Podium rufipes Fabricius. This species is recorded from Iowa to New York and southward all the way to central America (Bohart & Menke 1963). Cowan (1991) first reported this species from Michigan from trap-nests placed in Allegan and Kalamazoo counties. Both sites were wooded with pines and hardwoods present. The nests were sealed with plant debris, plastered over with resin on the outside. Each trap nest held one cell containing a wasp larva and paralyzed cockroaches (probably Parcoblatta) as prey. The species is univoltine in Michigan.
COLLECTION DATES: mid-June - July.
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