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Thread-waisted Wasp - Ammophila procera

Thread-waisted Wasp - Ammophila procera
Cass County, Texas, USA
November 13, 2007
Size: 26 mm
I believe this is "Ammophila procera".

6 abdominal segments = ♀

i just found one of these in
i just found one of these in my yard. I found them very intresting and wanted to know what they are, thanks.

not procera
note lack of strong silver bars on thorax

Believing doesn't always make it so:-) This is a really tough genus to get 'mere' images to species. I would agree this one is at least in the procera "species group," due to the rugose sculpturing on the thorax, but would hesitate to assign a species, especially in Texas. Very fine shot, though.

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