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Species Prionyx fervens

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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 Sphecinae
Tribe Prionychini
Genus Prionyx
Species fervens (Prionyx fervens)
Other Common Names
Large size, lack of silvery markings on thorax and head plus dark, violaceous wings separates this species easily from all others. Females of this species are *very* large.
Texas to southern California, plus the West Indies, Central America and part of South America. (1)
Adults from early July to early September in southeast Arizona.
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