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Tiny blackish wasp with red abdomen and ovoid head. - Ageniella

Tiny blackish wasp with red abdomen and ovoid head. - Ageniella
Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, California, USA
October 17, 2015
Size: ~ 4 mm
Landed on my jeans near the high-tide line.

The head and thorax remind me of pompilidae, but the smallest pompilid is supposed to be 5 mm in length ...

Feel free to frass afterward.

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Tiny blackish wasp with red abdomen and ovoid head. - Ageniella Tiny blackish wasp with red abdomen and ovoid head. - Ageniella

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Looks...
more like Ageniella (s.s.); almost certainly a species in the mintaka group.

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Thank you VERY much, Dr. Asher !!
Knowing it to be a pompilid, I did some more research.
It looks like it fits nicely in genus Allaporus, given its small size, reddish abdomen, red-tinged wings, and overall habitus, as well as the location fitting in its distribution range, and even the plant it was closest to: Atriplex has been recorded as nectaring plant genus.

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