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Tribe Ageniellini - Mud-nesting Spider Wasps

Wasp ID Request - Auplopus adjunctus - female Spider wasp (?) with reddish front legs - Auplopus - male Spider Wasp with spider - Phanagenia bombycina - female Spider Wasp - Auplopus mellipes Spider Wasp - Auplopus mellipes - male Wasp ~10mm - Ageniella Wasp hunting Jumping Spider - Auplopus architectus - female Auplopus carbonarius - female
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)
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.
Messatoporus discoidalis (Ichneumonidae) parasitizes members of this tribe