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Photo#277422
Grass-carrying Wasp - mexicana? - Isodontia - male

Grass-carrying Wasp - mexicana? - Isodontia - Male
Fremont, Alameda County, California, USA
May 20, 2009
Size: 23mm head to abdomen

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Grass-carrying Wasp - mexicana? - Isodontia - male Grass-carrying Wasp - mexicana? - Isodontia - male

Palmodes or Prionyx?
Someone suggested Palmodes californicus or maybe Prionyx if it isn't I. mexicana.

 
No, it is a grass-carrier.
Well, I. elegans has expanded its range to the east coast, so why can't I. mexicana move west? I see it was in Arizona by the 1970s...

 
I. mexicana
I've asked a CA wasp guy about I. mexicana being in CA. Awaiting his answer.

See this TOL image of a French (arrived in France in 1960's) one. Just like mine!

 
Cannot Say For Sure...
CA wasp guy says nothing has been published showing I. mexicana being in California. It has been identified in Arizona.

This image cannot be positively identified as I. mexicana.

 
Broken link...
Hi Alice, just thought I'd give you a heads-up that the link you referenced at TOL isn't working.

 
Try This...
This link to the entry should work. The other was to the image and only worked if you'd already visited page. Thanks for pointing it out :)

Yes...
But I wasn't aware of any species there besides I. elegans, and this isn't it.

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