provided by Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Minn. and S. Dak. to Tex., Colo., Ariz.; Mexico (Chihuahua).
bibliographic citation
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.

Comprehensive Description

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Cerceris occipitomaculata Packard

Cerceris occipitomaculata Packard, 1866:62.—Cresson 1872:229; 1887:282.—Schletterer 1887:498.—Dalla Torre, C. G., 1897:469.—Bridwell 1898:209.—Ashmead 1899:295.—Smith, H. S., 1908:368.—Stevens 1917:422.—Mickel 1917:499.—Catrer 1925:133.—Scullen 1951:1009; 1965a:343, 350, 500–502, figs. 93, 173a, b, c.

Cerceris fasciola Cresson, 1872:230; 1887:282.—Schletterer 1887:491.—Dalla Torre, C. G., 1897:459.—Ashmead 1899:295.—Viereck 1906:234.—Banks 1912:23.—Viereck 1916:695–696.—Washburn 1918:226, fig. 115.—Britton 1920:342.—Scullen 1951:1007.

Cerceris novomexicana Viereck and Cockerell, 1904:137.—Scullen 1951:1009.

TYPES.—The type female of C. occipitomaculata Packard, from Kansas (Norton), has not been located. Recognition of this species is based on specimens so labeled by E. T. Cresson and other early workers. A neotype from Hunt Co., Tex., has been designated by the writer and is deposited at the National Museum of Natural History.

The type male of C. fasciola, taken in Comal Co., Tex., is at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1950). The type female of C. novomexicana Viereck and Cockerell, from Jackson Park, N. Mex., at skunk cabbage, 7 July 1903 (Anna Gohrman), is at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (10383).

DISTRIBUTION.—This species, which is widely distributed in the central states from South Dakota to the Mexican border, is represented south of the border by only the one specimen: ♀, Santa Clara, Namiqupa District, Chihuahua, Mexico, 6500 ft, 3 July 1947 (Spieth, D. Rockefeller Expedition).


PLANT RECORD (south of the border).—None.
bibliographic citation
Scullen, Herman Austin. 1972. "Review of the genus Cerceris Latreille in Mexico and Central America (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 1-121. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.110