Philanthini

Belongs within: Philanthidae. Beewolf Published 18 December 2023 The subject of the image above (from macroclub.ru) is Philanthus hellmanni, a species of the widespread apoid wasp genus Philanthus found in northeastern Asia. Records of this species exist from eastern Russia, Mongolia and northern China (Bohart & Menke 1976). Philanthus species are colourful wasps (historically included in the… Continue reading Philanthini

Cercerini

Belongs within: Philanthidae. The Cercerini are a group of ground-nesting wasps, generally characterised by a coarsely sculptured integument, that usually provision their nests with adult beetles (Bohart & Menke 1976). In the North American genus Eucerceris, the outer veinlet of submarginal cell III meets the marginal cell beyond its outer third, and the terga bear… Continue reading Cercerini