Species

Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798)

Sphex grossa Fabricius, 1798:245, sex not indicated.India, Lectotype ♂, examined (University Zoological Museum, Copenhagen (Kiel collection)), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. - Fabricius, 1804Fabricius, J.C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum Ordines, Genera, Species adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Observationibus, Descriptionibus. Apud Carolum Reichard, Brunsvigae. xiv + 440 + 30 pp.:214 (listed); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:254 (listed); Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58 (listed). - As Pepsis grossa: - Fabricius, 1804Fabricius, J.C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum Ordines, Genera, Species adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Observationibus, Descriptionibus. Apud Carolum Reichard, Brunsvigae. xiv + 440 + 30 pp.:214 (listed); Lepeletier, 1845Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau, A.L.M. 1845. Histoire naturelle des Insects. Suites à Buffon. Hyménoptères, III. Roret, Paris. 1-646.:487 (listed); Dahlbom, 1845Dahlbom, A.G. 1845. Hymenoptera Europaea Praecipue Borealia-per familias, genera, species et varietates disposita atque descripta. Sphex Linn. Fasciculus III.: Crabronidarum continuatio et finis, Supplementum I. 353-528. (distribution), 464 (listed); Radoszkowski, 1888Radoszkowski, O. 1888. Révision des armures copulatrices des mâles de la famille Pompilidae. Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 2:462-493.:489 (description male, listed); Cameron, 1891Cameron, P. 1891. Hymenoptera Orientalis; or contributions to a knowledge of the Hymenoptera of the Oriental Zoological Region. Part III. Memoirs and proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society ser. 4:431-481.:444 (listed); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 254 (listed); Kriechbaumer, 1900Kriechbaumer, J. 1900. Von Ihrer Königl. Hoheit der Prinzessin Therese von Bayern auf einer Reise in Südamerika gesammelte Insecten. 1. Hymenoptera (Fortsetzung). Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 45:97-107. (distribution); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution); Banks, 1944Banks, N. 1944. The Psammocharidae (Hymenoptera) taken at Kartabo and other localities in British Guiana. Zoologica 29:97-112. (distribution), 100 (key, listed); Banks, 1944Banks, N. 1944. Psammocharidae (spider-wasps): Notes and descriptions. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 94 (4):165-187.:182 (discussion); Banks, 1946Banks, N. 1946. Studies of South American Psammocharidae. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 96:311-525. (distribution), 334 (key, listed), 404 (key male); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution); Sarmiento, 2001Sarmiento M., C.E. 2001. Insectos. Boletin del Proyecto Diversidad de Insectos de Colombia 4:1-15. (distribution); Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134. (distribution), 32 (key male), 53 (key female), 58 (listed), 59 (description male), 60 (description female), 61 (distribution); Starr & Hook, 2003Starr, C.K. & Hook, A.W. 2003. The aculeate Hymenoptera of Trinidad, West Indies. Occasional Papers o the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies 12:1-31. (distribution); Rasmussen & Asenjo, 2009Rasmussen, C. & A. Asenjo 2009. A checklist to the wasps of Peru (Hymenoptera, Aculeata). ZooKeys 15:1-78. (distribution); Medina, 2016Medina Rosa, J.R. 2016. Avispas de Puerto Rico - Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Apocrita (Aculeata). Ediciones Digitales, 1-23. (distribution); Fernández et al., 2017Fernández, F., V. Castro, J. Rodríguez, C. Waichert & J.P. Pitts 2017. Avispas cazadoras de arañas de Colombia (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). In: (Ed.). . . (distribution); Kurczewski et al., 2020Kurczewski, F.E., R.C. West, C. Waichert, K.C. Kissane, D. Ubick & J.P. Pitts 2020. New and unusual host records for North American and South American spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Zootaxa 4891 (1):1-112. (distribution), 12 (prey). - As Salius grossus: - Cameron, 1891Cameron, P. 1891. Hymenoptera Orientalis; or contributions to a knowledge of the Hymenoptera of the Oriental Zoological Region. Part III. Memoirs and proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society ser. 4:431-481. (distribution), 444 (listed); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:254 (listed).
Pompilus formosus Say, 1823:76, Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58, Neotype ♂, Designated by Hurd, 1948:135 (California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco). Synonymized with Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798) by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. - Cresson, 1867Cresson, E.T. 1867. Notes on the Pompilidæ of North America, with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 1 (1867/1868):85-150.:144 (listed); Mocsáry, 1885Mocsáry, A. 1885. Species novae vel minus cognitae generis Pepsis, Fabr. Termeszetrajzi Füzetek 9:236-271.:245 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Cresson, 1887Cresson, E.T. 1887. Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hymenoptera of America, North of Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society Supplementary Volume:1-350.:271 (listed); Cameron, 1888-1900Cameron, P. 1888-1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana - Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. R. H. Porter and Dulau & Co., London. 413pp, 14 pl.:219 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Cameron, 1893Cameron, P. 1893. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. :177-257.:219 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840.:729 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:253 (listed), 261 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Townes, 1957Townes, H. 1957. Nearctic wasps of the subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae. Bulletin of the U. S. National Museum 209:1-286.:28 (listed); Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798)). - As Pepsis formosa: - Cresson, 1867Cresson, E.T. 1867. Notes on the Pompilidæ of North America, with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 1 (1867/1868):85-150. (distribution), 144 (listed); Cresson, 1872Cresson, E.T. 1872. Hymenoptera Texana. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4:153-292. (distribution); Cresson, 1887Cresson, E.T. 1887. Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hymenoptera of America, North of Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society Supplementary Volume:1-350.:274 (listed); Cameron, 1893Cameron, P. 1893. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. :177-257.:219 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 253 (listed), 261 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Fox, 1898Fox, W.J. 1898. The species of Pepsis, inhabiting America north of Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4 (2):140-148. (distribution); Cockerell, 1898Cockerell, T. 1898. Contributions to the entomology of New Mexico. Proc. Davenport Acad. nat. Sci. 7:139-156. (distribution); Banks, 1919Banks, N. 1919. The Psammocharidae of western North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63:229-248. (distribution), 248 (key, listed); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution); Banks, 1921Banks, N. 1921. New Nearctic fossorial Hymenoptera. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 16:16-26.:23 (key); Wolcott, 1948Wolcott, G.N. 1948. The insects of Puerto Rico. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 32 (4):749-975. (distribution); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution), 268 (prey), 283 (description female, description male); Medina Gaud & Martorell, 1974Medina Gaud, S. & L.F. Martorell 1974. The insects of Caja de Muertos Island, Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 58:244-272. (distribution). - As Pepsis formosa formosa: - Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution), 278 (key male), 281 (key female), 286 (description female, description male); Townes, 1957Townes, H. 1957. Nearctic wasps of the subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae. Bulletin of the U. S. National Museum 209:1-286.:28 (listed); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209. (distribution); Evans, 1997Evans, H.E. 1997. Spider wasps of Colorado (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae): An annotated checklist. The Great Basin Naturalist 57 (3):189-197. (distribution).
