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Photo#1665096
Santa Cruz Wasp

Santa Cruz Wasp
2mi S. Scott's Valley, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
May 1, 2019
Size: 5mm
Caught with net on Thistle

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Moved
Moved from Pseudomalus.

Moved
Moved from Elampini.

 
Can you elaborate on...
...how you were able to determine the genus? I'm just curious since Dr. Soon was unable to take this specimen beyond tribe.

Thanks!

 
Perhaps I got ahead of myself
Perhaps I got ahead of myself. I wouldn't want to go against an expert opinion. From reading and by comparative analysis of my specimens and those on the site it's features seemed indicative of the genus. But I must be missing something creating the ambiguity, so I moved it back to tribe to be safe.

Moved
Moved from Chrysidinae.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Genus Pseudomalus?
Genus Pseudomalus?

 
P. purpuratus?
The size, coloration, and the acute apical notch suggest P.purpuratus to me. Fingers crossed an expert can take this to species so we can make that page. Let me know if you need a better picture of anything.

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