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2307 Small Brown Wasp - Chyphotes - male

2307 Small Brown Wasp - Chyphotes - Male
Ajo, Darby Well area, Pima County, Arizona, USA
November 12, 2017
Size: 1/2 inch long
This small brown wasp, about 1/2 in long. came to black light.

Nice Find
Nice find, thank you for sharing.

Cool wasp!

are they unusual?
are they unusual?

I do not have any direct experience, but they seem unusual to me!

Their life cycle is not clear, they might be parasites (parasitoids?) of Wind Scorpions.

Some females are wingless in the family, and were once thought to be part of the Velvet Ants.

thanks. very interesting
thanks. very interesting

Moved from ID Request.

7 abdominal segments = ♂

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