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a wasp? - Ophion - male

a wasp? - Ophion - Male
Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
May 8, 2006
Size: approximately 1"
the abdomen is the same color as the rest of this insect , the sunlight makes it look brighter. I thought this may be related to ichneumon wasps ??

Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.


There are other entire families of wasps that can resemble this, though, namely the Rhopalosomatidae. I don't know yet how to tell them apart with any degree of authority.

Short tailed ichneumon
I found a picture in a field guide that confirms my suspicion and also agrees with you that there are many species.

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