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Photo#32853
wasp - Pristocera armifera - male

wasp - Pristocera armifera - Male
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
September 24, 2005
Size: 9mm

Moved
Moved from, and deleted Pristocera atra guide page.

Pristocera atra
Dennis, thanks for doing more work to get the species for this wasp.

 
Pristocera_armifera
I'm not 100% sure, but the discussion continued a while after this, and I think that things were settled at Pristocera_armifera.

 
Thanks John, I do believe we
Thanks John, I do believe we finally came to the conclusion that it is Pristocera armifera, based on size, distribution and color.

Thanks Dennis
Moved from parasitic Apocrita.

Moved
Moved from Common Sawflies.

This one has a waist and is t
This one has a waist and is therefore not a sawfly...

Sawfly?
Boy, really hard to tell what this is. Please give more information if you have it, like the size, how active it was, etc. Thanks.

 
The size of this wasp was 9mm
The size of this wasp was 9mm, and the weather was overcasr, and 60 degrees. It just stayed still on the leaf, and after a while slowly flew off.

 
Tiphiidae
Its difficult to be certain from this picture, but I would place it in Tiphiidae.

 
Richard Vernier and I have be
Richard Vernier and I have been have a discussion on this species. It looks like this could bea male Pristocera atra (Bethylidae). The venation is bethyloid, and the abdomen seems flatter in aspect that one would expect for Tiphiidae.

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