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Photo#139804
Wasp - Paracyphononyx funereus

Wasp - Paracyphononyx funereus
Blue River Sand Barrens, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA
August 25, 2007

Moved
Moved from Spider Wasps.

wasp
perhaps a male Paracyphononyx funereus, i can not remember anything else that would have subserrate antennae. i will look into it... still best to wait for Nick to see this picture though.

 
I need to look at specimens first
Episyron snowi males have slight indentations on the basal area of the antennae, sometimes making it look subserrate...but the antennae on this one look constricted apically. I need to look at some specimens first and I'm not at home right now. What gets me is that the head is very narrow behind the eyes and I remember P. funereus having that area at least slightly produced. Hopefully this photo will have enough detail to make an ID.

 
Looked at...
some specimens over the weekend. I'm fairly certain this is P. funereus. Maybe 90% certain...very few species have those subserrate antennae...but there are a few other characters that would have been nice to see to be 100% sure.

 
Thanks Nick..I will move it a
Thanks Nick..I will move it and clearly people can read the comments. I appreciate your effort!

Pompilidae.
I would feel safe putting this in the spider wasp family, and am interested to see what Nick Fensler has to say:-)

 
wasp
i was meaning to comment on this for a while... what are the chances you have any other pictures of it?

 
Nope...this was the only keep
Nope...this was the only keeper. I wish I had more. Very fast moving.

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