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Is this a Mason wasp?  Euodynerus sp.? - Cerceris fumipennis - female

Is this a Mason wasp? Euodynerus sp.? - Cerceris fumipennis - Female
Ocala Nat. For., Marion County, Florida, USA
June 7, 2006
Size: 16 mm
This looks like a member of the Euodynerus genus, but other species in bugguide have more than one abdominal ring. This just has the one yellow one. Wings don't appear to be slightly metallic like many other Euodynerus also.

Cerceris fumipennis
My friend Martin had the right hunch. It is C. fumipennis. Good job!

Cerceris
Sorry wrong family... This is a Sphecid wasp genus Cerceris. The constrictions between the segments are typical for this genus. It could be C. fumipennis, but I'm not sure because it is such a big genus...

Cerceris
Very fine portrait of a "weevil wasp," Cerceris fumipennis. The females paralyze buprestid beetles as food for their offpsring.

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