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capitatus or mexicanus

6025044 wasp - Chyphotes Wasp C 11.4.19 - Chyphotes - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Thynnoidea
Family Chyphotidae (Chyphotid Wasps)
Genus Chyphotes
No Taxon capitatus or mexicanus
Male 9-11 mm
Males in subgenus Chyphotes with stramineous legs, darkened T3, and otherwise concolorous heads, thorax, and abdomen currently key to Chyphotes capitatus/mexicanus in Mickel 1967. Further refinement requires characterizing punctures on mesosternum.
capitatus - southern AZ
mexicanus - SE AZ, SW NM, far west TX (Big Bend), Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Nayarit
Females unknown as of 1967