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Pachodynerus - male

Pachodynerus - Male
south Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
November 19, 2008
Det. Matthias Buck, 2013

On goldenrod, Solidago sp.

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Pachodynerus - male Pachodynerus - male

Moved from Keyhole Wasp.

Pachodynerus nasidens (Eumeninae) - male
A good mimic of the true Honey Wasp. This latter has a distinctly smaller, more rounded, 1rst gastral segment.

first gastral sement...
Thanks, I did notice that the Honey Wasp had a distinctly smaller 1st gastral segment:

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