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Tribe Cercerini

Cerceris spp wasp - Cerceris Cerceris - Cerceris acanthophila Wasp 1547 & 1545 & 1542 - Cerceris Weevil Wasp - but can it be narrowed down to species? - Cerceris Unknown Cerceris - Cerceris - female maybe a weevil wasp - Cerceris Wasp? - Cerceris looks like a weevil wasp - Cerceris insolita
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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (traditional Sphecidae))
Family Crabronidae (Square-headed Wasps, Sand Wasps, and Allies)
Subfamily Philanthinae
Tribe Cercerini
Explanation of Names
Cercerini Lepeletier 1845
2 genera in the tribe, with ~110 spp. in our area(1) and >900 spp. worldwide (of which 870 Cerceris spp.)(2)
The two genera can be distinguished by forewing venation. In Eucerceris the outer vein of the third submarginal cell meets the marginal cell near its (the marginal cell's) tip; in Cerceris, it meets the marginal cell closer to its center. (Matthias Buck)
Euerceris Cerceris
nests provisioned with beetles (Chrysomelidae, Buprestidae, Curculionidae)