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black and yellow striped wasp - Ancistrocerus antilope - male

black and yellow striped wasp - Ancistrocerus antilope - Male
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
June 8, 2009

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black and yellow striped wasp - Ancistrocerus antilope - male black and yellow striped wasp - Ancistrocerus antilope - male

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Ancistocerus antilope, male
Based on the strongly impressed notauli I am leaning towards A. antilope. Species of this genus are tough to do from images.

Ancistrocerus Adiabatus
Visual observation with other pictures and opinions and comparison with my own pictures and ID

 
Thank you, Johan
Your ID help is appreciated.

Mason wasp
Nice images of a male mason wasp (Vespidae: Eumeninae), probably in the genus Ancistrocerus as evidenced by the strong ridge around the first segment of the abdomen. I need to find this kind of flower around here. Hard to get images of these wasps otherwise (too alert and flighty:-).

 
Mason Wasp
Last year I planted ordinary parsnip. The roots didn't amount to much so I didn't harvest it.
This year it went to seed and is over 5 feet tall, still with roots not big enough to harvest, but now I would not be without it since all sorts of little insects love it. Handsome plants.

You're right about these being skittish, adding breeze and at head height really adds to the challenge.

Should this be filed under Family or Genus?

Thanks Eric :-)

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