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spider wasp - Anoplius semirufus - female

spider wasp - Anoplius semirufus - Female
Westport, Massachusetts, USA
September 10, 2004

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spider wasp - Anoplius semirufus - female spider wasp - Anoplius semirufus - female

Moved

 
Thanks Nick
for getting another spider wasp identified to species!!!

 
No problem!
I had debated for a long time whether or not to create a guide page and move this image because of their similarity to Anoplius apiculatus since I had not seen very many specimens of A. semirufus. I have just recently closely examined a long series of each species and this fits the description of A. semirufus very well. The other image I moved to that species page fits it even better (shiny abdomen, the tendancy for slight constrictions between the abdominal segments, and the very prominent apical tergite that makes the end of the abdomen look slightly bulbous).

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