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Subfamily Pompilinae

Pompilid - Anoplius depressipes Allaporus pulchellus - Allaporus - female Spider Wasp Pompilidae ? Wasp Allaporus smithianus (Cameron) - Allaporus smithianus - male Spider Wasp - Anoplius? - Anoplius Pompilidae - Spider Wasps - Episyron conterminus Gray- and black-striped hymenopteran on Euphorbia esula - Aporinellus - 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)
Superfamily Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Pompilidae (Spider Wasps)
Subfamily Pompilinae
Numbers
>2000 spp. in >60 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
Fore wing (usually) with vein Cu1 deflected downward, forming a posterior "pocket" in the second discal cell (2D)