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Subgenus Blepharipus

Wasp IMG_1799 - Crossocerus nitidiventris - male parasitic wasp - Crossocerus impressifrons Crabronidae Crossocerus nitidiventris  - Crossocerus nitidiventris Squareheaded wasp - Crossocerus impressifrons Crabroninae - Crossocerus Crabroninae - Crossocerus Crossocerus annulipes - female Crossocerus annulipes - female
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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae)
Family Crabronidae
Subfamily Crabroninae (Square-headed Wasps)
Tribe Crabronini
Subtribe Crabronina
Genus Crossocerus
No Taxon Subgenus Blepharipus
Explanation of Names
Blepharipus Lepeletier & Brullé 1835
13 spp. in our area(1)
Female with pygidial plate more or less excavated, with basal elevation, not flat as in Crossocerus (s.s.). Two species with yellow markings on metasomal terga.