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Two-banded Mason Wasp - Left Dorsal - Mating - Parancistrocerus perennis - male - female

Two-banded Mason Wasp - Left Dorsal - Mating - Parancistrocerus perennis - Male Female
North Shelby, Birmingham 35244, Shelby County, Alabama, USA
July 30, 2009
Size: Male ~7mm / Female ~8mm
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First record in Alabama on BugGuide for this wasp.

Parancistrocerus perennis, mating (AL)
Note the little "herd" of mites on tergum 2. This is quite unusual since they usually hang out in the acarinarium below tergum 1. They must be getting ready to transfer to the female.

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