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Sphex nudus Fernald, 1903
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Subgenus: Sphex

Sphex nudus
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Sphex nudus

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Sphex nudus
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Sphex nudus
Sphex nudus, Spheciid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Spheciid Wasp

Sphex nudus, Female Katydid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Female Katydid Wasp
Sphex nudus, Female Katydid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Female Katydid Wasp

Sphex nudus, Katydid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Katydid Wasp
Sphex nudus, Katydid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Katydid Wasp

Sphex nudus, katydid wasp
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Sphex nudus, katydid wasp
Sphex nudus, Katydid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Katydid Wasp

Sphex nudus, Spheciid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Spheciid Wasp
Sphex nudus, Spheciid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Spheciid Wasp

Sphex nudus, Katydid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Katydid Wasp
Sphex nudus, Female Katydid Wasp
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Sphex nudus, Female Katydid Wasp

Sphex nudus
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Sphex nudus
Sphex nudus
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Sphex nudus
Overview
Taken from: Bohart, R.M., Menke, A.S. 1963. A Reclassification of the Sphecinae: With a Revision of the Nearctic Species of the Tribes Sceliphronini and Sphecini.
Male.—Average length 19 nun; body black; apex of femora, tibiae, and tarsi reddish; wings clear, dark towards tip; erect hair of body white; clypeus, and propodeum above hind coxa with silver appressed pubescence; flagellum as in figure 93; sternite VIII with a small median projection; genitalia as in figures 75 and 81.
Female.—Average length 22 mm; wings evenly dark brown; face with dark coppery appressed pubescence; propodeum without appressed silvery pubescence. The bright orange tibiae, broad fossulae in the male, and silvery to straw-colored appressed facial pubescence are distinctive.

Names
Scientific source:

Sphex nudus Fernald (Figs. 9, 75, 81,93) Sphex nudus Fernald, 1903, Psyche, 10:201. Lectotype ♂, “Tenn.,” Tennessee (USNII). Present designation. Sphex bridwelli Fernald, 1903, Psyche, 10:202. Lectotype ♀, Indian Head, Maryland (USNM). Present designation.


Geographic distribution
Distribution.—The range covers the eastern part of the country south of the Great Lakes and east of the Mississippi River (fig. 9).

Natural history
Biology.—Rau and Rau (1918) recorded Camptonotus carolinensis Gerstäcker as prey.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Solidago @ I_JSA (1); I_JP (6)

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