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small pompilid - Priocnemis cornica - female

small pompilid - Priocnemis cornica - Female
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
October 19, 2019
Size: body 6.4mm
I think this one belongs in Phanagenia. If the "logic" below is correct, that would make this Phanagenia bombycina.

Keyed out to Pepsinae using the modification of Townes' key in Goulet and Huber (1): "Metasomal sternum 2 with distinct sharp transverse groove"; "metafemur without subapical spine-like setae set in grooves or pits"; "Metatibia [] with a series of teeth along dorsal margin"; "Fore wing with vein Cu1 simple at base, without any definite downward deflection (second discal cell (2D) without a posterior "pocket")".


In Townes' Pepsinae key, it appears to be tribe "Macromerini" (which I take to be the current Ageniellini) based on the forewing cubital vein being "evanecent" at the wingtip (with "cubital" defined by Townes' figure 1). The lateral face of the 1st tergite does have a lateral crease which Townes says is only found in Phanagenia within the "Macromerini". It does appear to key to that genus in Townes' Macromerini key including in its apparent lack of "long erect hairs" on the propodeum.

Thanks for the help

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