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Nocturnal Wasp

Nocturnal Wasp
San Pedro River Valley, SE of San Manuel, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
September 13, 2012
Frequent nocturnal visitor comes to light, Sonoran Desert shrub vegetation. Thank you!

Moved from Velvet Ants.

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Moved from ID Request.

Maybe something like this?

I've always thought these looked like male nocturnal velvet ants, but I couldn't find any that had been identified as such. If more views from different angles (not of the same individual though) would be of help, let me know. Thank you!

Nocturnal velvet ant males ca
Nocturnal velvet ant males can usually be identified to genus by looking at the armature on the underside of the thorax. It may be difficult to capture on a live specimen however.

That's nice to know - especially since I often see them on windows and it should be easy to get a ventral view. I don't have one of this one though. Thanks!

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