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Wasp - Monobia texana - female

Wasp - Monobia texana - Female
Pena Blanca Lake - Coronado National Forest, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
October 20, 2007


Still uncertain
Wow, nice wasp and nice image. Still not sure what it is, though. Perhaps a Euodynerus.

Monobia texana?
I wonder if this is Monobia texana. My specimens of that species certainly resemble this....

I agree
In the meantime I have had the opportunity to examine a male of this species and it looks very similar to this female. Great find!

its not a polistes. id say some kind of mason/potter wasp(eumeninae)

Eumeninae (female)
Dr Buck was right: this mysterious red Mason Wasp is no Ancistrocerus, as indicated by the smooth 1rst urotergite on this side view.

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