Pepsis affinis Dahlbom, 1845:464 (key), ♀. Holotype ♀, Surinam, Lectotype ♀, examined (Museum of Zoology and Entomology, Lund), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. Synonymized with Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798) by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. - Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 246 (listed); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution). - As Salius affinis: - Morawitz, 1891Morawitz, F. 1891. Über Astrachan'sche Fossoria. Trudy Russkago entomologicheskago Obshchestva. Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae 25 (13):175-233. (distribution), 202 (listed).
Pepsis obliquerugosa Lucas, 1895:576, ♀. ♀, Cuba (Mus. Berol.); ♀, St. Thomas (Mus. caes. Vindob., leg. Winthem), Lectotype ♀, examined (Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. Synonymized with Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798) by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. - Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 258 (listed); Fox, 1898Fox, W.J. 1898. The species of Pepsis, inhabiting America north of Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4 (2):140-148. (distribution); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution); Banks, 1921Banks, N. 1921. New Nearctic fossorial Hymenoptera. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 16:16-26.:22 (key); Banks, 1928Banks, N. 1928. Notes on Cuban and other West Indian Psammocharidae. Studies on Cuban Insects. Studies Biol. Lab. in Cuba (Atkins Foundation) 1:3-10. (distribution), 4 (key female, listed); Banks, 1944Banks, N. 1944. Psammocharidae (spider-wasps): Notes and descriptions. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 94 (4):165-187. (distribution), 181 (discussion); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution); Haupt, 1952Haupt, H. 1952. Alte und neue Pepsis-Arten (Hymenoptera-Sphecoidea) Pompilidae, olim Psammocharidae auct. Nova Acta Leopoldina 15 (109):311-414. (distribution); Alayo, 1969Alayo, P.D. 1969. Estudios sobre los Himenópteros de Cuba. IV Subfamilias Pepsinae Y Ceropalinae (Familia Pompilidae). Poeyana 61:1-45.:9 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Alayo, 1970Alayo, P.D. 1970. Catálogo de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Instituto Cubano del libro, La Habana. 1-218.:165 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843).
Pepsis nephele Lucas, 1895:739, ♀. ♀, Texas (Mus. Hung.), Lectotype ♀, examined (Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. Synonymized with Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798) by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. - Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 257 (listed); Fox, 1898Fox, W.J. 1898. The species of Pepsis, inhabiting America north of Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4 (2):140-148. (distribution); Banks, 1921Banks, N. 1921. New Nearctic fossorial Hymenoptera. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 16:16-26.:23 (key); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334.:321 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis formosa (Say, 1823)); Townes, 1957Townes, H. 1957. Nearctic wasps of the subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae. Bulletin of the U. S. National Museum 209:1-286.:28 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis formosa formosa (Say, 1823)); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209.:1526 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis formosa formosa (Say, 1823)). - As Pepsis formosa nephele: - Cockerell, 1898Cockerell, T. 1898. Contributions to the entomology of New Mexico. Proc. Davenport Acad. nat. Sci. 7:139-156.:146 (listed); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution).
Pepsis pseudoformosa Cockerell, 1898:146, ♂ - Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334.:322 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis formosa (Say, 1823)); Townes, 1957Townes, H. 1957. Nearctic wasps of the subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae. Bulletin of the U. S. National Museum 209:1-286.:29 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis formosa formosa (Say, 1823)); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209.:1526 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis formosa formosa (Say, 1823)); Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798)).
Pepsis formosa Theresiae Kriechbaumer, 1900:102, ♂. Holotype ♂, Puerto Berrio am mittleren Rio Magdalena (Columbien), den 1ten Juli, Lectotype ♂, examined (Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. Synonymized with Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798) by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. - Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution). - As Pepsis theresiae: - Banks, 1946Banks, N. 1946. Studies of South American Psammocharidae. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 96:311-525. (distribution), 334 (description female, key, listed), 335 (description male), 404 (key male); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution).
Pepsis colombica Brèthes, 1926:9, Lectotype ♂, examined (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. Synonymized with Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798) by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58.
