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Species Campsomeris 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 Campsomeris
Species quadrimaculata (Campsomeris quadrimaculata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Campsomeris quadrimaculata (Fabricus 1775)
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.

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, much smaller
Works Cited
1.University of Florida: Featured Creatures
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.