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Photo#1447919
sand wasp-like

sand wasp-like
East Fork of the Bear, Summit County, Utah, USA
July 20, 2017
Size: about 20 mm
This wasp looks a lot like a sand wasp but it has a sucking mouth instead of jaws. I am totally confused on what it could be. Help with ID will greatly be appreciated. It was located in an open meadow, about 8,000 ft elevation, pine/quaky forest. Very impressive wasp going from flower to flower.

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sand wasp-like sand wasp-like

Moved
Moved from Bembix.

Having second thoughts about this one. I'm thinking it could be Steniolia. In any case, I'm going to back off and let the experts take it from here. :)

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Moved from ID Request.

With regard to the mouthparts, see the Hymenoptera section of this article.

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