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

Subfamily Sceliphrinae

metallic wasp - Chalybion californicum Blue Mud Wasp - Chalybion californicum Iridescent bluish greenish spider wasp (?) - Chalybion californicum - female Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber - Sceliphron caementarium Sceliphron caementarium ? - Sceliphron caementarium Twitchy blue-black wasp - Podium luctuosum Wasp - Chalybion californicum - female Blue Mud Wasp? - Chalybion californicum
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 Sceliphrinae
7 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1), 144 spp. in 6 genera worldwide(2)