Pepsis pattoni Banks, 1944:181, ♂♀. Allotype ♂, southern Arizona; Holotype ♀, Palmerlee, July (M.C.Z., No. 25805, leg. Biedermann). Synonymized with Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798) by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. - Banks, 1944Banks, N. 1944. Psammocharidae (spider-wasps): Notes and descriptions. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 94 (4):165-187. (distribution); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334.:287 (listed); Townes, 1957Townes, H. 1957. Nearctic wasps of the subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae. Bulletin of the U. S. National Museum 209:1-286.:29 (listed). - As Pepsis formosa pattoni: - Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution), 278 (key male), 281 (key female); Townes, 1957Townes, H. 1957. Nearctic wasps of the subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae. Bulletin of the U. S. National Museum 209:1-286.:29 (listed); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209. (distribution).
Pepsis pellita Haupt, 1952:400 (key), ♂. Holotype ♂, Ecuador (Guayaquil) (Haupt), Lectotype ♂, examined (Martin-Luther Universität, Halle), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58. Synonymized with Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798) by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:58.
Sphex rubra Drury, 1773:75 (plate XXXIX, fig. VI), ♀. ♀, Antigua. - Fabricius, 1775Fabricius, J.C. 1775. Systema Entomologiae sistens Insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. Korte, Flensburgi et Lipsiae. 28+832 pp.:352 ( listed as synonym of Sphex coerulea Linnaeus, 1767); Cresson, 1867Cresson, E.T. 1867. Notes on the Pompilidæ of North America, with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 1 (1867/1868):85-150.:147 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis caerulea (Linnaeus, 1758)); Cresson, 1869Cresson, E.T. 1869. Notes on Mexican Pompilidae with descriptions of new species. The Boston Society of Natural History, Proceedings 12:366-380.:380 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis caerulea (Linnaeus, 1758)); Cameron, 1893Cameron, P. 1893. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. :177-257.:219 (listed); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:260 (listed); Alayo, 1969Alayo, P.D. 1969. Estudios sobre los Himenópteros de Cuba. IV Subfamilias Pepsinae Y Ceropalinae (Familia Pompilidae). Poeyana 61:1-45.:8 (listed); Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:63 (listed); Waichert et al., 2012Waichert, C., Rodriguez, J. & J.P. Pitts 2012. Spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of the Dominican Republic. Zootaxa 3353:1-47.:18 (listed). - As Pepsis rubra: - Mocsáry, 1885Mocsáry, A. 1885. Species novae vel minus cognitae generis Pepsis, Fabr. Termeszetrajzi Füzetek 9:236-271. (distribution); Cameron, 1888-1900Cameron, P. 1888-1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana - Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. R. H. 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Notes on Cuban and other West Indian Psammocharidae. Studies on Cuban Insects. Studies Biol. Lab. in Cuba (Atkins Foundation) 1:3-10. (distribution), 4 (key female), 5 (listed); Banks, 1946Banks, N. 1946. Studies of South American Psammocharidae. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 96:311-525. (distribution), 400 (listed), 401 (key male); Wolcott, 1948Wolcott, G.N. 1948. The insects of Puerto Rico. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 32 (4):749-975. (distribution); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution); Alayo, 1969Alayo, P.D. 1969. Estudios sobre los Himenópteros de Cuba. IV Subfamilias Pepsinae Y Ceropalinae (Familia Pompilidae). Poeyana 61:1-45. (distribution), 4 (key male), 5 (key female), 8 (listed), 9 (description female, description male); Alayo, 1970Alayo, P.D. 1970. Catálogo de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Instituto Cubano del libro, La Habana. 1-218. (distribution); Zayas, 1982De Zayas, F. 1982. Sección Oligoneoptera - Orden Hymenoptera - Orden Strepsiptera. Ciudad de la Habana. 1-111. (distribution); Simonthomas, 1984Simonthomas, R.T. 1984. Notes on the Hymenoptera Aculeata from St. Martin, Saba, and St. Eustatius. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean islands 67:92-97. (distribution); Snelling, 1992Snelling, R.R. 1992. Guana and Mona Islands. Sphecos 23:12-14. (distribution); Snelling, 1993Snelling, R.R. 1993. Guana Island - 1992. Sphecos 24:17-19. (distribution); Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86. (distribution), 34 (key male), 57 (key female), 63 (listed), 64 (description female, description male), 65 (biology, distribution); Fernández et al., 2001Fernández T., J.L., G. Garcés G., E. Portuondo F., P. Valdés T. & I. Expósito E. 2001. Insectos asociados con flores de malezas del Jardín Botánico de Santiago de Cuba, con énfasis en Hymenoptera. Rev. Biol. Trop. 49 (3-4):1013-1026. (distribution); Fernandez et al., 2001Fernandez T., J.L., G. Garcés G., E. Portuondo F., P. Valdes T., and I. Exposito E. 2001. Insectos asociados con flores de malezas del Jardín Botánico de Santiago de Cuba, con énfasis en Hymenoptera. Revista De Biologia Tropical 49 (3-4):1013-1026. (distribution); Portuondo Ferrer & Fernández Triana, 2004Portuondo Ferrer, E. & J.L. Fernández Triana 2004. Biodiversidad del orden Hymenoptera en los macizos montañosos de Cuba oriental. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 35:121-136. (distribution); Snelling & Torres, 2004Snelling, R.R. & J.A. Torres 2004. The Spider Wasps of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77 (4):356-376. (distribution), 367 (discussion); Snelling, 2005Snelling, R.R. 2005. Wasps, ants, and bees: Aculeate Hymenoptera. In: Lazell, J. (Ed.). Island: Fact and Theory in Nature. 283-296. (distribution); Perez-Gelabert, 2008Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2008. Arthropods of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): A checklist and bibliography. Zootaxa 1831:1-530. (distribution); Waichert et al., 2012Waichert, C., Rodriguez, J. & J.P. Pitts 2012. Spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of the Dominican Republic. Zootaxa 3353:1-47. (distribution), 18 (listed), 6 (key); Medina, 2016Medina Rosa, J.R. 2016. Avispas de Puerto Rico - Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Apocrita (Aculeata). Ediciones Digitales, 1-23. (distribution); Perez-Gelabert, 2020Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2020. Checklist, bibliography and quantitative data of the arthropods of Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4749:1-668. (distribution); Kurczewski et al., 2020Kurczewski, F.E., R.C. West, C. Waichert, K.C. Kissane, D. Ubick & J.P. Pitts 2020. New and unusual host records for North American and South American spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Zootaxa 4891 (1):1-112. (distribution), 12 (prey).
