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Species Pepsis thisbe

Nice Wings! - Pepsis thisbe - male Female tarantula hawk, Pepsis sp.  - Pepsis thisbe - female Female tarantula hawk, Pepsis sp.  - Pepsis thisbe - female Pepsis (?) species with tarantula prey - Pepsis thisbe - female Tarantula hawk on a quest, Pepsis - Pepsis thisbe - female Mrs. P. rubra-group (mandibles) - Pepsis thisbe - female Mrs. P. rubra-group (ventral abdomen) - Pepsis thisbe - female - - Pepsis thisbe - 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 Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Pompilidae (Spider Wasps)
Subfamily Pepsinae
Tribe Pepsini
Genus Pepsis (Tarantula Hawks)
Species thisbe (Pepsis thisbe)
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.