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Species Pepsis mildei - Milde's Tarantula-hawk 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 Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Pompilidae (Spider Wasps)
Subfamily Pepsinae
Tribe Pepsini (Tarantula-hawk Wasps and Allies)
Genus Pepsis (Tarantula-hawk Wasps)
Species mildei (Milde's Tarantula-hawk Wasp)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pepsis mildei Stål 1857
Males may have antennae with the flagellum colored in varying amounts of orange and black. (BG images) Wing coloring may vary from solid-black to mostly-orange. (1)

Life Cycle
Females with prey: