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pompilid - Phanagenia bombycina

pompilid - Phanagenia bombycina
fayetteville, washington County, Arkansas, USA
August 11, 2006
Size: about 15mm

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Agenielline...
It has a narrow "waist", is very slender, and lacks serrations on the hind tibia. It is shaped very much like Auplopus and it is probably a mud-dauber, but is not in that genus. It is very likely Phanagenia bombycina, but it is also superficially similar to some of the species of Ageniella in the subgenus Ageniella (they have smooth hind tibia, too). There are a few good ways to tell the genera apart but they are rarely evident from photographs.

 
pompilid
thank you again Nick... i wanted to call it Phanagenia bombycina... but did not for one reason or another. where should this be moved to?

 
Phanagenia it is...
I just went through the species descriptions and keys in Townes to check myself and it is HIGHLY unlikely that it is anything else (none of the Ageniella really matched). It is probably safe to move it to the Phanagenia bombycina species page.

 
Phanagenia
moved, and happy to have photographed something that could be identified. thanks Nick.