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Photo#75843
Philanthus gibbosus - female

Philanthus gibbosus - Female
Eaton Wash, ~960 ft, Eaton Canyon Natural Area, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
September 7, 2006
Size: ~9 mm
Taking nectar in Lepidospartum lanatum (Scale broom).

According to Doug Yanega (Dept. of Entomology, Entomology Research Museum, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA), who provided the species ID, this is the commonest of all Philanthinae.

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Philanthus gibbosus - female Philanthus gibbosus - female Philanthus gibbosus - female

Moved
Moved from Beewolves.I don't understand why this image didn't transfer with the other two - its the same specimen, and I thought I had tagged all three photos previously.

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Moved from Beewolves.

Euodynerus sp. (Vespidae)
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I disagree, it is clearly a S
I disagree, it is clearly a Sphecid wasp and I think the genus Philantus or something related is correct. THe wings are not folded, as they should be for a Eumenidae.

 
Yes.
This is a female Philanthus. Going to be difficult to get to species, but I might give it a shot at a later date (overwhelmed by other projects at present). Having the name of the nectar source may help (or be a new record). Thank you.

 
Philanthus sp.
Makes sense, Eric, and thanks for looking at gender as well.

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