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Flying scorpion-tailed waspy bug - Pelecinus polyturator - female

Flying scorpion-tailed waspy bug - Pelecinus polyturator - Female
Mandan (46.843386,-100.905949), Morton County, North Dakota, USA
August 7, 2010
Size: about 3/4 inch -tail
I found this insect sitting on our trunklid at a gas station less than half a mile from our home while heading out in the morning, so I'm certain the location is accurate for this specimen. I haven't found any layperson who can identify it as of yet, so I'm looking for someone in the field or a knowledgeable hobbyist to help me out with this one. What is it?

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Tollie's nailed it.

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Possibly ...
Pelecinid Wasp (Pelecinus polyturator)

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Yes!
Ha, thank you very much! I had one person trying to tell me it was a pseudoscorpion (which I know is wrong because I've seen one in person,) and another who said it was a wood wasp, but a google image search put that right out. I appreciate your assistance!

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