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Superfamily Pompiloidea - Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies

 
 
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First host record for the spider wasp Cryptocheilus severini Banks (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Pepsinae)
By Frank E. Kurczewski, Rick C. West, James P. Pitts, & Cecilia Waichert
Insecta Mundi, 0935: 1-4, 2022

A revision Of Lomachaeta Mickel, with a new species of Smicromutilla Mickel (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
By James P. Pitts and Donald G. Manley
Zootaxa, Vol. 474, 10.11646/zootaxa.474.1.1., 2004
Smicromutilla has since been determined to be a junior synonym of Lomachaeta. (1)

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Two new species of Lomachaeta, with a key to described species (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae)
By C. E. Mickel
The Pan-Pacific entomologist, Vol. 16, pp. 127-131, 1940

Eight new species of Lomachaeta Mickel and the synonymy of Smicromutilla Mickel (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
By Kevin A Williams and James P Pitts
Journal of Hymenoptera Research, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp .227-243, 2009

Does the thistledown velvet ant (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) mimic Creosote bush seeds? A phylogenetic approach
By Kevin A. Williams, Joseph S Wilson, and James Purser Pitts
Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting [Conference], 2010

Addressing the Dasymutilla quadriguttata species-group and species-complex (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)...
By Pilgrim E.M., Williams K.A., Manley D.G., Pitts J.P.
J. Kansas Ent. Soc. 82: 231-249, 2009
Full title: Addressing the Dasymutilla quadriguttata species-group and species-complex (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae): several distinct species or a single, morphologically variable species?

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Multifaceted assessment of species validity in the Dasymutilla bioculata species group (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
By Williams K.A., Manley D.G., Pilgrim E.M., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P.
Systematic Entomology 36: 180-191, 2010

The California velvet ants of the genus Dasymutilla Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
By Hurd P.D., Jr.
Bull. Calif. Insect Survey 4: 89-118, 1951

 
 
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