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Species Sericopompilus apicalis

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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 Pompilinae
Tribe Sericopompilini
Genus Sericopompilus
Species apicalis (Sericopompilus apicalis)
Numbers
One species; monotypic.
Size
12-15 mm, males usually significantly smaller.
Range
Transcontinental.
Habitat
Psammophilous. Found in sandy soils with scattered vegetation.
Season
Mid- to late season. Usually found from late June through September.
Food
Occasionally visits flowers. Females provision nest cells with an Araneid, Clubionid, Lycosid, Oxyopid, Salticid, or Thomisid spider.
Life Cycle
One generation per year in the north.
See Also
Other species in the genus Sericopompilus.
Print References
Evans, H.E. 1951. A taxonomic study of the nearctic spider wasps belonging to the tribe pompilini, Part II. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc., 76: 207-361. (description, keys, biology).

Krombein, K.V. 1979. Pompilidae, p. 1548. In Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, Jr., D.R. Smith, and B.D. Burks, eds. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Vol. 2 Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Inst. Press, Washington, D.C.