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Photo#599573
Square-headed Wasp - Liris - male

Square-headed Wasp - Liris - Male
Las Vegas Wash within the Clark County Wetlands Park, Clark County, Nevada, USA
November 28, 2011

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Male!
Jason, I'm not exactly sure of this wasp's species, but I can tell you that it is a male wasp. He has eleven flagellomeres on both antennae and a very short abdomen, compared to most of the other wasps in the genus. FYI - Most of them are females, with tarsal rakes on the forelegs. I suspect it he is most likely a male Liris argentatus. However, all of the images that are currently placed there, appear to be female and I'm about to add to the problem, so to speak. So, you may want to double check my comments, before moving him down. There is supposed to be about fifteen species total in the area, but I don't have a key to the genus yet. Was he alive, when you filmed this? Thanks

 
Thanks.
He was not alive when these images were taken. Unless you are certain, we will leave it in the genus. Thanks again.

Moved
Moved from Larrini.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Spider Wasps.

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