Zyzzyx

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This article is about the wasp. For other things named Zyzzyx or similarly, see Zzyzx (disambiguation).
Zyzzyx
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Apoidea
Family: Crabronidae
Subfamily: Bembicinae
Genus: Zyzzyx
Pate, 1937
Species: Z. chilensis
Binomial name
Zyzzyx chilensis
Eschscholz, 1822

Zyzzyx is a monospecific genus of sand wasp, containing a brightly colored, medium-sized species, Z. chilensis. It is primarily a predator on flies, but has been observed to consume skippers.[1] "Zyzzyx" is a replacement name proposed in 1937 by V. S. L. Pate for Therapon, originally described by J. Parker in 1929.[2]

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