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Genus Odynerus

Wasp - Odynerus dilectus - male Wasp - Odynerus dilectus - male Odynerus erythrogaster? - Odynerus erythrogaster - female Red Bee - Odynerus cinnabarinus - male Hymenoptera - Odynerus Odynerus - Odynerus dilectus Red and black wasp - Odynerus cinnabarinus Odynerus
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 Vespoidea (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies)
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)
Genus Odynerus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Odynerus Latreille, 1803
Explanation of Names
Greek odyne 'pain'(1) + suffix -erus (unknown)
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(2)
Remarks
Dr. Frank Parker supposes that the red species should really be placed in a different genus than Odynerus because of the notauli, which are lacking on the mesoscutum of the black and white species.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.