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Plega - female

Plega - Female
Santa Rita Experimental Range, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 28, 2013
Size: 10 mm est.
At the bunkhouse porch light--having a snack. (Thanks for the info about the gender, Aaron.)


Plega dactylota

Hi Bob
Wow! I'd love to know what you see here that makes this (and my post) P. dactylota!!

I really like this genus, and have recently been studying whatever references I could find (mainly Rehn's 1934 work)...trying (unsuccessfully so far) to make progress with ID's to species. I recently updated the "Remarks" section of the Plega info page with various remarks...and with easily "clicked" links to the descriptions given by Rehn for each US species.

Duplicate comment

Hi Patrick
This is a female...that thin brown arching "tail" is her ovipositor.

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