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Species Myzinum quinquecinctum - Five-banded Thynnid Wasp

Wasp IV - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Five-banded Tiphiid wasp (female) - Myzinum quinquecinctum - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Five-banded Tiphiid Wasp - Myzinum quinquecinctum Thynnidae, wing & abdomen - Myzinum quinquecinctum - male Bee Wolf? Sand Wasp? - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Myzinum? - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female Wasp - Myzinum quinquecinctum - female 5 banded thynnid wasp - Myzinum quinquecinctum - male
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)
Other Common Names
Given that many other members of the genus also have females with five abdominal bands, "orange-horned five-banded thynnid Wasp" or "orange-horned banded thynnid wasp" may be more useful in preventing misidentification.
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)