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Photo#103549
Ichneumon Wasp - Compsocryptus - female

Ichneumon Wasp - Compsocryptus - Female
Big Bend Ranch State Park, Presidio County, Texas, USA
March 31, 2007
Size: c. 1 inch
This pretty wasp was in the thick brush alongside the Rio Grande River, with Mexico a stone's throw away. Any idea of genus and species would be helpful, as I have never come across anything like this. The surrounding area was desert.

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Ichneumon Wasp - Compsocryptus - female Ichneumon Wasp - Compsocryptus - female

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The many segmented antennae
with those white segments certainly make this look like Ichneumonidae, but there are thousands of species. You may be lucky and have one that Eric knows from living down in Tucson recently. Otherwise genus and species will be very difficult

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