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Species Prionyx parkeri

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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)
No Taxon (Apoidea sans Anthophila – Apoid Wasps)
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sphecinae
Tribe Prionychini
Genus Prionyx
Species parkeri (Prionyx parkeri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Priononyx pubidorsum of authors, not Costa
Priononyx bifoveolata of authors, not Taschenberg
Abdomen marked with red; antennal segment 1 shorter than 3; free edge of clypeus concave medially; male sternite 6 with a broadly U-shaped median emargination; male antennal segments 5-8 with fossulae or plates; wings lightly brown-stained; maxillary palpus about equal in length to labial palpus; prothoracic lobe with abundant pubescence.(1)(2)
transcontinental but absent from western Canada(2)
Internet References
Discover Life page of Prionyx parkeri with description, distribution map, photos, and figures showing female clypeus, as well as male antennae.
Works Cited
1.A systematic study of North American Priononyx
Parker F.D. 1960. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 36: 205-208.
2.A reclassification of the Sphecinae with a revision of the Nearctic species of the tribes Sceliphronini and Sphecini
Bohart RM and Menke AS. 1963. University of California Publications in Entomology 30:91-182.