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The Six Wasp Special - #4 of 6 - Philanthus multimaculatus - male

The Six Wasp Special - #4 of 6 - Philanthus multimaculatus - Male
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
May 11, 2015
Size: 10mm
This is the fourth of six Wasps that I filmed on this day. Please note that this is the first recorded sighting from Arizona.
These are images of a Beewolf Wasp, that I believe is a male Philanthus multimaculatus.
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ID Info:
Here is a link to the Key for the Subfamily Philanthinae for California, including some of the surrounding areas, from the Berkley.edu website: Bohart & Grissell (1975)
California Wasps of the Subfamily Philanthinae

Keying to genera of Philanthinae:
1. - hind femur simple at apex, mesopleuron furrow incomplete, episternal sulcus present = 3
3. - eyes emerginate within (Tribe Philanthini) = 4
4. - abdominal segment T1 broad, not forming a narrow petiole = Philanthus Fabricius
Keying to species of Philanthus:
1. - antennae with 13 articles, abdomen with 7 visible terga (male) = 2
2. - interocular gap wide = 7
7. - punctures on abdominal T3 not larger than those on scutum = 18
18. - abdominal T2 dull, with obvious punctation = 20
20. - without an angular metapleural lamella = 25
25. - malar space larger than pedical = 26
26. - scutal puntures very unevenly distributed, with large smooth areas = 27
27. - ocellocular distance short, frontal line deeply impressed, legs black and yellow = multimaculatus Cameron

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The Six Wasp Special - Three Different Wasp Families
Here is a clickable listing of all the Wasps that I filmed on that day.
Spider Wasps: #1. Psorthaspis planata: ♀ #5. Anoplius americanus ambiguus: ♀
Crabronid Wasps: #4. Philanthus multimaculatus: ♂ Square-headed Wasps (subfamily): #2. Tachytes distinctus: ♀ #3. Tachytes distinctus: ♂
Vespid Wasp: #6. Euodynerus annulatus: ♀

Moved
Moved from Beewolves.

Testing Look-a-likes:
I'm checking over some of the other species to rule them out here.
arizonicus:
1) - frontal line deeply impressed = fail
2) - legs have no red color = fail
crabroniformis:
1) - punctation is of uniform sizes = fail
2) - abdominal surface is dull = fail
3) - missing fimbriate hairs on sternum S3 = fail
neomexicanus:
1) - scutal punctures uneven with large smooth areas = fail
2) - clypeal brush light colored = fail
ventilabris:
1) - abdominal punctation is small and spread out = fail
2) - missing any metapleural lamella = fail
3) - antennae without light spots and not highly curled = fail

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
Thanks
John, I believe that I have ruled out all of the other species in this genus. Also, most of the key characters are visible in these images. Thanks for your help!