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Species Trypoxylon lactitarse

black wasp - Trypoxylon lactitarse Mimic or Wasp? - Trypoxylon lactitarse Sphecini? - Trypoxylon lactitarse Sphecini? - Trypoxylon lactitarse Trypoxylon lactitarse? - Trypoxylon lactitarse Trypoxylon lactitarse - female Trypoxylon lactitarse? - Trypoxylon lactitarse Trypoxylon lactitarse? - Trypoxylon lactitarse
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 Crabronidae (Square-headed Wasps, Sand Wasps, and Allies)
Subfamily Crabroninae (Square-headed Wasps)
Tribe Trypoxylini
Genus Trypoxylon
No Taxon (Subgenus Trypargilum)
Species lactitarse (Trypoxylon lactitarse)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trypoxylon albopilosum Provancher, 1888
Trypoxylon albopilosum planoense Cameron, 1889
Trypoxylon cinereum W. Fox, 1891
Trypoxylon striatum Rohwer, 1909
Explanation of Names
Trypoxylon lactitarse de Saussure, 1867
from the Latin lactī ('milky or milk-white color') + tarse ('foot or tarsus')
Identification
Shining black body with pale hairs on the thorax and hind tarsi partly white.
Life Cycle
Nests in wood borings.
See Also
Trypoxylon politum is similar in coloration but has black hairs on the thorax instead of pale. They also build distinctive "pipe organ" nests out of mud.


Hermetia illucens (Black Soldier Fly) is a likely mimic of one or both species.