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Brick-boring wasp - Ancistrocerus spilopterus - female

Brick-boring wasp - Ancistrocerus spilopterus - Female
Marin County, California, USA
May 4, 2010
Size: ~10 mm body length

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That would be amazing if they actually could bore...
...through bricks! Nobody seems willing to venture that they can, or they cannot.

Ancistrocerus spilopterus (female)
Obviously wary of the photographer and ready to take off. Californian populations of A. catskill are very similar, but with less yellow color on the mandibles (in the female gender, of course).

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