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Species Campsomeris quadrimaculata

Big sleepy wasp - Campsomeris quadrimaculata - female Wasp pollinator on ironweed - Campsomeris quadrimaculata Campsomeris - Campsomeris quadrimaculata - female Florida Cowkiller sp.? - Campsomeris quadrimaculata - female Campsomeris quadrimaculata Sandhills Scoliid Wasp? - Campsomeris quadrimaculata - male Family Scoliidae - Scoliid Wasps ID please - Campsomeris quadrimaculata Campsomeris species ? - Campsomeris quadrimaculata - male
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)
Explanation of Names
Campsomeris quadrimaculata (Fabricus 1775)
15-35 mm
Very large scoliid, four prominent spots on abdomen in female, males variable.

Males may have a unique wing vein pattern.
e. US (map)
Apr-Sep in NC(1)
See Also
Scolia nobilitata--similar pattern, much smaller
Works Cited
1.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.