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5014430 Sphecid - Bicyrtes ventralis - female

5014430 Sphecid - Bicyrtes ventralis - Female
Panther Creek SP, Illinois, USA
August 29, 2005
Size: ~1"
This and about 6 other species had burrows in a large pile of sand.

Moved from Bicyrtes.

Bicyrtes ventralis (Say)
one of the two common eastern species

Thanks very much. This is wh
Thanks very much. This is what I figured it must be also, apparently with 2 color morphs, the other with yellow instead of white.

Bicyrtes species.
This is definitely Bicyrtes. They are somewhat easily told from other "sand wasps" by the squared hind corners of the thorax, highlighted by white markings. Gives the thorax a very blocky appearance. Another nice shot.

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