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Family Ampulicidae - Cockroach Wasps

Cockroach Wasp - Ampulex ferruginea Ampulex sp.? - Ampulex canaliculata Cockroach Wasp? - Ampulex canaliculata Ampulicid? - Ampulex canaliculata Ampulex species - Ampulex canaliculata Ampulex species - Ampulex canaliculata wasp - Ampulex canaliculata Ampulex canaliculata?  - Ampulex canaliculata - female
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 Ampulicidae (Cockroach Wasps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated within Sphecidae sensu lato
4 spp. in 3 genera in our area,(1) ca. 200 spp. in 6 genera worldwide(2)
not yet in the guide: Paradolichurus californicus (San Diego Co., CA)
adults capture cockroach nymphs to feed the larvae ("unlike other sphecoid wasps, carry the prey backwards, on foot, like most pompilids"(1))
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.Catalog of Sphecidae sensu lato