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Genus Notocyphus

Black and red wasp - Notocyphus dorsalis Black and red wasp - Notocyphus dorsalis Black and red wasp - Notocyphus dorsalis Notocyphus dorsalis Notocyphus dorsalis Spider Wasp - Notocyphus dorsalis Notocyphus dorsalis Notocyphus dorsalis arizonicus, female - Notocyphus dorsalis - female
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 Notocyphinae
Genus Notocyphus
Numbers
1 species:

There is one polytypic species found in the U.S.; there are two subspecies in the area covered by Bugguide, Notocyphus dorsalis dorsalis and N. d. arizonicus. A third subspecies, N. d. restrictus is found in Mexico and Guatemala.
Identification
Eyes parallel
Labrum not exposed
S6 laterally compressed in females
Pronotum with a distinct dorsal face that is separated from the anterior face by a distinct angulation
Pterostigma small, at most 2.5X as long as wide
Spine pits on meso- and metafemora absent or inconspicuous
Cu1 simple, without any basal downward deflection
Females with bright orange coloration on head and mesosoma, otherwise black. Males black with white markings.
Range
SW USA
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