A New Subfamily of Wasps Recorded for Trinidad, West Indies (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae: Astatinae)

Allan W. Hook


The 120 known species of Crabronidae represent a substantial component of the aculeate Hymenoptera of Trinidad, West Indies (Starr and Hook 2003). This world- wide family of solitary wasps is divided into eight sub- families (Pulawski 2006), of which four are recorded from Trinidad. My purpose here is to report the first record of a fifth subfamily, Astatinae, for the Trinidad fauna.

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