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Wasp - Banchus

Wasp - Banchus
Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana, USA
May 6, 2007
Long antennae, thick legs, and acted very similar to a spider hunting wasp. I can't figure this one out.

Moved from Banchini.

Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.


Moved from Wasps.

I wouldn't be surprised if it were an Ichneumonid.

Quite right - Ichneumonidae
True, such stout and brightly colored species can easily be mistaken for Spider Wasps. But many-segmented antennae and forewing venation betray them.

Dead ringer for a pompilid.
I agree. This is a dead ringer for Poecilopompilus interruptus!