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Subspecies Auplopus mellipes variitarsus

Spider wasp with prey - Auplopus mellipes - female Spider wasp - Auplopus mellipes Spider wasp - Auplopus mellipes White-faced, red-legged spider wasp - Auplopus mellipes - male White-faced, red-legged spider wasp - Auplopus mellipes - male ant on light - Auplopus mellipes Wasp - Auplopus mellipes - male Wasp - Auplopus mellipes - 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 Pepsinae
Tribe Ageniellini (Mud-nesting Spider Wasps)
Genus Auplopus
Species mellipes (Auplopus mellipes)
Subspecies variitarsus (Auplopus mellipes variitarsus)