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Tachysphex? - Tachysphex

Tachysphex? - Tachysphex
Lena Park, Starke County, Indiana, USA
August 12, 2017
Small, but very quick and active under bright midday sun - the sand grains (windblown Plainfield sand, so not particularly course) gives some idea of the size. There were quite a few of these little bundles of energy on the bare sand of a blowout on a small dune in a sand prairie/barrens area. Quite a few grasshoppers were also there, including Psinidia fenestralis. The best match I found was Tachysphex, terminatus group. The hole to the left is about the size of a pencil diameter.

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