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Pompillid with black widow - Sericopompilus neotropicalis - female

Pompillid with black widow - Sericopompilus neotropicalis - Female
North Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida, USA
July 22, 2010
I have a few other angles available, though none of this clarity.

I assume this is some sort of Pompillid, but I don't know the family well so any help getting it to genus or species would be appreciated. The wasp spent considerable time alternately dragging the spider around and preparing burrows in a patch of sand, assumedly in preparation for caching the spider for her future brood.

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Moved from Spider Wasps.

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Moved from ID Request.

sweet shots, i love 'em!
sweet shots, i love 'em!

Submit the other angles...
it could help. It is a pompilid in the subgenus pompilinae. It might actually be easier to narrow it down based on the prey item, not a whole lot of species provision with black widows (but not all prey records are known, either).

 
I see...
nothing in these photos that indicate that this is not Sericopompilus neotropicalis.

 
added angles
Thanks for taking a look at it. I added a few angles, hopefully those will help.

 
Noah, please contact me priva
Noah, please contact me privately about use of these photos in a scientific paper. (See my bio page for email address.)

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