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Photo#1113262
Sexing wasps in the genus Ammophila (ventral) - Ammophila - male

Sexing wasps in the genus Ammophila (ventral) - Ammophila - Male
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
May 4, 2015
Size: 20mm
These are images of a male Thread-waisted Wasp in the genus Ammophila. The 4 major character groups for IDs of wasps in this genus are listed below indicate that he is something very close to a male Ammophila aberti.
1) - size = medium
2) - wing patterns and colors = clear cells, tegula orange-brown, brown veins with some darker
3) - head, legs, thorax and abdomen colors = black, red, and silver
4) - hair color, length, patches (dark or bright) = silver, long, very few patches

Images of this individual: tag all
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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Mating Pair Examples
Here is an image of both sexes: (pinned)
Florida -------

Here are a few images of mating pairs:
Canada ------
Canada ------
Illinois -------
Colorado ----- Ammophila procera
Arizona ------ (resembles [is exactly like] the above pair, from Colorado)

Here are two males (feeding) that look somewhat like my images:
Colorado -----

 
Perhaps better as an article
As opposed to comments on guide photos?

 
Yes
Good idea, thanks for the suggestion!

 
Perhaps
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