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Species Sceliphron assimile - Clayman's Mud Dauber Wasp

Laredo, TX wasp - Sceliphron assimile - female Laredo, TX wasp - Sceliphron assimile - female Laredo, TX wasp - Sceliphron assimile - female Wasp? - Sceliphron assimile
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 (Apoidea sans Anthophila – Apoid Wasps)
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sceliphrinae
Tribe Sceliphrini (Mud-dauber Wasps)
Genus Sceliphron (Black Mud-dauber Wasps)
Species assimile (Clayman's Mud Dauber Wasp)
Other Common Names
Black-legged Mud-dauber Wasp (useful for where the species ranges into Texas; not useful for its more expansive range in Mexico and into Central America due to the likewise black-legged S. fistularium)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelopaeus assimilis Dahlbom, 1843
Sceliphron figulus assimile (Dahlbom, 1843)
Sceliphron caementarium nicaraguanum Kohl, 1918
Explanation of Names
Sceliphron assimile (Dahlbom 1843)
assimile = from the Latin assimile ('similar or alike')
hind legs mostly black; in S. caementarium, the basal half of metatibia and most of the tarsi are yellow (males of S. assimile can sometimes have a yellow streak on the inner margin of the tibia, and yellowish tarsi)
s. TX to Panama / W. Indies - Map (1)