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Gorytes sp. - Gorytes simillimus

Gorytes sp. - Gorytes simillimus
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
June 24, 2004
This is a species of Gorytes (family Sphecidae), a predator of sharpshooters and leafhoppers.

Thanks for the id!
Moved from Gorytes.

Gorytes cf. simillimus
The largely smooth propodeal enclosure (if I see it correctly) would suggest G. simillimus. Another species with similar enclosure, G. deceptor, is very rare.

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