Sphex rubripennis Christ, 1791:264, sex not indicated.Antigua. - Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:261 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:63 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Snelling & Torres, 2004Snelling, R.R. & J.A. Torres 2004. The Spider Wasps of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77 (4):356-376.:367 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)). - As Pepsis rubripennis: - Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334.:322 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)).
Sphex sanguigutta Christ, 1791:293, ♂ Synonymized with Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773) by Banks, 1928Banks, N. 1928. Notes on Cuban and other West Indian Psammocharidae. Studies on Cuban Insects. Studies Biol. Lab. in Cuba (Atkins Foundation) 1:3-10.:5. - Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:262 (listed); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls.:107 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Alayo, 1969Alayo, P.D. 1969. Estudios sobre los Himenópteros de Cuba. IV Subfamilias Pepsinae Y Ceropalinae (Familia Pompilidae). Poeyana 61:1-45.:8 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Alayo, 1970Alayo, P.D. 1970. Catálogo de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Instituto Cubano del libro, La Habana. 1-218.:164 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:63 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Snelling & Torres, 2004Snelling, R.R. & J.A. Torres 2004. The Spider Wasps of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77 (4):356-376.:367 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)). - As Pepsis sanguigutta: - Mocsáry, 1885Mocsáry, A. 1885. Species novae vel minus cognitae generis Pepsis, Fabr. Termeszetrajzi Füzetek 9:236-271. (distribution); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 262 (listed); Fox, 1898Fox, W.J. 1898. The species of Pepsis, inhabiting America north of Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4 (2):140-148. (distribution); Banks, 1921Banks, N. 1921. New Nearctic fossorial Hymenoptera. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 16:16-26.:23 (listed); Viereck, 1925Viereck, H.L. 1925. The wasp-like insects or Hymenoptera, exclusive of ants, collected by the Barbados-Antigua expedition from the University of Iowa in 1918. Studies in Natural History. University of Iowa 11:1-11. (distribution); Banks, 1928Banks, N. 1928. Notes on Cuban and other West Indian Psammocharidae. Studies on Cuban Insects. Studies Biol. Lab. in Cuba (Atkins Foundation) 1:3-10.:3 (key male); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution); Haupt, 1952Haupt, H. 1952. Alte und neue Pepsis-Arten (Hymenoptera-Sphecoidea) Pompilidae, olim Psammocharidae auct. Nova Acta Leopoldina 15 (109):311-414.:383 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)).
Sphex sanguinea Christ, 1791:291, ♀ - Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:272 ( listed as synonym of Pompilus analis (Fabricius, 1781)); Matsumura & Uchida, 1926Matsumura, S. & Uchida, T. 1926. Die Hymenopteren-Fauna von den Riukiu-Inseln. Insecta Matsumurana 1:32-52.:47 ( listed as synonym of Pompilus analis (Fabricius, 1781)); Haupt, 1929Haupt, H. 1929. Weiterer Ausbau meines Systems der Psammocharidae. Mitt. zool. Mus. Berlin 15:109-197.:157 ( listed as synonym of Balanoderes analis (Fabricius, 1781)).
Sphex stellata Fabricius, 1793:219, sex not indicated.America meridionali, Lectotype ♂, no locality, examined (University Zoological Museum, Copenhagen (Kiel collection)), designated by Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:64. Synonymized with Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773) by Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:64. - Fabricius, 1804Fabricius, J.C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum Ordines, Genera, Species adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Observationibus, Descriptionibus. Apud Carolum Reichard, Brunsvigae. xiv + 440 + 30 pp.:214 (listed); Mocsáry, 1885Mocsáry, A. 1885. Species novae vel minus cognitae generis Pepsis, Fabr. Termeszetrajzi Füzetek 9:236-271.:242 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis sanguigutta (Christ, 1791)); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840.:727 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis sanguigutta (Christ, 1791)); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:262 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis sanguigutta (Christ, 1791)); Fox, 1898Fox, W.J. 1898. The species of Pepsis, inhabiting America north of Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4 (2):140-148.:143 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis sanguigutta (Christ, 1791)); Snelling & Torres, 2004Snelling, R.R. & J.A. Torres 2004. The Spider Wasps of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77 (4):356-376.:367 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Waichert et al., 2012Waichert, C., Rodriguez, J. & J.P. Pitts 2012. Spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of the Dominican Republic. Zootaxa 3353:1-47.:18 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)). - As Pepsis stellata: - Fabricius, 1804Fabricius, J.C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum Ordines, Genera, Species adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Observationibus, Descriptionibus. Apud Carolum Reichard, Brunsvigae. xiv + 440 + 30 pp.:214 (listed); Latreille, 1809Latreille, P.A. 1809. Genera Crustaceorum et Insectorum secundum ordinem natrualem in familias disposita, iconibus exemplisque plurimis explicata, IV. Parisiis et Argentorat., König.:62 (listed); Lepeletier, 1845Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau, A.L.M. 1845. Histoire naturelle des Insects. Suites à Buffon. Hyménoptères, III. Roret, Paris. 1-646.:479 (listed); Dahlbom, 1845Dahlbom, A.G. 1845. Hymenoptera Europaea Praecipue Borealia-per familias, genera, species et varietates disposita atque descripta. Sphex Linn. Fasciculus III.: Crabronidarum continuatio et finis, Supplementum I. 353-528.:465 (listed); Smith, 1855Smith, F. 1855. Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part III, Mutillidae and Pompilidae. :203 pp, 5 pl.:190 (listed); Taschenberg, 1869Taschenberg, E.L. 1869. Die Pompiliden des Museums der Universität Halle. Zeitschrift für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 34:25-75.:31 (listed); Kirby, 1884Kirby, W.F. 1884. On the Hymenoptera collected during the recent expedition of H.M.S. 'Challenger.'. Annals and Magazine of Natural History Ser. 5 (13):402-413. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:262 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis sanguigutta (Christ, 1791)); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334.:323 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis sanguigutta (Christ, 1791)); Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:64 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)). - As Pompilus stellata: - Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:262 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis sanguigutta (Christ, 1791)).
