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Photo#54554
Trypoxylon lactitarse - female

Trypoxylon lactitarse - Female
Liberty County, Florida, USA
May 28, 2006
Size: 19 mm
This wasp landed on and stung the small Nephila while it was at the hub of it's web.

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Trypoxylon lactitarse - female Trypoxylon lactitarse - female

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Trypoxylon not politum
See Comment on related picture. I just noticed that the specimen is from Florida. Down there, there are other species similar to T. lactitarse which I am not so familar with. It can't be politum but perhaps it is not lactitarse.

Trypoxylon
This is a Sphecid wasp of the genus Trypoxylon. They use spiders as their prey.

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