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Blue-winged wasp - Ageniella coronata

Blue-winged wasp - Ageniella coronata
Bommer Canyon, Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
June 16, 2012

Moved from Spider Wasps.

Moved tentatively
Moved from ID Request.

Shape of Head
To me, the shape of the head suggests Pompilidae rather than Ichneumonidae, but I don't find a match for blueness in the photos of Pompilidae and don't recall anything like that for Ichneumonidae.

I was thinking maybe Tachypompilus

I seem to have missed those. It does seem as though the California photo may hint at the notch in the median impression in the pronotum. Focus not quite clear enough to be sure.

could also be something in the coronata group of Ageniella. They are quite large for an Ageniella and usually have all dark wings with bright blue reflections. However, Tachypompilus cannot be ruled out by what is visible here, either.

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