Sphex speciosa Fabricius, 1793:217, sex not indicated (Mus. Dom. Banks), Lectotype ♀, no locality, examined (University Zoological Museum, Copenhagen (Kiel collection)), designated by Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:64. - Fabricius, 1804Fabricius, J.C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum Ordines, Genera, Species adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Observationibus, Descriptionibus. Apud Carolum Reichard, Brunsvigae. xiv + 440 + 30 pp.:216 (listed); Mocsáry, 1885Mocsáry, A. 1885. Species novae vel minus cognitae generis Pepsis, Fabr. Termeszetrajzi Füzetek 9:236-271.:245 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Cameron, 1888-1900Cameron, P. 1888-1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana - Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. R. H. Porter and Dulau & Co., London. 413pp, 14 pl.:219 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Cameron, 1893Cameron, P. 1893. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. :177-257.:219 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:261 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:64 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Snelling & Torres, 2004Snelling, R.R. & J.A. Torres 2004. The Spider Wasps of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77 (4):356-376.:367 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Waichert et al., 2012Waichert, C., Rodriguez, J. & J.P. Pitts 2012. Spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of the Dominican Republic. Zootaxa 3353:1-47.:18 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)). - As Pepsis speciosa: - Fabricius, 1804Fabricius, J.C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum Ordines, Genera, Species adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Observationibus, Descriptionibus. Apud Carolum Reichard, Brunsvigae. xiv + 440 + 30 pp.:216 (listed); Guérin-Méneville, 1856Guérin-Méneville, M.F.E. 1856. Historia Fisica, Politica y Natural de la Isla de Cuba. Secunda Parte. Historia Natural. Tomo VII. Crustaceos, Aragnides é Insectos. Arthus Bertrand, Paris. 1-371. (distribution); Guérin-Méneville, 1857Guérin-Méneville, M.F.E. 1857. Animaux Articulés. Arthus Bertrand, Paris. 1-868. (distribution); Dewitz, 1881Dewitz, H. 1881. Hymenopteren von Portorico. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 25:197-208. (distribution), 203 (listed); Gundlach, 1887Gundlach, J. 1887. Apuntes para la fauna Puerto-Riqueña. Anales de la Sociedad Española de Historia Natural 16 (1):115-199.:164 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis caerulea (Linnaeus, 1763)); Cameron, 1893Cameron, P. 1893. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. :177-257.:219 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840.:729 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:261 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Ashmead, 1900Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Report upon the aculeate Hymenoptera of the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada, with additions to the parasitic Hymenoptera and a list of the described Hymenoptera of the West Indies. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London pt. II:207-367. (distribution); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334.:323 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Alayo, 1969Alayo, P.D. 1969. Estudios sobre los Himenópteros de Cuba. IV Subfamilias Pepsinae Y Ceropalinae (Familia Pompilidae). Poeyana 61:1-45.:8 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:64 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)). - As Pepsis speciosus: - Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution), 107 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)). - As Pompilus speciosa: - Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:261 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)).
Pepsis quadrata Lepeletier, 1845:478, ♂. ♂, Saint-Domingue (Musée de M. Serville); Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86., lost, Saint Domingue. - Smith, 1855Smith, F. 1855. Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part III, Mutillidae and Pompilidae. :203 pp, 5 pl. (distribution), 198 (listed); Cresson, 1867Cresson, E.T. 1867. Notes on the Pompilidæ of North America, with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 1 (1867/1868):85-150. (distribution), 147 (listed); Gundlach, 1886Gundlach, J. 1886. Contribucion a la Entomologia Cubana. :1-394. (distribution), 124 (description male, listed); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 260 (listed); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls.:107 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution); Haupt, 1952Haupt, H. 1952. Alte und neue Pepsis-Arten (Hymenoptera-Sphecoidea) Pompilidae, olim Psammocharidae auct. Nova Acta Leopoldina 15 (109):311-414.:383 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Alayo, 1969Alayo, P.D. 1969. Estudios sobre los Himenópteros de Cuba. IV Subfamilias Pepsinae Y Ceropalinae (Familia Pompilidae). Poeyana 61:1-45.:8 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Vardy, 2000Vardy, C.R. 2000. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 1. Introduction and the P. rubra species-group. Zool. Verh. Leiden 332:1-86.:64 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Snelling & Torres, 2004Snelling, R.R. & J.A. Torres 2004. The Spider Wasps of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77 (4):356-376.:367 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Perez-Gelabert, 2008Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2008. Arthropods of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): A checklist and bibliography. Zootaxa 1831:1-530.:238 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Waichert et al., 2012Waichert, C., Rodriguez, J. & J.P. Pitts 2012. Spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of the Dominican Republic. Zootaxa 3353:1-47.:18 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)); Perez-Gelabert, 2020Perez-Gelabert, D.E. 2020. Checklist, bibliography and quantitative data of the arthropods of Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4749:1-668.:307 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis rubra (Drury, 1773)).
Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843:120,Americae meridionalis (Mus. Berolin), Lectotype ♀, examined (Museum of Zoology and Entomology, Lund), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Dahlbom, 1845Dahlbom, A.G. 1845. Hymenoptera Europaea Praecipue Borealia-per familias, genera, species et varietates disposita atque descripta. Sphex Linn. Fasciculus III.: Crabronidarum continuatio et finis, Supplementum I. 353-528.:464 (listed); Smith, 1855Smith, F. 1855. Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part III, Mutillidae and Pompilidae. :203 pp, 5 pl.:196 (listed); Mocsáry, 1885Mocsáry, A. 1885. Species novae vel minus cognitae generis Pepsis, Fabr. Termeszetrajzi Füzetek 9:236-271. (distribution); Cameron, 1888-1900Cameron, P. 1888-1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana - Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. R. H. Porter and Dulau & Co., London. 413pp, 14 pl.:221 (listed); Cameron, 1893Cameron, P. 1893. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. :177-257. (distribution), 221 (listed); Fox, 1894Fox, W.J. 1894. Second report on some Hymenoptera from Lower California, Mexico. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences ser.2 v. 3 (1893-1894):92-121. (distribution), 100 (listed); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 264 (listed); Ashmead, 1900Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Report upon the aculeate Hymenoptera of the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada, with additions to the parasitic Hymenoptera and a list of the described Hymenoptera of the West Indies. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London pt. II:207-367. (distribution), 229 (listed); Brèthes, 1914Brèthes, J. 1914. Contribution â l'étude des Pepsis. Museo nacional de historia natural de Buenos Aires 26:235-360. (distribution); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution); Banks, 1928Banks, N. 1928. Notes on Cuban and other West Indian Psammocharidae. Studies on Cuban Insects. Studies Biol. Lab. in Cuba (Atkins Foundation) 1:3-10. (distribution), 3 (key male), 4 (key female), 5 (listed); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution); Haupt, 1952Haupt, H. 1952. Alte und neue Pepsis-Arten (Hymenoptera-Sphecoidea) Pompilidae, olim Psammocharidae auct. Nova Acta Leopoldina 15 (109):311-414. (distribution); Alayo, 1969Alayo, P.D. 1969. Estudios sobre los Himenópteros de Cuba. IV Subfamilias Pepsinae Y Ceropalinae (Familia Pompilidae). Poeyana 61:1-45. (distribution), 10 (description female, description male), 4 (key male), 5 (key female), 9 (listed); Alayo, 1970Alayo, P.D. 1970. Catálogo de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Instituto Cubano del libro, La Habana. 1-218. (distribution); Zayas, 1982De Zayas, F. 1982. Sección Oligoneoptera - Orden Hymenoptera - Orden Strepsiptera. Ciudad de la Habana. 1-111. (distribution); Fernández Triana et al., 2002Fernández Triana, J.L., H. Saríol, M.A. Vega Castillo, S. Ricardo & M. González 2002. Datos preliminares sobre la biodiversidad del orden Hymenoptera en la provincia Granma, Cuba. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 31:43-48. (distribution); Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134. (distribution), 33 (key male), 54 (key female), 68 (description female, description male, listed), 70 (distribution); Fernández Triana et al., 2002Fernández Triana, J.L., H. Saríol, M.A. Vega Castillo, S. Ricardo & M. González 2002. Datos preliminares sobre la biodiversidad del orden Hymenoptera en la provincia Granma, Cuba. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 31:43-48. (distribution); Starr & Hook, 2003Starr, C.K. & Hook, A.W. 2003. The aculeate Hymenoptera of Trinidad, West Indies. Occasional Papers o the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies 12:1-31. (distribution); Rasmussen & Asenjo, 2009Rasmussen, C. & A. Asenjo 2009. A checklist to the wasps of Peru (Hymenoptera, Aculeata). ZooKeys 15:1-78. (distribution), 30 (listed); Fernández et al., 2017Fernández, F., V. Castro, J. Rodríguez, C. Waichert & J.P. Pitts 2017. Avispas cazadoras de arañas de Colombia (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). In: (Ed.). . . (distribution); Kurczewski et al., 2020Kurczewski, F.E., R.C. West, C. Waichert, K.C. Kissane, D. Ubick & J.P. Pitts 2020. New and unusual host records for North American and South American spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Zootaxa 4891 (1):1-112. (distribution), 14 (prey).
Pepsis ferruginea Lepeletier, 1845:471, ♀. ♀, Cayenne (Musée de France). Synonymized with Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843 by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Fox, 1897Fox, W.J. 1897. Contributions to a knowledge of the Hymenoptera of Brazil, No. 2. - Pompilidae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 49:229-283. (distribution), 283 (listed); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 252 (listed); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution); Banks, 1946Banks, N. 1946. Studies of South American Psammocharidae. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 96:311-525. (distribution), 398 (listed); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution).
