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Genus Euodynerus

Wasp - Euodynerus undescribed-f - female wasp - Euodynerus undescribed-f - male Eumeninae: Ancistrocerus? - Euodynerus - female wasp - Euodynerus hidalgo NL No. 12 Scoliid? - Euodynerus - female Eupargia sp.? - Euodynerus Euodynerus? - Euodynerus pratensis - female Euodynerus leucomelas or blakeanus? - Euodynerus
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 Euodynerus
Explanation of Names
Euodynerus Dalla Torre 1904
from the Greek prefix εὖ- (eu) 'good, true' + the genus Odynerus
from the Greek ὀδύνη (odynē) 'pain or distress'(1) + Latin erus 'master of the house or family, owner, proprietor'
24 described and 2 undescribed spp. in our area, >30 in the Nearctic region(2), >100 total(3)
Propodeum with strong lateral angles, resembling large spines, width of T1 almost as wide as T2, mandible with a basal spot, eye generally with a spot behind. Most similar to Monobia (2 spp.).

Key to northeastern spp. by Buck et al. (2008).(2)
Worldwide, but most diverse in the Palaearctic(3)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.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].
3.Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Puerto Rico, West Indies
Carpenter J.M., Genaro J.A. 2011. Insecta Mundi 0202: 1-35.