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Ammophila Wasp - Ammophila - female

Ammophila Wasp - Ammophila - Female
Between Westwood and Mountain Meadows Reservoir, Lassen County, California, USA
August 17, 2013
Size: Body length 18mm
Close up showing tarsal comb, and antennae. The tarsal comb (rake) indicate that this specimen is a female.

Please also see this informative series of photos of a male Ammophila Wasp - submitted by Bob Biagi:

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Twice as nice!
Jim, you are correct and both feminine features are clearly visible here. This is a very nice example image! Furthermore, I would add that the golden coloration around the edges of her thorax parts, is some kind of dirt, dried mud, clay, pollen or some combination of contaminants, since the natural colors for most of these wasp is silvery hairs, over a silver & black background. Great Job!

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