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Species Eremnophila aureonotata

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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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae)
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Ammophilinae
Genus Eremnophila
Species aureonotata (Eremnophila aureonotata)
Explanation of Names
Eremnophila aureonotata (Cameron 1888)
aureonotata = 'gold-marked'
e. NA to TX and Costa Rica(1)
Old fields near deciduous or other(?) woodlands. The wasp is commonly found on wildflowers with large clusters of blossoms, such as Queen Anne's Lace. Mating pairs on flowers are common.
Jun-Oct in NC(2); in MI, Jun-Sep, mostly Jul-Aug(3)
Adults take nectar; larvae feed on larval Noctuidae, Notodontidae (especially), Sphingidae, and Hesperidae (host list)
Life Cycle
Female digs burrow and provisions it with a single large caterpillar