This large spider wasp was hunting on a lawn, and I happened to have a specimen jar and so captured it. I have pinned the specimen, which is drying, so hope to get a good ID on it based on better photos of that. Any ideas now would be great of course. Appears to be Pepsis menechma
--the only member of that genus in my area.
Dorsal view of body illustrating character of Spider Wasps, family Pompilidae (1)
-slender with long and spiny legs, hind femora
typically extending beyond tip of abdomen