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Bee Hunter - Philanthus politus - female

Bee Hunter - Philanthus politus - Female
Essex, Ontario, Canada
August 1, 2005
Size: About 7 mm
Very few white-striped wasps in our area except the Bald*faced Hornet. This one was seen only once in August.

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Bee Hunter - Philanthus politus - female Bee Hunter - Philanthus politus - female Bee Hunter - Philanthus politus - female

Moved
Moved from Beewolves.

Philanthus politus Say
female

Moved
Moved from Beewolves.

Moved
Moved from Beewolves.

Moved
Moved from Beewolves.

Moved
Moved from Digger Wasps.

I could be wrong
but it reminds me of Colletidae, they are so wasplike in some ways. . .

Not a bee
looks more like some Sphecid.

 
Beewolf?
Maybe some Philanthus sp.

 
Sphecid
Thank you!

 
Sphecid
I agree this is a Sphecid species in your Canadian countryside.

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