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Species Psorthaspis legata

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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)
Superfamily Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Pompilidae (Spider Wasps)
Subfamily Pompilinae
Tribe Aporini
Genus Psorthaspis
Species legata (Psorthaspis legata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psorthaspis legata (Cresson, 1867)
Psorthaspis legatus
Four major eastern species. Thirteen species in the Pompilid project listing.
Difficult group but this species has some orange coloration on the head and two cream bands on the third and fourth abdominal segments. Wings banded instead of diffusely darkened.
Eastern US
Spider hunters, so mostly ground hunting.
Print References
Catalog of Hymenoptera North of Mexico, Krombien et. al.
Internet References