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Species Isodontia apicalis

Bluish Wasp - Isodontia apicalis - female Wasp & Katydid - Isodontia apicalis Wasp & Katydid - Isodontia apicalis Wasp & Katydid - Isodontia apicalis Wasp & Katydid - Isodontia apicalis Grass-carrying Wasp - Isodontia apicalis Black wasp - Isodontia apicalis Thread Waisted Wasp? - Isodontia apicalis
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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae)
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sphecinae
Tribe Sphecini
Genus Isodontia (Grass-carrying Wasps)
Species apicalis (Isodontia apicalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Isodontia apicalis (Smith, 1856), Sphex apicalis Smith, 1856
Size
Female: 20mm. Male: 18 mm
Identification
Very large head, stocky build; white hairs on thorax. Very similar to I. mexicana. For distinguishing characters see species page.
Range
eastern United States (New Jersey, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida), westward through Tennessee and Louisiana to Texas (fig. 17). Also in eastern Nebraska and Arizona.
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