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Scoliid wasp - Dielis plumipes - female

Scoliid wasp - Dielis plumipes - Female
Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
July 1, 2007
Size: ~20mm
Nectaring on Rose of Sharon. It was a bit defensive of me being too close. I also noticed that while it was grooming itself and a Bumble Bee came too near, it would raise it's hind legs straight up in the air similar to some scarab beetles. Is this Campsomeris plumipes?

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Scoliid wasp - Dielis plumipes - female Scoliid wasp - Dielis plumipes - female

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this is indeed a female camps
this is indeed a female campsomeris plumipes. one of my favorite wasps and not a bad sized wasp either.

 
Thank you sir!
Yes, quite large and a bit intimidating when it was trying to chase me off.

 
I would love to have one of t
I would love to have one of those chasing me :) it would come face to face with my net and a pin. of course scoliidae are really hard to find where I live if not impossible. good photos.

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