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Photo#168543
Mason wasp from PEI - Ancistrocerus unifasciatus

Mason wasp from PEI - Ancistrocerus unifasciatus
West Devon, Prince Edward Island, Canada
July 26, 2006
I think this may be a Monobia wasp.

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Mason wasp from PEI - Ancistrocerus unifasciatus Mason wasp from PEI - Ancistrocerus unifasciatus

Moved
Moved from Monobia.

Not Monobia.
This is not a species of Monobia. It should be a female of Ancistrocerus unifasciatus, but you might wait for a second opinion.

 
I agree
This has to be a female Ancistrocerus unifasciatus. Despite global warming, Monobia quadridens doesn't (yet) exist so far North.
Thistle (Cirsium or Carduus sp.)flowers are an uncommon nectar source for most Eumenine wasps.

 
New record
In Canada, A. unifasciatus was previously only known from Ontario and Quebec. Nice new record!

 
A new record??
In that case, I will post other images of (possibly) the same species from the same location but on different days.

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