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Species Myzinum quinquecinctum - Five-banded Thynnid Wasp

Myzinum wasp - Myzinum quinquecinctum Five-banded Tiphiid Wasp - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Myzinum sp. on Mountain-mint (Pycnanthemum) - Myzinum quinquecinctum - male Wasp - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Another Myzinum (perhaps female)? - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Bee Wolf? Sand Wasp? - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Myzinum - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Unknown Wasp - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Thynnoidea
Family Thynnidae (Thynnid Wasps)
Subfamily Myzininae
Genus Myzinum
Species quinquecinctum (Five-banded Thynnid Wasp)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plesia menechma Lepeletier 1845
Explanation of Names
Myzinum quinquecinctum (Fabricius 1775)
16–22 mm(1)
Both genders have the wings darkened evenly overall. Males have brown tinted wings. Females have orange tinted wings.

Females have red antennae, including the flagellum. Sometimes you can see yellow coloring on the scape.(1)
e. NA to AZ & WY (QC-ND-WY to FL-TX-AZ) to Costa Rica(1)