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Species Pepsis thisbe - Thisbe's Tarantula-hawk Wasp

Tarantula Hawk - Pepsis thisbe - female Tarantula Hawk on Anise/Fennel - Pepsis thisbe - male Pepsis pallidolimbata or thisbe? - Pepsis thisbe - male Fore femur, lacking hairs - Pepsis thisbe - female - - Pepsis thisbe - female P thisbe - Pepsis thisbe - male Pepsis thisbe? - Pepsis thisbe - female Pepsis - Pepsis thisbe
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 Pepsinae
Tribe Pepsini (Tarantula-hawk Wasps and Allies)
Genus Pepsis (Tarantula-hawk Wasps)
Species thisbe (Thisbe's Tarantula-hawk Wasp)
Explanation of Names
Pepsis thisbe Lucas, 1895
Identification
"Note the dark submarginal band basal to the hyaline edge of the wing." (comment by Nick Fensler)
See Also
Pepsis pallidolimbata. It is necessary to view the wing tips in order to distinguish between P. thisbe and this species -- see comments in the Identification sections.