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Black and yellow wasp, brown eyes, spiny legs - Poecilopompilus interruptus - male

Black and yellow wasp, brown eyes, spiny legs - Poecilopompilus interruptus - Male
Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA
August 5, 2012
Size: about 11 mm
It was on a tree with sap, with other wasps and insects.

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Black and yellow wasp, brown eyes, spiny legs - Poecilopompilus interruptus - male Black and yellow wasp, brown eyes, spiny legs - Poecilopompilus interruptus - male

Moved

Moved
Moved from Spider Wasps.

Since Nick didn't say I was wrong, I'm going to assume that I was right. :)

 
Yes...
you are correct:)

Moved
Moved from Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies.

I think it's safe to move these this far, at least.

Not an ID, just an observation...
It looks a lot like Poecilopompilus interruptus:


 
That looks really close.
I must have skipped over that species because of all the brown ones when I was hunting for the design on the thorax.

It could be the photo angles, but it looks like this one and the black ones in the guide have a bigger spur on the middle leg than the brown ones. The cressoni subspecies is supposed to be blacker, but its range is the northeast and east coast.

 
But...
P. interruptus is also extremely variable and I have captured both the nominate subspecies and cressoni-type specimens in Ohio. I don't put a whole lot of stock in the subspecies designations for this species.

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