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Photo#128237
Unknown Wasp - Mutillid Mimic? - Hyptia

Unknown Wasp - Mutillid Mimic? - Hyptia
Withalacoochee State Forest, Sumter County, Florida, USA
July 17, 2007
Size: ~5-6 mm
These wasps were on a bush covered with mutillids. I think the texture and color of the head and thorax mimic the mutillids with which it was sharing its space. If you can assist in ID, I would love learning more about these wasps.
This wasp is amazingly similar to , but must be different since the head and "thread" are different colors.
Is it possible that these two are the same species but dimoprphic?

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Moved
Apparent lack of multiple closed cells in forewing means genus Hyptia.

Evaniidae?
Looks like some sort of ensign wasp to me. I have no idea what species, but the attachment point of the petiole and the laterally-compressed abdomen are pretty distictive.

 
A new one
This is a new family to me. I have not seen these other pictures on BG. Thanks for a starting point. I was stumped.

 
They are parasites of egg mas
They are parasites of egg masses (ootheca) of roaches, very helpful insects...

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