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Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
November 5, 2017
Size: Aprox. 5.5 mm
I first assumed it was a rove beetle of some type, but when I took a closer look, noticing it's thorax I realized it was a wasp. it moved in a very quick jerky crawl and I occupied it with a drop of sugar water so i could get a still shot. This specimen was found crawling around the edge of the sidewalk near a lawn.

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Sclerodermus? Sclerodermus?

Moved tentatively
Moved from ID Request.

Quite similar to this one:

Almost identical
thank you so much! I'll research this species. This could definitely be a match.

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