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Klilip mud-dauber wasp (Sceliphron madraspatanum)

Klilip mud-dauber wasp (Sceliphron madraspatanum) is an animal species in the Sphecidae, winged insect with black and bright yellow color, large head, very narrow waist and droplet-shaped belly, living in forests and agricultural land.

S. madraspatanum has a large head, all black and hairy. A pair of large eyes on each side and black. A pair of antennae appears on the front of the head between the eyes, long, thick and black.

Dlium Klilip mud-dauber wasp (Sceliphron madraspatanum)


The chest is droplet shaped, has folds, hair, black top with bright yellow colored stripes on the front, yellow stripe on the back and yellow dots on the sides where the wings appear.

The pair of wings are brownish black and transparent, have large veins, thick margins and are stacked parallel to cover the body when hanging out. The waist is a narrow tube, connecting the chest to the stomach, long and yellow.

The belly is droplet-shaped, has a sharp tip, has circular folds and is completely black. Long legs, jointed with thorns in the joints, getting smaller to the ends, alternating black and yellow.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Infraorder: Aculeata
Superfamily: Apoidea
Family: Sphecidae
Subfamily: Sceliphrinae
Tribe: Sceliphrini
Genus: Sceliphron
Species: Sceliphron madraspatanum
Subspecies: Sceliphron madraspatanum ssp. formosanum, Sceliphron madraspatanum ssp. kohli, Sceliphron madraspatanum ssp. madraspatanum, Sceliphron madraspatanum ssp. tubifex

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