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Species Parancistrocerus leionotus

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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)
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 Parancistrocerus
Species leionotus (Parancistrocerus leionotus)
Diagnostic characters include well developed yellow spots on terga 1 and 2, yellow bands on terga 1-4, and well developed yellow vertical bands on the propodeum. (P. vagus is similar but usually lacks the propodeal bands).
This species nests in small crevices in rocks (or concrete) unlike most other species of the genus that nest in borings in wood. (Comments by Matthias Buck)
Works Cited
1.Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the Northeastern Nearctic Region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K. B. Cheung. 2008. Biological Survey of Canada [Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification].