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Species Cerceris californica


Review of the genus Cerceris Latreille in Mexico and Central America
By Scullen H.A.
Smithsonian Contrib. Zool. 110: 1-121, 1972

Review of the genus Cerceris in America north of Mexico
By Scullen H.A.
Proc. U.S.N.M. 116(3506): 333-548, 1965

Observations on the prey and nests of seven species of Cerceris (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)
By Evans H.E., Rubink W.L.
The Great Basin Naturalist 38: 59-63, 1978

California wasps of the subfamily Philanthinae (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)
By Bohart R.M., Grissell E.E
Bull. Calif. Insect Survey 19: 1-92, 1975

Sphecid wasps of the world: a generic revision
By Richard Mitchell Bohart, Arnold S. Menke
University of California Press, 1976
This is an excellent reference work!! The entire masterly obra magnum (675+ pages!) can be read beginning at the link below:

      https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_FExMjuRhjpIC/page/n1

...provided courtesy of the "Internet Archive".

Thanks to Jeff for pointing to this link, which provides access to the entire work...unlike the incomplete coverage available at the Google Books link I had originally posted here.

The Sting of the Wild: The Story of the Man Who Got Stung for Science
By Justin O. Schmidt
John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD, 2016
This book is useful in dispelling myths about broad groups (particularly the oft-maligned Mutillidae). The Appendix contains the rankings for 83 species and includes all ranked species. It's also worth noting that this does mean that the majority of species are unranked, so caution should be taken in creating sweeping claims (as often done on rather erroneous Internet memes).

Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily...
By Pilgrim E.M., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P.
Zoologica Scripta 37: 539–560, 2008
Full title: Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily and novel relationships of its component families and subfamilies

Abstract

Identifying the sister group to the bees: a molecular phylogeny of Aculeata with an emphasis on the superfamily Apoidea
By Debevec A.H., Cardinal S., Danforth B.N.
Zoologica Scripta 41: 527-535, 2012