Apocrita (wasp) checklists wiki

Crabronidae (Square-headed Wasps, Sand Wasps, and Allies)

Crabroninae

Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)

Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)

Ammophilinae

Chloriontinae

Sceliphrinae

Sphecinae

Vespidae (Vespid Wasps)

Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)

Polistinae (Paper Wasps)

Stenogastrinae (Hover Wasps)

Vespinae (Hornets and Yellowjackets)

Key: parentheses: total taxa; asterisk: iNaturalist contributed to new records, I: incomplete list, brackets: sources.

Wasp definition: Apocrita excluding Anthophila and Formicoidea

Bee checklists and checklist FAQ’s link.

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Okay gang, lets get to work. Just fresh in the middle of a Was identification course through Penn State. I recommend it for you all the next time it comes around.

@louisnastasi is one of the editors of the class text, Biodiversity & Classification
of Wasps 1st Edition
L. F. Nastasi, R. L. Kresslein, K. O. Fowler, & S. R. Fernández Flores, eds.
and he is also the WaspID Course Director & Founder
WaspID course and (free) 500 page textbook

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It’s great that he’s on iNat. I’ll try to fit the course in with my work schedule next year.

In NM, I’m waiting for Dr. Messinger-Carril to publish a bee survey from Northern NM and that should help the checklist (other wiki, I know). Hopefully, she got by catch identified and some nice wasp records. I also tried to encourage staff at UNM’s insect collection to improve digitization of records and maybe some of that will trickle over to iNat.

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