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Square-headed Wasp - Liris partitus - female

Square-headed Wasp - Liris partitus - Female
McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
October 21, 2004

6 abdominal segments = ♀

Moved from Liris.

Liris partitus (TX)
This species is very characteristic for its bicoloured wings. It was described only in 1984 from Hidalgo Co., Texas. It has also been recorded from Cameron and Kleberg Cos, otherwise it is known from Mexico and Guatemala. Excellent catch!

Note Austin, TX record on inaturalist
ID confirmation would be welcome

Thanks for the species id Matthias
I'm glad I didn't give up on this wasp, as it was hard to approach.

Moved from Tachytes.

Liris not Tachytes
note flattened upper head

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