Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Family Scoliidae (Scoliid Wasps)
Species trifasciata (Dielis trifasciata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dielis trifasciata (Fabricius, 1793)
Explanation of Names
trifasciata = 'Three-banded', Adjective - This is probably derived from the Latin tri (three) + fasciata (banded)(Inflection of fasciātus). This refers to the three yellow abdominal bands on the females of this species.
Both genders have bright yellow-orange colored stripes.
The females have only three abdominal bands.
Florida (BG images)
The more widespread species, Dielis plumipes have lighter, white colored abdominal bands. (not as yellow) The females of D. plumipes usually have four abdominal bands and orange-colored hairs behind the head. (BG data)
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