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Wasp - Pachodynerus nasidens - female

Wasp - Pachodynerus nasidens - Female
Davie, USA County, Florida, USA
October 21, 2015
Size: 10mm

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Wasp - Pachodynerus nasidens - female Wasp - Pachodynerus nasidens - female

Moved from ID Request.

Potter Wasp - Female!
Anthony, not very many in this entire subfamily have the all black T1:
Keyhole Wasp, Pachodynerus nasidens: ♀ Good Luck!

Do you know of a good Identification key for wasps?

Check out the Atlas!
The best key is the Atlas of the Vespidae, from the info tab for the family.
Here is a link: Atlas of the Vespidae

Atlas of the Vespidae
I see that I can get all the way to the genus because the key only provides one species for Pachodynerus. What other resources would I need to use to get down to the correct species? I feel like I am hitting a lot of dead ends. I guess the big question is how did you know it was P. nasidens? What steps lead to you knowing that? I am just trying to learn more about keying out wasps. If you would rather respond to my email it is thank you for your help!

Lucky for you, Florida has no look-alikes!
I simply browsed, while looking for the unique feature. = All-black T1
Here is more info, from the "tab": "Not readily distinguishable from P. pulverulentus, with which it co-occurs in Texas and Arizona."
Sometimes you can find scientific papers or University publications, with more (local) species level information. You just might have to search harder to find it.

Thank you!
This really helps me out!

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