These are images of a Thread-waisted Wasp, with dark wings and a body that resembles several wasps. Here are five of the important character groups that can be seen in these images. Please note that I'm including four sunlit images to help show some of the colors, shapes and reflections.
Here is a link to her video: ♀ Thread-waisted Wasp Body Scan - Sphex lucae
flagellomeres: (antennae segments)
10 = female, 11 = male
tergites & sternites: (abdominal segments)
6 = female, 7 = male
tarsal rake on forelegs: (comb or long spines)
1) - The prominent wing cells are:
2nd submarginal cell = almost square
large discoidal cell = all five edges straight and not curved
three discoidal cells meet in a nearly symmetrical "Y" (with a slight curve)
2) - The body size and color and the thick leg spurs:
The abdomen does not extend very far beyond the wings. The vivid orange & black body coloring pattern is not a very reliable character, at the tribe level.
The legs are all black and some edges are shiny. The hind legs have one very thick tibial spur and the other [skinny] spurs seem to be broken off. I did not include the views of this apparent damage. The mid-legs have two smaller tibial spurs.
3) - The head and thorax have a slight covering of dark or grayish hairs.
4) - The mandible has one sharp edge and most of the extra views of the black maxilla & white labium were not included here.
5) - The antennae have 10 flagellomeres, if I'm counting and spelling things correctly.
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The discoverlife.org website keys point me to a few of the wasps in the genus Palmodes or Prionyx, but the wings seem to more closely match Isodontia or Sphex. I expect that Dr. Ascher or Eric Eaton should be able to help me further define the choices and they may be able to see more features than the ones that I have listed here.
NOTE: This wasp was alive and active. The right hind leg has a tiny white oval showing here, at the position of the small missing spur.