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Spider wasp? - Poecilopompilus

Spider wasp? - Poecilopompilus
Texhoma, Texas County, Oklahoma, USA
August 14, 2007

Seemingly Tachypompilus sp. Such a Hornet-like color pattern, shared by some Polistes and Western Sphecius, let suppose true Hornets have once existed in North-America, long before (re?)introduction of Vespa crabro.

Yes and no:-)
Yes, this is a spider wasp, but no, not Tachypompilus. This is a species of Poecilopompilus, a mostly neotropical genus. Nice find!

Thanks Eric,
Thanks Eric for the ID.

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