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Genus Aphilanthops - Ant Queen Kidnapping Wasps

Sphecid/Crabonid Wasp - Aphilanthops frigidus - female Sphecid/Crabonid Wasp - Aphilanthops frigidus - female Ant Queen Kidnapping Wasp - Aphilanthops small smooth and shiny wasp - Ancistrocerus? - Aphilanthops frigidus Aphilanthops? - Aphilanthops Aphilanthops? - Aphilanthops Crabronidae Ant Queen Kidnapping Wasp Aphilanthops frigidus - Aphilanthops frigidus - female beewolf ? - Aphilanthops frigidus - female
Classification
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)
Numbers
4 spp. in the genus, all in our area(1)
Habitat
Nest in ground(2)
Food
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.