wing vein pattern.
e. US (map)
Apr-Sep in NC(2)
See Also
Scolia nobilitata--similar pattern, but much smaller and with reddish legs
Works Cited
1.University of Florida: Featured Creatures
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.