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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Pompilidae
Subfamily: Ctenocerinae

The Ctenocerinae are a subfamily of spider wasps, Pompilidae, which contains a small number of genera, two in the Neotropics, four in Australia and the remainder in Africa. Ctenocerine wasps have evidently evolved from a common ancestor with the Pepsinae, but are specialized for preying upon trap-door spiders (Ctenizidae).[1]

The genera in the Ctenocerinae include:[2]


  1. ^ Evans H.E. 1972 The Tribe Ctenoceratini in Australia Aus. J. of Entom. 11(3) 244-252
  2. ^ http://www.waspweb.org/Vespoidea/Pompilidae/Classification/index.htm