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Iridescent blue-black wasp - Chalybion

Iridescent blue-black wasp - Chalybion
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
Moved from Sceliphronini.

Moved

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

 
Solitary.
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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