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Black and Orange Wasp on Ironweed - Ammophila nigricans

Black and Orange Wasp on Ironweed - Ammophila nigricans
Junction City, 15 mi. SE, Bottomland Prairie Restoration, Geary County, Kansas, USA
August 13, 2021
This remarkable wasp was drinking nectar from Western Ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii). The wings contrast with the shiny black body.

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Thorax laterally entirely black without regions of silvery pubescence, wings virtually black.

 
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