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Thread-waisted Wasp - Ammophila - male

Thread-waisted Wasp - Ammophila - Male
Auburn, Alabama, USA
October 30, 2004
I believe this to be a Ammophila spp. The pedicel looks correct but the abdomen has less orange coloration than other photos I have seen. Perhaps there is just a lot of color variation.

Moved to guide, labeled Male
I went ahead and moved this and changed the label to indicate male as per Eric's observations.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

Ammophila sp.
Your ID is correct. Yes, there is a good deal of color variation, and males often have less red markings than the females. Females also have spines on the front legs for digging. I'd say this is a male.

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