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Spider Wasp - Aporinellus

Spider Wasp - Aporinellus
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Size: ~1.5 cm

Aporinellus
Yes this is an Aporinellus. The tooth of the propodeum is a little difficult to see but it is there. Wonderful studio shot!

Pompilidae.
What an wonderful image of a perfectly prepared specimen. This looks to be a female Aporinellus sp., but they are quite small, and I don't see the blunt tooth on the propodeum that 'should' be there. You don't indicate size, where it was collected, or what it was doing. I often find Aporinellus associated with aphid colonies.

 
Collection Information
I've added the information. Sorry about that. I found it freshly dead on a sidewalk. Thanks for the ID!

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