Pepsis ornata Lepeletier, 1845:486, ♂♀.Surinam et Brésil (Musée de M. Serville), Lectotype ♂, examined (Museo ed Istituto di Zoologia Sistematica dell’ Università, Turin), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Lepeletier, 1845Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau, A.L.M. 1845. Histoire naturelle des Insects. Suites à Buffon. Hyménoptères, III. Roret, Paris. 1-646. (distribution); Guérin-Méneville, 1856Guérin-Méneville, M.F.E. 1856. Historia Fisica, Politica y Natural de la Isla de Cuba. Secunda Parte. Historia Natural. Tomo VII. Crustaceos, Aragnides é Insectos. Arthus Bertrand, Paris. 1-371. (distribution); Guérin-Méneville, 1857Guérin-Méneville, M.F.E. 1857. Animaux Articulés. Arthus Bertrand, Paris. 1-868. (distribution); Cresson, 1865Cresson, E.T. 1865. On the Hymenoptera of Cuba. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 4:200 pp. (distribution), 133 (listed); Cresson, 1867Cresson, E.T. 1867. Notes on the Pompilidæ of North America, with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 1 (1867/1868):85-150. (distribution), 148 (listed); Mocsáry, 1885Mocsáry, A. 1885. Species novae vel minus cognitae generis Pepsis, Fabr. Termeszetrajzi Füzetek 9:236-271.:247 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Gundlach, 1886Gundlach, J. 1886. Contribucion a la Entomologia Cubana. :1-394. (distribution), 122 (listed), 123 (description); Cameron, 1888-1900Cameron, P. 1888-1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana - Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. R. H. Porter and Dulau & Co., London. 413pp, 14 pl.:221 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Fox, 1893Fox, W.J. 1893. Report on some mexican Hymenoptera, principally from lower California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences ser.2 (4):1-25. (distribution), 9 (listed); Fox, 1894Fox, W.J. 1894. Second report on some Hymenoptera from Lower California, Mexico. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences ser.2 v. 3 (1893-1894):92-121.:100 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution), 552 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:264 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Ashmead, 1900Ashmead, W.H. 1900. Report upon the aculeate Hymenoptera of the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada, with additions to the parasitic Hymenoptera and a list of the described Hymenoptera of the West Indies. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London pt. II:207-367.:229 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Rohwer & Holland, 1917Rohwer, S.A. & W.J. Holland 1917. List of the Hymenoptera collected on the Isle of Pines by G. A. Link, Sr., 1912-1913, and contained in the Carnegie Museum. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 11:291-296. (distribution); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334.:321 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Alayo, 1969Alayo, P.D. 1969. Estudios sobre los Himenópteros de Cuba. IV Subfamilias Pepsinae Y Ceropalinae (Familia Pompilidae). Poeyana 61:1-45.:9 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Alayo, 1970Alayo, P.D. 1970. Catálogo de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Instituto Cubano del libro, La Habana. 1-218.:165 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843); Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843).
Pepsis venusta Smith, 1855:196, ♂. Holotype ♂, Brazil (Tapajos), Lectotype ♂, examined (British Museum (Natural History) [now The Natural History Museum, London]), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. Synonymized with Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843 by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Smith, 1855Smith, F. 1855. Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part III, Mutillidae and Pompilidae. :203 pp, 5 pl. (distribution); Mocsáry, 1885Mocsáry, A. 1885. Species novae vel minus cognitae generis Pepsis, Fabr. Termeszetrajzi Füzetek 9:236-271. (distribution); Cameron, 1888-1900Cameron, P. 1888-1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana - Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. R. H. Porter and Dulau & Co., London. 413pp, 14 pl.:221 (listed); Cameron, 1893Cameron, P. 1893. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Hymenoptera. (Fossores) Vol. II. :177-257. (distribution), 221 (listed); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Fox, 1897Fox, W.J. 1897. Contributions to a knowledge of the Hymenoptera of Brazil, No. 2. - Pompilidae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 49:229-283. (distribution), 282 (listed); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 264 (listed); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution); Banks, 1921Banks, N. 1921. New Nearctic fossorial Hymenoptera. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 16:16-26.:22 (key); Banks, 1946Banks, N. 1946. Studies of South American Psammocharidae. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 96:311-525. (distribution), 364 (key female), 375 (listed), 402 (key male); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution), 279 (key male), 298 (description male); Townes, 1957Townes, H. 1957. Nearctic wasps of the subfamilies Pepsinae and Ceropalinae. Bulletin of the U. S. National Museum 209:1-286.:30 (listed); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209. (distribution); Horta Vega et al., 2009Horta Vega, J.V., M.E.García Gutiérrez, M.I. Benavides Martínez & A. Correa Sandoval 2009. Pompilidae (Hymenoptera) de algunos municipios del centro y sur de Tamaulipas, México. Acta Zool. Mex. (n.s.) 25 (1):71-82. (distribution).
Pepsis albolimbata Mocsáry, 1885:250, ♂. ♂, Brasilia (Mus. Hung.), Lectotype ♂, examined (Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. Synonymized with Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843 by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 246 (listed); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution); Banks, 1946Banks, N. 1946. Studies of South American Psammocharidae. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 96:311-525.:364 (key female), 402 (key male); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution).
Pepsis pulchripennis Mocsáry, 1885:243, ♀. ♀, Yurimaguas ad Amazonas Brasiliae (Mus. Hung.), Lectotype ♀, examined (Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. Synonymized with Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843 by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution); Fox, 1897Fox, W.J. 1897. Contributions to a knowledge of the Hymenoptera of Brazil, No. 2. - Pompilidae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 49:229-283. (distribution), 283 (listed); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 260 (listed); Fox, 1899Fox, W.J. 1899. Contributions to a knowledge of the Hymenoptera of Brazil, No. 6: A Collection from Rio Grande do Sul and Sao Paulo. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 51 (1):195-200. (distribution); Brèthes, 1914Brèthes, J. 1914. Contribution â l'étude des Pepsis. Museo nacional de historia natural de Buenos Aires 26:235-360. (distribution); Banks, 1946Banks, N. 1946. Studies of South American Psammocharidae. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 96:311-525. (distribution), 386 (listed); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution).
