thread-waisted wasp

(Subfamily Sphecinae)

               
     

thread-waisted wasp (Sphecinae)

 

   
   
   
   
   
Size

Total Length: to 1¼

          Photo by Margot Avey

Identification

The base of the abdomen is contracted into a thin stalk (petiole), making the body appear “thread-waisted”.

On the middle leg there are two spurs at the tip (apex) of the fourth leg segment (tibia).

There are two lobes on the hindwing. The inner lobe (vanal lobe) is large.

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)

 

Suborder:

Apocrita (wasps, ants and bees)

 

No Rank:

Aculeata

 

Superfamily:

Sphecoidea (vespoid wasps)

 

Family:

Sphecidae (digger wasps)

 

Subfamily:

Sphecinae (thread-waisted wasps)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Tribe Ammobiini

Tribe Sceliphronini

Tribe Sphecini

 
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thread-waisted wasp


 

 

 

 

 

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Tibia

The fourth segment of an insect leg, after the femur and before the tarsus (foot).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Margot Avey
8/23/2018

Location: Lake Harriet Trial Gardens in Minneapolis

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