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Digger Wasp - Ammophila procera

Digger Wasp - Ammophila procera
Calvert County, Maryland, USA
July 21, 2006
I believe this is Ammophila sp.

Arlene, I agree with Aaron and I think that her abdominal T2 swelling was most likely caused by parasite(s). Wow!
Note: Her tarsal rake is visible here on the right foreleg, just above the base of the left mid-leg. The left-side rake isn't visible, because it is pointed away from the camera.

...thanks for your commments, Bob.

Inflated Abdominal Segment
Wonder what's happening with the deformed first black abdominal segment here...some sort of parasite?

Moved from Ammophila.

looks like Ammophila procera

Thanks, John

You seem to be right, nice shot.

I'll move it to the Guide.

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