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Potter or Mason Wasp Genus Ancistrocerus - Ancistrocerus - male

Potter or Mason Wasp Genus Ancistrocerus - Ancistrocerus - Male
Lansdowne, Leeds & Thousand Island, Ontario, Canada
August 1, 2010
Size: 10-12
how do I sex the wasp?

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Potter or Mason Wasp Genus Ancistrocerus - Ancistrocerus - male Potter or Mason Wasp Genus Ancistrocerus - Ancistrocerus - male

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Ancistrocerus sp. - male
One of the black and white species. There are three possiblities. A. catskill, A. albophaleratus and A. waldenii. I'm leaning for A. catskill based on the faint white stripes on metanotum and body proportions, but waiting for Dr Buck's confirmation or correction is safer.

Not a Blackjacket...
...at least not if you mean Vespula consobrina. This appears to be something in the Eumeninae:



Others may be able to take the ID further.

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