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CLASSIFICATION OF THE FOSSORIAL, PREDACEOUS AND PARASITIC WASPS, OR THE SUPERFAMILY VESPOIDEA

William H. Ashmead
1903 Canadian Entomologist  
By most systematists this family is still classifed with the Scoliidæ, although separated as a distinct family by the Swedish entomologist, C.G. Thomson, as early as 1874. I agree with Thomson, and belive these wasps form a distinct family, easily recognized by the characters made use of in my table of families.The genusEngycistus, Fox based uponMyzine rufiventris, Cresson, was classifed by Cresson, Cameron and Fox with theScoliidæ. Mr. Fox has kindly sent me specimens for examination, male and
more » ... amination, male and female, and I find them true Tiphiids; they have nothing to do with theMyzinidæorScoliiæas now restricted.The genusPterombus, Smith, still unknown to me in nature, also evidently belongs here.
doi:10.4039/ent3539-2 fatcat:ehr3ah43n5gp3ilvlcu5t2m5km