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Family Pompilidae - Spider Wasps

 
 
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Molecular phylogeny and systematics of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): redefining subfamily boundaries...
By Waichert C., Rodriguez J., Wasbauer M.S., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P.
Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 175: 271-287, 2015
Full title: Molecular phylogeny and systematics of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): redefining subfamily boundaries and the origin of the family

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A distributional checklist of the spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of Florida
By Leavengood J.M., Waichert C., Rodriguez J.
Insecta Mundi 0161: 1-8, 2011

Nearctic Wasps of the Subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae
By Henry K. Townes
Smithsonian Institute Press (Bulletin 209), 1957
This is the literature I'll be citing in my guide pages for Pepsines and Ceropalines. It obviously doesn't cover some species described after '57 but it's still the best comprehensive study. It has some really good keys. Might be hard to buy but most large university libraries should have it.

The Genus Psorthaspis on the Mexican Central Plateau (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae)
By Howard Ensign Evans
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1954
Full Text (20 pages)

This document contains some information on species that may also be found in parts of the south-western USA. (legata, macronotum, mariae, planata, portiae and sanguinea)

Species included: (alphabetically)
albocaudata, alternata, australis, bradleyi, coelestis, eubule, guatemalae, laevifrons, legata, macronotum arizonensis, macronotum cressoni, macronotum hurdi, macronotum macronotum, macronotum zacateca,

The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae).
By C. R. Vardy
Zoologische Verhandelingen / Zoologische Mededelingen, 2005
This is currently the most up-to-date treatment of the genus Pepsis...published in three parts between 2000 and 2005 (by two different publishers).

Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verhandel., vol. 332 (2000), pp. 1-86. (Full Text)
Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verhandel., vol. 338 (2002), pp. 1-134. (Full Text)

Revision of the Nearctic species of the Pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae)
By Paul D. Hurd
American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1952
Full Text.

This 1952 revision of the nearctic species of the Pompilid genus Pepsis, based on the Ph.D. thesis of Paul David Hurd, was published as Vol. 98. Article 4 of the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.

I saw it referenced on the BugGuide info page for Pepsis, and when I found it was currently available as a PDF, I figured it would be useful to provide a book entry here with a link for downloading.

A taxomomic study of the Nearctic spider wasps belonging to the tribe Pompilini (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) [Parts I-III]
By Howard Ensign Evans
American Entomological Society, 1950
This work was originally published in three parts:

    Part I. (1950) Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc, 75:133-270.
    Part II. Genus Anoplius Dufour. (1951) Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc., 76: 207-361.
    Part III. (1951) Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc., 77: 203-342.

All three parts are bundled together and can be read online or downloaded as a PDF from the following BHL link:

    http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/37899#/summary

California Spider Wasps of the Subfamily Pompilinae (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae)
By Wasbauer, M. S. and L. S. Kimsey
Bulletin of the California Insect Survey, No. 26, 1985
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Contains a brief overview of biology of the group; a key to subfamilies of Pompilidae; a key to genera of California Pompilinae; and treatments of the following genera in the indicated order of presentation:

Aporus, Allaporus, Psorthaspis, Chalcochares, Euagetes, Tastiotenia, Agenioideus, Sericopompilus, Episyron, Poecilopompilus, Tachypompilus, Anoplius (subgenera Lophopompilus, Notiochares, Arachnophroctonus, Pompilinus, Anoplius), Pompilus (subgenera Hesperopompilus, Perissopompilus, Xerochares, Ammosphex, Arachnospila, Anoplochares), Aporinellus, Allochares.

 
 
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