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Species Auplopus mellipes

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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 Ageniellini (Mud-nesting Spider Wasps)
Genus Auplopus
Species mellipes (Auplopus mellipes)
Explanation of Names
Auplopus mellipes (Say 1836)
Length 10-11 mm
Print References
Townes H.K. (1957) Nearctic wasps of the subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae. U.S. Nat. Mus. Bull. 209: 1-286 (descriptions, distribution, and keys to species) (Relevant Section)(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Nearctic Wasps of the Subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae
Henry K. Townes. 1957. Smithsonian Institute Press (Bulletin 209).