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Iridescent blue-black wasp - Chalybion californicum

Iridescent blue-black wasp - Chalybion californicum
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
June 11, 2008
Size: 1 inch approx
I don't know if they are solitary wasps, but they seem fairly numerous in my yard now.

Moved from Blue Mud Wasps.

Moved from Sceliphronini.


Certainly solitary. Feer them not. It looks like a cricket killer in the family Sphecidae.

Actually, I think this is probably in the blue mud dauber genus Chalybion. Might be a different species than C. californicum, though....

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