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Yellow & black wasp with brown wings - Myzinum

Yellow & black wasp with brown wings - Myzinum
Bellevue, NE, Sarpy County, Nebraska, USA
July 6, 2005
Size: approximately 3/4"
This wasp was nectaring on Virginia Mountain Mint. We were unable to identify this species with the field guides we have available. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks.
Loren & Babs Padelford, Bellevue, NE

Female Myzinum sp.
This is a nice shot of a female tiphiid wasp in the genus Myzinum. They are parastic on the larvae of scarab beetles. Males look very different, being very slender, long-bodied, with an upturned "pseudostinger" on the tip of the abdomen. They also have much longer antennae than the females.

 
I actually think this is a sc
that is a great shot of the tiphiid wasp

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