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Species Palmodes dimidiatus

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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)
No Taxon (Apoid Wasps (traditional Sphecidae))
Family Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)
Subfamily Sphecinae
Tribe Prionychini
Genus Palmodes
Species dimidiatus (Palmodes dimidiatus)
Explanation of Names
Author is DeGeer, 1773.
Identification
Only member of genus in eastern North America.
Season
June-August, especially July (Michigan)
Life Cycle
Nests in sandy soil. Preys on katydids (Tettigoniidae), usually nymphs, often shield-back katydids (Tettigoniinae), which, in the East, would be Atlanticus (Sphecids of Michigan, guide photos).
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