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Sphex obscura Statz 1936 (digger wasp)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Sphecidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 270657

Full reference: G. Statz. 1936. Ueber alte und neue fossile Hymenopterenfunde aus den Tertiaren Ablagerungen von Rott am Siebengebirge. Decheniana 93:256-312

Belongs to Sphex according to G. Statz 1936

Sister taxa: Sphex bischoffi, Sphex gigantea

Type specimen: LACMIP 3999, a forewing. Its type locality is Rott (Statz coll), which is in a MP 30 lacustrine - large shale in the Rott Formation of Germany.

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Average measurements (in mm): forewing 10.9 x 3.0