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Tribe Pompilini


A taxomomic study of the Nearctic spider wasps belonging to the tribe Pompilini (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) [Parts I-III]
By Howard Ensign Evans
American Entomological Society, 1950
This work was originally published in three parts:

    Part I. (1950) Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc, 75:133-270.
    Part II. Genus Anoplius Dufour. (1951) Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc., 76: 207-361.
    Part III. (1951) Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc., 77: 203-342.

All three parts are bundled together and can be read online or downloaded as a PDF from the following BHL link:

    http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/37899#/summary

California Spider Wasps of the Subfamily Pompilinae (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae)
By Wasbauer, M. S. and L. S. Kimsey
Bulletin of the California Insect Survey, No. 26, 1985
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Contains a brief overview of biology of the group; a key to subfamilies of Pompilidae; a key to genera of California Pompilinae; and treatments of the following genera in the indicated order of presentation:

Aporus, Allaporus, Psorthaspis, Chalcochares, Euagetes, Tastiotenia, Agenioideus, Sericopompilus, Episyron, Poecilopompilus, Tachypompilus, Anoplius (subgenera Lophopompilus, Notiochares, Arachnophroctonus, Pompilinus, Anoplius), Pompilus (subgenera Hesperopompilus, Perissopompilus, Xerochares, Ammosphex, Arachnospila, Anoplochares), Aporinellus, Allochares.

A revision of the Mexican and Central American spider wasps of the subfamily Pompilinae
By Howard E. Evans
Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 20: 1-439, 1966
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Despite the focus on more Neotropical species, a number of these species also occur within our area.

Aporus: pp. 37-63
Arachnospila: pp. 397-402
Epipompilus: pp. 27-34
Poecilopompilus: [url=https://archive.org/details/memoirsofameric201966amer/page/203/mode/2up]pp.

Molecular phylogeny and systematics of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): redefining subfamily boundaries...
By Waichert C., Rodriguez J., Wasbauer M.S., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P.
Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 175: 271-287, 2015
Full title: Molecular phylogeny and systematics of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): redefining subfamily boundaries and the origin of the family

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A distributional checklist of the spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of Florida
By Leavengood J.M., Waichert C., Rodriguez J.
Insecta Mundi 0161: 1-8, 2011

The Sting of the Wild: The Story of the Man Who Got Stung for Science
By Justin O. Schmidt
John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD, 2016
This book is useful in dispelling myths about broad groups (particularly the oft-maligned Mutillidae). The Appendix contains the rankings for 83 species and includes all ranked species. It's also worth noting that this does mean that the majority of species are unranked, so caution should be taken in creating sweeping claims (as often done on rather erroneous Internet memes).

Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily...
By Pilgrim E.M., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P.
Zoologica Scripta 37: 539–560, 2008
Full title: Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies

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Identifying the sister group to the bees: a molecular phylogeny of Aculeata with an emphasis on the superfamily Apoidea
By Debevec A.H., Cardinal S., Danforth B.N.
Zoologica Scripta 41: 527-535, 2012