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Wasp - Exenterus canadensis

Wasp - Exenterus canadensis
Elysburg, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 1, 2012
Don't recognize this one. Haven't seen cork screw antenna like those before.

Moved from Ichneumon Wasps.

for the positive ID, Doc!!!

You're welcome. In my years with SEL, I believe I identified this species from reared material quite a few times, but I have only one female specimen in my personal collection. It agrees well with your fine photo. I suspect that the critter in the photo is a female, but the tip of the metasoma is obscured, and I also don't have a male on hand to compare.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

I'm fairly sure this is right. I'm thinking it might be something in Banchini. Dr. Carlson will let us know soon enough if I'm anywhere close. :)

Male Polistes dominula
perhaps...wait for V. vulgaris or one of the other Vespid experts to weigh in.

Not Polistes
Those antennae have more of an ichneumonid look to them. I'll be interested in hearing from the experts on this one.

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