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Species Ancistrocerus adiabatus

Mason Wasp - Ancistrocerus adiabatus - female Eumeninae wasp - Ancistrocerus adiabatus Small black with yellow stripes 1 Unidentified Insect 131 - Ancistrocerus adiabatus - female Potter Wasp - Ancistrocerus adiabatus wasp - Ancistrocerus adiabatus A very small wasp on a daisy - Ancistrocerus adiabatus Wasp ID Request - Ancistrocerus adiabatus - female
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 Vespoidea (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies)
Family Vespidae (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps)
Subfamily Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)
Genus Ancistrocerus
Species adiabatus (Ancistrocerus adiabatus)
Explanation of Names
Ancistrocerus adiabatus (de Saussure 1852)
Forewing: ♂ 5.0–7.0 mm, ♀ 6.5–9.5 mm(1)
It always has a full yellow stripe on metanotum, rather than two spots as in A. catskill. It is also distinctly more slender, with urotergite I almost as long as broad. (Richard Vernier, 30.vii.2010)
Transcontinental in Canada and the US(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the Northeastern Nearctic Region
Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K. B. Cheung. 2008. Biological Survey of Canada [Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification].