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Family Chyphotidae - Chyphotid Wasps

Ant with Wings - Chyphotes Bradynobaenid Wasp? - Chyphotes Black light - Caspers Regional Park - Chyphotes Hairy Wingless Wasp - Typhoctes peculiaris Male velvet ant (?) with pale, dark-spotted wings - Chyphotes - male Chyphotes - male male Mutillid - Chyphotes - male Sphaeropthalmini - Chyphotes - male
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 Thynnoidea
Family Chyphotidae (Chyphotid Wasps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously considered a member of Bradynobaenidae, and before that, Mutillidae. These three families are not closely related, and the resemblance is only superficial. Bradynobaenidae sensu stricto does not occur in the Nearctic region (South America and the Afrotropical + Palaearctic regions).(1)
Numbers
51 spp. in 2 genera (47 in Chyphotes, 4 in Typhoctes) in our area(2)
Print References
Works Cited
1.Molecular phylogenetics of Vespoidea indicate paraphyly of the superfamily...
Pilgrim E.M., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P. 2008. Zoologica Scripta 37: 539–560.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.