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Wasp - Megischus bicolor - female

Wasp - Megischus bicolor - Female
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
November 30, 2006
ID'd with images in guide. This interesting wasp landed on a staghorn fern, then flew up into an Oak tree.

Moved to Megischus bicolor
Moved from Stephanid Wasps.
Neat to see another record of this wasp. This is presumably the morph of Megischus bicolor described here: "head and pronotum ferrugineous", which was formerly considered the nominate subspecies.
The author of that web page discusses some of the taxonomic issues in that group, but it seems reasonable, I hope, to put this photo with this species, since that is where we've been putting the photos to date. This species, or species group, seems to be the one found in the east.

Thank you
for your help Patrick.

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