Tiphiid Wasp with Primary Submarginal Isolation (wing pattern) - Colocistis crassa -
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA May 24, 2015 Size: 16mm
Note, the wings of the males of this genus may be easily identified by: The second submarginal cell completely or almost completely underlying the first submarginal cell, the first transverse cubital vein (tCu1) arising at or before basal third of the first submarginal cell.
MC = Marginal cell, along the costal margin or the edge of the wing, after the stigma SMC1 = Rectangular shaped cell, directly to the left of the stigma, in this image SMC2 = Fighter-jet shaped cell SMC3 = Pear shaped cell, below SMC2 in this image tCu1 = Cross-vein between SMC1 and SMC2
Contributed by Bob Biagi on 9 January, 2017 - 8:00pm Last updated 10 April, 2017 - 12:51pm
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