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Genus Aphilanthops - Ant Queen Kidnapping Wasps

small smooth and shiny wasp - Ancistrocerus? - Aphilanthops frigidus Bembix sp.? - Aphilanthops Aphilanthops? - Aphilanthops Aphilanthops? - Aphilanthops Aphilanthops hispidus, Digger Wasp - Aphilanthops hispidus Ground Nesting Bee - Aphilanthops frigidus beewolf? - Aphilanthops frigidus Unknown Hymenoptera 5 - Aphilanthops subfrigidus
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 (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae)
Family Crabronidae
Subfamily Philanthinae
Tribe Aphilanthopini
Genus Aphilanthops (Ant Queen Kidnapping Wasps)
4 spp. in the genus, all in our area(1)
Nest in ground(2)
nests provisioned with winged queen ants(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Sphecidae sensu lato
2.California wasps of the subfamily Philanthinae (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)
Bohart R.M., Grissell E.E. 1975. Bull. Calif. Insect Survey 19: 1-92.