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pompilid wasp - Anoplius semirufus - female

pompilid wasp - Anoplius semirufus - Female
Cove Point, Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland, USA
June 13, 2016
Size: ~9mm est. from image
I can’t key this one out because many of the features needed for the keys aren’t visible in these photos. I think it’s an Anoplius; in particular the wing venation matches that shown in the thumbnail below where submarginal cell 3 and the marginal cell aren’t in broad contact. I couldn’t find any photos on the web showing a similar pattern in Arachnospila. However, I don’t know if this pattern actually matters so I’d appreciate some help with this one.
Thanks in advance


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Moved
Moved from Blue-Black Spider Wasps.

Thanks Bob

Female
I agree with Nick, but the group is: Subgenus Arachnophroctonus, Anoplius semirufus -- Wow, another first for your state, (Maryland?) congrats! -- 6 abdominal segments and 10 flagellomeres = ♀

Moved
Moved from Spider Wasps.

If I had to guess
I would say Anoplius semirufus.

 
thanks
is safe to move it to genus?

 
Yes...
the bristles on the apicotergite are quite weak in this species group (apiculata group) but they are still visible in these photos.

 
done
thanks again

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