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Photo#435307
Yellow and black Wasp - Campsomeris tolteca - female

Yellow and black Wasp - Campsomeris tolteca - Female
Los Angeles, Ballona Wetlands, California, USA
July 31, 2010
Size: 3/4 inch
Nectaring the Alkali Sea Heath flowers at the Ballona Wetlands. Is this a Scoliid Wasp? Campsomeris?

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Yellow and black Wasp - Campsomeris tolteca - female Yellow and black Wasp - Campsomeris tolteca - female

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Looks like one to me
Possibly Campsomeris pilipes. Hopefully an expert can confirm this. really nice photos!

 
Campsomeris tolteca - female
Orange yellow, rather than pure yellow, is distinctive vs very similar C. pilipes. Indeed, populations from Central America are almost red orange.

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