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Communal Sphecidae 04 - Podalonia

Communal Sphecidae 04 - Podalonia
Near Curlew Lake, ~10 miles Northeast of Republic, Ferry County, Washington, USA
July 28, 2008
I apologize now for the quality of this picture! View of the "Communal"? Sphecid mass inhabiting the gap between a fence pole and a piece of bark.

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Podalonia
These are podalonia males roosting together for the night. You can tell podalonia from ammophila becuse podalonia have a hairy thorax and ammophila dont.

Perhaps...
a "sleeping aggregation" of male Podalonia?

 
Podalonia
Yes, these are Podalonia males.

 
I never knew!
I didn't know that Podalonia did this, too. Are such sleeping aggregations widespread in the Sphecidae, then?

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