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Peer-Review Article


Tachysphex aethiops is a primarily western species that also occurs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Females nest in mossy, sand slopes and utilize pre-existing burrows of other insects. One shallow, five-celled nest contained a single, third-instar nymph of Spharagemon sp., probably bolli, in each cell. Three prey were parasitized by miltogrammine flies.

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