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Ancistrocerus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Hymenoptera
Subfamily  Eumeninae
Higher classification  Potter wasp
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Vespidae
Scientific name  Ancistrocerus
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Potter wasp, Hymenopterans, Vespidae, Insect, Ancistrocerus gazella

Mason wasp vespidae ancistrocerus antilope male on blossom


Ancistrocerus is a widely distributed genus of potter wasps present in many biogeographical regions of the world. They are nonpetiolate eumenine wasps with a transverse ridge at the bending summit of the first metasomal tergum and with a low and opaque propodeal lamella completely fused to the submarginal carina.

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Ancistrocerus Ancistrocerus gazella Panzer 1798 BWARS

The name of this genus (meaning "hooked horn" for the back-curved last segments of the antennae characteristic of males of this genus and most other potter wasp genera) has been widely used as root in the construction of many other genus-level names for potter wasps with a nonpetiolated metasoma and normally bearing a transverse ridge on the first metasomal tergum, such as Ancistroceroides, Parancistrocerus, Orancistrocerus, Tachyancistrocerus, etc.

Ancistrocerus Ancistrocerus parietum Linnaeus 1758 BWARS

Ancistrocerus gazella eumeninae vespid wasp


Species

There are currently 175 recognized species in the genus.

Ancistrocerus Ancistrocerus parietinus Linnaeus 1758 BWARS
Ancistrocerus Key to northeastern Nearctic Ancistrocerus species
Ancistrocerus Key to northeastern Nearctic Ancistrocerus species
Ancistrocerus Picture Ancistrocerus gazella

References

Ancistrocerus Wikipedia


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