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Species Pseudomethoca propinqua

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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 Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Mutillidae (Velvet Ants)
Subfamily Sphaeropthalminae
Tribe Pseudomethocini
Genus Pseudomethoca
Species propinqua (Pseudomethoca propinqua)
Explanation of Names
Pseudomethoca propinqua (Cresson 1865)
♂ 8-12 mm, ♀ 9 mm(1)
male: dorsum of thorax black, vertex and apical margins of the abdominal segments golden, wings dark; female similarly colored
MN-TX west to AB-CA(1) + BC[Cite:1022554]
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Urban entomology
Ebeling W. 1978. University of California Division of Agricultural Sciences: 695 pp.