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Tribe Ageniellini

Auplopus architectus - Auplopus Spider wasp (?) with reddish front legs - Auplopus - male wasp nest Spider wasp - Auplopus mellipes Spider wasp - Auplopus Spider Wasp with spider - Phanagenia bombycina - female unknown small wasp that makes mud nest cells end to end (adult wasp about 6mm long) - Auplopus Spider Wasp - Auplopus carbonarius - female
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
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