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Genus Pseneo

Pseneo punctatus - female Pseneo Pseneo Psen or Pseneo? - Pseneo - male Psen or Pseneo? - Pseneo - male Psen or Pseneo? - Pseneo - male Pseneo punctatus - male Pseneo punctatus - 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 (traditional Sphecidae))
Family Crabronidae (Square-headed Wasps, Sand Wasps, and Allies)
Subfamily Pemphredoninae (Aphid Wasps)
Tribe Psenini
Genus Pseneo
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (comprising 6 subtaxa in total)(1), 25 spp. worldwide/total(2)
1. Pseneo longiventris (2 sspp.: kohlii & longiventris)
2. Pseneo punctatus (3 sspp.: carolina, ferrugineus, & punctatus)
3. Pseneo simplicicornis
Food
predators of large leafhoppers, like sharpshooters.
Print References
Malloch, J. R. (1933). Review of the wasps of the subfamily Pseninae of North America (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). Proceedings of the United States National Museum.(3)
Krombein, K. V. (1950). Taxonomic notes on the wasps of the subgenus Pseneo Malloch. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 52, 277-287.(4)
Gittins, A. R. (1969). Revision of the Nearctic Psenini (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) I. Redescriptions and Keys to the Genera and Subgenera. Transactions of the American Entomological Society (1890-), 95(1), 49-76.(5) Available as PDF at JStor
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Ascher J.S., Pickering J. (2017) Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)
2.Catalog of Sphecidae sensu lato
3.Review of the wasps of the subfamily Pseninae of North America (Hymenoptera: Aculeata)
Malloch, J.R. 1933. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 82 (2967):1–60.
4.Taxonomic notes on the wasps of the subgenus Pseneo Malloch (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae)
Krombein, K.V. . 1950. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 52: 277–287.
5.Revision of the Nearctic Psenini (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) I. Redescriptions and Keys to the Genera and Subgenera
Gittins, A.R. 1969. Transactions of the American Entomological Society Vol. 95, No. 1, pp. 49-76.