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Photo#503198
Unknown Ant - Pristepyris - female

Unknown Ant - Pristepyris - Female
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
April 5, 2011

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Unknown Ant - Pristepyris - female Unknown Ant - Pristepyris - female Unknown Ant - Pristepyris - female

Moved
Moved from Pristocerinae.

Mesonotum short, transverse, much wider than long; mesopleuron, seen in dorsal view, quite large; body at most only weakly flattened; out of range for Cleistepyris; abdominal sternum II petiolar flap not expanded laterally; head less or as large as pronotal width and oval shaped; anterior portion of metapectal-propodeal complex much constricted.

Moved
Moved from Pristocera.

Moving to subfamily because Pristocera does not occur in North America and females in this subfamily should really only be identified by association with the male.

Moved
Moved from Pristocerinae.

 
How was this identification m
How was this identification made?

 
I based my information on
The Bethylidae of America north of Mexico, Evans, 1978.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

looks like a pristocerine bethylid to me, rather
(1)
nice wasp!

 
It seems to conform best to t
It seems to conform best to the description of Pristocera (Acrepyris) atra, but not all of the species have been worked out, and males and females associated.

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