Dipogon (wasp)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Pompilidae
Subfamily: Pepsinae
Genus: Dipogon
Fox, 1897

Dipogon is a genus of spider wasps of the family Pompilidae in the subfamily Pepsinae. They are found in Europe, Asia, and North America. Their generic name ("two beards") comes from the characteristic long bristle tufts just below the mandibles, which are used to carry material to construct the cells in the nest, and for constructing the nest.[1]

Species in Dipogon include:[2][3][4]


  1. ^ http://www.natureconservationimaging.com/Pages/nature_conservation_imaging_heathland1_sh_wasps_Pepsinae2.htm
  2. ^ R. Edwards & G. Broad, eds. (2005). Provisional Atlas for the aculeate Hymenoptera of Britain and Ireland. NERC. ISBN 1-870393-78-3. 
  3. ^ http://ecoport.org/ep?searchType=entityTaxonSearch&entityId=315612
  4. ^ H. E. Evans (2000). "Three new species of Dipogon Fox (subgenus Dipogon) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) from central and western North America". Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 102 (4): 1010–1013.