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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.)

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Plega
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.

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

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