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Photo#552644
Big waspy critter - Cimbex americana

Big waspy critter - Cimbex americana
Gunnison, Colorado, USA
July 16, 2011
Size: appears large. >2"(?)
Mid day at the border to the West Elk Wilderness Area in Gunnison National Forest some miles west of Crested Butte at Beckwith Pass. The critter was crawling on the Natl Forest sign. Insect left while we were observing the scenery. Maybe it was attracted to the wood of the sign.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Cimbicidae
OK for the elm sawfly - Cimbex americana Leach, female

Looks like
the Elm sawfly (Cimbex americana)...



...or a close relative.

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