Pepsis acroleuca Lucas, 1895:730, ♂. ♂, Leider ohne nähere Angabe des Fundorts, Lectotype ♀, examined (Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. Synonymized with Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843 by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:246 (listed); Haupt, 1952Haupt, H. 1952. Alte und neue Pepsis-Arten (Hymenoptera-Sphecoidea) Pompilidae, olim Psammocharidae auct. Nova Acta Leopoldina 15 (109):311-414. (distribution).
Pepsis cyanosoma Lucas, 1895:557, ♂. ♂, Brasilien (Mus. Berol., leg. Sello), Lectotype ♂, examined (Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. Synonymized with Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843 by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 250 (listed); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution); Banks, 1946Banks, N. 1946. Studies of South American Psammocharidae. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 96:311-525. (distribution), 364 (key female); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution).
Pepsis fuscorubra Brèthes, 1914:321, ♀. Holotype ♀, l'État de Goyaz, 1906 (Mus. São Paulo, leg. Baer), Lectotype ♀, examined (Museu de Zoologia de la Universidade de São Paulo), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68; Andrade et al., 2018Andrade, T. de O., K.S. Ramos, H.C. Onody, A.D. dos Santos & C.R.F. Brandão 2018. Type specimens of Pompiloidea, Thynnoidea and Vespoidea (Hymenoptera) deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 58:1-21.:6, Holotype ♀ (Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, MZSP 56468). Synonymized with Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843 by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution); Andrade et al., 2018Andrade, T. de O., K.S. Ramos, H.C. Onody, A.D. dos Santos & C.R.F. Brandão 2018. Type specimens of Pompiloidea, Thynnoidea and Vespoidea (Hymenoptera) deposited in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 58:1-21.:6 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843).
Pepsis mancoi Banks, 1946:399, ♀. Type ♀, Ninabamba, near Ayacucho, Peru, 1900 m, December (M. C. Z., no. 26692, leg. Weyrauch); Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68, Holotype ♀, examined (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts). Synonymized with Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843 by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:68. - Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution); Rasmussen & Asenjo, 2009Rasmussen, C. & A. Asenjo 2009. A checklist to the wasps of Peru (Hymenoptera, Aculeata). ZooKeys 15:1-78.:30 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis terminata Dahlbom, 1843).
Pepsis pretiosa Dahlbom, 1843:121, ♀.Brasilia (Mus. Berolin), Lectotype ♀, examined (Museum of Zoology and Entomology, Lund), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:87. - Dahlbom, 1845Dahlbom, A.G. 1845. Hymenoptera Europaea Praecipue Borealia-per familias, genera, species et varietates disposita atque descripta. Sphex Linn. Fasciculus III.: Crabronidarum continuatio et finis, Supplementum I. 353-528. (distribution), 464 (listed); Smith, 1855Smith, F. 1855. Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part III, Mutillidae and Pompilidae. :203 pp, 5 pl.:189 (listed); Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840. (distribution), 563 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis grossa (Fabricius, 1798)); Fox, 1897Fox, W.J. 1897. Contributions to a knowledge of the Hymenoptera of Brazil, No. 2. - Pompilidae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 49:229-283. (distribution), 282 (listed); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749. (distribution), 259 (listed); Lucas, 1919Lucas, R. 1919. Pompiliden-Studien. I. Arch. Naturgesch., A. 83 (5):1-180+3 pls. (distribution); Banks, 1944Banks, N. 1944. The Psammocharidae (Hymenoptera) taken at Kartabo and other localities in British Guiana. Zoologica 29:97-112. (distribution), 100 (key), 101 (listed); Banks, 1946Banks, N. 1946. Studies of South American Psammocharidae. Part 1. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 96:311-525. (distribution), 364 (key female), 375 (listed), 403 (key male); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334. (distribution); Haupt, 1952Haupt, H. 1952. Alte und neue Pepsis-Arten (Hymenoptera-Sphecoidea) Pompilidae, olim Psammocharidae auct. Nova Acta Leopoldina 15 (109):311-414. (distribution); Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134. (distribution), 31 (key male), 53 (key female), 87 (description female, description male, listed), 88 (distribution); Kurczewski et al., 2020Kurczewski, F.E., R.C. West, C. Waichert, K.C. Kissane, D. Ubick & J.P. Pitts 2020. New and unusual host records for North American and South American spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Zootaxa 4891 (1):1-112. (distribution), 15 (prey).
Pepsis bicolor Lepeletier, 1845:488, ♂. ♂, Brésil (Musée de M. Serville), Lectotype ♂, examined (Museo ed Istituto di Zoologia Sistematica dell’ Università, Turin), designated by Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:87. - Lucas, 1895Lucas, R. 1895. Die Pompiliden-Gattung Pepsis. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 39 (4):449-840.:543 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis pretiosa Dahlbom, 1843); Dalla Torre, 1897Dalla Torre, C.G. 1897. Catalogus hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Volumen VIII: Fossores (Sphegidae). Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. 1-749.:259 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis pretiosa Dahlbom, 1843); Hurd, 1952Hurd, P.D. Jr. 1952. Revision of the Nearctic species of the pompilid genus Pepsis (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae). The American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 98 (article 4):261-334.:317 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis pretiosa Dahlbom, 1843); Vardy, 2002Vardy, C.R. 2002. The New World tarantula-hawk wasp genus Pepsis Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Part 2. The P. grossa- to P. deaurata-groups. Zool. Verh. 337:1-134.:87 ( listed as synonym of Pepsis pretiosa Dahlbom, 1843).

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