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Species Pepsis pallidolimbata

Tarantula Hawk on Flower - Pepsis pallidolimbata - female Pepsis or Hemipepsis? - Pepsis pallidolimbata - female Tarantula Hawkwasp - Pepsis pallidolimbata - male Tarantula Hawk on Milkweed - Pepsis pallidolimbata - female Guessing this is a Pepsis - Pepsis pallidolimbata Small Tarantula Hawk - Pepsis pallidolimbata - female Cima Pepsis - Pepsis pallidolimbata - female Baja Pepsis - Pepsis pallidolimbata - male
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 Pepsinae
Tribe Pepsini
Genus Pepsis (Tarantula Hawks)
Species pallidolimbata (Pepsis pallidolimbata)
Explanation of Names
Pepsis pallidolimbata Lucas 1894
Note the absence of a dark submarginal band basal to the hyaline edge of the wing. (see comment on this post by Nick Fensler)
sw US (BG data)
See Also
Pepsis thisbe. It is necessary to view the wing tips in order to distinguish between P. pallidolimbata and this species -- see comments in the Identification sections.