These are images of a Thread-waisted Wasp, with dark wings and a body that resembles several wasps. Please note that I'm including four sunlit images to help show some of the colors, shapes and reflections.
Here is a link to her video: (2 min duration) ♀ Thread-waisted Wasp Body Scan - Sphex lucae
flagellomeres: (antennae segments)
10 = female, 11 = male
tergites & sternites: (abdominal segments)
6 = female, 7 = male
tarsal rake on forelegs: (comb or long spines)
Here are five of the important character groups that can be seen in these images.
1) - The prominent wing cells are:
2nd submarginal cell = almost square
large discoidal cell = all five edges straight and not curved
three discoidal cells meet in a nearly symmetrical "Y" (with a slight curve)
2) - The body size and color and the thick leg spurs:
The abdomen does not extend very far beyond the wings. The vivid orange & black body coloring pattern is not a very reliable character, at the tribe level.
The legs are all black and some edges are shiny. The hind legs have one very thick tibial spur and the other [skinny] spurs seem to be broken off. I did not include the views of this apparent damage. The mid-legs have two smaller tibial spurs.
3) - The head and thorax have a slight covering of dark or grayish hairs.
4) - The mandible has one sharp edge and most of the extra views of the black maxilla & white labium were not included here.
5) - The antennae have 10 flagellomeres, if I'm counting and spelling things correctly.
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NOTE: This wasp was alive and active. The right hind leg has a tiny white oval showing here, at the position of the small missing spur.