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Bethylidae, dorsal - Pristepyris

Bethylidae, dorsal - Pristepyris
Spirit Knoll, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
August 11, 2014
Size: 4 mm
sweep in a Loess Hills grassland with some prairie remnant
looking for hoppers, by-catch

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Bethylidae, dorsal - Pristepyris Bethylidae, lateral - Pristepyris Bethylidae, head - Pristepyris Bethylidae, mid and hind leg - Pristepyris Bethylidae, ventral - Pristepyris

Moved from Bethylidae.

Thank you.


Moved from Ants.

Not an ant. I'm reasonably sure it belongs in the Bethylidae, but I've been fooled by apterous non-ant aculeates before.

Thanks James,
when I first saw it I had no idea what it was and then it dawned on me (wrong) that it was an ant.

I think it looks like Bethylidae: Dissomphalus

It is a very cool insect.