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Tribe Pepsini

Spider Wasp - Priocnemis minorata Spider Wasp - Priocnemis oregona - male Red wasp - Priocnessus nuperus - female spider wasp - Pepsis Pepsis wasp? - Pepsis mildei - male Diagnostic Images for a new species on BugGuide - Pepsis basifusca - male Handsome Tarantula Hawk (lateral thorax profile) - Pepsis thisbe - male Entypus unifasciatus(?) - Entypus unifasciatus
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 Pepsinae
Tribe Pepsini
Numbers
~100 spp. in 10 genera in our area(1)
Identification
Wing venation of several important genera: