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Horse guard wasp

The horse guard wasp, Stictia carolina, is a type of sand wasp from the eastern United States which preys primarily upon horse-flies. It is a large, colorful, fast-flying wasp, one of 28 species in the genus Stictia, all of which have similar bio ...

Hypancistrocerus

Hypancistrocerus is a rather small neotropical genus of potter wasps which is very close to the Genus Stenodynerus. The species included in the genus are: Hypancistrocerus torquatus Zavattari, 1912. Hypancistrocerus dentiformis Fox, 1902. Hypanci ...

Intereuodynerus

Intereuodynerus is a genus of potter wasps with two species known from Syria, and a third one from Thailand.

Jucancistrocerus

Jucancistrocerus is a Palearctic genus of potter wasps. The currently species assigned to Jucancistrocerus are: Jucancistrocerus lepidus Gusenleitner, 1972. Jucancistrocerus angustifrons Kostylev, 1940. Jucancistrocerus minutepunctatus Giordani S ...

Knemodynerus

Knemodynerus is a genus of potter wasps distributed through the Palearctic, Afrotropical, Indomalayan and Australasian regions. The species currently classified in the genus are: Knemodynerus conspicuous Gusenleitner, 1992. Knemodynerus turneri G ...

Labochilus

Labochilus is a Palearctic genus of potter wasps. It contains the following species: Labochilus bimaculatus Gusenleitner, 2001. Labochilus orientalis Gusenleitner, 2001. Labochilus pulawskyi Giordani Soika, 1970. Labochilus rubriventris Gusenleit ...

Labus (wasp)

Labus is an Indomalayan genus of potter wasps. It contains the following species: Labus maindroni Buysson, 1906. Labus spiniger Saussure, 1867. Labus philippinensis Giordani Soika, 1968. Labus clypeatus Vecht, 1935. Labus lofuensis Giordani Soika ...

Laevimenes

Laevimenes is a small neotropical genus of potter wasps which contains two species which live mainly in the Chaco and Cerrado biogeographical provinces.

Larra bicolor

Adult females of this species are about 22 mm long, with the males somewhat smaller. The head and thorax are black, with silver markings on the head, the abdomen is red. The wings are variable in color, of a dusky hue.

Latimenes

Latimenes is a monotypic Indomalayan genus of potter wasps, the single species, Latimenes latipennis, was originally named by Frederick Smith in 1858 as Odynerus latipennis.

Leptochiloides

Leptochiloides is a small nearctic genus of potter wasps known from dry areas in South-Western North America. They have some structural similarities with members of the genus Pterocheilus, including the pilose labial palpi.

Leptomenes

Leptomenes is a mainly Afrotriopicalgenus of potter wasps, it was previously a much larger genus but a number of other genera have now been described for species which were formerly members of this genus, e.g. Eumenidiopsis, Stroudia and Tachymenes.

Lissodynerus

Lissodynerus is an Indomalayan and Australasian genus of potter wasps. The following species are classified under Lissodynerus: Lissodynerus Solomon Giordani Soika, 1995. Lissodynerus philippinensis Schulthess, 1913. Lissodynerus simillimus Giord ...

Montezumia

Montezumia is a primarily neotropical genus of eumenine wasps whose 48 species range from Argentina to the southwestern United States. Most of the known species are from South America. Unfortunately, the behaviour of Montezumia species has been d ...

Nesodynerus

Nesodynerus is a genus of potter wasps endemic to the Hawaiian archipielago. This genus is surprisingly large for the small territory it covers. The genera Chelodynerus and Pseudopterocheilus are presently treated as synonyms of Nesodynerus.

Nyssonini

The Nyssonini are a group of cleptoparasitic bembicine wasps generally distinguished by the petiolate second submarginal cell of the forewing and rather strongly sculptured head and mesosoma. Most species also bear sharp propodeal projections and ...

Oobius agrili

Oobius agrili is a parasitic non-stinging wasp of family Encyrtidae which is native to North Asia. It is a parasitoid of the emerald ash borer, an invasive species which has destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in its introduced range in North ...

Orancistrocerus

Orancistrocerus is a small genus of potter wasps which has species recorded from the Far East and northern South America and southern Central America.

Pachodynerus

Pachodynerus is a fairly large neotropical and nearctic genus of potter wasps with higher diversity in central South America. At least one species has been introduced in other biogeographical regions, including several oceanic islands, while Pach ...

Paper wasp

Paper wasps are vespid wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. Some types of paper wasps are also sometimes called umbr ...

Paraleptomenes

Paraleptomenes is a primarily Indomalayan genus of potter wasps. There is a single species, Paraleptomenes miniatus, reported outside of the region, from the island of Mauritius in the Afrotropical region.

Paralionotulus

Paralionotulus is a monotypic Palearctic genus of potter wasps, the sole species being Paralionotulus mervensis which was originally described in 1887 by the Polish entomologist Oktawiusz Radoszkowski as Leptochilus mervensis.

Paramischocyttarus

The following species are classified as belonging to Paramischocyttarus: Paramischocyttarus buyssoni Gribodo, 1896. Paramischocyttarus guichardi Giordani Soika, 1987. Paramischocyttarus subtilis Magretti, 1884. Paramischocyttarus lacuum Stadelman ...

Parancistrocerus

Parancistrocerus is a rather large genus of potter wasps whose distribution spans the Nearctic, eastern Palearctic, Oriental and Neotropical regions. A pair of medial pits on the anterior face of the pronotum and the expansion of the tegulae put ...

Pararrhynchium

The following species are currently classified in Pararrhynchium: Pararrhynchium ornatum Smith, 1852. Pararrhynchium ishigakiensis Yasumatsu, 1933. Pararrhynchium smithii Saussure, 1856. Pararrhynchium unifasciatum Gusenleitner, 1998. Pararrhynch ...

Pareumenes

The following species are classified in the genus Pareumenes: Pareumenes punctatissimus Giordani Soika, 1987. Pareumenes obtusus Liu, 1941. Pareumenes pullatus Smith, 1863. Pareumenes nigerrimus Vecht, 1963. Pareumenes caffra Meade-Waldo, 1911. P ...

Phimenes

Phimenes is an Indomalayan and Australasian genus of potter wasps. The genus was formerly regarded as a synonym of Delta. The genus was separated from Eumenes by the Italian hymenopterist Antonio Giordani Soika when he elevated division IV of Eum ...

Plagiolabra

Plagiolabra is a neotropical genus of potter wasps currently containing 2 species found in the Gran Chaco biogeographical province of central South America, in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

Potter wasp

Potter wasps, the Eumeninae, are a cosmopolitan wasp group presently treated as a subfamily of Vespidae, but sometimes recognized in the past as a separate family, Eumenidae.

Pseudalastor

The following species are included in Pseudalastor: Pseudalastor metathoracicus Saussure, 1855. Pseudalastor cavifemur Giordani Soika, 1962. Pseudalastor lamellatus Giordani Soika, 1993. Pseudalastor tridentatus Schulthess-Rechberg, 1935. Pseudal ...

Pseudodontodynerus

The following species are classified as members of Pseudodontodynerus: Pseudodontodynerus novissimus Giordani Soika, 1982. Pseudodontodynerus schwarzi Gusenleitner, 2009. Pseudodontodynerus pretiosus Dusmet, 1928. Pseudodontodynerus brittoni Gior ...

Pseudonortonia

Pseudonortonia is a fairly large genus of potter wasps with a rich Afrotropical fauna, as well as with several species which occur throughout the Palearctic and Indomalayan regions.

Pterocheilus

Pterocheilus is an essentially holarctic genus of potter wasps with a fairly rich diversity in North America and a single Afrotropical species Pterocheilus eurystomus Kohl 1906 known from Socotra. They are usually rather large wasps characterized ...

Pteromenes

Pteromenes is a monotypic Afrotropical genus of potter wasps known from Eastern Africa. Its only known species is Pteromenes paradisiacus.

Scelio

Scelio is a large genus, the largest within the family Scelionidae, of parasitic wasp whose known target host include the eggs of grasshoppers. They are found worldwide and some species have been implemented as biological control agents.

Scoliidae

The Scoliidae, the scoliid wasps, are a family of about 560 species found worldwide. They tend to be black, often marked with yellow or orange, and their wing tips are distinctively corrugated. Males are more slender and elongated than females, w ...

Spathius agrili

Spathius agrili is a parasitic non-stinging wasp of family Braconidae which is native to North Asia. It is a parasitoid of the emerald ash borer, an invasive species which has destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in its introduced range in Nor ...

Spathius galinae

Spathius galinae is a parasitoid of emerald ash borer. The known range of S. galinae extends from the Russian Far East to South Korea. It is currently approved for release in some areas of North America as part of a biological control program aga ...

Sphecius grandis

Sphecius grandis, also called the western cicada killer, is a species of cicada killer wasp. The western species shares the same nesting biology as its fellow species, the eastern cicada killer. S. grandis, like all other species of the genus Sph ...

Sphecius speciosus

Sphecius speciosus, often simply referred to as the cicada killer or the cicada hawk, is a large digger wasp species. Cicada killers are large, solitary wasps in the family Crabronidae. The name may be applied to any species of crabronid which pr ...

Sphex

Wasps of the genus Sphex are cosmopolitan predators that sting and paralyze prey insects. Sphex is one of many genera in the old digger wasp family Sphecidae, though most apart from the Sphecinae have now been moved to the family Crabronidae. The ...

Stizini

The Stizini are a tribe of small to large-sized sand wasps, similar to those in the tribe Bembicini, distinguished primarily by features of wing venation. Members of the genus Stizus are large, and superficially resemble cicada-killer wasps, and ...

Stroudia

The following species are among those included in Stroudia: Stroudia difficilis Giordani Soika, 1977. Stroudia striatella Giordani Soika, 1977. Stroudia emilaevigata Giordani Soika, 1977. Stroudia simillima Giordani Soika, 1940. Stroudia simplici ...

Symmorphus

These mall solitary wasp can reach a length of about 1 centimetre 0.39 in. They nest in pre-existing cavities. Partitions between cells are made of mud. Adult females prey on caterpillars and larvae of beetles to lay eggs in them.

Syneuodynerus

Syneuodynerus is a genus of potter wasps with four species known from Near East, this genus is now regarded as having been synonimised with Euodynerus.

Theocolax elegans

Theocolax elegans is a parasitic wasp species in the genus Theocolax. It is a parasite of immature stages of stored grain pest insects such as Sitophilus granarius or Rhyzopertha dominica.

Torymidae

The Torymidae are a family of wasps that consists of attractive metallic species with enlarged hind legs, and generally with long ovipositors in the females. Many are parasitoids on gall-forming insects, and some are phytophagous species, sometim ...

Trichogramma

Trichogramma is a genus of minute polyphagous wasps that are endoparasitoids of insect eggs. Trichogramma is one of around 80 genera from the family Trichogrammatidae, with over 200 species worldwide. Although several groups parasitoid eggs are u ...

Trichogramma brassicae

Trichogramma brassicae is a species of parasitoid wasps from the Trichogrammatidae family. It mainly parasitizes Lepidopteran hosts in agricultural fields. They are entomaphagous parasitoids that deposit their own eggs inside the hosts eggs, cons ...

Trichogrammatidae

The Trichogrammatidae are a family of tiny wasps in the Chalcidoidea that include some of the smallest of all insects, with most species having adults less than 1 mm in length. The over 840 species are placed in about 80 genera, their distributio ...