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Species Dielis pilipes - Hairy-footed Scoliid Wasp

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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 Scolioidea
Family Scoliidae (Scoliid Wasps)
Subfamily Campsomerinae
Genus Dielis
Species pilipes (Hairy-footed Scoliid Wasp)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Campsomeris pilipes
Explanation of Names
Dielis pilipes (Saussure 1858)
pilipes 'hairy foot'
Female Dielis in our area are separated from other campsomerine genera by their white hairs, particularly on the face. Among western Dielis, females are separated from D. tolteca by their yellow-marked abdomens (orange in D. tolteca). Structurally, the propodeum is punctate, in contrast to the smooth propodeum of D. tolteca. (1) In Texas, D. pilipes is separated from D. plumipes by the lack of an orangish-brown "collar" of hairs on the pronotum.

Males are unique among all campsomerine species in our area for their 5 abdominal bands (4 in other species).
Works Cited
1.Scoliid Wasps of the Southwestern United States
MacKay W.P. 1987. Southwestern Naturalist 32(3): 357-362.