Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Sphecini

Parasitized Exyra larva? - Isodontia Spider wasp? - Sphex pensylvanicus Digger Wasp? - Sphex lucae Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus)? - Sphex ichneumoneus Great Golden Digger Wasp - Lateral - Sphex ichneumoneus Great Golden Digger Wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus - female Sphex pensylvanicus on Zigadenus glaberrimus - Sphex pensylvanicus Red Tip, Black Legs - Sphex
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 Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sphecinae
Tribe Sphecini
Numbers
2 genera in the tribe, with 18 spp. in our area(1) and ~180 spp. worldwide(2)