Agapophytus-Acupalpa-Pipinnipons

Agapophytus-Acupalpa-Pipinnipons

Agapophytus (1 sp.), Acupalpa (1 sp.), and Pipinnipons (2 spp.) are effective mimics of some of the less showy spider wasps (Pompilidae) with good comparisons found in genus Sphictostethus and tribe Ageniellini. The therevids in this group share the following: antennae noticeably longer than the head, and usually positioned high on head; scape elongate and narrow; and wing cell m3 closed. Agapophytus have antennae with scapes noticeably longer than the head length, whereas in the other two genera the scapes are shorter than the head length. Pipinnipons are notable for their spatulate palpi, and further differ from Acupalpa by a narrow face. In Acupalpa the palpi are never spatulate and the face is typically wide and protruding.

Genus Agapophytus
Agapophytus quatiens Agapophytus quatiens

Genus Pipinnipons
Pipinnipons chauncyvallis female