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16 km SE Flagstaff, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
July 5, 2017
Bottom of ravine, WP 243, 1946 m, 35° 10' 17.7"N 111° 30' 50.1"W, SLAM Trap # 1 (6 days), Collectors: Gary Alpert
Deposited in the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) for the National Park Service

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Chalcididae Chalcididae Chalcididae

Moved from ID Request.

Chalcid Wasp
This is not an Ensign Wasp. The shape of the thorax, low abdominal insertion point on the propodeum, lack of a long petiole and large hind femora, are all indicators that this is a member of the Chalcididae family.
Please compare Hockeria eriensis: Your wasp may be a related species or in another genus. I'm not sure.

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