Tribe Crabronini


1  Mandible notched externoventrally, simple apically; if notch is indistinct, then terga I-IV are laterally carinate and folded under

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1 Mandible not notched externoventrally, often dentate apically

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2  Terga I-IV laterally carinate and sharply folded under, sterna flat or concave

 

Anacrabro

 

2 Terga III-IV without lateral carina, rounded laterally, steran convex

 

Entomognathus

 

 

3  Scapal basin with lateral carinae which may be continuous dorsally

 

Enoplolindenius

 

3 Scapal basin ecarinate laterally

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4  Occipital carina forming a complete circle separated from hypostomal carina, mandible with inner basal spinous tooth; omaulus present

Moniaecera

 

4 Occipital carina incomplete or joining hypostomal carina; mandible without inner basal spinous tooth; omaulus present or absent

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5  Omaulus and postspiracular carina absent; or if omaural area is angulate, recurrent vein ending at middle of submarginal cell

Rhopalum

 

5 Omaulus and postspiracular carina present; or if not, recurrent veing ending well beyond middle of submarginal cell

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6  Ocelli in an equilateral or subequilateral triangle; propodeum smooth or finely sculptured; no verticaulus

Crossocerus

 

6 Ocelli in a low triangle except in a few Lestica which have the gena greatly compressed toward the vertex and a few Ectemnius, which have a verticaulus; propodeum various

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7  Verticaulus absent but sometimes replaced by an angle or sharp tooth; female pygicial plate always flat

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7 Verticaulus present (very short in some Ectemnius); female pygidial plate flat or more commonly gutterlike

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8  Jugal lobe longer than hindwing submedian cell; mandible simple apically; pygidial plate present in male but no tibial shield

Lindenius

 

8 Jugal lobe shorter than hindwing submedian cell; mandible usually bidentate apically, pygidial plate usually absent in male but tibial shield often present

Crabro

 

9  Orbital fovear absent or shallow and evanescent, if limited by a fine inner ridge then upper frons without close moderate to coarse punctuation; male with 12 antennal articles or rarely 13

 

Ectemnius

 

9 Orbital foveae distinct; upper frons with coarse or moderate and close punctuation

 

Lestica

 

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