Scoliidae

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Scoliidae Species
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Scoliid wasp on Solidago
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Hexapoda
Class:Insecta
Subclass:Pterygota
Infraclass:Neoptera
Superorder:Endopterygota
Order:Hymenoptera
Suborder:Apocrita
Superfamily:Vespoidea
Family:Scoliidae
Subfamilies

Scoliinae
Proscoliinae


Scoliidae, the Scoliid wasps, are represented by 20 genera and about the same number of species in North America.

Scoliid wasp larvae act as important biocontrol agents, feeding upon beetle larvae in the ground, including the serious pest, Japanese beetles. Adult wasps are pollinators of many wildflowers.

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