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An Amazing Rendezvous - Ammophila

An Amazing Rendezvous - Ammophila
Between Westwood and Mountain Meadows Reservoir, Lassen County, California, USA
August 17, 2013
See my comments with this image:

Females=6 Males=1 Unknowns=1
Jim, after examining the abdomens of the wasps in your image, I have concluded that all six of these hanging ladies have the same style of black coloration starting at the edge of T2. The single male, laying horizontally in the center of the image, has about half of his T1 colored orange and then you can see five more black tergites, which really makes him stand out in this crowd. Also, his abdomen is not as wide. Can you see his forelegs? The one in the back is a toss up, haha! Thanks

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