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Most species utilize as nesting sites abandoned borings of other insects in twigs, stems or wood, or old mud-dauber nests. A few make burrows in soil for a nesting site; in at least one species a mud turret is constructed over the burrow entrance. Most species prey upon caterpillars, but two of the ground-nesting species use larvae of both Lepidoptera and Coleoptera.
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- Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. 1979. Prepared cooperatively by specialists on the various groups of Hymenoptera under the direction of Karl V. Krombein and Paul D. Hurd, Jr., Smithsonian Institution, and David R. Smith and B. D. Burks, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Insect Identification and Beneficial Insect Introduction Institute. Science and Education Administration, United States Department of Agriculture.
Stenodynerus: Brief Summary
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Stenodynerus is a rather large genus of potter wasps whose distribution spans the Nearctic, Palearctic, Oriental and Neotropical regions. Most of its species lack a transverse carina on the first metasomal tergum. A pair of medial pits on the anterior face of the pronotum and the expansion of the tegulae put this genus close to genera as Parancistrocerus, Hypancistrocerus and Eustenancistrocerus.
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