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Photo#122890
Dark wasp on buckwheat - Pepsis mexicana - female

Dark wasp on buckwheat - Pepsis mexicana - Female
Irvine Park, Orange, Orange County, California, USA
June 28, 2007

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Pepsis mexicana
I'm almost certain this is Pepsis mexicana.

Both fore and hind wings have an apical whitish hyaline, wings are iridescent blue-green, and the antennae are wholly dark (as well as the wasp, no red).

Great pictures! This is a new species for BugGuide, I'll move them to the new guide page.

 
Thanks for everything, George.
This is my favorite wasp series so far. Flash really helps with dark specimens.

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