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Black and Gray, Green-Eyed Tiphiid Wasp? - Tachytes distinctus - male

Black and Gray, Green-Eyed Tiphiid Wasp? - Tachytes distinctus - Male
North of Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA
August 3, 2012
Size: around 1 inch
These were sitting around with some Five-banded Tiphiid Wasps. I thought they might be females of that species until two of them mated. More photos are available.

Moved
Moved from Tachytes.

Male - large species
He is most likely this one: (common and widespread)
Tachytes distinctus: ♂ It looks like the same guy!

Moved
Moved from Crabronidae.

Moved
Moved from Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies.

Thinking Tachytes:


 
That looks much closer...
...than anything I could find in Tiphiid wasps. It seems odd that they would "socialize" with the other wasps.

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