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Genus Ancistrocerus

Potter Wasp - Ancistrocerus Eumenine on goldenrod - Ancistrocerus adiabatus - female Ancistrocerus antilope? - Ancistrocerus - female Ancistrocerus antilope? - Ancistrocerus capra - female Eumeninae - Ancistrocerus unifasciatus - female Potter Wasp - Ancistrocerus Mortar wasp - Ancistrocerus - female last potter - Ancistrocerus
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 Vespoidea
Family Vespidae
Subfamily Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)
Genus Ancistrocerus
Explanation of Names
Ancistrocerus Wesmael 1836
The name refers to the hooked male antennae
~20 spp. in our area(1), ~120 total(2)
key to the 14 spp. of the northeast(1)
mostly holarctic (with ~half of the spp. in the Palaearctic, and some representation in more southern regions)(3)(2)
Works Cited
1.Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the Northeastern Nearctic Region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K. B. Cheung. 2008. Biological Survey of Canada [Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification].
2.New species of Ancistrocerus (Vespidae, Eumeninae) from the Neotropics with a checklist and key to all species...
Piekarski P.K., Carpenter J.M., Sharanowski B.J. 2017. Zookeys 718: 139–154.
3.Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Puerto Rico, West Indies
Carpenter J.M., Genaro J.A. 2011. Insecta Mundi 0202: 1-35.