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

Subfamily Sceliphrinae

Wasp - Sceliphron caementarium Chalybion californicum? - Chalybion californicum Unidentified Wasp - Chalybion californicum Mud dauber nest - Sceliphron caementarium Black and Yellow Mud Dauber - Sceliphron caementarium - female Black & yellow mud-duabers collecting mud - Sceliphron caementarium - female Chalybion californicum ? - Chalybion californicum Sexing a Blue Mud Wasp - Chalybion californicum - male
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 Sceliphrinae
Numbers
7 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1), 144 spp. in 6 genera worldwide(2)