There are five species of Alcathoe in America north of Mexico. (1)
Alcathoe species resemble tarantula hawks (Pepsis), with black abdomens and black or orange wings, and males with a long process on the tip of the abdomen that resemble the trailing legs of the wasp in flight. (2)
Edwards, Hy. 1882. Notes on N. American Aegeridae with descriptions of new forms. Papilio 2(4): 53
Contributed by tom murray on 17 October, 2005 - 7:16am Additional contributions by Randy Hardy Last updated 23 June, 2013 - 5:22pm
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