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Genus Ancistrocerus

Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus antilope - male Wasp for ID - Ancistrocerus albophaleratus - female Wasp ID Request - Ancistrocerus Black and white hornet - Ancistrocerus Potter wasp - Ancistrocerus waldenii - female Wasp IMG_1406 - Ancistrocerus - female wasp - Ancistrocerus adiabatus - female Ancistrocerus antilope? - Ancistrocerus - 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 Vespoidea (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies)
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)
Genus Ancistrocerus
Explanation of Names
Ancistrocerus Wesmael 1836
The name refers to the hooked male antennae
Numbers
~20 spp. in our area(1), ~120 total(2)
Identification
key to the 14 spp. of the northeast(1)
Range
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.