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Tribe Ageniellini - Mud-nesting Spider Wasps

Spider wasp - Phanagenia bombycina Ageniella partita Banks - Ageniella mintaka - male small, green, metallic wasp - Auplopus architectus Carpenter Ant? - Auplopus mellipes - female Wasp sp. - Auplopus mellipes - female Wasp with parasitized spider - Auplopus architectus - female wasp, stealing mud? from Trypoxylon nest - Auplopus - female small wasp crawled in my shoe and stung my pinky toe - Auplopus
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)
Superfamily Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Pompilidae (Spider Wasps)
Subfamily Pepsinae
Tribe Ageniellini (Mud-nesting Spider Wasps)
Numbers
50 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1)
Life Cycle
These species construct thimble-shaped mud nests, each containing an egg and a spider for the developing larva to feed on.
Remarks
Messatoporus discoidalis (Ichneumonidae) parasitizes members of this tribe