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Embolemus? - Embolemus nearcticus

Embolemus? - Embolemus nearcticus
Mattaponi WMA, Caroline County, Virginia, USA
September 17, 2016
Size: 4.5mm
Collected in a drift-fence pitfall installed in moist floodplain woods beside the muddy Mattaponi river. Collect dates: 18aug-17sep. The preservative was plumbing antifreeze, which is nontoxic but has a sickeningly sweet fruity scent that attracted lots of tiny flies and bark beetles; maybe it drew in this wasp too.
Is this Embolemus?

ID confirmed by Kal Ivanov based on specimen, which is deposited in the VMNH collection.
Moved from Embolemus.


Moved from ID Request.


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