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Photo#225747
Sleeping wasp?? - Sphecodes

Sleeping wasp?? - Sphecodes
Elkton, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
August 4, 2008
Size: approx. 1/2 inch
I think this fuzzy little wasp was sleeping. Any idea what kind it is?

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Sleeping wasp?? - Sphecodes Sleeping wasp?? - Sphecodes

Bee.
Looks like a halictid bee in the genus Sphecodes (parasitic, so no pollen baskets).

 
Antennae dont look
like Halictid.

 
For ID
Adalbert, I've added a second image of this specimen, a dorsal view that shows the antenna more clearly. Hope it helps.

Phil

 
I stand by Sphecodes.
I'll stand by my identification of Sphecodes, and will say nothing of the track record of the other commentator.

 
Thank you, Eric. Just got th
Thank you, Eric. Just got the Kaufman guide. Looks like it will help me with identification of all the marvelous bugs in my yard.

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