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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Ageniellini

Wasp 2 - Auplopus Utah-Wasp - Auplopus wasp spider - Auplopus Not necessarily defined by what it takes home for the youngins. - Auplopus caerulescens White-faced, red-legged spider wasp - Auplopus mellipes - male Sphecidae or Ichneumonidae? - Auplopus Auplopus? - Auplopus mellipes - 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
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