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The Six Wasp Special - #6 of 6 - Euodynerus annulatus - female

The Six Wasp Special - #6 of 6 - Euodynerus annulatus - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
May 11, 2015
Size: 13mm
This is the last of six Wasps that I filmed on this day. This is my first submission into the Superfamily Vespoidea.
These are images of a Potter Wasp, that I believe is most likely a female Euodynerus crypticus or possibly a western variant of another species/subspecies.
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ID Info: (The links to the keys are on the info tabs, in the Atlas of the Vespidae.)
Keying to Subfamily of Family Vespidae:
1. - apical flagellomeres not club-like, forewing with 3 submarginal cells, first subdiscoidal cell not in contact with medial cell = 2
2. - mid tibia with one spur, gena tapering ventrally, base of mandibles very close to eyes, tarsal claws cleft = Eumeninae
Keying to genera of Subfamily Eumeninae:
1. - metasoma not petiolate = 3
3. - anterior face of pronotum lacking pair of pits medially = 5
5. - pronotum with transverse carina, abdominal T1 without carina = 8
8. - pronotum with incomplete humeral carina, body with well developed yellow markings = 9
9. - propodeum without dorsal carina, without distinct shelf-like area = 10
10. - antennae F1 more than 1.3x as long as F2, wing vein M nearly straight, propodeum submarginal carina not produced, large sized = 11
11. - abdominal T1 width subequal to T2, T2 and T3 without apical lamella = 12
12. - mandibles red with a pale spot, body colored with yellow and red markings, apical fasciae present on T1 and sometimes others = Euodynerus
Keying to species of Euodynerus:
1. - inner orbit red, pair of yellow spots on scutellum, abdominal T1 nearly bare behind declivity = 14
14. - abdominal T1 with extremely short pubescence behind declivity = 16
16. - hind margin of abdominal T2 and T3 not thin or translucent = 17
17. - disc of T2 (lightly) punctate, T1 impunctate = 18
18. - propodeum with submarginal carina very low and rim-like and not projecting posteriorly = 19
19. - abdominal T1 impunctate, cephalic foveae in deep depression, mandible with apical tooth as long as 2nd and 3rd combined = E. crypticus (Say)
or: (CORRECTED)(The range for E. crypticus does not include my area.)(The coloration doesn't seem to fit.)
18. - propodeum with submarginal carina distinctly produced, rectangular with narrowly rounded apex, mandible with apical tooth as long as 2nd and 3rd combined = E. annulatus (Say)
A BIG THANKS goes out to Dr. Buck & Doug Yanega for the assistance!

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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: ♀

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Thank You!
Matt, I think that it is fantastic that you placed my Potter Wasp!
The keying process is quite a challenge, but your guides are awesome. Thanks for helping!

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