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Photo#84121
Pompilid - Anoplius depressipes

Pompilid - Anoplius depressipes
buffalo national river, newton County, Arkansas, USA
September 9, 2006
Size: ~20mm

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Another look.
After another look I think it's safe to call this Anoplius depressipes. Those tarsal segments look really flat on the inner side and all of the tarsi practically lack spines.

At the river?
If this is actually at the river I might be tempted to call this Anoplius depressipes. There doesn't appear to be a tarsal comb and the apical four tarsomeres look really flattened. If you recall Evans (among others) that is the wasp that transports its spider prey (usually Dolomedes) across the water's surface. They would be expected to be found near water. In any case it's in the genus Anoplius.

 
wasp
i really wanted to call it A. depressipes, but could not bring myself to do so... but yes, i was walking down the river, and this was about a foot from the water, i scared it and it landed on these rocks on the river bank. anywho, thank you for the information Nick. i will add one more picture, for good measure...

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