PROC. ENTOMOL. SOC. WASH. 85(3), 1983, pp. 485-492 NEW SPECIES OF GLENOSTICTIA (HYMENOPTERA: SPHECIDAE) R. M. BOHART Department of Entomology. University of California, Davis, California 95616. Abstract. — St\Qn new species of North American sand wasps of the genus Gle-nostictia are described (Bembicini, Stictiellina). These are arizonae from Arizona and Chihuahua; californica from eastern and southern California; mexicana from Durango; nigriloba from Arizona, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Durango; parva from Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Chihuahua; vechti from Arizona to western Texas; and veracruzae from Veracruz. Glenostictia Gillaspy includes those species of North American sand wasps (Bembicini) with the midocellar remnant depressed and usually longer than broad, raised ring around the midocellus long oval, labrum evenly convex, palpal formula 6-4, male midfemur entire or subapically notched, and arolium well developed. The closely related genus Stictiella J. Parker has the ring around the midocellus nearly circular, male femur carinate to serrate beneath, and the arolium small or even undeveloped. The following new species are described so that they can be used in a forthcoming revision of the subtribe Stictiellina. Except as indicated for mexicana, holotypes are in the University of California at Davis collection. For brevity terga are abbreviated as T-I, T-II etc.; sterna as S-I etc.; flagellomeres as F-I etc.; and least interocular distance as LID. The signum is a small indentation on the mesopleuron in the middle of the ventral surface. Glenostictia californica Bohart, New Species Figs. 20, 2 1 Male holotype. — Length 12 mm, forewing 8 mm. Black, extensively marked with whitish and clay yellow; whitish are: face about as in Fig. 15, postorbital streak broken at inner eye angle, tergal bands toward middle, gonostyles except laterally and basally; yellowish are: pronotum and pleuron mostly, scutum lat-erally, broad transverse scutellar band broken medially, metanotum, broadly V-shaped posterior band across propodeal enclosure, propodeum laterally, legs except inner black marks on femora, terga laterally including most of apical bands on T-V-VI, S-I-VI basally; flagellum mostly pale beneath but darker toward apex. Pubescence pale, inconspicuous. Punctation inconspicuous, minute on labrum and clypeus. Facial proportions about as in Fig. 15, galea twice as long as labrum, upper clypeal margin straight and below antennal sockets, F-XI twice as long as broad, clypeus almost evenly convex, midocellar flat area about as broad as long, foretarsus slender, I 7X as long as broad, 5 rake bristles about as long as tarsomere breadth, midtarsus (Figs. 20, 21), midbasitarsus nearly straight; T-VII lateral lobes separated ventrally by length of F-I; S-II not dentate, S-VIII with 3 slender prongs and a medioventral pale thornlike projection.