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Photo#74368
spider wasp - Anoplius semirufus

spider wasp - Anoplius semirufus
Ayer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
August 31, 2006
Size: ~9mm

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spider wasp - Anoplius semirufus spider wasp - Anoplius semirufus

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This one had an injured wing, so was just running around and not flying, giving me good photo ops. Thanks Nick!!!

Great photo!
but not a Velvet Ant. This is a pretty typical female Anoplius semirufus. It is most similar to A. apiculatus but I see two really good characters: the very shiny abdomen and the prominent apical abdominal tergite (makes the butt look a little bulbous). I also see a very good shot of the tarsal comb spines (fuzzy, but good) on the far side of the wasp.

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