Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#277300
Eumenid  - Dolichodynerus tanynotus

Eumenid - Dolichodynerus tanynotus
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, California, USA
April 23, 2009
Size: BL about 12 mm
This quite handsome wasp seems somewhat different from Euodynerus, another tri-colored Eumenid. We saw it visiting Goldenhead (Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus - Asteraceae) at Vallecito Ranch in The Park. I am submitting four images. They may be of one or of two different individuals.

Images of this individual: tag all
Eumenid  - Dolichodynerus tanynotus Eumenid  - Dolichodynerus tanynotus Eumenid  - Dolichodynerus tanynotus Eumenid  - Dolichodynerus tanynotus

Dolichodynerus tanynotus (CA)
Moved from Potter and Mason Wasps. A very distinctive genus with only three species in the U.S. (restricted to the southwest). Tanynotus is the only one of the three that has red markings. Excellent find!

 
Dolichodynerus tanynotus
Thank you so very much for identifying this striking eumenid. I am delighted to know its name and learn about it.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.