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Photo#21772
Pseudomasaris vespoides - female

Pseudomasaris vespoides - Female
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 20, 2003
Size: ≧ 24mm
After loading up on nectar in Penstemon spectabilis, this wasp fell out of the corolla as if drugged. The next image shows the same individual on the ground.

Species ID by Doug Yanega (Dept. of Entomology, Entomology Research Museum, UC Riverside, CA).

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Pseudomasaris vespoides - female Pseudomasaris vespoides - female

Pseudomasaris.
Please see my comments on the other image. This is one vespid in which the wings are NOT folded at rest.