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Ant with Wings - Chyphotes

Ant with Wings - Chyphotes
Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
September 11, 2009
I was wondering the name of this Ant.

Moved from ID Request.

not exactly an ant -- this is a male wasp...
...a member of the family Mutillidae, appropriately called 'velvet ants' :-]

A wasp, huh. The pest technician said it was a flying ant. Thank you for the correction

Bradynobaenidae: Chyphotes sp.
This is a bradynobaenid wasp in the genus Chyphotes. This genus is nocturnal. The males are winged, while the females are not.

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