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Emendation of Sceliphron Klug, 1801. (Prosceliphron) van der Vecht, 1968: 192. Type species: Sceliphron coromandelicum (Lepeletier), 1845 [= Pelopaeus coromandelicus Lepeletier, 1845], original designation. Enodia Dahlbom, 1843: 28. Type species: Sphex albisectus Lepeletier and Serville, 1828 [= Ammophila kiYbyi Vander Linden, 1827] , designated by Kohl, 1885b: 164. Nec Enodia Hiibner, 1819. Harpactopus F. Smith, 1856:264. Type species: Harpactopus crudelis F. Smith, 1856, designated by Patton, 1881a:384.
In sphecids it is similar to the following tarsomeres with respect to width and crosssection. In bees the basitarsus is usually much broader than the succeeding tarsomeres and flattened, at least inside. There are marginal cases in the bees, and, unfortunately for the student, they occur in the most wasplike forms, the Nomadini, a parasitic group. The hindleg in vespids and pompilids is similar to that of the Sphecidae. Setae - Another basic difference between sphecids and bees is the presence of branched or plumose setae in the latter.
2 B) prescutellar sulcus: transverse, sometimes pitted greove at anterior margin of scutellum pronotal collar: raised posterior part of pronotum (fig. 2 B) pronotallobe: posterolateral part of pronotum covering mesothoracic spiracle (fig. 2 B) (tubercles of authors) propleuron: paired ventral plates of prothorax in front of forecoxae (fig. 2 B) propodeal enclosure: area of propodeal dorsum usually delimited by grooves or carinae, sometimes extending onto posterior face of propodeum (fig. 2 A) (saeptum of Empey, 1969, 1971) propodeal side: lateral, vertical face of propodeum propodeal stetnite: sclerite, which isolates petiole socket from hindcoxal cavities, usually single and V-shaped, not clearly visible unless hindcoxae are separated (figs.