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Wasp of some sort? - Nomada - female

Wasp of some sort? - Nomada - Female
NE Philly, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 7, 2009
Size: about 1/2 in. or so
This landed in front of me on the mulch while I was checking one of my gardens. It never stopped flapping its wings, but I couldn't hear them. It seemed a bit agitated, but didn't seem to mind my presence. Since I think it's a wasp of some kind, though, I didn't push my luck. Any idea what type it is?

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Wasp of some sort? - Nomada - female Wasp of some sort? - Nomada - female

Looks like
one of the Nomada. Plenty of them here on the flowers.

a female in the ruficornis species group

Thank you Jon & John!
I appreciate the help as well as the "drill down" in taxonomy!

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