Crabronidae

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Crabronidae
Tachysphex specie edit1.jpg
Tachysphex sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Apoidea
Family: Crabronidae
Latreille, 1802
Subfamilies

Astatinae
Bembicinae
Crabroninae
Mellininae
Pemphredoninae
Philanthinae

The Crabronidae are a large family of wasps, including nearly all of the species formerly comprising the now-defunct superfamily Sphecoidea. It collectively includes well over 200 genera, containing well over 9000 species. Crabronids were originally a part of Sphecidae, but the latter name is now restricted to a separate family based on what was once the subfamily Sphecinae. As this change is very recent, the subfamilies of Crabronidae likely will each eventually be treated as families in their own right, as they have been treated as such by many authorities in the past (as in the catalog linked below).

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Sand wasp in its habitat, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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