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Wasp - Euodynerus undescribed-f - female

Wasp - Euodynerus undescribed-f - Female
Reed Turner Woodland, Lake County, Illinois, USA
August 8, 2006
Size: 2cm
No clue as to what species or genus.

Moved from Euodynerus.


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Euodynerus new species
This is an undescribed species of Euodynerus I am also finding here in Ontario. It is similar to E. foraminatus but lacks yellow bands on terga 3-5. Tom: I would love to use this picture at some point when I am going to publish this new species. It is also the first specimen form outside Ontario I have seen.

Matthias, Go ahead and sho

Go ahead and shoot me an email regarding the photo. Thanks

I do know this is a Eumenine Vespid...a Potter Wasp. They have a wing-folding mechanism as in other Vespids and many are colored black and yellow as this one is. I can suggest genera, the common two that look similar to this are Euodynerus and Ancistrocerus. I'm not an expert on this group, however, so I don't really know how to separate the genera (and I've not really been able to find any literature that would allow me to do so, either). I'm sure someone can give you something more solid or correct me if I'm wrong on the genera. I'm positive on the subfamily, though.

Thanks Nick. i will see what
Thanks Nick. i will see what else I can find.

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